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1852 Grill Room

6966 Main St, Inside Island House Hotel, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
+1 906-847-7222
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Overview
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“prime rib” (19 reviews)
“perch” (14 reviews)
Opens in 26 min
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CUISINES
American, Grill, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
6966 Main St, Inside Island House Hotel, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
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1 - 10 of 236 reviews

Reviewed November 5, 2018

The view was beautiful at this restaurant. Given that they were closing for the season within the week perhaps the food was just not up to par. However, I would not rate this as a restaurant I would return to. The clam chowder was below...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank bucketlister53
GuestRelations49757, Guest Relations Manager at 1852 Grill Room, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are very sorry that your meal did not meet your expectations. Please visit us again so that we may win you over with the fantastic service and fine dining that so many have raved about in many other reviews.

Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

Everything about the dinner was fabulous! Very savory meal, cooked to perfection. The view of the harbor was spectacular. The Waite staff was friendly and very attentive. Even the blind piano player was very good. Best meal ever in the island. Excellent, excellent excellent.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank P7220BVmichaeld
GuestRelations49757, Guest Relations Manager at 1852 Grill Room, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2018

Thank you for dining with us! We appreciate the excellent review.

Reviewed October 25, 2018

This restaurant was everything we had been told it would be! Gracious host, outstanding server, ambiance second to none on the island, and an amazing dinner! My wife and I both enjoyed the filet mignon. Cooked to perfection (we both agreed it was the best...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Leroy M
GuestRelations49757, Guest Relations Manager at 1852 Grill Room, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2018

Thank you for dining with us! We appreciate the excellent review and look forward to your return.

Reviewed October 22, 2018

Had a window table, the food was great. My wife had the whitefish and the clam chowder. She loves sea food and she said this was the best chowder she had every had. My prime rib was almost to much to eat. Waiter was named...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank JackW1616
GuestRelations49757, Guest Relations Manager at 1852 Grill Room, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2018

Thank you for dining with us! We appreciate the excellent review.

Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

We loved the place. My wife had the herb chicken, I had the planked whitefish. Very good. Excellent chopped salad too, even the “small” was very large. Peanut butter pie for dessert; yummy! Go and see them!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank SteveinGA
GuestRelations49757, Guest Relations Manager at 1852 Grill Room, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2018

We are delighted that you enjoyed dining with us. The peanut butter pie is very decadent. Thank you for the great review.

Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is expensive relative to the food quality. But, a table by the window or on the terrace almost makes the cost palatable. Would not recommend this restaurant for inside seating. My husband sent back his mushroom risotto because it lacked interest and flavor....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank alvalady
GuestRelations49757, Guest Relations Manager at 1852 Grill Room, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2018

We are delighted that you enjoyed our romantic ambiance. Indoors you'll find the Tiffany style chandeliers, the musical stylings of John Kissane from the piano, and the panoramic view of downtown Mackinac Island, Round Island lighthouse and Halidmand Bay. Please accept our apologies that the...More

Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

Got an excellent table with a view of the bay at sunset. I had a glass of the Malbec, which was very nice. My husband had the wiener schnitzel special, which he unfortunately found greasy. I had the steak au poivre special, which was phenomenal!...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Pixycon
GuestRelations49757, Guest Relations Manager at 1852 Grill Room, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2018

The view really is phenomenal. Chef Phil drizzles the schnitzel in a rich brown butter sauce. The pumpkin cheesecake is one of his favorite recipes to make. Your feedback and recommendation are appreciated. Thank you for dining with us.

Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

We stayed at the lovely Island hotel and enjoyed dinner and breakfast twice at the Grill Room. DELISH!! Cudos to the chef on the wonderful wild mushroom risotto and the steak medallions Also the egg white scramble was perfect with the addition of the apple...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank D9076MCsandraj
GuestRelations49757, Guest Relations Manager at 1852 Grill Room, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2018

We are delighted that you enjoyed dining with us. Thank you for your great review.

Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

Most memorable dinner experiences start with the right table. We were staying in the hotel here so asked if we could reserve a window view table the night before we dined. Great table. Loved the view. Thanks Jon! Food was 5 stars. We shared a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ScottD58
GuestRelations49757, Guest Relations Manager at 1852 Grill Room, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2018

We are so glad that you enjoyed dining with us. Your feedback is appreciated and will be considered as we build the menu for next season.

Reviewed October 3, 2018

Before going I read the reviews and was Looking forward to a excellent meal to celebrate a special day. I had the prime rib and it was terrible. It was the pre cooked they buy from the distributor and heat it up. Absolutely nothing like...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Eva H
GuestRelations49757, Guest Relations Manager at 1852 Grill Room, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2018

We are very sorry that you did not enjoy your meal with us. The prime rib is delivered raw. Our culinary team skillfully seasons the meat prior to cooking and remains uncarved until requested. As you can see from many other reviews the staff of...More

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tphartman55
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Response from jessicajX6269GA |
Reservations are recommended but not required. No dress code that I’m aware of.
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tphartman55
July 3, 2015|
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Is there a dress code?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Scenic view, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6966 Main St, Inside Island House Hotel, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Upper Peninsula  >  Mackinac County  >  Mackinac Island
  • Phone Number: +1 906-847-7222
  • E-mail
Description
Enter the 1852 Grill Room through the lobby of the Island House Hotel. This casually sophisticated restaurant features a flavorful first-class modern menu served in a relaxed romantic setting highlighted by stunning Haldimand Bay and downtown Mackinac Island views. Breakfast is served in the dining room as well as the outdoor terrace from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. Choose to order ala carte or feast from our hearty buffet. Unwind to the soothing sounds of live piano music and enjoy a premium choice of wine & specialty cocktails in the lounge daily beginning at 5 p.m. Savory and eclectic dinner selections are served in the dining room and on the outdoor terrace daily beginning at 6 p.m. Dinner reservations are encouraged using the OpenTable app.
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