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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” (23 reviews)
“duck” (21 reviews)
“escargot” (6 reviews)
Open Now
17:30 - 22:00All hours
American, Gluten Free Options
8655 Cudahy Cir, Mackinac Island, MI 49757-5130
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Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

A delightful evening carriage ride it to The Woods is an excellent beginning to an amazing dinner. The food is very good- I recommend the goulash. It has a Bavarian flavor in food and decor. Lots of hunting trophies and dog show memorabilia, all real,...More

Thank Hillgirlp90
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Although it's a bit far from town it's worth the trip. The building has a great atmosphere and the staff are excellent. In fact, I believe the staff here were the nicest people we came across on the island. All of the food was very...More

Thank Brian F
Reviewed 22 August 2016

After many visits to the Island, we had our first dinner at The Woods. It was just great. After a relaxing carriage ride of about twenty minutes we arrived at The Woods. Staff were professional and friendly. Dinner was delicious and the service was exceptional....More

Thank FayJay15
Reviewed 20 August 2016

We celebrated our 10 year anniversary here and enjoyed the meal tremendously! We had a great table, our server was awesome, the food was delicious (who would have thought an Australian beef gouloush could have tasted so great and make you dream to eat it...More

Thank Niki C
Reviewed 19 August 2016

We were so excited to find out that The Woods Restaurant would allow us to order take-out from their menu, since we were traveling with our little dog. The first night the food was so good that we ended up ordering dinner from them all...More

Thank jeanpeterson02
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Have heard alot about this restaurant and we were not disappointed. Expensive but it isn't a place you'd eat at all the time. The chef is the same one as the Grand Hotel--this is part of the Grand Hotel. Drinks were expensive: vodka gimlet with...More

Thank buckmi
Reviewed 17 August 2016

By far the best meal we have had in the 4 days on the island, even though Carriage House and Yankee Rebel were good. Of course the carriage ride out there from town was lovely. Vinni, our shuttle driver, is from Romania. He knew the...More

Thank shellseeker1319
Reviewed 16 August 2016

We had a party of 9, and everything from the carriage ride at dusk to the food and wine was excellent. Our server was prompt, polite and executed his job flawlessly. I ordered my steak with a cold center and that is how I got...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Wonderful atmosphere and super good service. Our waiter, Rick was top notch in all aspects. There Goulash special of the evening was excellent. It's a bit pricey, but well worth it considering the location, food and ambiance. The only issues was we didn't get the...More

Thank Gary P
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Before I get into the restaurant review in detail a few important notes about the Woods. On Mackinac Island the only way to get around is to walk or take a horse cart. Despite what some people told us about it being a 30 minute...More

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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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
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
  • E-mail
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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