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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)
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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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 3 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 

Thank WillisFam
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Village Inn for lunch. We have had many good dinners there, but weren't very impressed with the lunch menu for the price we paid. The portions were huge (which lent itself to waste) and my blackened whitefish sandwich was bland.

Thank Patrick K
Harrison, Michigan
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322 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had eaten here last year. This year we were at lunch a little before noon and they weren't too busy. We sat in the bar and Shannon was our server, as well as the bartender. She was pleasant, informative and knowledgeable. Her suggestion for lunch was great - we split a Reuben. She even made sure one half had... More 

Thank loonqueen
Pahrump, Nevada, United States
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738 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed dinner here . My hubby ordered the planked whitefish and said it was superb! The steamed vegetables were well done. We also had homemade pie.....we are stuffed. I ordered another chicken dish which was okay. The homemade soup was great too!

Thank Cherie P
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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107 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed the planked whitefish and it was superb. Megan provided excellent service and information about the menu. It was indeed a treat and we will be back.

1 Thank lherricksnewrrcom
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Oh my goodness! The planked whitefish dinner was spectacular! The steamed vegetables were excellent. The fish was cooked to perfection! No one, and I mean no one would go away hungry. So so good!

Thank Cher0924
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275 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

The coconut margarita was awesome and a perfect thirst quencher. My wife had the cucumber splash and she thought it was excellent. We each had homemade soups and they were both very good.

Thank Toddamy
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5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

This is one of our favorite meals on the island - until this year! Can't believe that they took the fish & chips off from the dinner menu! What a bummer! The service was good and loved the live entertainment. Totally disappointed about the change in menu.

Thank Jeffrey M
Round Rock, TX
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129 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

Plus: Good service, decaf coffee was excellent, good food, very large portion - enough to share, casual setting. Minus: Very large portions, no options for vegetarian or vegan We chose Village Inn because of an interview in the Macanac Island Town Crier with general manager Peter Dewey in which he said "a selling point at his restaurant is a menu... More 

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Travis V, Manager at Cawthorne's Village Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are not sure which copy of the Town Crier you were looking at but Peter Dewey hasn't been at the Village Inn since 2010. We have changed management since and also changed menus. Thank you very much for your review. 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
Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Kids, 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: 906-847-3542

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