Mac's Acadian Seafood Shack
Mac's Acadian Seafood Shack

Mac's Acadian Seafood Shack

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://macsinsaline.com/
  • Phone: 7349446227x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 4:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 8:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Creole / Cajun / Southern
  • Executive Chef: Walter MacNeil
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private room can accommodate up to 50 people in either sit-down dinner setting or casual cocktail/appetizer environment. Perfect for business sales dinners, pharmaceutical product meetings, wedding rehearsal dinners, baby showers, or any social events.
  • Private Party Contact: Cindy MacNeil 7349446227x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ann Arbor - Saline Rd
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Easy access to public lot directly behind restaurant ; handicap access
A word from Mac's Acadian Seafood Shack
Casual upscale seafood restaurant with a Cajun flare. Raw bar accompanies restaurant seating. Steak and pasta dishes provide wonderful accompaniment to the seafood cuisine.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Mac's Acadian Seafood Shack reviews from OpenTable diners
46 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (31)special occasion (14)good for groups (13)great for outdoor dining (10)great for lunch (9)fit for foodies (9)kid-friendly (6)romantic (3)notable wine list (2)scenic view (1)hot spot (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • WildbillVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    We had a great dinner and Tammy's service was perfect. My wife had her favorite pasta dish with shrimp and lobster in a white cream sauce and I had the grilled sirloin filet with blue cheese topping. Both were perfectly prepared. A great wedding anniversary celebration. Mac's gave us their signature Chocolate Mousse dessert as a treat to help us celebrate! We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food and service
    Bill
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I have always experienced great food and service at Macs.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • WildbillVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We had a great dinner experience at Mac's. My wife had her favorite summer soup -- Gazpacho -- and the Buffalo Shrimp. I had one of Mac's great Burgers! Service was spot on and it was good to talk with both Cindy and Wally while we were there. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • WildbillVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    My wife had her favorite Lobster and Shrimp pasta dish with lots of sauce and i had a perfectly prepared Medium Rare Sirloin with a wonderful Blue Cheese topping. Tammy did a great job with service and it was great to catch up with Gus! We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • WildbillVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    My wife had Buffalo Shrimp and the Guspatcho and I had the Seafood Salad. Both our meals were great -- well prepared and just the right sized portions. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WildbillVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Dinner was great, service was great, food was great! My wife had her favorite pasta dish, Lobster and Shrimp fettachini, and I had the seared scallops. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good for the area
    Hew06
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We had high hopes that this would be a great restaurant find that we could use in lieu of having to drive into Ann Arbor to find an all around quality dining experiece. The food at Mac's was ok, but if you are from the coast and/or are use to high quality seafood you will be disappointed. Our server also put us off a bit with her chatter that just didnt seem sincere. The icing on the cake or I should say the whipped cream on the key lime pie tasted like Redi-whip. Really? Allegedly the key lime pie was made there at the restaurant, so why not real whipped cream? And then when the server came by she said "it tastes like real key lime pie doesnt it?"....huh?
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Birthday Dinner
    HockeyGary
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Excellent food and wonderful service made for a memorable experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • WildbillVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We had a really enjoyable dinner at Mac's. My wife had her favorite Lobster and Crab pasta dish and I had a perfectly prepared medium rare sirloin steak. Service was timely and well conducted. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    My first time at Mac's Acadian Seafood Shack and I loved it. Already have plans to go back for dinner in September.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WildbillVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Our dinners were great. I had the seafood pasta with summer veggies and the lemon sauce was perfect. My wife's lobster and shrimp pasta was also well done. Had a very enjoyable dining experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • WildbillVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    My wife and I had a wonderful dining experience at Mac's. She had her favorite Lobster and Shrimp pasta dish and I had their wonderful Seafood alas with Tuna, shrimp and Calamari. Wally came out and chatted with us for a while to update us on family events. A great dinner!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding Dinner
    DanO
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I was looking for somewhere that I could entertain one of my clients who was traveling to Michigan for a mini vacation. Mac's was my first choice and it definitely did not disappoint. The food was excellent and so was the service. My client was very impressed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service
    Lissy321
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Excellent soft shell crab, salmon, tuna, but the white fish was cooked in too much oil. Great vegetables from the spinach to the asparagus to the sweet potato fries. Outstanding key lime pie.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WildbillVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    My wife had her usual Lobster and Shrimp pasta dish and I had the new Seafood Salad. It was fantastic with fried calamari, Tuna, and large shrimp. I loved the salad dressing. Thanks Mac's!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WildbillVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    We had a great dinner Sunday evening. My wife had the guspacho and Buffalo Shrimp and i had the new pasta special of seafood and summer veggies. Service was great.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • WildbillVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Our dinner at Mac's was great. My wife had her favorite Lobster and Shrimp pasta dish and I had the sirloin steak that was perfectly prepared. The wait staff was perfect in her service. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Chelsea
    Baseball
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The smothered catfish was outstanding. The garlic mussel appetizer excellent as well. Really enjoyed the pre dinner salad. Beer was cold! We enjoyed our last minute experience at Mac's!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WildbillVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We had a great dinner at Mac's. I had the Linguini Fisherman's Style and my wife had the Lobster and Shrimp pasta dinner. Both were perfect. The service was good. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • WildbillVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Tammy did a great job providing our service. My wife had her favorite Lobster and Shrimp pasta and it was great. I had grilled Salmon with Vegetable Fried Rice which was also top drawer. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner at Macs
    Hungryman
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Atmosphere and menu selections were good. House salad very good. Bread was not cooked enough. Blackened mahi mahi was over cooked. Wine prices very high, ie. $11 for a glass of Kendell Jackson Chardonay. Deserts were good.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • MaryVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Good comfortable restaurant for any occasion. We all had seafood of some sort. I had the shrimp and crawfish ettoffee and had to add some spice, them it was good. Swordfish and white fish was very good. Our service was outstanding.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WildbillVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We had a great dinner Saturday evening. Meghan did a wonderful job taking care of us. The Lobster pasta dish my wife had was perfect with a wonderful sauce and my Michigan Chicken was the best ever. The wild rice was perfect. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Spot
    Buschie
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    We have been coming her since it opened and we still love it! 18 years!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • WildbillVIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    We had dinner after church service and, as usual, we had a great time. The Lobster pasta dish was perfect with a lot of sauce and I had fried soft shell crabs that were perfect. The Red Beans and Rice are fantastic! Nicole did a super great job of service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • gratitude1954
    gratitudeVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    the white fish was excellent! perhaps some of the best I ever have eaten. while we had to wait a bit for the waitress to initially arrive (just a few moments) the manager provided drinks on the house, even though we never said a word and even indicated that we did not have to wait very long. thanks for the great food and the great service "attitude".
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • WildbillVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We had a great dinner at Mac's after evening church service. My wife had the fried soft shell crabs with red beans and rice. My dinner was the Fisherman's seafood pasta. Nicole's service was perfect. Thanks Mac's!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 19 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 339 reviews are from the Mac's Acadian Seafood Shack reviews archive.
  • Great for seafood
    DickF
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We have been going to Macs for over a decade because they prove over and over that this is a place to drive to if you want to casually relax and have a great meal. The staff is great, the food is great, the ambiance is casual - just a great restaurant nestled in the town of Saline, Michigan.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice but boring
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Pretty bland food. Also, when I tried to order the salmon, they said I could only order it with a gross maple glaze. Refused to serve it to me without the glaze. Really?
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  • Good food but.....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We came here for a Mother's Day lunch. We were seated right away, and the waitress was attentive. The problem came with getting our food. It took almost and hour for the main courses to come to our table. I understand that it may have been busy, but it shouldn't have been any busier that a normal Friday night. It doesn't help that I saw the head chef strolling around the dining area while we are sitting, waiting for our food to arrive. I gave this restaurant a yes for recommendation because they do have very good food, but I'm I won't be making reservations here again for Mother's or Father's Day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WildbillVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We had a great time enjoying all the Saline high School Prom attendees dressed up in their finest. The food and service were also top drawer. My wife had the lobster pasta dish and I had the Michigan Chicken dinner . Nicole's service was perfect!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We love Mac's......and the free birthday dinner and dessert is a great touch. We make it a tradition. Food is always great. Wait staff friendly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Very nice selection food was reasonably priced great taste and quantity bread pudding was to die for
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WildbillVIP
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    My wife and I had a good dining experience on Sunday, May 4th. Not as good as in the past; the quality seems to slip a bit on Sundays for some reason. My wife's Chicken pasta meal was only warm when served and not as spicy as in the past. My Lobster salad was really good; especially the sherry vinegaritte dressing. Tammy's service was excellent! We'll be back
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Guest1978
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Jambalaya was a bit dry, only food complaint. Too light on the drink pours as seems to be common now. Good beer.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad time
    alexVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Had 5 bad drinks delivered to our table bar tender was awful. Manager made our drinks and they were spot on but he was rude about the situation. Food was ok at best this place is overrated
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    We had to change our party size at the last minute (to add one more person) on a very busy evening, but we were accommodated right away. They have recently renovated and the new menu is nice, however I was extremely disappointed to see a large television screen in the dining room! This is not an inexpensive restaurant and I would not consider it casual dining.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WildbillVIP
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    My wife and I had a great light dinner with excellent service. My wife had the Buffalo shrimp and I had the Shrimp PoBoy sandwich. Great evening out!
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • WildbillVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    As always, the service form Nicole was perfect and the food was outstanding. My wife had the shrimp and lobster pasta and I had a sirloin steak perfectly grilled to my desire. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our pasta dinners were really
    WildbillVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Our pasta dinners were really great -- my wife had the Chicken with creole sauce and I had the linguini with Florida rock shrimp in a tomato sauce. Tammy did a great job as our wait staff. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate