We stopped in at this little downtown Chehalis place without a reservation on a Friday night. Strangely for a weekend, there was only one server who had to cover 6-7 tables and about 20 patrons (never found out if they were just short that night, or this was the standard staffing). After she finally took our order, we were served by somebody elde who also did kitchen work, and our service was fine. Despite thw service situation, we really enjoyed this restaurant, as the menu was creative, and most importantly, the food was excellent. They got my wife's boar dish order wrong, and she got another (more expensive) boar dish instead and it was fantastic. We only had to pay for the less expensive dish, of course. My whitefish order was also very nicely done. In addition, they have a very nice, reasonably priced wine list. We shared a dessert and it was also very good (large serving). We ate at many top notch restaurants during a two week Pacific Northwest trip, and the food at Mackinaws stood up to the best. Hopefully Chehalis will be able to support a place of this quality.
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