Every meal is an event.
Throughout the history of Grand Hotel, dining has been one of the brightest highlights of the guest experience, and every meal is truly special, thanks to exceptional food, service and ambiance. A number of dining options are available, from the legendary Main Dining Room—which overlooks the Straits of Mackinac and where a coat and tie for gentlemen and dress or pantsuit for ladies is required after 6:30 p.m.—to the more casual The Gate House, The Jockey Club at the Grand Stand and Carleton’s Tea Store. A full breakfast, Grand Luncheon Buffet and five-course dinner are included daily as part of the Full American Plan.
Main Dining Room
Few dining locales anywhere are more picturesque than Grand Hotel’s Main Dining Room. It overlooks the world’s longest porch and the hotel’s many American flags, as well as the glistening Straits of Mackinac. It is here that a full breakfast, the Grand Luncheon Buffet and five-course dinner—all included in the social guest room rate—are less like meals and more like special events, each a highlight of the Grand Hotel experience.
Breakfast 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
At Grand Hotel, breakfast includes a wide selection of entrees, including omelettes and made-to-order eggs, hot and cold cereals, pancakes and French toast with real Michigan maple syrup, hot oatmeal, breakfast meats and salmon, fresh breads and pastries, fresh juices, fruits and more. For those who prefer a buffet is also available.
Continental Breakfast 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Available for those who missed service in the Main Dining Room.
Luncheon 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
The legendary Grand Luncheon Buffet is one of the highlights of the Grand Hotel experience. Garden-fresh salads, savory cheeses, slow-roasted meats, seafood and more than 20 varieties of fresh-baked pastries are all featured at the buffet.
Dinner Five-course 6:30 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.
The Main Dining Room’s dinner menu is renowned for its range and excellence, with three menus rotating throughout the season. The five-course meal can include a variety of tastes to suit virtually every discerning palate. The well-stocked wine cellar offers abundant choices of domestic and imported vintages. Our sommelier will gladly suggest the right wine to accompany your meal.
Each evening following dinner, demitasse is served in the Parlor, accompanied by music from The Grand Hotel Orchestra.
A special children’s dinner program is also available each evening from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.
As part of the Modified plan or the American plan guests can enjoy a more casual atmosphere at The Jockey Club at The Grand Stand. In addition at our other offsite restaurants, Woods or The Gate House guests receive a $20.00 per adult credit towards the food portion of your dinner bill. There is tipping at these offsite Grand Hotel restaurants.
The Grand Hotel experience includes dressing for dinner. Evening wear is required in all areas of the hotel: coat and tie for gentlemen, and dress or pantsuit for ladies after 6:30 p.m.
The Jockey Club at the Grand Stand
Located on the first tee of The Jewel, with a menu featuring sandwiches, soup and salad for luncheon daily. A complete menu is also available for dinner and s’mores on the terrace, seasonally. Guests can enjoy this casual dining locale as an alternative to dinner in the Main Dining Room. Golfers, please call ahead to order box lunches to enjoy during your round.
Luncheon 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Dinner 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Reservations are recommended for dinner. Call (906) 847-3331 and ask for The Jockey Club. There is tipping at The Jockey Club at the Grand Stand.
Carleton’s Tea Store
Enjoy luncheon in the surroundings of an old-fashioned country store. The menu features soup and sandwich specialties, teas and confections. You’ll also find Grand Hotel’s homemade fudge, gifts and unusual kitchen and tea items.
Coffee and Desserts - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Luncheon service - 11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
In keeping with more than 100 years of Grand Hotel tradition, Afternoon Tea is served each day in the Parlor. Guests enjoy tea, sherry and champagne, petite finger sandwiches, fresh-baked scones, and an array of pastries, accompanied by a chamber music recital.
Served Daily 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - $25 per person.
Just off the Parlor, the Terrace Room features cocktails and dancing to live music of Alex Graham and The Grand Hotel Orchestra each night.
Audubon Wine Bar
In the relaxing atmosphere of the Audubon Wine Bar, enjoy Highland single-malt scotches, Kentucky’s finest bourbons, Polish and Russian vodkas, Napa Valley’s finest wines and France’s best cognacs, cordials, champagnes and wines. Watch broadcasts of popular sporting events.
At the very top of Grand Hotel, the Cupola Bar offers a panoramic view of the Straits of Mackinac and the Mackinac Bridge. Entertainment is provided nightly. Casual attire welcome.
The Geranium Bar, adjacent to the Main Dining Room and the world’s longest porch, is the perfect place to meet for pre-dinner cocktails.
The Jockey Club at the Grand Stand
When the sun sets, The Jockey Club at the Grand Stand is a great spot for unwinding with friends over food and cocktails.
The Gate House
A casual restaurant/bar just a short walk down Grand Hill. Serving lunch, dinner, and beverages inside and outside. Televisions and live music on the premises.
Bobby’s Bar — located at Woods, a Grand Hotel restaurant situated in the interior of Mackinac Island — serves guests refreshing beverages and features the oldest operating duckpin bowling alley in the U.S.