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The Woods Restaurant

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8655 Cudahy Cir, Mackinac Island, MI 49757-5130 (Formerly The Woods)
+1 906-847-3699
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Detroit, Michigan
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here during our vacation for an anniversary dinner for my parents. Everything was absolutely exceptional. It was probably the most expensive restaurant on the restaurant but it is matched by the quantity and quality of the dishes prepared. We were all impressed. Just look at the photos! They speak for themselves.

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Thank daneshle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A delightful evening carriage ride it to The Woods is an excellent beginning to an amazing dinner. The food is very good- I recommend the goulash. It has a Bavarian flavor in food and decor. Lots of hunting trophies and dog show memorabilia, all real, not just decoration. There is an old pin bowling lane that is fun for young... More 

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Thank Hillgirlp90
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Although it's a bit far from town it's worth the trip. The building has a great atmosphere and the staff are excellent. In fact, I believe the staff here were the nicest people we came across on the island. All of the food was very good (crab/shrimp app, steak, lobster pasta was excellent) Was it worth the money? Maybe not,... More 

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Thank Brian F
Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After many visits to the Island, we had our first dinner at The Woods. It was just great. After a relaxing carriage ride of about twenty minutes we arrived at The Woods. Staff were professional and friendly. Dinner was delicious and the service was exceptional. It is a more relaxed restaurant than the dining room at The Grand but with... More 

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Thank FayJay15
Ypsilanti
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We celebrated our 10 year anniversary here and enjoyed the meal tremendously! We had a great table, our server was awesome, the food was delicious (who would have thought an Australian beef gouloush could have tasted so great and make you dream to eat it again and again)?!? We would definitely recommend dining here for any special occasion! Also- the... More 

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Plymouth, Minnesota
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were so excited to find out that The Woods Restaurant would allow us to order take-out from their menu, since we were traveling with our little dog. The first night the food was so good that we ended up ordering dinner from them all 3 nights of our stay on the island. It was very convenient to where we... More 

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Thank jeanpeterson02
Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have heard alot about this restaurant and we were not disappointed. Expensive but it isn't a place you'd eat at all the time. The chef is the same one as the Grand Hotel--this is part of the Grand Hotel. Drinks were expensive: vodka gimlet with Tito's was 12.75. I had the special: Golash. Amazing--big chunks of meat and homemade spaetzle... More 

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Thank buckmi
Fort Collins, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

By far the best meal we have had in the 4 days on the island, even though Carriage House and Yankee Rebel were good. Of course the carriage ride out there from town was lovely. Vinni, our shuttle driver, is from Romania. He knew the horses names (and the names of the horses we met along the way) and was... More 

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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a party of 9, and everything from the carriage ride at dusk to the food and wine was excellent. Our server was prompt, polite and executed his job flawlessly. I ordered my steak with a cold center and that is how I got it. He told me that he had to argue with the chef, but he won.... More 

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Thank David S
Belmont, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful atmosphere and super good service. Our waiter, Rick was top notch in all aspects. There Goulash special of the evening was excellent. It's a bit pricey, but well worth it considering the location, food and ambiance. The only issues was we didn't get the seat that the couple we were with had requested....but other than that. Very Good!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 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
Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children
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 Cir, Mackinac Island, MI 49757-5130 (Formerly The Woods)
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Upper Peninsula  >  Mackinac County  >  Mackinac Island
  • Phone Number: +1 906-847-3699
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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