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The Lighthouse Restaurant

618 S Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
231 436 5191
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Ranked #36 of 46 Restaurants in Mackinaw City
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
St. Johns, MI
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We had great experience is 3 local restaurants in Mackinaw City but this one, we will tell everyone it is really disappointing us. With the unique and nice facade, we think it should be a great local fine dine place. Me and husband try to have a quality dinner so we entered into without doubt. The girl led us to... More

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Columbus, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We had a great meal! The service was excellent! I had the filet, my husband had a salad, and my aunt and uncle had a fish plate. The experience wasn't fast food, but they made sure everyone was taken care of. The filet was perfect..tender and done to order. The fish was great, and the salad was good as well.... More

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ohio
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176 reviews 176 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

right across the street from our hotel...just walked in to have a few beers with wife....if we hadn't already eaten, would have had the unlimited crab special

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Cheboygan, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It was our 3rd time to the Lighthouse for dinner this year. We were very quickly seated and waited on. Fish and shrimp dinner's were great as usual.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant was highly recommended by our hotel. We were starving and looking forward to some great fresh seafood. We were seated quickly and the decor was nice. However the pleasant experience ended there. My husband ordered a special. His mashed potatoes were cold and his food was mediocre. I ordered the pecan crusted whitefish. It was dry, had barely... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 via mobile

Waited 15 min and wasn't even approached by a waitress. It wasn't even busy. Horrible service for such a pricey restaurant. Ended up just leaving and going down the road to a better restaurant.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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48 reviews 48 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I was pleasantly surprised. We had no waiting line to contend with on a Saturday night. Okay decor. Excellent service and a delicious dinner, one with walleye cooked nicely with herbs, the other filet mignon all at a reasonable price. This is the place we'll eat in future visits.

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Bismarck, Arkansas
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7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We used to eat at the Lighthouse whenever we were en route to or from Mackinac Island. They could always be counted on for great fish, and crab legs... Well last year, they changed management, and the food has gone from fantastic to rubber fish and crab. Clearly they changed their suppliers, and their cook... King crab legs should not... More

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Ripon, Wisconsin
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We started with drinks and an appetizer...... $8.50 for 4 SMALL shrimp. Then when the waitress was clearing some dishes, she grabbed the plate for the shrimp cocktail before we were finished with it, then was not very accommodating when we pointed it out. I had the salmon and my husband had the "All You Can Eat" crab legs. Wish... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We visited the Lighthouse Restaurant last night and wanted to share what a wonderful experience we had. The All You Can Eat Crab Dinner was to die for. It was hot and plentiful, included a potato side, salad, and vegetables. The server was extremely pleasant and attentive. We will be returning.

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