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Woods – Mackinac Island

Woods Restaurant will close for the season following dinner on Sunday, October 8.

Woods Restaurant is located a short, scenic horse-drawn carriage ride into the wooded interior of Mackinac Island. This opulent Tudor mansion with Bavarian charm provides a unique casual dining experience for all Mackinac Island visitors. Before or after dinner enjoy freshly popped popcorn and test your skill on America’s oldest operating duckpin bowling alley. You may also enjoy before and after dinner drinks at Bobby’s Bar opening at 11:00 a.m. daily. The dinner menu includes appetizers, soups, salads, entrees (many with a Bavarian flair), and desserts with a children’s menu also available. You will not want to miss the Austrian Steak soup!

Reservations are recommended for dinner. Please call 906-847-3699. You can make taxi reservations to Woods at the Concierge desk. If you are traveling to Woods from another location other than Grand Hotel carriage transportation is available on Main Street in front of the Star Line Dock. Please call Mackinac Island Carriage Tours for pick-up times.

Woods Restaurant is an award winning restaurant earning the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2015 and 2016.

Overnight guests of Grand Hotel on the Modified American Plan receive a $20.00 per adult credit towards the food portion of their bill. Tipping is expected at Woods Restaurant.


Click here to read Brenda Horton’s Dining Adventure at Woods Restaurant!


Woods Restaurant
8655 Cudahy Circle
Mackinac Island

Hours of Operation:
Luncheon: 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.


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Woods Restaurant On Facebook

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Friday August 13th, 2021 - 4:01 pm

A quick message from Neil to remind you to vote for Woods as the Best Hotel Restaurant in USA Today's 10Best Readers Choice Awards!
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One of our favorite spots and Neil is the best!

I definitely will Neil! See you next Sunday night!

Best ever, Neil! We had such a great time when we were there in June!

Best restaurant ever! Was there a month ago! 🤗💕

Love the Woods ! We dine there every fall when we’re on Mac Island !

Already have reservations for early October. See you then!

We voted !!! Woods is #1

Done! Twice so far😊

Many wonderful anniversary dinners at Woods!And getting a great greeting on our dessert! Done!

Recently celebrated our 41st anniversary there with family, including our grandchildren. Fantastic dinner and service!

We love your restaurant, but we were very disappointed to learn the Goulash and a couple other traditional items are already off the menu for the rest of this year.

Neil is the best!!!

♥️the woods!

We love you mr.Neil ! 😘


Done! ❤


Done! ✅

The very best!

Done ✅

Love the Woods!! Molly Sommers I would like to go again !!


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Thursday April 22nd, 2021 - 6:15 pm

Get ready for your favorite Mackinac Island dining experience as we open Woods Restaurant. Stay tuned for our official opening date! We look forward to seeing some familiar faces! ... See MoreSee Less

Get ready for your favorite Mackinac Island dining experience as we open Woods Restaurant. Stay tuned for our official opening date! We look forward to seeing some familiar faces!

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I’ve been around the world and this still is one of my favorite places to eat dinner! I just love the ambience!💕

Visiting with a group, would love to know if you have any vegan options.

I would like to make dinner reservations for Sat, June 12 at 6:00pm. When do you open?

Husband and I coming up to celebrate our 40th anniversary in August cant wait.

I’ll be there May 9-13 but your website says you’re not open till the 14th. I’ll be sad to miss trying this place.

When can I make my reservations for this summer?

Hope Neil will return-what a wonderful host he is! ❤️👍

Can you tell me when you close in the fall? Thank you

An enchanting experience.

We look forward to seeing you, too!

Can't wait!! Love this place! ❤

My favorite restaurant!

What a special time we had there! Unforgettable ♥️♥️♥️♥️

I've never ate there. Got some beer to go during a hay ride hahaha. But never a meal , well I forgot there is a porkchop in every can of beer !! So I had a.meal to go a few times

My favorite place!

Can’t wait to make our reservation

Can’t wait!!! Coming in July

Our favorite!! ❤️

My favorite restaurant anywhere!!

Yay!! We will come visit on our boat trip! Will it be open before the 4th of July?

When is a good time to call to make a reservation? I’ve called at least 15 times and either get a busy signal, or no answer.

How do we make reservations? We’ve been trying to call for weeks and it seems the phone is disconnected…

Hoping to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary with you this weekend.

Cannot wait

Evonne Bohnsack Linda Ludwig Simpson Carrie Calbow Harper

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Monday October 19th, 2020 - 10:59 am

Thank you all for another great season at Woods Restaurant! We look forward to seeing you again in Spring 2021! ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you all for another great season at Woods Restaurant! We look forward to seeing you again in Spring 2021!

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Thank you. Michael made my 55th bday dinner last Thursday fabulous . See you next year

It was nice to be with you last evening. Safe travels to you all and we look forward to welcoming YOU back next year!

Safe travels to Neil & friends! 🇯🇲 DHR ~ Please don’t change Woods.💚🖤❤️💛

Thank you all!! I’m so sad I didn’t get back this fall. Rest up and stay healthy. Can’t wait until opening day!

Thank you for the great memories and stay safe and healthy until we see you again!

Thank you for fitting us in! It was a beautiful evening that I was able to share with my little one! It was the perfect ending to our island adventure! Thank you!

Do you have a re-opening date for the 2021 season?

When do you open for the 2021 season?

Safe travels home....stay well and have a great year till we meet again!

Until next season. Stay safe and safe travels to all !❤️

Have a great winter!♥️♥️♥️

See you next season ❤


Love the Woods!!

God bless you, all and have a wonderful holiday season with your families ❤️


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Woods – Photos From Instagram

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