We had heard dining and most accommodations were quite mediocre on this island, so I had only made one reservation at The Woods prior to arriving for our Mackinac stay. We didn't want to miss the free Leo Kottke concert in the park at 7:30pm so we popped that afternoon while shooping the main street and were able to secure a early 5:30pm reservation for that same evening in the dining room. The view from this light, bright room is magical. The service was very good. And the meals and drinks were first rate. The cucumber drink was so refreshing. We both ha dthe same soup: Chilled Garden Vegetable Gazpacho. Our apps were: Lump Crab Tower with Fresh Salsa and Avocado; and Michigan Smoked Whitefish Cakes with Mustard Vinaigrette. Our entrees: Spinach and Garlic Ravioli Tossed with a Sundried Tomato Pesto, Artichoke Hearts, Asparagus Tips, and Jumbo Shrimp; and Orange Ginger Tofu with Asian Vegetables and Rice Noodles. We'd return in a heartbeat. And with only a few tables occupied so early, we'd return again at this hour since it was actually kind of nice and peaceful. A beautiful outdoor table would also be nice next time we reserve here.
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