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1852 Grill Room, Mackinac Island, MI

1852 Grill Room

4.7
4.7
931 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


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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

    Smart 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 931 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 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. a

    amandad

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

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

    fwillison

    Denver

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    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.
  3. K

    Kathy

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

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

    MikeM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

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

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

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

    wwboynton

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    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!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    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!
  9. JT

    JeffT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service!
  11. B

    Brian

    Detroit

    106 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    106 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

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

    RebeccaS

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

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

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

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

    PatrickM

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

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

    ColtonK

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    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.
  16. A

    Al4wintersun

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

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

    DaveS

    Grand Rapids

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service, with a great view!
  18. SW

    SuzyW

    St. Louis

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    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.
  19. LN

    LeeN

    Raleigh

    19 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    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.
  20. KW

    KayleeW

    Northern MI

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love love love everything about this place!
  21. 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.
  22. CD

    ChrisD

    Indiana

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 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.
  23. BS

    BrianS

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

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

    RichC

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 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
  25. 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.
  26. DM

    DavidM

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Special occasion dinner celebrating our anniversary. The service was fantastic, the food very good. We sat outside on the front balcony and enjoyed our evening.
  27. CC

    CharlesC

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal and service. Absolutely not a thing to complain about. Thank you for an enjoyable evening.
  28. C

    Chaz

    Detroit

    44 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Food was meh, especially for price point. Morels were pretty much inedible. Lamb chops were disappointing. Dover was ok. Had breakfast in morning. Waffles & pancakes were cold. Sausage links were good. Cannot recommend
  29. MC

    MaryC

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service Breakfast and dinner best on the island!
  30. M

    Mike

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful server with Erica, great Walleye, prime rib and Waugh burger. Dessert list was good but ordinary. Worst thing is the restaurant is charging 3.5% in convenience fees for using a credit card which are Amex fees. How else can you pay? But since I used Visa they are pocketing at least 1% on every meal. Doesn’t sound like much until you multiply by 100 tables.
  31. MB

    MichaelB

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Prime rib was cooked well but was a very small portion for the price. White fish and walleye were both good.
  32. T

    Tiff25

    Northern MI

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was amazing as always!
  33. b

    bcfulton

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, ambience and the service were all great. It was also nice to get out of the crowded downtown area, even if it is only a few steps away. We sat outside and the view was beautiful. We will definitely be back when we return to the island.
  34. g

    gjth

    Los Angeles

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall - fabulous. Extremely scenic location overlooking the harbor. Dinner was excellent. We had the beet salad, Walleye and Whitefish. Our server Fred was wonderful. Prices are actually reasonable considering the location and quality of the restaurant. Highly recommend.
  35. JM

    JohnM

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was fantastic. Only sorry I didn't get his name.
  36. SB

    SofiaB

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Came to the restaurant for an anniversary dinner and was pleasantly surprised by the ambiance and the beautiful views. However, we both ordered the filet and shared potatoes and everything overall was lacking seasoning. Nothing tasted as though it had any salt or pepper on it. It was the first time I have ever had to use salt and pepper at a fine dining restaurant and expect more given the price range. On the other hand, our waitress Jacqueline was simply the best part of the evening and was an absolute ray of sunshine.
  37. RW

    ReneeW

    Detroit

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently great food. Good service. Nice location
  38. B

    Belieber89

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    It’s an overpriced restaurant but, it’s in a tourist land, so every restaurant is overpriced. At least this one has an awesome view and a willimette pinot
  39. KD

    KevinD

    Louisville

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Beautiful exterior, decent service, 3 meals. A shrimp appetizer was too plain; needed spices or something while the Ahi tuna was quite good and the spring roles were also good. The Steak was good while the seafood was piled high with pasta that dwarfed the meal. For the prices charged it was an okay place but not exceptional or a repeat visit.
  40. CS

    ChristinaS

    Houston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I would highly recommend requesting an outdoor table. The view was amazing, and being in mid-July, the weather was perfect. Our server was super attentive and friendly, and the food was delicious.

FAQs

1852 Grill Room is rated 4.7 stars by 931 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

7:00 PM


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

    Smart 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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