We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
WINNER WONDERLAND
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor

The Lighthouse Restaurant - TEMPORARILY CLOSED

$$ - $$$
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
618 S Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
+1 231-436-5191
Website
Today
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

288 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 286: English reviews
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
82 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Large quantities of excellent seafood in an attractive, comfortable setting. Service was good. Location puts it near many activities and hotels.

Helpful?
Thank Don L
Michigan
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant was located across from out hotel. We decided to have our last meal of our vacation there. Steaks were awesome! We would eat there again!

Helpful?
Thank Cynthia H
Granite Falls, Minnesota
Level Contributor
21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The desk clerk at Comfort Inn across the street recommended The Lighthouse and we were not disappointed. Very charming place with good food. Pork chops were delicious. The whitefish had some of the skin and darker part of the fish which gave it a 'fishy' taste. Friendly staff.

Helpful?
Thank callicopooch
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We walked across the street for cocktails. The bar and bartender were very welcoming. Great deals on bottles of wine. Got to taste some local wines and bought some bottles. Food menu looked amazing but was not what we were craving that night.

Helpful?
Thank Jessica L
Fort Wayne, IN
Level Contributor
16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

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 

Helpful?
Thank jkr46723
Saint Clair Shores, Michigan
Level Contributor
14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

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.

Helpful?
Thank sox_tony
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 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 

Helpful?
Thank joe m
O'Reilly's I, Guest Relations Manager at The Lighthouse Restaurant - TEMPORARILY CLOSED, 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
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

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.

Helpful?
Thank Kathleen G
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

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.

Helpful?
Thank Kim W
Saint Michael, Minnesota
Level Contributor
127 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016 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 

Helpful?
3 Thank Menotknow

Travelers who viewed The Lighthouse Restaurant - TEMPORARILY CLOSED also viewed

Mackinaw City, Cheboygan County
Mackinaw City, Cheboygan County
 
Mackinaw City, Cheboygan County
Mackinaw City, Cheboygan County
 
Mackinaw City, Cheboygan County
Mackinaw City, Cheboygan County
 

Been to The Lighthouse Restaurant - TEMPORARILY CLOSED? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
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
Description
Closed for the season. Re-open the Spring of 2017

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Lighthouse Restaurant - TEMPORARILY CLOSED and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Northville, Michigan
over a year ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from The Lighthouse Restaurant - TEMPORARILY CLOSED staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?