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Cawthorne's Village Inn

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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1384 Hoban St, Mackinac Island, MI 49757-5151 (Formerly The Village Inn)
+1 906-847-3542
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Grinnell, Iowa
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Got to watch a waiter carry a fully loaded tray on his head - no hands. Did it twice while we were there.

Thank Ed P
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed our dinner there. The staff is nice and helpful. Food- typical American restaurant except how they serve the food. Some dishes look nicer than the others. Taste wise is OK. As most of the restaurants on the island it has the "old" look. And ugly carpet.

Thank Paula S
Oviedo, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is so cute. Food was really good and Most importantly the service was amazing. We went there 2 days and had the same server. She was so nice and friendly despite her being so busy. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Sarahlynne23236
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for dinner with the family while we were on the island. The service was great, and the food was unbelievable. The Planked Whitefish was great, but the Calamari was the best I've ever had, even after traveling around the world!

Thank Eric H
Newark, New Jersey
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78 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

We came here on a Monday evening for dinner. They were able to seat us right away; I wish we could have sat outside (they have a small area of outdoor seating), but it was a bit chilly out. The restaurant wasn't too busy. We started with a bloody mary, coconut margarita, and pretzel sticks. My husband said the bloody... More 

Thank raraavis17
Greeley, Colorado
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

Quality food and one of the best places to eat so far that we've found on the island. Must try at least once. Chopped salad and roast beef sandwich amazing !

Thank jesshappy
Midland, Michigan
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160 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

We have been here before the Grand Hotel took ownership and their planked whitefish was what we usually got. Tonight I tried their baby back ribs which came with coleslaw and fries - delicious! My husband got the special NY strip with veggies and baked potato. He said it was cooked perfectly and was happy with his meal.Our drinks were... More 

Thank 243DLP
Lansing, Michigan
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

My husband and I were spending a couple nights on the Island and wanted to go out for a whitefish dinner. The proprietor at our B&B suggested Cawthorne's Village Inn, and we were not disappointed! I ordered a Blue Dragon Berry Mojito to enjoy before dinner, and it was very good. We both ordered the planked whitefish; I had the... More 

Thank Marcy T
Harbor Springs, Michigan
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109 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

great family restaurant with nice pub area to catch the game and have one of their many craft beers. Savannah manages with quiet finesse and chef Jermaine is top notch. Open in winter too.

Thank skifree57
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90 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

Hubby had the planked whitefish and I had perch. Both meals were just okay. We liked our side dishes better than the entree, which was sad. The drinks weren't great either. Mai tai was too strong and sangria wasn't what I was used to either. We were able to watch the OSU game from the tv in our booth (once... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $20
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1384 Hoban St, Mackinac Island, MI 49757-5151 (Formerly The Village Inn)
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Upper Peninsula  >  Mackinac County  >  Mackinac Island
  • Phone Number: +1 906-847-3542

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