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“Good food Amazing view”

Fort Mackinac Tea Room
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Outdoor Seating
Description: One of the most delightful and scenic settings on Mackinac Island to enjoy luncheon or a late afternoon snack. Tour this historic site and relax afterwards with a delicious meal and exceptional view of downtown Mackinac Island and the harbor. Admission to Fort Mackinac is required. A visit to Fort Mackinac includes a self-guided tour of the Fort, seeing 1780's soldiers demonstrate rifle firings and a cannon salute over the harbor. For more information about Fort Mackinac visit click here.The Fort Mackinac Tea Room will open for the 2013 season on Tuesday, May 7th.Hours of Operation:Luncheon: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.Outdoor and indoor seating available.There is tipping at Fort Mackinac Tea Room.
Detroit, Michigan
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Good food Amazing view”
Reviewed June 3, 2013

The food was pretty average to delicious. Their hot dog is amazing and as I discovered so was the cheddar broccoli soup. However, all of that is totally overshadowed by the breath-taking view. The Tea Room is located inside Fort Mackinac on the very edge. It has a broad view of the lake, the marina and the park. Excellent place to people/crowd watch and listen to canon shots on the hour. Their shakes looked delicious. Wished I hadn't overeaten, so I could have tasted one for myself.

Visited June 2013
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Westminster
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94 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Enjoyable but pricey”
Reviewed October 7, 2012

It does not have the ambiance of a "tea room" but is actually a patio overlooking the shores of the island. The sloppy joes were excellent although expensive.

Visited October 2012
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Seneca, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
“Fantastic View, Good Food, Great Value, Great Way to Rest”
Reviewed October 1, 2012

You must have lunch on the terrace at the Tea Room at Fort Mackinac. What a view! We were pleasantly surprised that the food was good and not as expensive as some we had encountered. I highly recommend having lunch here.

  • Visited June 2012
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2 Thank Sharon C
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Boston
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508 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
“Quality Meal with a view and breeze”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

The food quality and service are well above what you might expect from museum fort restaurant. It is a great place to enjoy the history and ambience of Mackinaw Island. There can be a wait, but there is plenty of activity in the fort, drills, music, games, exhibits, etc and you are there to relax anyway. Too bad they don't stay open for dinner as I suspect it is a much better value than some of the touristy restaurants in town.

  • Visited August 2012
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Cherry Valley, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A bit pricier....but pleasantly surprised!”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

It was cold. Started to rain. Had a hard time finding entrance.. They had fireplaces going. Really warmed us up. Hot chocolate($3) was great. Well presented. Had sandwich, chips, fruit cup ($9). The fruits actually tasted exactly like they should. Very flavorful. Very closed walls (remember where you are-Fort). Glad we had lunch here.

Visited September 2012
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