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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 – Photo Gallery (Click on photos for slideshow view)


Woods Restaurant On Facebook

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Wednesday July 15th, 2020 - 4:24 pm


Our phone lines are currently down at Woods, please call our concierge at the hotel at 906-847-3331 to make a reservation for the time being. ☎️ ... See MoreSee Less

Tuesday July 14th, 2020 - 1:31 pm


Make Neil's dreams come true and Vote for Woods in the USA Today 10 BEST Awards for Best Hotel Restaurant! Vote here - 👏👏👏 ... See MoreSee Less

Make Neils dreams come true and Vote for Woods in the USA Today 10 BEST Awards for Best Hotel Restaurant! Vote here - 👏👏👏

Comment on Facebook Make Neil's dreams ...

Neil is AMAZING at his job! What an experience we had at Woods!!! Thx Neil!!

Voted.....Best overall restaurant experience in the US ! Neil, Michael and everyone does an amazing job of remembering your names & making you feel as if you are a very special guest year after year❤️

Miss you so much Neil!

Done! Had a great dinner and wonderful chat with Neil on Saturday.

Our family loves the Woods!❤️

Up to the #9 spot as of now. Best wishes Neil, miss you!

Done....deserving of #1 staff, food, service and incredible ambiance!

11/20 now!

Voted! Great memories here!❤️

Done! Absolutely love this place❤

Voted! My wife and I's favorite restaurant!

We visit Neil every year! He makes a mad rum runner

He is the NICEST man!!

You know we got your back the Henri’s

Had an incredible dinner there Saturday night. ❤️

Just voted ... 14th at the minute

Love The wonderful food-service and ambiance of my favorite island and restaurant! Neil is a Wonderful efficient and fun host !!love seeing him every year!

Up to #10! Good luck, Neil. We love you and the staff!

❤️❤️❤️ Love it here! Hi Neil! Lyle and I miss you! Hope to see you in August.

Love this place, cya soon

Done! Exceptional Food, Ambiance and Wonderful Staff! ❤️ Love Dinner at Woods with Neil!

Votes in Neil!

Voted! We need to make our revs Kristi Capper.

✔️ currently 14/20. C’mon Island friends...💜 #woods💜


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Wednesday July 8th, 2020 - 10:50 am


Enjoy a Light Lunch at Woods!

Woods is now serving light lunch options between

11:00am - 2:00pm.
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Enjoy a Light Lunch at Woods! 

Woods is now serving light lunch options between

11:00am - 2:00pm.

Comment on Facebook Enjoy a Light Lunch ...

Can’t wait to eat dinner there for the first ever in a few weeks. We have been coming to this island for over 25 years and never ate here! That all will change soon 😊

Okay, I recognize the fries and what I'm pretty sure are chicken wings, but what are the three little things front and center?

Dessert is pretty awesome at the Woods too 😀

Woods is the best!

Neil, Do you deliver 😂

I can’t wait to come back


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Woods – Photos From Instagram

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