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Cawthorne's Village Inn

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1384 Hoban Rd, Mackinac Island, MI 49757 (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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Royal Oak, Michigan
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We ate here last night and we were extremely pleased with all of our dishes. We had the pretzel bread app and it was so good we got a 2nd. I had the fish and chip special which was some of the best I've ever had. Very light crispy batter. Our friend got the planked Whitefish which was a sight... More 

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Port Huron, Michigan
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

One of our routine stops on our occasional visits to Michigan's Mackinac Island is the Village Inn on Hoban Street. New to us was the fact that the Village Inn is being managed as a Grande Hotel restaurant the practical effect of which is that if you are overnighting at the Grande your restaurant bill may be charged to your... More 

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Thank Tenemos A
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My Wife had the veal meatloaf and I had the crispy chicken. Both were different and very good though neither of us would likely order the same again. No regrets but not rave worthy. Nice staff and good service. Restaurant gets a bustling crowd. Average ambiance. We'd return and perhaps split the planked Whitefish which they're known for. Plates of... More 

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Thank Jimwolf19
El Paso, Texas
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471 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We used to travel to Mackinac Island every other year when we lived in Michigan. Now that we are spending summers in our home state I am on a quest each summer to find Michigan's Great Lakes fish prepared to perfection. We traveled up to Mackinac Island & had to visit our usual places. I wanted to visit the Village... More 

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Thank Rose H
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had great service for a party of 6. I had the grilled whitefish sandwich and it was awesome. My dad had the Ruben sandwich and it was huge with The best French fries. Everyone was happy when we left. The service was excellent. More than one server made sure our water was filed and the people seemed to enjoy... More 

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Thank Marilyn N
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We eat here every year for the Fish&Chips, The prices are good and quality and atmosphere is nice & friendly staff!

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Thank Stephanie C
Chesterfield, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Pro- planked white fish. My wife ordered this item and shared with me. The server told us that it would take approx 25-30 minutes but was the best item on their menu and totally worth it. She was correct! It was exceptional! We probably could have split the order because it was such a large portion. Con- Overall the menu... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our Planked Whitefish Dinner. The Planked does take between 25-30 minutes and we tell each one of our guests that so everyone knows that we do not rush perfection. We are sorry to hear that you miss the nachos. We do have nachos on our Winter Menu.... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wish I could remember our waitress' name. She was very personable and pleasant. Even the other waitresses walking by were super friendly with us. After going in and walking out of several restaurants for various reasons (too crowded, nobody would seat us, etc) we discovered this place. It is in a great location and has a nice outdoor seating... More 

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We push our staff to be the best in town and it is always nice to hear from our guests that it is noticeable. We sure hope you come back and visit us again on your next trip... More 

Rochester Hills, Michigan
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Planked Whitefish surrounded by creamy mash is outstanding! I had a Pimm's cupp that was yummy and refreshing! The calamari was perfection. The best meal on the Island!

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Thank michganm0m
Travis V, Manager at Cawthorne's Village Inn, responded to this review

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us. We strive for perfection on every meal and every guest and to hear that we succeeded makes us very happy. Please visit us again on your next trip to Mackinac. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The planked whitefish had an awesome presentation. Food and service was great. Above average cost. Ask what the specialty drinks cost before ordering

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

Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoy our Planked Whitefish. We feel that our pricing is very in line with all other restaurants across downtown Mackinac Island. The price of getting goods delivered on Mackinac is about 5-10 times greater than those restaurants on the "Mainland". Our specialty cocktails are served in 19oz glasses... More 

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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
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine
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 Rd, Mackinac Island, MI 49757 (Formerly The Village Inn)
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Upper Peninsula  >  Mackinac County  >  Mackinac Island
  • Phone Number: 906-847-3542

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