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The Woods Restaurant

8655 Cudahy Cir, Mackinac Island, MI 49757-5130
+1 906-847-3331
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good20%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“goulash” (27 reviews)
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8655 Cudahy Cir, Mackinac Island, MI 49757-5130
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Reviewed October 16, 2018

It was an evening to remember as we celebrated a recent marriage with great friends. The carriage ride to The Woods was cozy, interesting and fun. Neal, the matre 'd, was very accommodating, pleasant and efficient. I knew when he called me "Madame" several times...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank umgoblueToledo_Ohio
Reviewed October 15, 2018

In the middle of the island, so horse taxi will be needed and part of the experience (~7 pp, each way). This is decorated as a secluded grand hunting lodge with high beamed ceilings, equestrian paintings, etc. Service is top notch, you will be treated...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018

The atmosphere is amazing and the food is nothing short of spectacular!! Would recommend to anyone staying on the island.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank rccc4371
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

The Woods is a Bavarian inspired restaurant nestled in the woods(of course) next to The Inn at Stonecliffe. The building was originally a very, very large playhouse for the Cudahy children when The Inn was their home. It is s pleasant 40 minute carriage ride...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Malcolm C
Reviewed October 11, 2018

45 minute carriage ride during sunset to this restaurant with crazy ambience and an small elevated section of tables on the far side that gave an incredible view of the entire place, lined with a fireplace on each side. Food was impeccable, service was amazing,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank tosh_247
Reviewed October 9, 2018

First, you'll take a horse drawn carriage (what else on Mackinac Island) from town to this restaurant. A nice trip. Then, meet Neal, the matre de who's been there for 28 yrs. Talk with him about his job and experiences . . . great person...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Kal-Traveler
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Had dinner there a couple of weeks ago and enjoyed the food and service but since the place was packed it was extremely loud! I did like the decor and thought how nice it would be on a cold snowy night. All our dishes were...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank studebjw
Reviewed September 25, 2018

The theme is Bavarian, the atmosphere is cozy, and you have to take a horse-drawn carriage to get there. This is enough to make it worth while. The food is good but not spectacular, the wine selections are real nice, and the service is attentive....More

Date of visit: September 2018
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GHKellie, Guest Relations Manager at The Woods Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2018

Thank you! We're so glad you enjoyed the Bavarian atmosphere of Woods! We hope you come to dine with us again!

Reviewed September 24, 2018

This restaurant was recommended by our B&B staff and another couple staying there. We made a reservation and reserved a taxi. What a disappointment! This place is geared to bring 'em in and get 'em out quickly. The waiter didn't just recommend entrees, but told...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Sharon F
GHKellie, Guest Relations Manager at The Woods Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2018

We regret that you feel this way about dining with us at Woods Restaurant and we apologize if your experience was anything other than five stars. We strive for excellence at Woods in both the service we provide and entrees we serve. We hope you...More

Reviewed September 17, 2018

What a fabulous, fun evening in a hunting lodge like setting with great food and service. So glad we ate here instead of the Grand Hotel, main dining room, way more memorable. Best goulash ever, house special.

Date of visit: September 2018
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GHKellie, Guest Relations Manager at The Woods Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2018

Thank you Eli! We're so glad you enjoyed the goulash and Bavarian atmosphere!

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Sally T
July 3, 2018|
Response from Sheila A | Reviewed this property |
Yes... they have a bar.
May 29, 2018|
Response from GHKellie | Property representative |
The carriage ride fare is $7 from the hotel. Thank you!
April 4, 2018|
Response from GHKellie | Property representative |
We apologize that you were unable to reach anyone. You can certainly call now to make your reservation.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$9 - $42
Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 7:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8655 Cudahy Cir, Mackinac Island, MI 49757-5130 (Formerly The Woods)
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Upper Peninsula  >  Mackinac County  >  Mackinac Island
  • Phone Number: +1 906-847-3331
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Located a short horse-drawn carriage ride into the wooded interior of Mackinac Island. The opulent Tudor mansion with Bavarian charm provides for a delightfully casual dining experience. Test your skill on America’s oldest operating duckpin bowling alley. Enjoy before and after dinner drinks at Bobby’s Bar opening at noon daily.Woods Restaurant will open for the 2013 season on Friday, May 24th.Lunch 11:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Serving boxed lunches and hot dogs during the day.Dinner 5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.Dress code is casual. Reservations are recommended for dinner. To reserve a table, call and ask for Woods Restaurant.Overnight guests of Grand Hotel on the Modified American Plan receive a $20.00 per adult credit towards the food portion of their bill. There is tipping at Woods.
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