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The Woods Restaurant

8655 Cudahy Cir, Mackinac Island, MI 49757-5130
+1 906-847-3331
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good21%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“goulash” (24 reviews)
“duck” (26 reviews)
“escargot” (7 reviews)
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8655 Cudahy Cir, Mackinac Island, MI 49757-5130
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Take a horse- drawn taxi to dinner in the woods at this lovely restaurant. The Bavarian themed atmosphere is really stunning with its woodwork, fireplaces, red and white checked napkins. The food is excellent as is the service. They offer a number of starters, soups,...More

Thank Globalphile
Reviewed 15 October 2017

We tried The Woods on the recommendation of our hotel concierge hotel who said that the 30-40 minute carriage ride and the dinner would make a nice evening. Definitely right! As with most things on Mackinac you can’t be in a rush, but the carriage...More

Thank MBTraveler47
Reviewed 14 October 2017

We took a carriage out to the Woods one evening. It was a pleasant ride, but the horses wanted to go to bed and kept stopping! However, we got there fine and the staff seated us immediately, even though we were late. This was "off...More

Thank grandma_eccie
Reviewed 13 October 2017

The atmesphere was really nice.The waiter was not very nice and the food was really tough. I got the wiener schnitzel and had to ask for a steak knife to cut it.I also ordered the roasted beets and it came out of a can.

Thank zumgawa
Reviewed 8 October 2017

We were able to walk to The Woods Restaurant from our lodging at the Inn at Stonecliffe. Once you walk through the doors you are in a different world; perhaps a hunting lodge. The decor is red and white. The servers are in white jacketed...More

Thank Pesto13maz
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We wanted to try The Woods for our splurge meal while staying on Mackinac for the week, and it did not disappoint. You will have to take a taxi, unless you are staying at Stonecliffe (or if you can ride your bike wearing dress clothes)....More

Thank SpringFaith74
Reviewed 2 October 2017

This was the best restaurant, on the Island. The food, was to die for, the service can not be beat. The inside was very nice, high class all the way, even the price. I felt like I was rich for a day. Oh, very nice...More

1  Thank carbinekid
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Service was excellent , whitefish and onion soup could not have been better , piano added a nice touch

Thank royclittle
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Loved the atmosphere. Food was terrible! Escargot was tough and very salty, it tasted like it was swimming in a canned beef broth. Salad dressing on the wedge salad watery and flavorless. Will not go back!

Thank seftocat
Reviewed 16 September 2017

We've been here a few times - most recently celebrating our 20th anniversary. All of our food was great. The lamb shank was particularly nice and tender. And the raspberry creme brulee was a fantastic dessert. Also, the atmospher here is unique - it would...More

Thank 18musicians
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Questions & Answers
2 July 2017|
Response from GHKellie | Property representative |
Casual dress at Woods Restaurant is appropriate. We do not require formal attire.
susan n
20 April 2017|
Response from GHKellie | Property representative |
Woods is not near Mission Point at a;;. We are located more toward the center of the island near the airport and Stonecliff.
31 August 2016|
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Response from grandhotel1887 | Property representative |
Hello - Staff at Woods is available to help with your taxi transportation. Strollers are folded up and welcome.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$42
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8655 Cudahy Cir, Mackinac Island, MI 49757-5130 (Formerly The Woods)
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Upper Peninsula  >  Mackinac County  >  Mackinac Island
  • Phone Number: +1 906-847-3331
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Located a short horse-drawn carriage ride into the wooded interior of Mackinac Island. The opulent Tudor mansion with Bavarian charm provides for a delightfully casual dining experience. Test your skill on America’s oldest operating duckpin bowling alley. Enjoy before and after dinner drinks at Bobby’s Bar opening at noon daily.Woods Restaurant will open for the 2013 season on Friday, May 24th.Lunch 11:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Serving boxed lunches and hot dogs during the day.Dinner 5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.Dress code is casual. Reservations are recommended for dinner. To reserve a table, call and ask for Woods Restaurant.Overnight guests of Grand Hotel on the Modified American Plan receive a $20.00 per adult credit towards the food portion of their bill. There is tipping at Woods.
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