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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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Almont, Michigan
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed August 25, 2015

our server Jordan was definitely an asset to this establishment. she was cheerful. curtious,smiling and quick to make sure we had everything to make our meal enjoyable. great food. quiet nice clean restaurant.. the staff was wonderful at helping with my 89 year old mother getting her in and getting her comfortable. wonderful place to go

Thank Jacqi B
Bonita Springs, Florida
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156 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

We wanted a light lunch and several people recommended this restaurant for good whitefish. They were mistaken. Our sandwiches tasted mostly of heavy bread and the small portion of whitefish didn't taste at all. Even the blackened seasoning did not add flavor. The pickle and the condiments were the best part of the meal, and the fries were good. Just... More 

1 Thank CAS02
Traverse City, Michigan
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93 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed August 18, 2015

I enjoy this restaurant for sentimental reasons, as well as consistent quality dining. This was were we first learned of a quaint B and B that has now been our favorite for almost 2 years. Likewise, the Village Inn is ALSO a favorite - the food is excellent!

Thank TCMargaret
Grand Rapids
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed August 17, 2015

We stopped for lunch. I had the blackened whitefish sandwhich, so yummy with the cilantro ailoli. my hubby had the caesar salad with blackened chicken added to it. The staff were very accommodating for our wants and needs. The atmosphere was nice and the staff were friendly.

Thank Hollyhawkskitchen
Chillicothe, Ohio
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4 reviews
Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

This was the first place we ate when we got to the island. It was lunch, I had the blackened white fish sandwich with a sweet salsa and remulade, my husband had the club, and the kids shared a pulled pork sandwich. Everything was great!!! Great service in a timely manner. Never had a bad meal here in the many... More 

Thank proverb31girl
Galesburg, Michigan
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed August 9, 2015

Upon entering you are made to feel very welcome, the highly trained employees, who are hired by the grand hotel, know how to run a great eating lace. If the food is not to your liking that is usually reconciled, but not always. Hamburg was still mooing after three try's, but the whitefish is the specialty and it has never... More 

Thank Nana529
FFD11, Manager at Cawthorne's Village Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. We pride ourselves in great service and food and it's always nice to hear that it doesn't go unnoticed. You are correct that if something is not to our guests liking we try to accommodate to that person and make it better. This is within reason of course. If something is under or... More 

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed August 7, 2015 via mobile

We had great service from Jordan. Food and atmosphere was good too. Music from 70/80s was just fun. Easy walk from Grand hotel and downtown

Thank Clbadd
FFD11, Manager at Cawthorne's Village Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are happy you enjoyed your visit with us along with our music choice. Thanks again for your kind words. We hope to see you on your next trip. More 

Clinton Township, Michigan
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 5, 2015

Our good friends suggested that we try the Village Inn while on a boating excursion to the Island during the Port Huron to Mackinaw race. My wife ordered the planked white fish (the house specialty). I ordered the prime rib. Both the fish and prime rib entrées arrived at our table lukewarm. The potatoes were cold. Once the waiter left... More 

Thank John G
FFD11, Manager at Cawthorne's Village Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear that you feel the way you do about your visit. Just to clarify to our readers the boat races John G is speaking about brings close to 7,000 extra people to Mackinac Island in a 2 day period. All of these people eat at our establishments. During those nights we... More 

Sharon, Connecticut
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244 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed July 24, 2015

We really enjoyed the plank whitefish $24/each) and the Boneless Wings ($11) were also good. The one sauce for the wings was primarily Tabasco sauce. For as busy as it was, we got great service, too. You do get a discount if you are staying at the Grand Hotel. :)

Thank Bruce C
FFD11, Manager at Cawthorne's Village Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for choosing us for your dining experience. We are happy that you enjoyed your time. Just to make a correction, our wing sauce does not contain any Tabasco what so ever. We use Frank's Red Hot Wing Sauce as our primary sauce in both our boneless and traditional wings. The boneless wings are tossed in a combination of Wing... More 

Marietta, Georgia
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed July 24, 2015

Friendly wait staff greeted us at the door and seated us immediately. Each booth has a small TV which allowed us to enjoy watching the USA women win the world soccer championship while we dined on a meal of delicious planked whitefish and our favorite wine. This restaurant is owned by the famous Grand Hotel and provides outstanding service.

2 Thank kosron
FFD11, Manager at Cawthorne's Village Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. We are happy that you enjoyed your time with us and were able to watch soccer in our booths. We hope to see you again soon. 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
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine
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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