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“I eat there every visit to the Island”

Goodfellow's Italian Chop House
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed July 20, 2011

For the last 4 years, every trip to Mackinaw we stop here at least once. Resonable prices (For here), and fun service and a unique setting with good food keeps us around. We spent quite a bit of time here when we brought our staff here July 2010. I like the place and look forward to hanging out there after the Jazz Fest Labor Day weekend.

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Thank Stuckond
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Reviewed July 19, 2011

The food was incredible. Allowing my finicky fiance to find a burger on the menu and lead me to the stiffed white fish. Our server, Anna (maybe be incorrect on that) was AMAZING. She was informed on the menu and specials!

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Thank tiffannb
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Reviewed July 12, 2011

We ate dinner at Goodfellows on July 11. This was a return visit for us. The service was far better than at comparable restaurants on the island! The chicken Parma and pizza are very food.

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Thank Lancastergale
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Reviewed June 29, 2011

My wife and I visited this restaurant on June 28, 2011 at about 11:30 am for lunch. We asked to eat outside on the balcony, where only one other party was eating. Then, we asked if we could sit at one of the handful of tables located along the rail so that we could watch the people that were walking along. The manager who seated us told us, “No” that these tables were reserved for parties of four – as if any party of four were more important, or would spend more than us.

When we broached this subject again with our waitress, she explained that it was a type of restaurant policy based on the expectation that there would be a “lunch rush” that was expected between 12pm and 12:30pm. What? This speculation was nearly 30-60 minutes later!!

In response to our unhappiness in hearing this “speculation”, she invited for us to sit along the rail which we did. Moments later, the manager had “RESERVED” signs be placed on all the other tables along the railing. We couldn’t believe how incredibly rude this was! We couldn’t believe what measures this restaurant would take to make paying customers feel uncomfortable. We should have walked out then!!

We ate our lunch without another patron being seated on the balcony. We walked by the restaurant 30 and 60 minutes later, and neither time, were the seats along the balcony rail ever filled. This restaurant can offend other customers, but they can also expect to forever lose our future patronage. Never again will we eat here!!

The food was okay, but far from great or great value. Felt so sorry for waitress who works for a management who imposes such an inappropriate and insensitive policy.

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10  Thank MichiganTravelers_ML
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Reviewed June 21, 2011

Our lunch at Goodfella's was a wonderful experience. Our party included two families with children, and our waiter was patient and helpful with them. The portions (even the kids') were huge; the superb strawberry chicken salad was big enough for 2-3 people to share, and was one of the best salads I've ever had. Everyone's meal was great. It was a relaxing and fun place to eat, and we'll be back!

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Thank Lawcodename
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