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The Woods Restaurant

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8655 Cudahy Cir, Mackinac Island, MI 49757-5130 (Formerly The Woods)
517-703-4039
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17:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015

Both food and staff service was excellent. Piano entertainment during dinner was very nice. Interior design gave a premium feel and perfect ambiance for our family dinner. Highly recommend taking a carriage ride both to and from restaurant.

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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015

A perfect venue for a romantic dinner. It begins with a horse drawn taxi ride into the woods to a charming spot in the woods. I had a steak and husband had goulash, both delicious. Expensive but a great anniversary spot.

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Granite Bay, California
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49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015

We had absolutely the the worst meal in the formal dining room the night before. Trying someting different. It was so fabulous. The food, service and wonderful atmosphere. We didn't want to leave. A must if you go to the island. Make reservations as it is not very large. Dress is casual but atmosphere is irrecredible.

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Streamwood, Illinois
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

Did not get to eat at restaurant. Had reservations on a Saturday evening for dinner with family, waited in lobby for 45 minutes and never was seated. Host said shouldn't be much longer, but only people that were in the bar were getting seated for dinner after they had couple of drinks

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015 via mobile

Four of us had a lovely meal here. Great service. There was a mix up on a bottle of wine and the waiter immediately replaced it, no fuss. Crab cake appetizer was delicious.

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Plymouth, Michigan
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141 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2015

During our two day stay at the Grand Hotel we were able to secure a reservation at the Woods. Be advised, that the restaurant is popular and you should make your reservations long before you get to the island. Our first reservation, which we made after we checked into the hotel, was for 8:30 PM. With some luck and patience... More 

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Owosso, Michigan
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2015

What a wonderful spot for a nice relaxing dinner. Beautiful restaurant with a Austrian Hunting Lodge theme. The salmon was outstanding, as was the pecan ball for dessert. Definitely fancier than most restaurants on the Island.

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Chicago
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69 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015

Our B&B hostess recommended this place as a real experience and a treat. We decided to go for it. We really had a wonderful experience. You pick up the horse and carriage "shuttle" on Main Street at certain times. It takes about half an hour to get to The Woods restaurant. The ride goes through (of course) woods and past... More 

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Novato, California
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85 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

Friends took us to the Woods for dinner . Doesn't look like much from the outside but what a Fabulous place . Atmosphere is wonderful . Bar very nice with ribbons and awards from their show dog . There's a one lane old bowling alley which was fun !! Set up your own pins and retrieve your bowling ball .... More 

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Detroit, MI
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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2015

let me say our hosts favorite restaurant and I can see why. Food was excellent and service to the tee. Remember you are on the Island and part of the Grand Hotel ownership so remember you will pay for what you get. A bit pricey once the tip added in ..~ $ 125 a couple ..

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 42
Cuisine
American
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 22:00
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
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: 517-703-4039
Description
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?