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The Rowe Inn Restaurant

6303 E Jordan Rd, Ellsworth, MI 49729-9701
+1 231-588-7351
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good10%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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6303 E Jordan Rd, Ellsworth, MI 49729-9701
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

This wonderful, innovative restaurant has been located in Ellsworth for many years and hopefully will be here many more! The menu changes according to the seasons and the wine selection can't be beat! A real treat is to take a tour of the wine cellar....More

Thank Bitsiesmom
Management response:Responded 22 September 2017

Your kind review is much appreciated. Thank you for dining with us and hope to see you soon. The Rowe

Reviewed 11 September 2017

We took out of town friends here for dinner. The service and atmosphere is excellent and the food was outstanding and perfectly done. The wine list is always fun and there are plenty of finds by the glass. If you can't match what you want...More

Thank Kim K
Management response:Responded 22 September 2017

Thank you so much for your kind review it's appreciated almost as much as your dining with us. Hope to see you soon. The Rowe

Reviewed 11 September 2017

Every fall we schedule a trip to Northern Michigan and we always build our itinerary around a trip(s) to The Rowe Inn. This year we actually went to The Rowe 3 nights in a row and were as always delighted with the experience! Wes continues...More

Thank 422Gary
Management response:Responded 22 September 2017

Thank you, thank you, thank you! It's people like you that make your dining experience, we just help. Same time next year! The Rowe

Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Ordered the Broiled Walleye with Lime Remoulade Sauce. It came with Uncle Ben's wild rice😶 and some slaw. Really disappointed the rice wasn't even homemade. The presentation was awful.... not a sprig of parsley or lemon, or garnish of any kind. Very bland. Definitely ordered...More

Thank Susan B
Management response:Responded 22 September 2017

I am so sorry that you had such a bad experience. I can promise you that the rice is not Uncle Ben's. The chef and I are answering this review together, and there is usually garnish on our dishes, but again we are human. The...More

Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

This is my favorite restaurant in Northern Michigan. The food is great. The restaurant is fairly small and intimate. The staff is friendly and work to give each guest a wonderful dining experience. My favorite is wine pairings with the various courses. The wines are...More

Thank Vicky B
Management response:Responded 22 September 2017

Thank YOU! It's our guests that provide the experience, we just help. Thank you again, and hope to see you soon. The Rowe

Reviewed 30 July 2017

5 girlfriends had a long day together in Charlevoix and I suggested the Rowe Inn for dinner. We ate duck, scallops, cold cucumber soup, and I don't what dessert I had but it was delicious. The "wine by the glass" was very nice and our...More

Thank KathyADutm
Management response:Responded 22 September 2017

You ladies were out to have fun, and you did. Guests like you make our job so much fun it's almost not like work. Thank you! Looking forward to seeing you and your husband soon. Thank you. The Rowe

Reviewed 26 July 2017

The porch worked well for us as the booth to the side was filled with diners. fresh Lilacs filled the air this May evening. My husband's parents ate here. Nice memory.

Thank Tricia W
Management response:Responded 22 September 2017

Thank you for coming. We are so happy that you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you again. The Rowe

Reviewed 24 July 2017

If you are anywhere around the area, you must visit The Rowe Inn. Recommended by a friend, we celebrated a birthday here. Laurel greeted us and she is a delight. She has incredible knowledge about wine, but was also happy to bring us a beer....More

Thank DutchGirl_WMI
Management response:Responded 22 September 2017

Thank you very much for such a nice review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your evening and we hope the birthday was celebrated greatly! Thank you again and hope to see you soon. The Rowe

Reviewed 14 July 2017

We had heard a rave review of this inn--in out-of-the-way Ellsworth, in northern Michigan, so we decided to make the trek on the two-lane highway from Gaylord, MI. I was hoping for a sumptuous meal that included morel mushrooms. Alas! the time for morels was...More

1  Thank Stephen S
Management response:Responded 22 September 2017

Thank you for your candid review. We are always happy to bring more butter. The stale crackers you are describing is herb toast, which many people enjoy but everybody's taste is different. I can promise you that none of your food was stale. I understand...More

Reviewed 12 July 2017

I call this an oasis for the same reason I knock off one star. Because it is in a rather cramped old place in the middle of nowhere. That said, this is a surprisingly good restaurant. Our party shared a variety of appetizers. The crab...More

Thank Tom D
Management response:Responded 22 September 2017

Thank you for the candid review. We really appreciate your honesty. We are happy that your enjoyed your experience enough to recommend us to others. Thank you again. The Rowe

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Response from JanieNMarc | Reviewed this property |
Casual is fine. It’s amazing food in a casual atmosphere.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$23 - US$42
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6303 E Jordan Rd, Ellsworth, MI 49729-9701
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Antrim County  >  Ellsworth
  • Phone Number: +1 231-588-7351
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The Rowe Inn of Ellsworth, Michigan, offers an intimate, casual atmosphere of fine dining for Charlevoix, Torch Lake and all of Northern Michigan. You'll find our seasonal menus and expansive fine wine collection perfect for any occasion. Individuals, couples, groups and families are equally welcome and catered to. All our meals and wines are served with passion and commitment unsurpassed by anyone in Northern Michigan's fine dining industry. Reservations required. No BYO bottle corking fee available.
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