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“slightly less than expected”

The Woods Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $42
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Located a short horse-drawn carriage ride into the wooded interior of Mackinac Island. The opulent Tudor mansion with Bavarian charm provides for a delightfully casual dining experience. Test your skill on America’s oldest operating duckpin bowling alley. Enjoy before and after dinner drinks at Bobby’s Bar opening at noon daily.Woods Restaurant will open for the 2013 season on Friday, May 24th.Lunch 11:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Serving boxed lunches and hot dogs during the day.Dinner 5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.Dress code is casual. Reservations are recommended for dinner. To reserve a table, call and ask for Woods Restaurant.Overnight guests of Grand Hotel on the Modified American Plan receive a $20.00 per adult credit towards the food portion of their bill. There is tipping at Woods.
Reviewed September 24, 2012

The location and setting are beautiful - service was good, fairly attentive, but cold. The food was good but the beef was a bit tough and the lamb was not the right temp.

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Reviewed September 15, 2012

The Woods is part of the Grand Hotel restaurants, but open to anyone who wishes to dine there. The Tudor mansion tucked in the trees near the Inn at Stonecliff was beautiful. The menu was varied and each of our appetizers and entrees were delicious. Service was attentive but unobtrusive. The pianist provided delightful background music during our meal.

The ride in our horse-drawn carriage to and from the restaurant added to the charm of the evening!

Thank gwammy5
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Reviewed September 9, 2012

Excellent service, unique atmosphere, casual dining, and DELICIOUS food. The 5 spice duck is amazing as well as the fish fare. The ride there by carriage and back is romantic and a must see.

Thank Aaron H
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Reviewed September 8, 2012

Our annual trip to Mackinac Island revolves around a golf outing and the after game dinner is at the Woods. They always do a great barbecue. That coupled with the dessert buffet make this meal a danger to the waistline, but oh so good.

Thank NorthbyNorthwest_9
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Reviewed September 6, 2012

My wife and I frequent Woods as often as we can. We live close by so it is very easy for us to stop over. I don't ever like seeing bad reviews for Grand Hotel properties because I think that they do business the best in town. Yes. Woods may not be the best spot for lunch anymore but one day it was. There are no waiters on staff before 5:00pm. The people below got drinks from the bar and went outside. There is no one to come out and take another order. As we all know, you must come back to the bar to get a drink during the day. Neil informs everyone that I am sure. As far as dinner. The best in town. The food is amazing. The service is incredible. I have always felt that the waiters should be wearing something other than tux's tho. It is very hit there in the summer.

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Thank Ryan2334
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