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Cawthorne's Village Inn

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1384 Hoban St, Mackinac Island, MI 49757-5151 (Formerly The Village Inn)
906-847-3542
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My family has visited Mackinac Island, every year for the past several years. These visits have always occurred around the lilac festival or later in the summer. We decided to ring in 2016 on Mackinac Island. The Island in the winter is very different than with the bustling masses in the summer. My wife Anne was a a little disappointed... More 

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Thank SteveS2241
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97 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have eaten here a number of times in the past and thought it was pretty good. This has changed. It's Great. There is a wide variety of foods at reasonable prices. The staff are very friendly and the restaurant is very clean. The restrooms are spotless. The food was served quickly and arrived hot. Our waitress was very polite... More 

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Gaylord, Michigan
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59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My lovely wife and I eat here almost every time (can't remember when we didn't) we go to the island. It is in an out of the way spot to me, which makes it even better. Try to get an outside table, but not just any table. The best table for us is just to the right of the door.... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in Cawthorne's for appetizers while visiting Mackinac Island. Service was great and appetizers were delicious with large portions. Cozy pub atmosphere with outdoor seating. Will definitely go back.

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Thank Mary Jo H
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Two couples for dinner on a Tuesday evening in August. We sat outside on the front porch and enjoyed wine, beer and the planked whitefish, which came hot, cooked perfectly with a frame of whipped mashed potatoes and perfectly done vegetables. We did feel the inside seating, while it looked nice, had an odor a two of our party described... More 

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Thank jsmalnor
Novi, Michigan
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362 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always seem to stop here. A family favorite since our kids were little. Service is great. Food is great. Inside or outside seating. Good full bar. The planked whitefish is a must do! The potatoes are delightful, too.

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Thank Davidamy617
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Close to Starline & Sheplers...step off the boat and lunch is waiting for you. Great location. Specials everyday and very comfortable dining. We make a point of stopping every visit to the island!

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Thank Vicki B
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I shared the planked white fish that they are known for. It takes 30 minutes to prepare but worth the wait. On a large oval board the fish was served surrounded by mash potatoes that was rebaked with the fish given them a toasted appearance and texture. It was also topped with cauliflower and other veggies. We... More 

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Thank Steve H
Avon, Ohio
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We found this place off the Main Street for dinner...no wait and were taken care of well from start to finish. Appetizers were good...got the soft pretzels. I got the steak and my wife got the perch. Both dinners were very good! Her sangria was tasty and my flight of beers was very good. Had a bar and TV's for... More 

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Thank Tom K
ANN ARBOR
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31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I had Village Inn Planked White Fish for dinner last night. It had been 10 years since we have eaten it. I was twice as good as we remembered ! It is truly the best $25.00 fish dinner served anywhere!

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Thank PETER W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $20
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
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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