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The Gate House

286 Grand Avenue, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
+1 906-847-3772
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Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (67 reviews)
“shrimp tacos” (4 reviews)
“fries” (20 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
286 Grand Avenue, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
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1 - 10 of 320 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in for dinner one night and the food was really good. Our service was great! Very friendly and funny!

Thank phredi1995
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We passed this restaurant while walking to the Grand Hotel in the morning and it looked appealing so we went back for dinner. Food was very good, and service was very good as well. Nice atmosphere - casual and relaxing. Portions are large and we...More

Thank Sharon S
grandhotel1887, Manager at The Gate House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We certainly hope we will see you again for the Grand Pecan Ball! Thanks for letting us know about your experience.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have read some negative reviews on this restaurant but my family and I have Never had a bad experience here we love this place that we eat here twice while on the island we stay here for four days the first day we come...More

Thank kat1755
grandhotel1887, Manager at The Gate House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! We appreciate the positive feedback and look forward to seeing you again next season. By the way, costs tend to be higher on Mackinac Island due to the logistics of transporting food to the island. It goes from car, ferry...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped here with a group of 10 friends. Selection for specialty drinks was great. There was something for everyone! I had an Apple cider mimosa and it was wonderful. For $12, its a good thing it was delicious :)More

Thank Allison C
Travis V, Manager at The Gate House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your review Allison. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. Sometimes there is nothing better than a Fresh Apple Cider cocktail in October. We alter our drink menu every fall to accommodate multiple Apple Cider drinks....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We live sitting outside and we love sitting inside. The food is always great. The service is very good. The game is on on game days. The fire is lit on chilly days. It's one of our favorite place.

Thank Davidamy617
Travis V, Manager at The Gate House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your review. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoy your time with us and keep coming back. We appreciate your patronage and hope we continue to keep you happy during future visits.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have you ever eaten a block of wax? Then you've tried the white chocolate cheesecake at The Gate House. I've had eleven dollar desserts that were worth it. This was not one of those times. Also, we brought a baby. Baby sat in our laps...More

Thank S A
grandhotel1887, Manager at The Gate House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy the cheesecake. All of our desserts are made fresh at Grand Hotel in the Pastry department. Also, we apologize no one asked if you needed a high chair for your child. That is unacceptable and...More

Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

I have never been SO ripped off as I was tonight. Really! An $11.00 piece of cherry pie 1.5"X 4" NEVER AGAIN. ps: the pie was NOT even as good as frozen store pie, but they claimed it was made there.More

Thank B G
grandhotel1887, Manager at The Gate House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are so sorry you did not care for the Cherry pie. It is made fresh at Grand Hotel in the pastry department. It also sounds like we did not give you a large enough piece and we apologize for that. Please come try it...More

Reviewed 6 October 2017

We had a wonderful lunch in the outdoor patio at The Gate House. The atmosphere was perfect to enjoy Mackinac Island as you could see the Grand Hotel and watch the horses and carriages go by. We loved it. The menu had gluten free selections...More

Thank white2me
Travis V, Manager at The Gate House, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2017

Thank you very much for your review. We are happy to hear that yo enjoyed your meals.

Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

We stopped on a walking tour of town and found it to be a nice place for lunch. Can recommend the French Dip.

Thank Richard_and_June
Travis V, Manager at The Gate House, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2017

Thanks so much.

Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

We were told by a local that this was a great place to eat and we agree wholeheartedly!! It is part of the Grand Hotel. The ribs with the homemade barbecue sauce are amazing. We also had the special, the cajun whitefish tacos (3 served)...More

Thank Pat W
Travis V, Manager at The Gate House, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2017

We love to hear that we were recommended by a local. We try to keep everyone happy. Thanks for your review.

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Troutbum52
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 286 Grand Avenue, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Upper Peninsula  >  Mackinac County  >  Mackinac Island
  • Phone Number: +1 906-847-3772
Description
A casual restaurant/bar just a short walk down Grand Hill. Serving lunch, dinner, and beverages inside and outside. Televisions and live music. Overnight guests of Grand Hotel on the Modified American Plan or Full American Plan receive a $20.00 per adult credit towards the food portion of their dinner bill. There is tipping at The Gate House. Check the Restaurant Events Calendar for live music schedule, food/drink specials and more.Hours of Operation: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.Luncheon: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Dinner: 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday 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 The Gate House.
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