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1852 Grill Room

4.5
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375 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Located inside Island House Hotel, 1852 Grill Room features a first-class menu served in a relaxed setting highlighted by stunning Mackinac Island views. Choose to dine on the terrace patio or inside the dining room with its stunning décor and floor-to-ceiling windows. Live pianist, sunset hues over the water, and a flavorful dinner menu make for a perfectly romantic evening out. Online reservations are highly recommended. Open May through October.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 375 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was good but service was slow.

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vipBelle
Louisville
22 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We were timely seated although tasty, needed a better presentation. By the time it arrived tableside, the ice cream had melted & the brown sugar syrup had hardened to a rock candy consistency. It didn’t look the best, but was tasty nevertheless. Also love the complimentary bread basket containing pieces of dried cinnamon bread .

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited 1852 Grill while visiting Mackinac Island. We had crab cakes to start, which were the best we have ever had(no breading and cooked to perfection), then for our main entree we had the Filet Mignon, again this was cooked to perfection and is near the top of one of the best Filet Mignon we ever have had. And finally the dessert did not disappoint either. We had Bananas Foster and the Peanut Butter Pie. Our server, Delaney, was very personable and gave us great service and was always available when we needed something. This is a must visit dining experience when visiting Mackinac Island!

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SCDOG22
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience3

The food was outstanding but something was "off" with the service. We had to keep asking for things such as water and we did not receive bread like the other tables did. All in all the experience was okay but not sure I'd go back based on the service.

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vipLeBonVieTravels
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was super nice and made our anniversary special. I think her name was Annaleese. We’re going back again tonight!

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vipMaggie
Detroit
36 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Lovely night out for a date night on Mackinac Island. Really enjoyed the piano player. I ordered the duck dish as recommended though it was tough. Enjoyed the Cherries Jubilee!

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vipDebraM
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Service was good. View was gorgeous!

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Disgal87
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful tasting breakfast on their beautiful balcony space.

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BrettZ
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent! Our Alpena waitress was great. The view into the straits was exceptional. We highly recommend.

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AmyR
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was a bit pricey, but the atmosphere and service were wonderful. Not crowded.

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vipMissgreek
Detroit
30 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a wonderful time celebrating the first night of our honeymoon. Shout out to Nina our server and the pianist for making the night so special. Kudos to the chefs as well, everything was outstandingly delicious

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vipLu77
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the piano player was a very nice touch. The view was wonderful as well. It was the best choice for us to celebrate our wedding anniversary.

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SamanthaH
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was exceptional! They had live piano music and he was outstanding! Loved it

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vipdivmaster
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, food delicious, definitely we will be back. Thank you customer

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vipCyndiS
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall3food1service2ambience3

Walked in. Gentleman walked us to the door to the patio and pointed at the 3rd table and said “sit there.” Really? Who does that? Sat for a while. Nice server came over and asked what we would like to drink. After A LONG TIME, he brought our drinks. Ordered the French onion soup and a salad. Good, but not impressive. Ordered the Kobe burger. They overcooked it. I mean, WAY overcooked it. I didn’t ask for well done. The “bacon” looked/felt/tasted raw. Asked them to make it crispy. It came back just as I sent it. Poor, poor food. We heard the restaurants on the island had a hard time bringing back their chefs. Very apparent. Would not recommend.

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RobM
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmnnnnnnnmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmnnnnnmnmnnnnnnnnn

1852 Grill Room
Responded on July 26, 2020

Thank you for choosing the 1852 Grill Room.

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HusseinF
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Server was rushing us to order. Food was under average, I ordered a fillet mignon medium cooked it was literally raw on the inside. Potatoes with the salmon were undercooked.

1852 Grill Room
Responded on July 26, 2020

Please accept our apologies that you did not enjoy your meal. We hope that you will give us another try during future island visits.

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OpenTable Diner
Northern MI
4 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Piano was good. Service was good. Nicely decorated space.

1852 Grill Room
Responded on July 26, 2020

Thank you for choosing the 1852 Grill Room.

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ChrisS
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Teen girls made it noisy...not restaurant fault.
Was out of the walleye-hello, it's on a great lakes island
Teens liked the special desserts-peanut butter pie and ice cream cookie sandwich.

1852 Grill Room
Responded on July 26, 2020

Please accept our apologies for the limited supply. Thank you for dining with us.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food... didn’t have the prime rib we wanted ... and since they informed us a bit late after taking the order - they comp’d our bottle of wine which was very nice ... gorgeous views and friendly staff

1852 Grill Room
Responded on July 26, 2020

We are pleased the supply limitation did not keep you from enjoying your evening. Thank you for choosing the 1852 Grill Room.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place for dinner ok the island! The ambiance was lovely!

1852 Grill Room
Responded on July 26, 2020

Thank you!

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LindaZ
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious and the view was beautiful. Appropriate social distancing in place.

1852 Grill Room
Responded on July 26, 2020

Thank you for choosing the 1852 Grill Room.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

John the asst manger was very courteous and spent time talking to us before our arrival. He treated us royally

1852 Grill Room
Responded on July 26, 2020

Thank you for choosing the 1852 Grill Room.

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vipKingCavalier
Detroit
63 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Rainy Wednesday and while we prefer only outside dining during the pandemic we decided to try 1852 Grill Room inside. The precautions were very good and tables distanced appropriately. The food and service was excellent. Trout and whitefish were both well prepared. We enjoy this restaurant ... more so outside even though tables are limited. But recommend it ... on par with Carriage House as the best on the island.

1852 Grill Room
Responded on July 26, 2020

We appreciated the excellent review! Thank you for choosing the 1852 Grill Room.

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RockyR
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We enjoyed a terrific experience at the 1852 Grill Room...even with the COVID-19 procedures in place. The ambiance was very nice and the live piano background music was notably excellent. We tried the evening specials of veal tenderloin medallions with morel mushroom Alfredo pasta and the steak Oscar. Both were in our "top meals ever" category. We would highly recommend 1842 Grill Room.

1852 Grill Room
Responded on July 26, 2020

We are pleased that you enjoyed dining with us. Thank you for choosing the 1852 Grill Room.

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vipDevinE
Naples
12 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This was our second dinner in two nights; we had planned to go somewhere else, but due to rain and inability to get a taxi, we decided to return to 1852 Grill Room. Unlike the night before, the young lady helping us was energetic and seemed to enjoy what she was doing and that helped a lot. On the positives, like the night before the starters and entrees were tremendous; the night before, we splurged on the Shrimp and Grits and Tomahawk Chop and for this night, we had the Whitefish and the Duck; I would have any or all of these again and would recommend. So that's the positive, the negative where I think the restaurant needs help is with their cocktail menus; we ordered cocktails before each of the dinners; the first night we had the 1852 Old Fashioned and the Swedish Dove and the second, because the first two were so bad, we tried the Traverse City Spring. Yeah, underwhelming would have been an improvement. It's a shame because the food is really good. We will come back and I'm sure the food will be exceptional; we just won't drink or maybe will just order a glass of wine because unfortunately, the cocktail program just isn't worth trying.

1852 Grill Room
Responded on July 26, 2020

We are pleased that you enjoyed the exceptional cuisine crafted by our culinary team. Upon your return you will find a new bartender eager to assist in finding just the right cocktail for your taste.

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BethK
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my husbands birthday by staying at this hotel. The dining experience was top notch! The view of the harbor our waiters service and our delicious meal exceeded our expectations!
Will definitely return on our next visit.

1852 Grill Room
Responded on July 26, 2020

Thank you for choosing the 1852 Grill Room for your special occasion. We look forward to welcoming you back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
20 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Second time there in the last couple of months and it was fabulous! The view from the dining room of the bay is really beautiful. Our waiter Joshua was fantastic! He timed everything beautifully, you’ve never felt rushed and had a great personality! The shrimp cocktail is delicious and they are huge, their whitefish is amazing and their prime rib is done to perfection!

1852 Grill Room
Responded on July 26, 2020

We are pleased that you enjoyed dining with us. Thank you for choosing the 1852 Grill Room.

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MatthewF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food, best meal we’ve had in ages. Enjoyed our stay at Island House, very nice staff. Dinner is not cheap but excellent quality doesn’t usually come cheap.

1852 Grill Room
Responded on July 26, 2020

We are pleased that you enjoyed dining with us. Thank you for choosing the 1852 Grill Room.

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Justyna
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed eating breakfast at the grill room. We had breakfast outside overlooking the marina and it was great. We ordered 3 egg cheese omelette and it was a little bland but when we visit the island again I’ll just make sure to order something else :) thank you!

1852 Grill Room
Responded on July 26, 2020

We look forward to the opportunity to find a breakfast that suits your tastes!

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FernandoG
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were celebrating our anniversary and had a great time! The table we asked for was in an excellent spot!

1852 Grill Room
Responded on July 26, 2020

We are pleased that you enjoyed dining with us. Thank you for choosing the 1852 Grill Room.

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LindaM
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience5

The food was pretty good, my salad (Caesar) was just ok, lettuce was wilted. My filet was excellent and my husband's prime rib was also. What lacked was our waitress. She was brand new and very unexperienced. We ordered a very expensive bottle of wine, she gave it to me to taste even though my husband ordered it, then nearly filled our glasses halfway on the first pour. Never filled it again the rest of the evening.
Ordered dessert and coffee, mine was decaf, my husband's was regular. She brought out two decaf's, said that she thought it was what we had ordered?
The piano player was wonderful, he received a nice tip!!
It had the potential of being a 5 star, but when I am spending about $300 for my meal, I would expect better service.

1852 Grill Room
Responded on July 26, 2020

Please accept our sincere apologies. We hope that you will give us another try during future island visits.

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GingerH
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is super kind and efficient. The pianist was good and played the perfect selection of songs at the right volume. The food was very good and I didn't have to wait a long time.

1852 Grill Room
Responded on July 26, 2020

We are pleased that you enjoyed dining with us. Thank you for choosing the 1852 Grill Room.

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JamesG
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Food was fantastic. Our waiter Josh was fantastic.

1852 Grill Room
Responded on July 26, 2020

We are pleased that you enjoyed dining with us. Thank you for choosing the 1852 Grill Room.

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SarahF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good views, great ambiance and great food. Best meal we had on the Island without a doubt. Very affordable too. Highly recommend for a nice dinner out with friends and family.

1852 Grill Room
Responded on July 26, 2020

Thank you!

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KerrieW
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and view were fantastic! I highly recommend!!!

1852 Grill Room
Responded on July 12, 2020

Thank you!

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RobertG
Northern MI
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is outstanding.
My wife and I both ordered the Filet de Sole. It was fixed perfectly and tasted scrumptious. Everything was great from the rolls to the desert.
Our server (I believe his name was Josh) was perfect.
The ambiance with the soft, live piano background was first class.
We can't wait to go back.
-Bob & Nancy Gregg

1852 Grill Room
Responded on July 12, 2020

We look forward to welcoming you back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We drove 6 hours to have the prime rib again!
Great food, excellent service.

1852 Grill Room
Responded on July 12, 2020

We are pleased to have made it worth the trip. Thank you for the excellent review!

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vipBrianG
Grand Rapids
21 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Beautiful restaurant!!! Fantastic food!!! Service was not the greatest!!! Had to ask for bread and beverages multiple times and never received my clam chowder that was ordered. Not horrible but sort of stuff that should be expected at an excellent level restaurant.

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MichelleH
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience5

The waitress spilled a drink behind me and got my leg wet. She was slow on refills and forgot things and food took a long time. It took us from 600p-800pm. Very slow and extremely pricey. Thank God I included in our stay. $265 for dinner is excessive for the restaurant.

1852 Grill Room
Responded on July 12, 2020

We are pleased that you took advantage of the Island House Hotel Dining Package which includes breakfast and dinner in addition to your lodging. Please accept our apologies for the unfortunate accident. Due to the pandemic, we are understaffed which puts tremendous stress on servers. We hope that you will dine with us during a future island visit so that we may dazzle you with the exemplary service that we are known for.

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