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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

Below are the latest postings from the Woods Restaurant Page On Facebook.


Sunday May 19th, 2019 - 11:10 am


Woods Restaurant will open for the 2019 Season this Friday, May 24th! ... See MoreSee Less

Woods Restaurant will open for the 2019 Season this Friday, May 24th!


Comment on Facebook

See you there, Tom and Joei

The best!

The rest if the story about The Woods restaurant is the ride out and back in a carriage!!!

Becky Pfeiffer Beznowski Joy Blattner Britni Colker

Sara Schmitt

A very special place

Dorin Sumanaru Andrei Nicolau

Mike Ballard!!

James Goodwin

I cheated and looked at the menu! Looks delicious.

Mike Nowosielski

Love Woods! We stayed at Grand Hotel May 8,9,10 so we couldn’t go this time. When do you close for the season?

Mark Kinzer ... this is where I want to go for my 60th Birthday!!☺️💕

Trish Holloway Jane Horn Next visit to MI!

Hope to make it for dinner this year!


Just in time for my honeymoon! We’re getting married the 25th and coming up probably the 28th!

I would like to make a reservation

See you in September! Can't wait!

See you Friday night!!

See you Friday night!

Can’t wait to return!

Brennen Humphrey I have to back... look at those wingbacks!!!

Aug 14-raised platform -2people-by mirror and deer head!!!

So this is where??

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Wednesday April 24th, 2019 - 10:11 am


We have to get all our restaurants ready for Opening too! Here’s Rudy Saunders hanging the lights on the antler chandeliers at Woods Restaurant! @rudytheprep 🦌❤️ ... See MoreSee Less

We have to get all our restaurants ready for Opening too! Here’s Rudy Saunders hanging the lights on the antler chandeliers at Woods Restaurant! @rudytheprep 🦌❤️


Comment on Facebook

Mark Kinzer, I really want to go here for my 60th Birthday!!☺️

Tom Ellis and Joei Ellis - table for four?

❤️ The Woods! So many good memories there.

Is this an option Friday May 3rd? Carriage ride to and dine at woods?

Wow! What dedication 💕

Our favorite place!🚴‍♀️

How Can I make a reservation for May 28?

I can’t wait to eat there this summer! 🦌

Rusty Tebo it’s calling your name!

My absolute favorite restaurant...especially the carriage ride from the hotel

We loved dining there

We eat there every time we are on Mackinac Island. Looking forward to this summer!

When is Woods opening this year?

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Friday November 2nd, 2018 - 10:12 am


Woods Restaurant has been named 2018 Best Historic Restaurant by Historic Hotels of America! Congratulations to all of the 2018 Awards of Excellence winners! It is such an honor to be recognized among so many historic and unique properties. Grand Hotel Director of Marketing, Julie Rogers, accepted the award on behalf of the hotel and restaurant last night at the awards ceremony in Broadmoor. #Broadmoor100HHAC ... See MoreSee Less

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Comment on Facebook

Love this place! Linda and I always hang out here for whole day and eat dinner in the beatififul rustic dining room! Another eve-great 3 mile hike thru the Woods from town!!

Absolutely wonderful and well deserved!!

As it should be!! Congratulations!


Wtg! Congrats 🍾

Congratulations!!! How fantastic and well-deserved!!!

So deserved! Outstanding gem!!

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Woods – Photos From Instagram

Here are the latest photos of the Woods via instagram. If you have an instagram photo to share of your visit to the Woods, choose “Woods Grand Hotel Restaurant” as your location and your photos will appear in the photo stream below.



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