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“Slower than molasses” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Chippewa Room

The Chippewa Room
Ranked #11 of 52 Restaurants in Mackinaw City
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Large groups, Romantic
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!
Charlotte, North Carolina
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Slower than molasses”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

The service it beyond slow. It took us 90 minutes to get our food. Too long for the price. The waiter is well intentioned, but the kitchen is helpless. Not high summer either. I wonder what this place is like during the high season!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank ferropn
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AudiesRestaurant, General Manager at The Chippewa Room, responded to this review, September 17, 2013
Dear Ferropn,

Thank you for you review. I have to agree 90 minutes is an extremely long wait for a meal, I have never heard of a delay that long in our Chippewa Room. We also do not have any waiters in our Chippewa Room at this time. Maybe you were in our Family Room? I am not sure what night you dined with us but September 14 is our busiest Saturday of the year. Even so, that sort of time for a meal to be served is unacceptable and I apologize. I would like to get to the bottom of this, so I am going to contact you for more information.

Sincerely,

Katie Kosorski
Audie's Restaurant
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Mackinaw City, Michigan, United States
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89 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Superior Customer Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

Very nice restaurant with fantastic food, great menu selections, and superior customer service. We live in town and consider The Chippewa Room a special treat.

Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Sheryl C
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AudiesRestaurant, General Manager at The Chippewa Room, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
Dear Sheryl,

Thank you for your kind words and sharing your review of Audie's Chippewa Room with Trip Advisor readers. We are so grateful for the support of those in the local community who enjoy dining with us and spreading the word to visitors. We are blessed with wonderful guests who we consider to be part of our Audie's family. We always look forward to seeing you!

Warmly,

Katie, Nick and the Audie's Crew
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Everything was perfect! !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

Dinner two nights in a row. Margot served both nights she was 5 star. Planked whitefish,veggies with sauce and potatoes done to perfection. Apple pie a must. Chefs are Mackinaw city best. Greeted both nights by staff very focused and professional.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank maryannandgilligan
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AudiesRestaurant, General Manager at The Chippewa Room, responded to this review, September 4, 2013
Dear Maryann & Gilligan,

Wow! Perfection is hard to achieve! We are so excited we provided you with great food and service 2 nights in a row. Thank you so much for your patronage and for sharing your review. We are blessed with the best staff in the north as well as the kindest guests.

Cheers,

Katie Kosorski
Audie's Restaurant
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Breckenridge, Michigan
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Awesome Food.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2013

The chippewa room had a great casual fine dining atmosphere. The prime rib is to die for and my wife loved her seafood alfredo. Our waitress, Lark, even asked us if it was a special occasion. When we told her it was our anniversary, she went and grabbed a michigan maple sundae for us at no cost. I am definitely looking forward to next year and another great experience at Audie's.

Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Kevin O
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AudiesRestaurant, General Manager at The Chippewa Room, responded to this review, September 3, 2013
Dear Kevin O,

Thank you for the rave review of your dining experience in our Chippewa Room. Congratulations on your anniversary! I would like to thank you for celebrating with us. We try to offer a great atmosphere for celebrations, excellent service, and outstanding food. We slow roast our Prime Rib all day Friday and Saturday to serve our guests a tender and delicious meal. Our alfredo sauce is made from scratch---to order! It starts with butter, cream and parmesan cheese each and every time. Nick created our Michigan Maple sundae a couple years back and it has been a huge hit. We are excited to become a part of your anniversary tradition.

Cheers,

Katie Kosorski
Audie's Restaurant
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Lakeville, Michigan
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140 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Quite frankly-this is the only place I will eat in Mackinaw”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2013

I've eaten at a variety of places in Mackinaw but this is now the ONLY place I will eat. The food is very good-not touristy. Everything is fresh. Very friendly staff. Free WiFi.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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AudiesRestaurant, General Manager at The Chippewa Room, responded to this review, August 30, 2013
Dear Gravesky,

Thank you for your loyal patronage and for sharing your recommendation with the readers of Trip Advisor. We appreciate your compliments and will be looking forward to your next visit!

Warmly,

Katie Kosorski
Audie's Restaurant
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