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The Gate House

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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286 Grand Avenue, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
+1 800-334-7263
11:00 - 02:00
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64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

If you want something a little less formal, lunch at the Gate House is a great option. Their Bloody Marys are exceptional!

Thank islandgirlWisconsin
Toledo, Ohio
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

We are so happy we chose to have our wedding reception at the Gate House! After getting married on the porch at the Grand Hotel, our guests took carriages over to the Gate House where we had several delectable options to choose from. Everyone enjoyed their food and drinks, and the staff was superb! Thank you, we will remember this... More 

Thank Carrie F
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43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

We went there for lunch. Just regular American food very similar to the other restaurants on the island. Food came out very quick but to order it or get the information from the server was quite a wait. Good wheat beer though.

Thank Paula S
Lansing MI
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66 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

We stopped for a light lunch before heading up the hill to the Grand Hotel. Shared a sandwich and wished we had gotten an extra order of fries. They were the best we've even eaten. Too cold to eat outdoors so we'll have to try it again in the summer.

Thank Spartan59
Newark, New Jersey
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78 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

We were walking back to downtown area from the Grand Hotel and stopped here for early lunch (it was about 11 or 11:30am on a Monday). It was very empty (no one seated outside and only about 3 people inside). We asked if we could sit outside, and the waiter seemed a little surprised. Maybe people don't sit outside in... More 

Thank raraavis17
Harbor Springs, Michigan
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113 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

this restaurant has been great for years ..always some new items...head chef Garnet keeps everything top notch and Jermaine and Travis make sure that everything moves well. great bar and you can watch the game inside. But the outside on a nice day cannot be beat. Across from the stone church and with views of Grand hotel...just watching the people... More 

Thank skifree57
Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 October 2016

The staff was very friendly, not too expensive. Apparently the wings are amazing because almost everyone who came in ordered them. We had just stop in after dinner or else I would've tried them!

Thank Jessica H
Traverse City, Michigan
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for lunch with a hangover. The food fixed it. Delicious food with very generous portions. Clean and friendly atmosphere. Our server was prompt and friendly. Will come again on our next trip to the island.

Thank Stephanie J
Galax, Virginia
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37 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

I had the Virginia Ham Sandwich. EXCELLANT. The bun was fresh and warm. The wait staff was polite and attentive. A good experience in a great restaurant.

Thank mountainmama084
Kansas City, Missouri
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

This place was a lot of fun--small enough to feel intimate, large enough to have tons of tvs turned to football (on a Sunday night). Our hamburgers and fish and chips were really good but the fries were amazing! Stop in for a cocktail or a casual meal. You won't regret it.

Thank Mmr636

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$30
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 286 Grand Avenue, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Upper Peninsula  >  Mackinac County  >  Mackinac Island
  • Phone Number: +1 800-334-7263
A casual restaurant/bar just a short walk down Grand Hill. Serving lunch, dinner, and beverages inside and outside. Televisions and live music. Overnight guests of Grand Hotel on the Modified American Plan or Full American Plan receive a $20.00 per adult credit towards the food portion of their dinner bill. There is tipping at The Gate House. Check the Restaurant Events Calendar for live music schedule, food/drink specials and more.Hours of Operation: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.Luncheon: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Dinner: 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday 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 The Gate House.

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