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All 47 Mackinaw City Restaurants

The Lighthouse Restaurant

618 S Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
231 436 5191
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Ranked #35 of 47 Restaurants in Mackinaw City
Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Ovid, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Fabulous. Best whitefish ever. The people that thought this place was a bust doesn't know great food when they eat it. Probly too much taco bell or mickey d's. Will be back for more during lilac festival.

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

Dorothy B. The Lighthouse management and staff are pleased that you took the time to post your review and also that you enjoyed your experience at the LH. Chef JT does an excellent job and his Whitefish with the Lobster, Crab and Shrimp sauce is on it's way to becoming one of our signature dishes. We look forward to your... More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We weren't the only ones that noticed our server was more interested in a couple of guys at the bar rather than attending her patrons. Service was slow and the fare was average at best. The prices were a bit more than they should have been but it's a tourist town and sometimes that's how it goes.

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Cheboygan, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Went to the Lighthouse for dinner again and have not been disappointed yet. The waitress was friendly and always had a smile. Chef JT did a great job on my perch dinner and my client said his steak was exactly cooked to order. If you would like to enjoy a nice dinner, visit the Lighthouse.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

Entirely different menu, more fine dining very limited. After I ordered my glass of wine overheard another server tell patrons bottles were half price. Our server failed to mention this. Paid $7 for a glass, when whole bottle would have been $11. We were told the menu listed on trip advisor was wrong and they are unable to change it.... More 

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Orland Park, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We went here for dinner one night and so glad we did. My husband ordered the all you could eat crablegs and enjoyed it. The food was good and the staff was very friendly. The atmosphere was beautiful with the combo of the wood and brick that was handmade. Someone put alot of thought when building this restaurant.

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Victoria Harbour, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Great meal. Best whitefish I have ever had. It was stuffed with shrimp & crabmeat. My husband had the schnitzel as he doesn't care for seafood. Nice atmosphere, live lobsters were an option on the menu, .Our waitress was excellent. The meal was reasonably priced.

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Montana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

In all my years of dining out this is the first time the head chef has come out to get my specific requirements for how I wanted my perch cooked. And he put it out of the park. Hats off to you Chef JT. Get there early for such treatment, but I'm sure even when busy Chef will still serve... More 

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Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

very average - service was poor - don't get the pecan crusted walleye. king crab was ok. we probably wouldn't try again in Mackinaw.

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Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

If you appreciate a fresh, made from scratch meal that is so visually appealing you think ..masterpiece. ..eat here. I have never been so happy to spend my money on food. I ate here two nights in a row and both times the service was great and the food was exceptional.

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East Lansing, Michigan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The food came quickly and was cooked to perfection. The staff was quick and friendly and attentive. The cheesecake was so good I will return again for that alone. Thank you.

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Address: 618 S Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
Phone Number: 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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