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1852 Grill Room, Mackinac Island, MI

1852 Grill Room

4.7
4.7
947 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
When it comes to Mackinac Island dining, 1852 Grill Room is a standout, offering a refined dining experience in a casually sophisticated atmosphere. A live pianist sets the ambiance of an enchanting evening highlighted by brilliant harbor views from the elegant dining room or waterfront terrace patio. Discover exceptional culinary craftsmanship starring chophouse favorites, locally sourced fresh fish, and gourmet desserts. Add a reservation at 1852 Grill Room for a positively memorable evening out.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 40 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 8:00 am–10:00 am Bar Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (906) 847-7222

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Executive chef

    Phil Kromer

  • Private party facilities

    Spacious, newly renovated private dining room adjacent to the 1852 Grill Room

  • Private party contact

    Carol Halberg: (313) 770-7150

  • Neighborhood

    Mackinac Island

  • Cross street

    Inside Island House Hotel

  • Parking details

    Bicycle racks for our guests are located in front of the Island House Hotel.

  • Entertainment

    Nightly piano player, John Kissane, provides the perfect ambiance to our 1852 Grill Room guests.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wine

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What 947 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    American

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

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  • Northern Michigan

    American

  • Northern Michigan

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    In one word: spectacular. Our server (Jacqueline from Florida) was attentive, offered great suggestions, and exceeded our expectations. John was on the piano - clearly a favorite of many! Oh & the food was absolutely amazing - we had the crab cakes, soup du jour, and sautéed walleye. The restaurant decor is absolutely precious with pastel colors. Highly recommend!
  2. SB

    StevenB

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    We had the calamari appetizer and while the few calamari that we included in the dish were excellent there were more fried banana peppers. Two main courses (prime rib and mixed seafood pasta) were excellent; the third, a Kobe beef hamburger was not medium rare (it was “well done”) and it had no taste.
  3. C

    Charlie

    San Antonio

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and great views
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really wonderful evening on the terrace. Just perfect!
  5. TB

    TimothyB

    Detroit

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Service from Oscar wonderful. Always a pleasure to listen to John’s music!
  6. RR

    RichardR

    Naples

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service1ambience5
    Wonderful venue. Food was good but not outstanding. Unfortunately, our dinner took 2 1/2 hours. It took 15 minutes after being seated for our waiter to show with water. After ordering, our waiter never returned until he brought the desert menus. We would have liked more water, an additional bottle of wine and another cocktail. We were never approached to see if our dinners were ok. Our meals were delivered by someone other than our waiter. When our order was taken, the waiter seemed short and wasn't friendly. In spite of the poor service, we still tipped 20%. Hopefully Fred was just having a bad day
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Everything was great! Only complaint was that we wish the steak had a little more flavor. It was cooked perfectly though so that made up for the lack of taste
  8. KC

    KingCavalier

    Detroit

    104 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    104 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food is always good as is the service and the outdoor tables, though limited, are worth it as the views are great. Always enjoy 1852.
  9. BO

    BOSnow

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent food (maple plank whitefish and chilean sea bass). Service was very good. Beautiful views of Mackinac Bay.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love going to this restaurant when we are on Mackinac Island. The dining room is lovely, they have a great bar to have a drink at , and great views of the bay, We had the whitefish and the Osso Buco special that night both were delicious! Their bartenders know how to make a true Cosmopolitan martini using Chambord! Jacqueline was our server and she was fantastic! A lovely personality, very knowledgeable of the menu and time to our meal just right!
  11. RS

    RuthS

    Cincinnati

    102 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    102 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit to this restaurant. We were very impressed. The food was excellent as was the service. Very comfortable dining room. Would definitely return.
  12. KC

    KingCavalier

    Detroit

    103 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    103 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Along with Carriage House, 1852 is the best restaurant on the island. Great service and I recommend getting an outside table. Food is great and view is as well.
  13. a

    amandad

    Charlotte

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Service: poor Food: okay Overall: overpriced and average
  14. f

    fwillison

    Denver

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    I was disappointed. Food was uninspired for the most part. We had the walleye (plain and undercooked) and osso bucco special (just ok). Side of mashed potatoes plain and below average. Brussels sprouts overwhelmed by small pieces of bacon smothering the dish and quite dry -not enough balsamic. Did not try dessert. Server was fine. I called earlier in the day and requested outdoor seating. They would try to accommodate or at least get us a view table. We were given neither without even a comment about it. Cannot recommend.
  15. K

    Kathy

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful atmosphere, great waiter. Food and drinks were good.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb food and service. Highly recommend.
  17. MM

    MikeM

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant on the island! Very talented chef.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    View, service, and food was fantastic. Enrico was an exceptional server.
  19. w

    wwboynton

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Franco, our waiter, was attentive and incredibly helpful. The prime rib was cooked perfectly and incredibly tender, and the rainbow trout was awesome, both flavorful and plentiful. We'll be back!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice restaurant
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jackson Hole

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went there on a Saturday at 730 for my birthday. It was absolutely perfect. We started with the shrimp cocktail which is classic but delicious. My boyfriend also had the clam chowder soup very creamy and good. We both had the prime rib and a side of the lobster Mac and cheese and the morels. The prime rib was juicy and the creamy horseradish was so good. There was so much lobster in the Mac and cheese definitely worth the price. My boyfriend grew up eating morels and was also so glad he got them. We finished the night with the crime brûlée Everything was paired with a bottle of the Decoy red wine. It was the perfect evening, we will be back, thank you so much!
  22. JT

    JeffT

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Relaxing environment with fantastic food, drinks and excellent service. Franco provided us with excellent service beginning to end!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service!
  24. B

    Brian

    Detroit

    107 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    107 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Waiter was very friendly. Food was well prepared and served hot. We had a nice time at the dinner.
  25. RS

    RebeccaS

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The service was great and the food was super yummy! Definitely our favorite meal while staying on Mackinac Island
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oscar as great, very good menu.
  27. PM

    PatrickM

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service excellent. Beautiful view of the Marina and lake
  28. CK

    ColtonK

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    The food is priced as a high-end steakhouse, but while good, is no where near the quality it is priced. They sell a tomahawk for 150, you can get the same in Tuscany with truffles on it for 60% of the price. The “Kobe” beef burger was clearly frozen, no where near being actual Kobe beef, and served on a bun you could buy at a grocery store rather than a brioche.
  29. A

    Al4wintersun

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A bit pricey but always excellent meals and creative dishes!
  30. DS

    DaveS

    Grand Rapids

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service, with a great view!
  31. G

    Ghlatta3

    Salt Lake City

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great server on outdoor patio. Staff brought us a romantic personalized dessert to celebrate our anniversary. Highly recommended!
  32. SW

    SuzyW

    St. Louis

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Out first visit to the 1852 Grill Room, and the entire experience was outstanding. Our server, Jacqueline, was friendly, and helpful. She was attentive without being intrusive. Our food was served hot and was delicious delicious. Two managers greeted us at separate intervals to ask how we were enjoying our food, and if we needed anything. The pianist was extremely entertaining and played a wide variety of tunes……a lovely, relaxing touch. Next time we visit Mackinac Island we will definitely plan a visit to the Grill Room.
  33. LN

    LeeN

    Raleigh

    20 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Nice setting with good lake view. Both of the appetizers we had (crab cakes & shrimp and avocado special) were very good. The seafood pasta was heavy, had none of the scallops that were listed on the menu, and the clam sauce was tasteless. The walleye was good but nothing special. For the high prices charged, we expected much better food. In addition to the high prices, we had to pay for bread. The restaurant seemed a bit old-fashioned and staid. We had a much nicer dinner at another restaurant the evening before for much less money.
  34. KW

    KayleeW

    Northern MI

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love love love everything about this place!
  35. TK

    TinaK

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The slices of prime rib were very thin for $50 each. For the $350 we spent on our meal, we did not get $350 worth of food. Overpriced.
  36. BH

    BrendanH

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal! The shrimp and grits and the Dover sole were the highlights. The service was exceptional.
  37. CD

    ChrisD

    Indiana

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    While our server was very friendly, he did not return to our table to refill drinks, we did not receive bread as others around did. Steak was over cooked when ordered medium. Overall it was an average meal with beautiful decor. It’s not a “must return” place for us.
  38. BS

    BrianS

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Best Steak I’ve had in a while.
  39. RC

    RichC

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal we’ve had on the island in years! Just outstanding Try to get Oscar as your waiter, he’ll steer you right and bring a passionate enthusiasm to your service
  40. RF

    RosemaryF

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat on the patio for dinner. Lovely ambience and beautiful view. The live piano music was gently piped outside. The food, service and drinks were excellent.

FAQs

1852 Grill Room is rated 4.7 stars by 947 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 40 times today
Google Map for 1852 Grill Room

6966 Main Street, Mackinac Island, MI 49757

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Inside Island House Hotel

  • Neighborhood

    Mackinac Island

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 8:00 am–10:00 am Bar Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking details

    Bicycle racks for our guests are located in front of the Island House Hotel.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Phil Kromer

  • Entertainment

    Nightly piano player, John Kissane, provides the perfect ambiance to our 1852 Grill Room guests.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wine

  • Phone number

    (906) 847-7222

  • Private party facilities

    Spacious, newly renovated private dining room adjacent to the 1852 Grill Room

  • Private party contact

    Carol Halberg: (313) 770-7150

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