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Chuck Wagon of Mackinac

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American, Diner
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7400 Main St., Downtown, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
+1 906-847-0019
Tue - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed August 2, 2015

Loved this "greasy diner" of a restaurant. Simple, no frills but yummy food and great people! We sat the counter and watched as they made our lunch. The place was bustling! We ordered a patty melt and a cheeseburger. The bun was delish!

Thank Mary J
Chesterland, Ohio
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviewed August 2, 2015

It's small it's tight it's amazing. One of the best burgers I have ever had. We had to wait a little and the five of us had to split up to eat but it was worth every bit of trouble. The wait staff was friendly and attentive. The burgers..all I can say is wow. If you are on the island... More 

Thank Robert A
Aroda, Virginia
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed August 2, 2015

The Chuck Wagon I rate as excellent not because it is fine dining, but because of the experience of the short order grills of years ago. It is small and that is part of the fun - you cannot help but visiting with strangers. When the doors open for lunch there is a waiting line on the sidewalk. Once you... More 

Thank Frank R
Galesburg, Michigan
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed August 1, 2015

Told to go there by many, its a tiny tiny eating place, lots of smells,watch food being cooked, kitchen near your bended knees,too much humanity for us. Breckfast was fast ,just ok food, long lines to get in so we felt the need to rush the eating, not a leisure meal at all. Most of the locals eat there.

Thank Nana529
Greenville, Michigan
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

Small place but we were able to get a seat at the counter. I watched the cooks the whole time which was amazing to watch. Very tight space and they were knocking out the food very fast! I loved the burger and fries, very tasty! I would definitely go back!

Thank karat2008
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed July 30, 2015

Tiny little hole in the wall on Main Street. Recommended by the carriage tour drivers we had. Had to wait for a table to open up for our family of four adult-size people, but not that long. Waitstaff friendly & courteous, attentive & prompt. Boys had the burgers and said they were fantastic, we had chicken tenders, and a turkey... More 

Thank greenfeather
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 28, 2015

excellent food. breakfast was superb. staff is attentive and always a good choice. will definetly be back

Thank fern1201
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed July 27, 2015 via mobile

One of the best burgers I've ever had. Try the rodeo burger! Only thing stopping me from giving it five stars was the slow service.

Thank Tony D
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

Didn't dissapoint! Food was great ..a small atmosphere but fun! The odd thing was that they were open for breakfast and online it said they start serving lunch at 1100..but when we arrived the sign said they were closed till noon..Oh we'll even though we were starving we kept ourselves busy till they reopened. ..was worth the wait.

Thank baker922
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

We ate here late in the day because we had heard good reviews. This place definitely delivered was the best burger and fries I have had in a long time. Excellent service and good value for what you get. Great ace for lunch. Nice cozy atmosphere, lol small place but lots of charm!!

Thank Indianamon

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $10
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7400 Main St., Downtown, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Upper Peninsula  >  Mackinac County  >  Mackinac Island
  • Phone Number: +1 906-847-0019
We are the smallest restaurant on Mackinac at twelve feet wide and forty feet long. We use fresh ingredients and have food delivered everyday.You can watch the cook/owner Don prepare your breakfast or lunch right in front of you.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?