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“Delicious food, excellent service and el fresco (available) dining.”
Review of The Gate House

The Gate House
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: A casual restaurant/bar just a short walk down Grand Hill. Serving lunch, dinner, and beverages inside and outside. Televisions and live music. Overnight guests of Grand Hotel on the Modified American Plan or Full American Plan receive a $20.00 per adult credit towards the food portion of their dinner bill. There is tipping at The Gate House. Check the Restaurant Events Calendar for live music schedule, food/drink specials and more.Hours of Operation: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.Luncheon: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Dinner: 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday 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 The Gate House.
Detroit, Michigan, United States
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Delicious food, excellent service and el fresco (available) dining.”
Reviewed June 26, 2013 via mobile

As this establishment is part of the Grand Hotel prices were as expected. The hostess and our waitress Kenzie were delightful with great smiles and warm personalities. We asked to be seated outside with shade which made the meal even better. We enjoyed a grilled chicken with capers and lemon sauce and a Greek salad. Portions were enough to share for those with smaller appetites.

  • Visited June 2013
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English first
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Not worth the money”
Reviewed June 21, 2013

Mediocre bar food at Grand Hotel prices...without the excellent service you would expect at a Grand restaurant. Very disappointed each of our four visits.

  • Visited June 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
163 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Great view, service and menu”
Reviewed June 18, 2013

We stopped here a few times during our stay on the Island. The Grand Hotel owns it, and it is run very smoothly. Food/menu is great (I thought a much nicer menu than most places on the Island)
The view is relaxing and beautiful, sitting out and watching the horses and bikers come down the big hill by The Grand. Try their Rum Runners, very potent and taste fresh! Prices are comparable to other restaurants in the area, but a better experience.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank kstaunton
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great lunch menu”
Reviewed June 11, 2013

We stopped here and sat outside on the patio for lunch. It's scenic and you can watch the people and horses go by to and from the Grand Hotel. The food was quite good and the service was excellent. I had the sirloin sandwich au jus and it was very tasty. The prices were comparative to most lunch places on Mackinac Island. Would definitely recommend!

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank as1786
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
144 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Good for Lunch”
Reviewed May 29, 2013

As others have stated, this restaurant is operated by the Grand Hotel, so expectations are set higher. My party of three had a cheeseburger, fish and chips, and a whitefish sandwich. The cheeseburger received an excellent rating. My fish and chips were of the frozen food/deep fat fryer variety - rather than fresh as I expected (my mistake, didn't ask). The whitefish sandwich was given an "okay" rating. Overall, I was disappointed in the quality/value. It wasn't particularly crowded, but our waitress was somewhat distracted.

Visited May 2013
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