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Cawthorne's Village Inn

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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1384 Hoban St, Mackinac Island, MI 49757-5151 (Formerly The Village Inn)
+1 906-847-3542
11:00 - 02:00
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27 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

I loved the VI! I stayed for a week this winter on the island and everyone was so friendly! I ordered something different every night and it was wonderful. Since it is owned by the Grand Hotel, the food is also presented beautifully.

Thank yvonnepi
Holland, Michigan
Level Contributor
5 reviews
Reviewed 19 January 2017

We ordered the sirloin and blackened perch special. The salad was fresh and had different tasty greens along with tomatoes, shredded carrots etc. Then came the meal. In the middle of the plate was a mound of mashed potatoes topped with a thin slice of dried or fried squash. Resting on that was the sirloin and perch. The sirloin was... More 

Thank joy70x7
GHKellie, Social Media Manager at Cawthorne's Village Inn, responded to this review

Your words paint a picture! Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the meal and the service. More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Classy restaurant with a good mix of offerings. Since this was one of only 2 open this time of year, we frequented it often. We were never disappointed with the meals chosen.

Thank Steve G
GHKellie, Social Media Manager at Cawthorne's Village Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, and for visiting during your New Year's vacation! We are glad you enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. More 

Traverse City, Michigan
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135 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Only 2 restaurants open in January on the Island, however this one is terrific any time of the year. We've eaten there before and always high quality. Two meals over 2 days were excellent. The listed special on Saturday was a Philly-cheesesteak sandwich. The kitchen prepped for a wrong special (chicken Parmesan) but so they cooked a steak and made... More 

Thank jcfrickpa
GHKellie, Social Media Manager at Cawthorne's Village Inn, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed your meals, and that we were able to accommodate you with the Philly Cheese Steak! We appreciate you writing your review and hope to see you this summer. More 

Jackson, Michigan
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80 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Winter on Mackinac Island is a whole different beast from visits in other seasons. Cawthorne's served up a wonderful meal and warm atmosphere to tourists and snowmobiling locals alike to help us forget the cold. The food was all wonderful with huge portions. We had the planked whitefish dinner at $22 and fish and chips at $16 and Manhattan clam... More 

Thank Mary B
GHKellie, Social Media Manager at Cawthorne's Village Inn, responded to this review

Thank you! We are so happy you enjoyed your meal, got warmed up and left satisfied. More 

Coral, Michigan
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144 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Not much around in December on the island but Cawthornes is excellent in every way. Had the plank white fish and it was excellent. Presentation was great. The only thing I would personally change would be a little less onions but that's it. Great staff that night. We'll be back for sure

Thank sweetbuckhunter
Grinnell, Iowa
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Got to watch a waiter carry a fully loaded tray on his head - no hands. Did it twice while we were there.

Thank Ed P
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43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed our dinner there. The staff is nice and helpful. Food- typical American restaurant except how they serve the food. Some dishes look nicer than the others. Taste wise is OK. As most of the restaurants on the island it has the "old" look. And ugly carpet.

Thank Paula S
Oviedo, Florida
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3 reviews
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is so cute. Food was really good and Most importantly the service was amazing. We went there 2 days and had the same server. She was so nice and friendly despite her being so busy. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Sarahlynne23236
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for dinner with the family while we were on the island. The service was great, and the food was unbelievable. The Planked Whitefish was great, but the Calamari was the best I've ever had, even after traveling around the world!

Thank Eric H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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: 1384 Hoban St, Mackinac Island, MI 49757-5151 (Formerly The Village Inn)
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Upper Peninsula  >  Mackinac County  >  Mackinac Island
  • Phone Number: +1 906-847-3542

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