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The Woods Restaurant

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8655 Cudahy Circle, Mackinac Island, MI 49757 (Formerly The Woods)
+1 906-847-3699
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Birmingham, Michigan
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This restaurant is accessible via a 20 minute carriage ride. It is magical and the food does not disappoint.

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White Lake, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our first visit to The Woods Restaurant was on a rainy night in the fall of 2002. After a 30-minute carriage ride into the forest, we were seated at a cozy table near a blazing fire and offered exceptional service from a team of professional waiters. It was an incredibly romantic setting with delicious food and fabulous service. We've been... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My favorite food is not German but an excursion in a carriage to The Woods was perfect in every way. Great food, service, and ambiance. Between us we had potato soup, weiner schnitzel, escargot, and salmon; all were top quality. We enjoyed a good Brunello and seasonal fruit pie as well. We loved the atmosphere of genuine European hunting lodge... More 

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Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommend the woods restaurant. The Woods is nicely tucked away in the middle of the island that requires a horse drawn taxi to get there. Though the wait for a taxi too and from the restaurant can be frustrating at busier times I would say it's definitely worth it, especially if you have a great taxi driver like we... More 

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Pittsburgh
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4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Started with a delightful 30 minute carriage ride and I was really looking forward to a fine dining experience however the food was disappointing. The food preparation and taste bland. The Scottish salmon appetizer which I ordered was basically lox with onion,capers, and some caviar something more expected to be served at breakfast. The wedge salad was good, the salmon... More 

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Sylvania, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It started and ended with a horse-drawn carriage ride (see picture of the horses, Spock and Crazy Carl) with the clomp of horses hoofs and the enchantment of the island forest. Dinner was elegant, with a live pianist playing jazzy pieces. The service was formal and we all felt a little more important than we probably are. The food was... More 

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Thank Pete V
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After s romantic carriage ride through the woods, you arrive at a former Bavarian hunting lodge, decorated quite elegantly! The menu is quite extensive and I recommend just about everything !

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McHenry, IL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I dined here for dinner on the 3rd of July. The food was really good as was the atmosphere. I was not aware that the shuttle they have that picks you up downtown has a fee of $6.00 per person each way. We spent roughly $120 on dinner for two and another $24 to get there and... More 

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Dover, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food. The whitefish was my choice. We stayed at the Stonecliff Inn so we didn't have to worry about taxi, just walked over. We would definitely go again. Try the pecan roll for dessert, absolutely delish.

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Kentwood, Michigan
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always great food and great people running it. My two boys grew up with Ernie taking care of them when they were spending the day bowling while I was golfing.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $42
Cuisine
American
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8655 Cudahy Circle, Mackinac Island, MI 49757 (Formerly The Woods)
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Upper Peninsula  >  Mackinac County  >  Mackinac Island
  • Phone Number: +1 906-847-3699
Description
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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