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Cawthorne's Village Inn - CLOSED

1384 Hoban St, Mackinac Island, MI 49757-5151
+1 906-847-3542
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good24%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“whitefish” (67 reviews)
“mashed potatoes” (14 reviews)
“white fish” (20 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
CUISINES
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1384 Hoban St, Mackinac Island, MI 49757-5151
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101 - 110 of 369 reviews

Reviewed August 22, 2016

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...More

Thank Razorback-n-Michigan
Travis V, Manager at Cawthorne's Village Inn, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2016

Thank you for your review. Hope to see you again on your next visit.

Reviewed August 19, 2016 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.

Thank Mary Jo H
Travis V, Manager at Cawthorne's Village Inn, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2016

Thank you for your review.

Reviewed August 17, 2016

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...More

Thank jsmalnor
Travis V, Manager at Cawthorne's Village Inn, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2016

Thank you for your review. Horsey odor inside? Usually that goes with the outdoor territory. Thank you again.

Reviewed August 15, 2016

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.

Thank Davidamy617
Travis V, Manager at Cawthorne's Village Inn, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2016

Thank you for your review.

Reviewed August 15, 2016

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!

Thank Vicki B
Travis V, Manager at Cawthorne's Village Inn, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2016

Thank you for taking the time to review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience.

Reviewed August 13, 2016 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...More

Thank Steve H
Travis V, Manager at Cawthorne's Village Inn, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2016

Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed everything.

Reviewed August 10, 2016 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...More

Thank Tom K
Travis V, Manager at Cawthorne's Village Inn, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2016

Thank you for your review. We appreciate your honest feedback.

Reviewed August 9, 2016

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!

Thank PETER W
Travis V, Manager at Cawthorne's Village Inn, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2016

Thank you for your review. We are happy you enjoyed your meal.

Reviewed August 8, 2016

We were fresh off the boat and looking for lunch. Happened upon this place and sat at the bar. Bartender gave us great service and we enjoyed a great burger and great salad. Good atmosphere and would go back again.

Thank Ed W
Travis V, Manager at Cawthorne's Village Inn, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2016

Thank you for your review. Glad to hear you enjoyed everything. I wish we knew what stopped you from having a 5 star experience over a 4 star.

Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

Visited to try the planked whitefish which was okay. Not bad just not as great as what we expected based in the reviews, slightly dry and just no flavor. The potatoes & veggies were very good and the portion was large enough to split. We...More

Thank hjeldon
Travis V, Manager at Cawthorne's Village Inn, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2016

Thank you for your review. I'm sorry you felt the fish was dry and tasteless. That is not our usual standard. Please visit us again.

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$10 - $20
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
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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