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The Lighthouse Restaurant - Re-open spring of 2017

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618 S Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-8620
+1 231-436-5191
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

Loved my meal here I got the coconut shrimp it was amazing along with the sides of spaghetti squash and potatoes one of the best restaurant meals ive ever had!!!

Thank Sarah G
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 30 November 2016

Large quantities of excellent seafood in an attractive, comfortable setting. Service was good. Location puts it near many activities and hotels.

Thank Don L
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 November 2016

This restaurant was located across from out hotel. We decided to have our last meal of our vacation there. Steaks were awesome! We would eat there again!

Thank Cynthia H
Granite Falls, Minnesota
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Reviewed 3 November 2016

The desk clerk at Comfort Inn across the street recommended The Lighthouse and we were not disappointed. Very charming place with good food. Pork chops were delicious. The whitefish had some of the skin and darker part of the fish which gave it a 'fishy' taste. Friendly staff.

Thank callicopooch
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7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 30 October 2016

We walked across the street for cocktails. The bar and bartender were very welcoming. Great deals on bottles of wine. Got to taste some local wines and bought some bottles. Food menu looked amazing but was not what we were craving that night.

Thank Jessica L
Fort Wayne, IN
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

I was a woman eating alone. I received good service through most of the meal, however, the server abandoned me at the end, and never came back to clear my dishes nor leave me the check. I looked for her for a good half hour, dozed at the table, waiting, woke, and dozed again; at some point, I could see... More 

Thank jkr46723
Saint Clair Shores, Michigan
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9 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

The crab was snow crab & very difficult to get a decent piece out of the shell. A lot of work for a little bit of crab. The whitefish was excellent.

Thank sox_tony
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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We went to The Lighthouse restaurant last night for dinner. There were 4 of us and we told our waitress that we were going to have a drink at our table and we would be a little while before we ordered. Their hours were 4 pm to 10:00 pm. We were there around 7:10. We ordered our dinner around 8:00... More 

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O'Reilly's I, Guest Relations Manager at The Lighthouse Restaurant - Re-open spring of 2017, responded to this review

Sorry to hear of your experience with the hours. Most business in Mackinaw do indeed shorten or change their hours after Labor Day and the high season crowds leave - the Lighthouse is no exception. We did change the sign outside the building, but some literature, including this website (which I just corrected), have our summer hours listed. The Lighthouse... More 

Troy, Michigan
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Reviewed 15 October 2016

We were referred to the Lighhouse by "Jodi" who works at the Hamilton Inn accross the street. My wife and I were pleasently surprised to see that "Jodi" just happened to be the waitress for our table. She was extremely knowledgeable of the items on the menu. She provided excellent and timely service throughout our 5 star meal.

Thank Kathleen G
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Stopped into The Lighthouse for dinner on our second night in Mackinaw. Very pricey, but the food was excellent and the service impeccable. Very nice decor and ambiance. Friendly staff.

Thank Kim W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 618 S Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-8620
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Cheboygan County  >  Mackinaw City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-436-5191
Closed for the season. Re-open the Spring of 2017

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