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The Lighthouse Restaurant

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618 S Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
+1 231-436-5191
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Fort Wayne, IN
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I was a woman eating alone. I received good service through most of the meal, however, the server abandoned me at the end, and never came back to clear my dishes nor leave me the check. I looked for her for a good half hour, dozed at the table, waiting, woke, and dozed again; at some point, I could see... More 

Thank jkr46723
Saint Clair Shores, Michigan
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The crab was snow crab & very difficult to get a decent piece out of the shell. A lot of work for a little bit of crab. The whitefish was excellent.

Thank sox_tony
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to The Lighthouse restaurant last night for dinner. There were 4 of us and we told our waitress that we were going to have a drink at our table and we would be a little while before we ordered. Their hours were 4 pm to 10:00 pm. We were there around 7:10. We ordered our dinner around 8:00... More 

Thank joe m
O'Reilly's I, Guest Relations Manager at The Lighthouse Restaurant, responded to this review

Sorry to hear of your experience with the hours. Most business in Mackinaw do indeed shorten or change their hours after Labor Day and the high season crowds leave - the Lighthouse is no exception. We did change the sign outside the building, but some literature, including this website (which I just corrected), have our summer hours listed. The Lighthouse... More 

Troy, Michigan
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were referred to the Lighhouse by "Jodi" who works at the Hamilton Inn accross the street. My wife and I were pleasently surprised to see that "Jodi" just happened to be the waitress for our table. She was extremely knowledgeable of the items on the menu. She provided excellent and timely service throughout our 5 star meal.

Thank Kathleen G
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped into The Lighthouse for dinner on our second night in Mackinaw. Very pricey, but the food was excellent and the service impeccable. Very nice decor and ambiance. Friendly staff.

Thank Kim W
Saint Michael, Minnesota
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127 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went in for a great meal and had great service. The place was very clean and the server and Bar tender/host was very pleasant.I ordered the steak it was cooked perfect and had a good flavor.My wife had crab legs and enjoyed them.Here is where it turned Bad.Four different couples came in as we were being served.The first were... More 

3 Thank Menotknow
Rockford, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our Server Jodi was absolutely FANTASTIC! Friendly, helpful and on point!! Had all you can eat Crab and hubby had the sirloin. It tasted great...pricey but worth the visit.

2 Thank wenjo222
Nashville, Tennessee
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Before my wife passed, we used to come to Mackinaw City once or twice a year, on our jaunts to the Island. Due to her being seriously allergic to seafood, we never went to the Lighthouse. This year, my daughter and I made a pilgrimage to honor those trips. With no restrictions on seafood, we had to try the Lighthouse.... More 

1 Thank utterbackk
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was overpriced and too well done, atmosphere was relaxing after a long drive with a very nice waitress. Was looking forward to fresh whitefish and disappointed, but too hungry to make a fuss.

1 Thank Kathy T
Windsor, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in to this bar for a drink and a late night snack. Both were wonderful and the waitress was amazing

Thank jem0408092016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 618 S Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Cheboygan County  >  Mackinaw City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-436-5191

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?