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The Lighthouse Restaurant

618 S Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
231 436 5191
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Ranked #35 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
  • French first
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English first
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Rochester, Minnesota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We waited 20 minutes after being seated. The room was very quiet, not people were even eating. The menu online didn't match the one in the restaurant. We were hungry so after waiting, we decided to walk out, we were never greeted. 7/29/2014. Wouldn't go there if you want to eat something.

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Red Deer, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We went to the lighthouse excited for fish. It would be our first time having Great Lake fish, so was looking forward to it. With the prices the way they were, we were not expecting to have bones throughout. I was told whitefish is hard to remove the bones. I did talk to other restaurants the next night that did... More

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Sewickley, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This place was awful. For a moment, I thought maybe we were the group of 8 that Irishcoast was referring to, but the waitress disappeared from us, too! Where to begin with the lousy meal. Drink orders...I ordered a Rum and Diet Coke. By the time she gets to guest #6, she remembers that she is supposed to say --... More

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13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

After passing about 42 fudge shops my wife and I got a quick table near the window. Our waitress was quite prompt in getting our drinks and taking our dinner orders. Moments later a group of eight arrived. They were seated near us. Normally that would not have been a big deal; however, our waitress, whom we had just seen,... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Our waiter saved me money by telling me the regular size order of King crab was going to be plenty. The manhattan drink was almost a double and one of the best we have had!

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