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The Lighthouse Restaurant

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618 S Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
+1 231-436-5191
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Chicago, Illinois
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78 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The all you can eat crab legs was pricy. I wish there had been an option to just have a plate. The food was good. The mango ice cream was mostly vanilla with a hint of mango. My husband had macadamia crusted whitefish was good. The sea salt in the bathroom was to die for. The bread was very tasty... More 

Thank Lindalee S
Redford, Michigan, United States
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here for my birthday dinner. When first seated the hanging lamp was not centered and kind of in my wife's face. We were given another table. The service was good. My wife had the encrusted chicken dish which was good. I had the surf and turf. The lobster was OK, but the New York strip left a lot to... More 

Thank Bruce C
LaPorte, Indiana
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this place. Atmosphere was very nice, food excellent. I had prime rib, might be the best I have ever had. My husband had Whitefish which he loved. The red skin potatoes in garlic sauce are to die for. The only negative was the server could not answer questions about the menu

Thank Norma B
Monclova, Ohio
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not that I ever thought I'd even try it, but I did and it is delicious! Top notch service. The hostess recommended it and it was a pleasant surprise! She's great for business! Creamy potato with corn :) Loved the filet and ask for creamy horseradish sauce! We will be back for more!

Thank rncraw
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106 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a perfect setting for this restaurant. We had no wait, and they had a pleasant special crab legs all you can eat. We chose to try their steak. I had a serlion and we also had a prime rib. One was ordered medium, one was ordered well done. Both looked more like a rare steak but were tasty.... More 

Thank Russ1225
Metropolis Illinois
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75 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this location to be pricey, which was okay. However, the meal did NOT stand up to the cost of it. In the overall of all the restaurants we visited in the past 9 days this was our least favorite. We enjoy a finer quality of foods, especially while vacationing, we were quite disappointed though for the cost ...... More 

Thank acupateaacres
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would highly recommend this restaurant for the atmosphere and food were outstanding. The shrimp cocktail was delicious.

Thank Katherine L
Saginaw, Michigan
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very expensive. Waited for service. Food was good but service was mediocre. Trip Advisor is a poor way to evaluate restaurants.

Thank rkriewall
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for fine dining as the menu and prices indicated that they should know what their doing. They stocked a great red wine, Meiomi, and the soup was very good. My wife's coconut shrimp was good. I ordered the 8 oz. New York strip and it was pathetic. It was 4 oz. at best. Thin and tasteless other than all... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful experience at the Lighthouse! The food was delicious and the portions were very generous. It was a great place to eat the local fish. Also, we were very impressed with the great service. My daughter forgot her retainer after our dinner, and the staff saved it and sent it back to Chicago after we had left... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Seafood, Soups
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 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?