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1852 Grill Room

4.6
492 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • 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 492 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.4
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4.7
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4.1
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Vegas
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was great. It was the last night of dinner service for the season and it felt like they put as much effort in as you would expect in the beginning of the season.

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JonS
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

This place left me underwhelmed. The food was average, but if it wasn't served to a captive audience with few higher end options, it wouldn't impress at all.

The location and view are beautiful. The wait service was literally awful. Waited 15 minutes to get water. Had to ask twice for a drink, was not offered. Extremely slow and unresponsive. The barstaff and front door people were really nice and polite.

The steak and potatoes were well cooked, and quite good. Asparagus was great. Bread was dry. For $160 total (with tip, no alcohol) I'd expect a higher quality experience. I don't recommend.

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lovetotravel
Grand Rapids
12 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best New England Clam Chowder I have ever had! My husband's steak was top-notch! Everything was delicious and our server was wonderful! We look forward to returning on our next visit to the island.

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JeffR
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great with nice sized portions. Jeffrey our server took very good care of us. The view over the bay was fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful. Portions are large so while some reviews indicated that it is pricey, plenty to share with a spouse so overall good value.

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OpenTable Diner
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The service was incredible from getting sat to checking out. The shrimp was a tad over cooked for the appetizer and my husbands filet mignon tasted like Gas from the grill. It was kind of hard to get over that taste in the inside was undercooked and more like tartare when he ordered medium rare. I ordered the plank white fish and it was incredible.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tomahawk Steak was fantastic. Our server, Charlie, was excellent.

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vipMichigan
Northern MI
6 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We liked 1852 Grill so much we went twice while we were on the Island. Great service (Charlie), fantastic food and very nice ambiance. My husband got the Tomahawk steak both times. The salmon was cooked perfectly. Great wine selection too. Highly recommend.

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RobS
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fish was fresh, and the portions were very nice size. The overall experience was delightful.

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FallGetaway
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner with a beautiful view of the harbor

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viprpatti
Atlantic City
33 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb dining experience. Service was outstanding and our meals were delicious.

MR
MichaelR
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great selection in the menu. All of the dishes coming out of the kitchen looked great!

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tonya
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a great table overlooking the water. Very nice server and wonderful prime rib and walleye. The onion soup seemed like it was made hours ahead and simply thrown in a broiler to heat up

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was phenomenal and the service was impeccable. The decor could use a little work, found it distracting with all the bold designs and color. Otherwise amazing!

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BrienF
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Fine Dining Establishment! Outstanding views of harbor!!

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Kathy
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and beautiful view. Service was great.

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AmandaB
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our anniversary dinner and it was truly perfect. Beautiful view, amazing food and lovely music from the grand piano. We felt super fancy lol

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vipwdwpixie
St. Louis
44 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really wonderful prime rib, beet salad and key lime pie.
Service was top notch and we enjoyed our visit with John, the pianist, before we sat for dinner.

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CorazonT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best. Went there for breakfast Sunday morning. Wanted to have dinner too the night before but there was no availability. Excellent experience.

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vipBelle
Louisville
25 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

We always enjoy the food here; however, as I was eating the wedge salad, comprised of Bibb I declined.

Our waitress, Kayla, was very good ( personable however, we asked a bus boy for silverware with which to eat.

JB
vipJimB
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was spot on. View was beautiful too!

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Becky
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We were sat next to a big window with a stunning view. The cocktails we ordered were delightful. The wild mushroom risotto I ordered was absolutely delicious! My friend also loved her fish dinner. We dined earlier than we normally would due to availability, so when we first arrived there were only a couple other tables seated and our server was very attentive. However, as the restaurant got busier, our server was less attentive. We were not offered a second drink and our plates sat on our table for quite a while before they were cleared.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, great everything! Beats the Grand THATS FOR SURE‼️

MM
vipMariaM
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was outstanding! Lovely piano music added to the ambiance. The only negative was that the food, though delicious, was not as hot as it should have been. However, I would definitely try again.

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JonathanL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great experience here glad they had a lot of vegetarian options. And having some higher end veg options go a long way! Service was good and can’t beat the location..

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KenT
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was courteous/attentive and the food was delicious. We enjoyed a lake view with piano music while dining.

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Nancy
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful. A bit pricey but great service and food.

JP
JohnP
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best dinner my wife & I ever had, and we're 70.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience4

Great atmosphere but expensive

JP
JulieP
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dinner on our vacation! Fabulous service, meal was perfection. Highly recommend it.

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CURTC
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great location and food was exceptional, only complaint was the service was not up the price point and the courses were delivered on top of each other. Hard to enjoy a bottle wine when your food is stacking up

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The service was outstanding. The food, while generous portions, wasn’t what I would expect with a $50+ entree.

It was an enjoyable evening at a very upscale restaurant but, I doubt I’d go back.

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DonnaO
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the pleasure of dining at the 1852 Grill Room for breakfast and dinner. Both meals were outstanding, the service was excellent and the view was beautiful. While dining outside, the weather was absolutely perfect. I’m pretty sure the 1852 Grill Room didn’t order the weather, but it certainly added to the ambience! Very enjoyable stay.

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BruceM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had a fantastic meal at the 1852 Grill Room. The food was great and staff friendly and enjoyable to talk to. We ate on the porch and the view of the grounds and harbor is outstanding. We would definitely return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

It was lovely but overpriced.

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Nina
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, food and service was great. We loved our dinner. We had a window table - what a view!

KC
vipKingCavalier
Detroit
65 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Tried 1852 Grille Room again as they offered outside dining. Was a very nice night and food and service were good. My wife enjoyed the trout and I had the whitefish which was also good. Their bread was changed ... missing some of our favorites but probably due to season end. But a good dinner. Nice option on the island.

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Pearl6
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best walleye I have ever had!

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GregoryA
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the greeting when we arrived. Our server was very good and kept us laughing. The food was Amazing as we had the steak for two! Wonderful service, great atmosphere and the pianist was great as well! We enjoyed our evening at the restaurant and will come back the next time we visit the island!

MK
MikeK
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything we expected and more. Food was outstanding as was the serbice. We will be back.

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1852 Grill Room is rated 4.6 stars by 492 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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