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618 S Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
+1 231-436-5191
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 61
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 25
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
crab cakes

Terrible slow service and the crab cakes were all filler not crab to be found in them. I would never recommend this for small children and the prices were high.

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
peggie82
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Poland, Ohio
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Second time here for our family, experience was just as good as the first. The hostess Mary was very nice and informative helping us with some questions we had around town. We were quickly seated and our waiter John was excellent. He was very informative about the menu selections and very friendly. It's a bonus to us to have a... More 

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Poland, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Terrible slow service and the crab cakes were all filler not crab to be found in them. I would never recommend this for small children and the prices were high.

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Flemington, New Jersey
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Early in the season so they seemed short staffed, but they compensated beautifully. We choose to sit at a table in the bar instead of waiting, but still had a great dinner and fantastic service. I don't eat seafood, but my chicken was great, dish garnishes were ornate, everything cooked and served well. Mom had whitefish with capers and despite... More 

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Fraser, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Our hotel staff (Lake View Hotel) recommended this restaurant. We got there early and the place was not crowded at all. We had no wait. Our server, Nikilynn, was so good. She knew the menu and was very helpful. The food was wonderful - and we especially enjoyed the Fuji Apple vinaigrette. It was the best meal we had during... More 

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Lawrenceburg, Tennessee
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The service was wonderful in this place and the food was good, too. We enjoyed the atmosphere, too. We were very pleased with everything.

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Hobart, Indiana
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42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

No excuse for the long wait time because we ordered steak! I only two other tables were occupied. Then after the wait..it was lousey! Waitress didn't know what iceberg lettuce was....salad dressing choices were poor. Would not ever go back!

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O'Reilly's I, Guest Relations Manager at The Lighthouse Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your input, we will look into your concerns. More 

Brighton, Michigan
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015 via mobile

Based on Jodi K's recommendation we had a fabulous dinner Saturday night, good wine, good food, perfect service. What a nice evening!! Perfect

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O'Reilly's I, Guest Relations Manager at The Lighthouse Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your excellent rating and review. More 

Allegan County, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The service was great, we had a waitress named Nikilynn who was great! The menu was diverse, I had the Stuffed Whitefish and my wife had Fillet Mignon, both were excellent.

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O'Reilly's I, Guest Relations Manager at The Lighthouse Restaurant, responded to this review

Larry B, Thank you for the excellent rating and review. Chef JT and Nikilynn take pride in the Lighthouse and we are pleased they were able to make your evening memorable. More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015 via mobile

Would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone. It's a little pricey, but definitely worth it. Great service, food came very quickly and was delicious. Not a single complaint.

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O'Reilly's I, Guest Relations Manager at The Lighthouse Restaurant, responded to this review

Jane03333, Thank you for the review. I think every business strives to earn a recommendation from their clientele and the Lighthouse sincerely appreciates your recommendation. More 

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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Stopped in for a drinks. Excellent service. Ellen invented a chocolate peanut butter martini for us. Great way to end the evening.

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O'Reilly's I, Guest Relations Manager at The Lighthouse Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for deciding to visit the Lighthouse. We are lucky that Ellen joined our staff this year and her Peanut Butter Martini, is just an example of the enthusiasm she has for her job. Hope that someone in your party tried her Ultimate Bloody Mary - a meal in itself. More 

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Additional Information about The Lighthouse Restaurant

Address: 618 S Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
Phone Number: +1 231-436-5191
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Cheboygan County  >  Mackinaw City
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 618 S Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Cheboygan County  >  Mackinaw City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-436-5191

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?