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Scalawag's Whitefish & Chips

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226 E Central Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9666
+1 231-436-7777
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11:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Indian River, Michigan
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been eating at Scalawags for years. Our whole family enjoys their fish. The service is friendly. You can eat outside or inside. The fish is fresh and delicious!!

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Thank Penny T
Saginaw, United States
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We love coming here. Whitefish is great, light breading and wonderful tasty tarter sauce. 3 piece basket had huge pieces of fish. Kids meals are a good value and good portion size. Not much seating inside would be the only downside in bad weather.

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Thank Keri F
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I ordered the perch. The batter was kind of heavy, needs to be cooked longer, may be add some seasoning. The fries were excellent as was the coleslaw. The hush puppies were hard little balls that were over cooked. The staff was really nice and attentive. Great area.

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Thank Lovewinds
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123 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Yummy. The whitefish was cooked perfectly. Not oily, not soggy. I love that they had vinegar for the fish. The tartar sauce was unique and delicious. Fries were average and the hush puppies were not great. I loved the chowder and they have ginger ale at the fountain (my favorite). I would definitely recommend this place and will come back... More 

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Thank Marci H
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stopped in for lunch while out shopping and was not disappointed. I got the grilled chicken sandwich and my fiancée the fish sandwich and we walked out happy and full ready to finish our shopping

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Thank Michael C
Mackinaw City, Michigan, United States
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is delish!! The white fish are nice size chunks of fish. The shrimp are huge n the best I had so far... I was so lucky to get a smelt dinner and it was huge n cheap. They make their smelt just like Mom did...I was extremely happy. The restaurant is very clean. Fast service..Love Scalawags!

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Thank Pattie K
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good but not the best whitefish or fries I have had. I liked the liked the menu variety but no combos with shrimp. Mind you I am fanatical when it comes to fish lol

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Thank Pitchi K
Holton, Michigan
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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had been waiting years to return to this whitefish mecca, and happened to catch them on their first day of the spring season. Service quick and friendly, and prices good. Good fries and puppies. My wife felt the whitefish had off flavors, like using same oil for all the fish. Dripped oil pretty heavily from mine. But the flavor was... More 

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Thank Corsair53
Dearborn Heights, Michigan
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36 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Considering how pricey a whitefish dinner in Mackinaw City can be, I think this place is pretty amazing. I actually preferred the taste of the whitefish served here over that served to me at an expensive family restaurant in town. I think I've dined here three times now and I have yet to be disappointed. And I love that they... More 

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Thank flowerhead2
Churubusco, Indiana
2 reviews
Reviewed 31 October 2016

We like the whitefish they serve. It always has a good taste with no thick breading. You can eat inside or outside.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 16
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Parking Available
Good for
Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 20:00
Monday
11:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:00
Thursday
11:00 - 20:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 226 E Central Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9666
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Cheboygan County  >  Mackinaw City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-436-7777
Description
Specializing in Great Lakes fish including whitefish, perch and walleye. Lightly battered and fried in a canola corn oil. Zero cholesterol and zero trans-fats. We also offer chicken tenders and array of sandwiches. Our chowder is homemade and prepared New England style. Kids menu, outside dining, groups welcome. Take a bite out of the great lakes.

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Harrison
over a year ago
Standish, United Kingdom

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?