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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” (21 reviews)
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8655 Cudahy Cir, Mackinac Island, MI 49757-5130
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Reviewed yesterday

Wasn't overly impressed with the whole place. The wait staff was friendly and professional and the food was good however, not a great value, But then again you're kind of a captive audience . Not bad just Not great as one might expect.

Thank asaling
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were celebrating a special wedding anniversary while on Mackinac Island. I'd booked this wonderful (out in the woods) located in the interior of Mackinac Island restaurant for our dinner one of the nights we were staying at the Grand Hotel. It was everything I...More

Thank Sue J
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The restaurant is hidden in the woods. It takes a 30 minute carriage ride from the grand hotel to get there. Food is good just not my style schnitzel and goulash. However if that is your kind of food the atmosphere is warm and the...More

Thank Cindy W
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a fine dining establishment and the prices coordinate with that type of experience so know what to expect when you make a reservation to have dinner here. After a lovely "taxi ride" through the forest to this location we experienced a special dinner....More

Thank dadams623
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No complaints about the food or staff, I just wish the menu featured more local ingredients. There's plenty of farmers and hunters around, why not have that? The lack of authenticity is disappointing. Also, and this is not necessarily the restaurant's fault, but I found...More

1  Thank Emily T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We said farewell to the island with a wonderful dinner at The Woods. Our carriage ride there and back was both beautiful and entertaining. My husband had the goulash and I had the pork schnitzel. Both were excellent. Our waiter was Conrad Shabba Henry. He...More

Thank Amy J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had been there years ago and just wanted to see the old places again. This is very well kept up. They were getting ready for a private affair, tables were set up in all their glory.

Thank wren32
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the most incredible dinner at the Woods Restaurant, celebrating out 45th wedding anniversary. Not only was the food excellent (the lamb was to die for), but also I cannot say enough about our waiter, Michael. He was so personable, attended to every detail,...More

Thank Bradenlind
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely but expensive carriage ride to the Woods restaurant. The menu looked ok. The interpretation was less than. The whitefish entree was almost inedible. The duck breast was drowned in too much sauce but was tender enough. Another diner's wasn't. The pork...More

Thank ElizabethZ131
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tired of burgers , sandwiches etc from main street restaurants we booked reservations at the woods . Not pretentious. I wore kakis and a tommy Bahamas's shirt . You take a taxi there which was 35 min from mission point . Fun ride . Like...More

Thank Robert M
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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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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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