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Scalawag's Whitefish & Chips

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226 East Central, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
+1 231-436-7777
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6:30 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tue 7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wed 6:30 am - 3:30 pm
Thu 6:30 am - 7:00 pm
Fri 8:00 am - 10:30 am
Sat 6:30 am - 7:00 pm
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Was looking for restaurant that offered a good reasonably (by Mackinaw city standards) meal for a family if five. They were super busy & they warned us when we ordered. But got a table so waiting wasn't bad. Fairly good meal!

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Thank KYKIMBERLY
Gaylord, Michigan
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped in Mac City so the kids could swim in Lake Huron before we finished our trip home. Afterwards, we decided to eat in town and I wanted some white fish. We looked up places to eat and took a chance on this restaurant. Man was the food good! The white fish was cooked to perfection, the fries were... More 

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Joplin, Missouri
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stopped in for local fish & chips after the reviews we read here and on yelp, it seemed like a winner. The staff was very attentive! Asked numerous times if we needed additional things. I got the whitefish & fries. My husband got the walleye and fries. His fish was much better. I really enjoy fish & chips type... More 

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1 Thank Kristi H
Williamston, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great white fish, fries, coleslaw and hushpuppies. Dog friendly outdoor seating!!! Lucy Lou says you need to eat here!!!

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Thank svo1986
Portage, MI
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was raining when we stopped in so we had to sit inside. Not ideal for a large party. Ours had 7. The prices were pretty high for the quality of the food. Our whitefish was not good. We didn't finish our meals. One person had the Walleye which was pretty good.

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Thank K2Cbl
Allen Park, Michigan
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband Bob had the cod special. It came with 3 pcs. of cod, coleslaw, fries, and hush puppies. I had the 2pc. walleye basket. It also came with 2 pcs. of walleye, coleslaw, fries, and hush puppies. We also shared a bowl of white fish chowder. We had more than enough to eat plus share with each other. The... More 

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were lucky to arrive during a lull in their business. The two of us ordered our whitefish at the counter and grabbed a table. As we waited, the number of people In line swelled, and tables became harder to find especially for larger groups. Our fish, fries, hush puppies, and cole slaw were all good. The portions were generous.... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fortunate to get a table for six - a must before ordering. Space is small & cramped. Servers work hard in a difficult environment. Fried food was average. Had eaten there before & forgot about the issues.

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1 Thank Aja2222
Ellisville, Missouri
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the Lake Perch, my son had the whitefish and my wife had the shrimp. It was all good! The staff was helpful when we were choosing out meals.

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Thank kcfanmdl
Clinton Township, Michigan
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great fish at a decent price!! The food was not greasy, even though it was fried. We went there twice within two days!!

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Thank pseudoengin

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$3 - $16
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:30 am
Saturday
6:30 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 226 East Central, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Cheboygan County  >  Mackinaw City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-436-7777
Description
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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Harrison
2 months ago
Standish, United Kingdom

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?