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Scalawag's Whitefish & Chips

226 E Central Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9666
+1 231-436-7777
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“hush puppies” (89 reviews)
“white fish” (51 reviews)
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226 E Central Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9666
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We were looking for a place that had whitefish sandwiches and this fit the bill. I found the proclamations of carry-out orders cannot be eaten on the premises to be a bit off putting but we were eating inside anyway. There never was any explanation...More

Thank kychilehead
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The whole family enjoyed the fish and chips! Delicious, hot, crispy, tasty. Thanks for a great experience!

Thank T H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had the 2-piece whitefish dinner. The whole meal was good. It wasn’t too crowded during the visit. The two teenaged servers were arguing about nothing in particular and their attitudes were not focused on customer service. No complaints with the food. Would probably eat here...More

Thank Phil P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had the Walleye basket, a Chicken Basket and a Kids Whitefish Basket....it was wonderful. Little wait time on fresh fish and service was excellent. Great place to dine. Loved it so much we ate there 3 times in 5 days.

Thank Lisa N
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you like fresh fish with light breading (you can taste the fish not just the batter) come here. If you like a friendly staff. Come here. We come here every time we are “up north”. It’s a little place with lots to offer. Don’t...More

Thank Bob P
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one restaurant that I always make sure to enjoy. The Whitefish dinners are terrific. So delicious! You don't want to miss this.

Thank Marlene T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Menu below the reviews is out dated, prices are much higher. Whitefish was decent nothing to brag about. Hush puppies were decent.

Thank Joan1229
Reviewed 1 week ago

Small place. Fun atmosphere. Fish was good. Loved sitting outside. Loved the hush puppies. Tried the whitefish as you can’t get that just any where.

Thank IrishFan8383
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sometimes you do not have to go to the biggest, fanciest restaurant to have a great meal. This place is a must if you are ever in Mackinaw City. Five kids and two adults, yes we are a big crowd, were ALL happy with our...More

Thank mdonohoe22
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A quick lunch in a casual setting. Great walleye sandwich. Crispy and tender. Very family oriented. Not many choices but that’s the beauty of it. Would go back.

Thank rconnelly
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August 14, 2017|
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Response from Penny T | Reviewed this property |
I run in with owner. But I questioned the price differences in the walleye. Waitress was very snippy!
June 28, 2016|
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Response from Jan C | Reviewed this property |
Their menu shows baskets for either whitefish or shrimp but no combo.
Jared L
May 19, 2016|
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Response from blazermcc08 | Reviewed this property |
I would say at least 30 people could sit inside.
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
$3 - $16
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
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Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 226 E Central Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9666
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Cheboygan County  >  Mackinaw City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-436-7777
Specializing in Great Lakes fish including whitefish, perch and walleye. Lightly battered and fried in a canola corn oil. Zero cholesterol and zero trans-fats. We also offer chicken tenders and array of sandwiches. Our chowder is homemade and prepared New England style. Kids menu, outside dining, groups welcome. Take a bite out of the great lakes.
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