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The Gate House

) #15 of 41 Restaurants in Mackinac Island $$ - $$$ American, ,
286 Grand Avenue, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
+1 906-847-3772
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“lunch” (63 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
286 Grand Avenue, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
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Reviewed today

Love the selection of drinks, the burgers are awesome! Haven't had much else on the menu only because I've always had the burgers.

Thank S8909PMkevinc
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We ate here because we saw it the day before but had already eaten. The chicken sandwich I had was amazing and all 4 of the kids meals were great. My wife and one of our friends had a couple mixed drinks and they were...More

Thank 135MikeS135
Reviewed 1 week ago

All of the public Ferry boats dock at this location. There are some shops and a snack bar in the complex along with public bathroom facilities. From here you can choose to walk the island, or take a horse drawn carriage. It is about 1/2...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fish and chips, Mediterranean plate, Greek salad. All tasty and well presented. Prices are decent, a little better than most restaurants on the island. Waiter was nice enough. But acted like he couldn't be bothered. Brought drinks and then disappeared. Time passed and then we...More

Thank MyHobbyIsTravel
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate lunch at the Gatehouse on the patio. Friendly staff and great service. Fish (cod) was delicious!

Thank IndianaMCrider
Reviewed 1 week ago

We hadnt been here for a few years, It seems to me that as the ownership changed the menu and the prices have as well. We had very delicious sandwiches and probably the best fries in a long time. Tender and crispy. Sitting outside on...More

Thank Betty W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped by for a late lunch and were seated promptly. Our preference was the outdoor patio, and it has plenty of room. Service was exceptional and food quality good.

Thank David W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The outside patio at the Gate House looks so inviting that we decided to try it on our walk back to Grand Hotel. It was a great choice! Perfectly done medium and served with red onion jam. Something different. Hard to do when you're just...More

Thank generalnansi
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Usually our choice to take a break from exploring the island and have a drink or a light lunch. We've always sat outside and enjoyed the views. Food is okay, but for us it's best to sit back and enjoy a drink or two.

Thank NeverUnpacked
Reviewed 18 June 2017

i eat here almost every time I am on the island. The menu always has something new on it. This year the Shrimp Tacos are uniquely great! Their Chef has prepared a sauce for this which is sweet and mildly hot at the same time....More

Thank skifree57
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 30
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
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
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
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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