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“Best place to eat in Mackinaw City” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Chippewa Room

The Chippewa Room
Ranked #10 of 52 Restaurants in Mackinaw City
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Audie's Chippewa Room offers casual, fine dining surrounded by Native American decor and an extensive collection of local artifacts. Chef Nick Jaggi and his family have built a reputation for excellent food and service as well as offering fine wines and hand-crafted cocktails. The menu, created by Culinary Institute of American graduate Chef Nick, offers a variety of seasonal specialties and local fare as well as hand cut steaks, seafood, and ribs. The Chippewa Room has won a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for our wine list and offers over 2 dozen wines by the glass. We open daily at 5 p.m. but are on hand to take your reservation at any time. Our staff is eager to welcome you!
Cincinnati, Ohio
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116 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Best place to eat in Mackinaw City”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2013

Food usually not good in Mackinaw. But the Chippewa room was the best food we had all week. My daughter enjoyed the vegetable plate (vegetarian options are slim in Mackinaw) . The fish my husband and I had was excellent quality. I feel this is the best restaurant in Mackinaw. Service was fast, professional and excellent.

Visited August 2013
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1 Thank slimzeeguy
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AudiesRestaurant, General Manager at The Chippewa Room, responded to this review, August 16, 2013
Dear bltms,

Thank you for your compliments and sharing your review. I can see you have posted many restaurant reviews--I feel especially honored you have awarded us the title "best restaurant in Mackinaw"! Thank you!

Warm Regards,

Katie Kosorski
Audie's Restaurant
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Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 305 helpful votes
“Fine Dinning”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2013

This is a review of the Chippewa Room, not the main restaurant at Audies. It has a separate entrance, menu, servers, etc, and is a totally different experience which includes the type of experience which you expect with fine dining.

My favorite dishes have included steak, elk, planked whitefish, and pan fried perch.

The meals also come with a complimentary serving of Edgar's beer cheese served with garlic toast and crackers. YEs, it reminds me of a 70's steaKhouse cheese, but It is so good!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank lighthouselovertoo
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AudiesRestaurant, General Manager at The Chippewa Room, responded to this review, August 14, 2013
Dear Lighthouselovertoo,

We love our beer cheese too! I have been at Audie's since 1996 and when I take my vacation in April the first thing I do when I get back to work is enjoy some beer cheese & sesame breadsticks. Thank you for sharing your review of The Chippewa Room and recommending us to Trip Advisor readers.

Warm Regards,

Katie Kosorski
Audie's Restaurant
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“must experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2013

Delicious homemade, chef prepared meals- no sysco in sight, like most other restaurants in Mackinaw City.

Visited August 2013
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Thank Tracyreo
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AudiesRestaurant, General Manager at The Chippewa Room, responded to this review, August 10, 2013
Dear Tracyreo,

Thank you for noticing Chef Nick and the kitchen crew's hard work. Early in the morning Dwayne is making stocks, sauces and soups; Robin is baking bread, and Chef Nick is cutting steaks and planning menus to get ready for guests to arrive when we open at 5. When 2 pm rolls around, Eric and Mike are already have preparations underway making sure the line is stocked, the broilers hot and the fish is fresh. With over 150 years combined experience they make it look easy! Glad you enjoy the fruits of their labor and I will share your compliments.

Warmly,

Katie Kosorski
Audie's Restaurant
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Williamston, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Walleye”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2013

Terrific food, good service, ambiance. For this small town filled with tourist traps this restaurant is a found jewel. Can't wait to get back and have their walleye again.

Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Shar2655
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AudiesRestaurant, General Manager at The Chippewa Room, responded to this review, August 9, 2013
Dear Shar2655,

Thank you so much for sharing your review on Trip Advisor. We are off the beaten path here in Mackinaw City and are so grateful for friends like you who kindly spread the word about us. We are open year 'round so have built our reputation on great food and service for our local customers and guests from out of town as well. Thank you for your business!

Warmly,


Katie Kosorski
Audie's Restaurant
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Food! A must eat!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2013

My husband and I ate at a few of the larger restaurants in Mackinac City but found them all to be cattle houses. Production of cheap, taste-less food for the masses. Get people in, get people out. Not made for repeat costumers. The Chippewa room was deeeelicous! Great food, prepared perfectly with an amazing selection. If you can get past the awkward atmosphere created by a cabin filled with taxidermy animals....its well worth it. An amazing find! Great service and food has made this young couple repeat costumers :)

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Rakkiia
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AudiesRestaurant, General Manager at The Chippewa Room, responded to this review, August 9, 2013
Dear Rakkiia,

Wow! Thank you for your compliments and for noticing our hard work! We are so thankful for your business and for sharing your review. We are so glad you found us, we often joke that we are the best kept secret in Mackinaw!

Cheers,

Katie Kosorski
Audie's Restaurant
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