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The English Inn

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677 S Michigan Rd, Eaton Rapids, MI 48827-8242 (South of Columbia Hwy.)
+1 517-663-2500
13:00 - 19:00
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Sun 13:00 - 19:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Eaton Rapids, Michigan
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love coming here the service is top notch and the food and atmosphere are second too none. Great location and beautiful grounds, stay the night for the full effect.

Thank shagapow
Management response:

Thank you for your kind words! We strive to impress with great tasting food and friendly service, and so are glad to hear you had such a pleasant visit with us. We look forward to serving you again very soon! More 

Level Contributor
220 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant is in an old three story mansion built by an early auto executive. It is on and adjoining the Grand River and had some landscaping from the rear of the mansion down to the river including flower beds, gazebo, pergola, stone paver walks and mature trees. There is a pub on the lower level. The main dining areas... More 

Thank Travelalot963
Management response:

Thank you very much for taking the time to give us such a glowing review! Our staff works hard to ensure all of our wonderful guests receive the 5 star experience they deserve, and and we are so glad to have accomplished this with you. More 

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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Made reservations for 7pm on a Saturday night for my 40th birthday. First impressions, it was a little difficult to figure out where to park. Once we found the second lot and walked up the steps everything was perfect. The Inn itself is breathtaking and there is just enough light when you make the walk to the front door to... More 

1 Thank Kathy C
Erik N, Owner at The English Inn, responded to this review

Thank you Kathy for your kind words. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Cheers! More 

Vassar, Michigan
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Simply amazing in every respect. The ambiance, food, wine, service, hospitality, wine list, dining room menu, breakfast included with your stay.

1 Thank geneurcan
Management response:

Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a great review! We're so glad to hear you had a delicious meal accompanied by great service. We hope to serve you again soon. More 

Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

My husband brought me to the English Inn to celebrate our 40th date. He also got some of our children to join us for an amazing dinner. It was also a night they had Teresa Pash playing the piano.

Thank Lois S
Management response:

Thank you, Lois, for your high praises and taking the time to write a review. Happy belated 40th anniversary! More 

Ithaca, Michigan
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54 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Each of us, 3 of us, had a different beef option. All of us enjoyed the quality of the meat. One of us had the 5 course option, and I would recommend it, and will get it the next trip. We all had a Traverse City Riesling which went well with the dinner. The atmosphere is very unique and our... More 

Thank johnpaulr504
2 reviews
Reviewed 29 December 2016

The English Inn is a little out of the way for many in the Lansing, Michigan area, but I can't think of a single restaurant in the area that is superior in any way. The atmosphere, the service and the quality of the fare are unmatched, so the drive south to Eaton Rapids is well worth it. I suppose Capital... More 

Thank skiptheexit
Farmington Hills, Michigan
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258 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

We haven't been here in a few years. We celebrated both our children's high school and college and law school graduations here some years ago. The inn is now run by Gary & Donna Nelson's son. It seems to have not missed a beat. Except for the misstep between my son's and my filet preparation(he received my rare(Pittsburg) and I... More 

Thank WmECamp
East Lansing, Michigan
Level Contributor
21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 November 2016

We ate Thanksgiving dinner here and it was amazing. Touches of elegance, great service, and a delicious meal. Be sure to tour the rooms upstairs when not occupied. The place is like a museum!

Thank George S
Williamston, Michigan
Level Contributor
42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

I have been to the English Inn so many times now I can't count. I am never disappointed the food is always great the accommodations are always great. Meets and exceeds my expectations! We Usually go for a special occasion a Birthday our our Anniversary, we have spent several nights in the Dove cottage outside of the mansion this last... More 

Thank Cheryl S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$23 - US$36
American, French, British
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View, Romantic
Open Hours
13:00 - 19:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 677 S Michigan Rd, Eaton Rapids, MI 48827-8242
    (South of Columbia Hwy.)
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Eaton County  >  Eaton Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 517-663-2500
The English Inn is "Creating Special Memories" with unparalleled ambiance and incredible cuisine. Hosting four stunning dining rooms the restaurant features classic preparations such as Chateaubriand for Two, Beef Tartare, and Roasted Prime Rib of Beef in addition to creative modern cuisine. The restaurant can host private parties from two to sixty. Our ballroom Medovue Hall can seat up to 200 guests for dinner receptions or weekday luncheons and meetings. The Pub and Terrace offer casual dining with classically British items such as Cornish Pasties, Fish and Chips and Shepherds Pie as well as unique sandwiches and salads. We look forward to hosting you soon at The English Inn, " Creating Special Memories".

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?