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251 S State St, Saint Ignace, MI 49781-1619
906-643-7482
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 59
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 75
    Average
  • 26
    Poor
  • 33
    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
Exceeded expectations!

We got to the restaurant at 8:40 PM and were worried we were too late. We weren't. We ordered Maple Plank Whitefish, Poor Mans Whitefish, and the Whitefish Patty Melt. The Plank whitefish presentation was beautiful and it tasted great though salt had to be added. The Patty Melt Exceeded... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Cubmom3
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Cleveland, Ohio
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Decided to try a different restaurant while in St Ignace and made a poor choice stopping here. The salad bar was poor and the "soups" were just dried remnants. So we thought the dinner would make up for it. 2 of the 4 orders were delivered not as ordered. The food was BAD and the service bordered on poor.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We got to the restaurant at 8:40 PM and were worried we were too late. We weren't. We ordered Maple Plank Whitefish, Poor Mans Whitefish, and the Whitefish Patty Melt. The Plank whitefish presentation was beautiful and it tasted great though salt had to be added. The Patty Melt Exceeded expectations from the whitefish patty to the toasted to perfection... More 

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The view at this restaurant was great. The sign on the billboard said, best burgers. The burger was so dry I almost choked on it the first and only bite I took of it. Server was not busy, she only had one table of six besides our party of two. Never checked back until she brought the bill when we... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Great food, nice atmosphere, very friendly staff. Just a little cold in the back room where we were but the price and awesome steak easily made up for it. The steaks were soooo big we ended up taking most of it back to the room to munch on later. Excellent.

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Brantford, Canada
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130 reviews 130 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Stopped here for a beer and to sit outside and enjoy the lake. It was May fly season and they had the patio covered in plastic to keep out the bugs. Great idea and made the visit more enjoyable. Service was ok but kind of slow with servers over lapping each other. Did not eat here, but heard favorable comments... More 

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Milan, Michigan
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136 reviews 136 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We were here in very early May when town is pretty much buttoned up waiting for the tourist season to start a couple weeks later. Our hotel clerk told us to try the Mackinac Grille for dinner and it looked like a nice place, so we did. It was really just OK. The location is beautiful, right on the water... More 

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Kimball, Michigan
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75 reviews 75 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This seemed to be the only restaurant open in Saint Ignace during the beginning of the on season (or at least the only one we could find). I don't have many complaints, but it is not something I'd recommend - just your average restaurant. The waitress was okay, but she did seem a bit out of it. It was difficult... More 

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Michigan
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Have been there before because friends seem to like it. Food has always been average but this last time was terrible. French onion soup was too salty to eat and pulled pork was all fat. At least they took it off the bill when we commented. Pleasant staff.

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Harbor Springs, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

My friend and I both had the Planked Whitefish dinner tonight. This was the best planked whitefish I have had since my favorite restaurant in Harbor Springs closed about 7 years ago. You are served more food than you can eat and I certainly will tell everyone to come here for a great meal, absolutely everything served was delicious! Guarantee... More 

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Michigan
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We vacation in St. Ignace every year and we always eat here once or twice because we love to sit out on the patio. The service is usually good; the food is dependable. Nothing to get too excited about - just decent food.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 251 S State St, Saint Ignace, MI 49781-1619
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Upper Peninsula  >  Mackinac County  >  Saint Ignace
  • Phone Number: 906-643-7482

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?