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The Lighthouse Restaurant

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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: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 86
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 31
    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
Great Dinner with the wife

Very good dinner. Food was great. Service was very good. Seated quickly. Will be back on our next time thru.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
Tom F
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Perrysburg, Ohio
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  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Chicago, IL
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

A high spot of our stay in Mackinac City. Crowded the first night but the manageress explained the delay before it could affect us - note to all restaurant managers that this preemptive strike will defuse hostilities. Good service despite the crowds. The whitefish dishes were creative and tasty; they were the only ones we tried. Didn't see a lot... More 

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Muskegon, Michigan
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We went to dinner at The Lighthouse Restaurant on September 1, 2015. It is in close proximity to the hotel we were staying at, so we decided to give it a try. When we entered we were seated right away. It was very noisy however my wife and I were very hungry and so we endured the noise. I ordered... More 

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Howell, Michigan
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Had great pizza at the Lighthouse Restaurant in Rogers City. Ordered three different pizzas and all were great with nice slightly chewy crust with all the ingredients filled right to the edge on every pizza. The "bread sticks turned out to be a whole pizza with extra cheese on it and would recommend it highly. On Saturday nights they offer... More 

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Perrysburg, Ohio
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Very good dinner. Food was great. Service was very good. Seated quickly. Will be back on our next time thru.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Absolutely horrible food. Steak was over cooked and paid ten dollars for two crab cakes that were soggy. Bartender was awesome highly recommend the bloody mary out of this world. Waitress was very kind and understanding. Asked to speak to the manager about the food and was told the owner was on his way. Owner showed and asked me to... More 

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North Dakota
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Go with an appetite! All you can eat snow crab 39.00! VERY GOOD! One of my sides was red potatoes...omg loved them! They came out with a cream sauce that was really good. I would go back weekly if I were close to this restaurant. They open at 4pm....was hoping to have a bloody mary breakfast here....maybe they will look... More 

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Beulah, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Great food, very clean restaurant and probably the cleanest and classiest in the Mackinaw City area in which we have visited over the years. Mary, the proprietor, remembers us on our annual visits and solicits our input.

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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We almost didn't eat here because of lackluster reviews, but it was convenient to our hotel, so went our first night. Very pleasantly surprised. Good service, reasonable prices, and wonderfully fresh, well-prepared fish. After trying other places on the island and on town, we returned for our last night - it really was the best!

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Farwell, Michigan
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We ate here one night they were very busy but hostess explained that they were basically waiting for the kitchen to catch up and then seating people. We waited roughly ten minutes before being seated. We both had their bloody mary special that night and they were very good. I had all you can eat crab legs which were also... More 

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Grand Marais, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We had 9 in our group with a few kids. They sat us at a very small table (there were only a few people in the restaurant). They have no kid menus. We never received refills. And the all you can eat crab took so long to get more - we decided to get our check instead. For $100 dinner... More 

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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: Doing business, Local cuisine
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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