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The Woods Restaurant

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8655 Cudahy Cir, Mackinac Island, MI 49757-5130 (Formerly The Woods)
17:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Eating at the Woods is a birthday tradition for my Dad. This restaurant never disappoints! The food is always amazing, the staff is amazing, and the desserts are amazing. Cant say a bad thing about this place!

Thank Katie W
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

We took a horse driven taxi to a magical place in the woods to celebrate my husband's 50th birthday. The atmosphere is fantastic and cozy. The food was fabulous! We had steaks, white fish, duck and a lobster dish. They were all fabulous. The pianist played lovely relaxing music all through dinner and at just the right moment played Happy... More 

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Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Dinner at The Woods is delightful and civilized. Somewhere in Time a carriage transports you to a most elegant setting where music floats in the air. Attentive service and wonderful food await. We had the whitefish and lobster cappitavi which did not disappoint. We remembered our last meal here fondly and this time again we were not disappointed. We surely... More 

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Houston, Texas
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95 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Recommended by our bartender at Stonecliff, we were extremely happy with the food, service (ask for Michael), and pricing. After the Cudahy House, and considering the food and service, this was a deal

Thank MikeStefHalJoJ
Dallas, Texas
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

If you are only going to have one very nice romantic dinner on the Island, going to the Woods is an excellent option. First of all, you have to take a fairly lengthy carriage ride through the forest to get there. From the Grand Hotel it is nearly 20 minutes. Reserve your carriage ahead of time. The ride is serene... More 

Thank Karen B
Pentwater, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 October 2015

We walked from The Inn at Stonecliff . Loved the atmosphere of the restaurant, the staff were excellent, and totally enjoyed our meal. Highly recommend this restaurant, you will not be disappointed.

1 Thank jody562
Tonawanda, New York
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2015

The food was good, but the prices were extremely high. I am glad we went once, but I wouldn't go there again due to the high prices.

Thank Kay R
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215 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2015

Try the woods for dinner, get a taxi and make your reservation early for a quaint dinner. The horse carriage will take about 20 minutes to get there, it's $7 per person each way. We enjoyed the great service and good number of food options. Service was very attentive

2 Thank kz44tz
Lilburn, Georgia, USA
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166 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2015

We had a conference meal here. The service was great and the food exceptional. The pecan ice cream ball with fudge sauce (don't know the official name) was exceptional. Of course, half the draw is the atmosphere itself in the main hall with two fire places, rustic wood decor, etc.

Thank Jimbobka
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 October 2015

A friend and I decided to come here, but we did not have a whole lot of money, so we split an appetizer, entrée, and dessert and it filled us up! We got the Lobster Mac-N-Cheese (appetizer), Pan Seared Venison Medallions (entrée), and Profiteroles with Pistachio Crème (dessert)... Wow... Everything was delicious, our server (Baldwin) was excellent, and we had... More 

Thank Joshua Z

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 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: 517-703-4039
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?