Carriage House at Hotel Iroquois

4.6
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294 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Under the direction of Chef Greg Murphy and Executive Sous Chef James Stevenson, the Carriage House Dining Room is known island-wide for its fine classic American cuisine. Local seafood selections such as Carriage House whitefish from Lake Superior and prime steaks from a Detroit family butcher are paired with fresh salads, soups and desserts topped with signature Iroquois Hot Fudge.

Directly overlooking the Straits of Mackinac, guests enjoy flawless service in our glass-enclosed dining room or on one of our breezy outdoor waterfront verandas. The restaurant features an extensive wine list, full bar and nightly entertainment at the piano bar.
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vipmelissaz
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service!!! Everything was perfect!!!

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BrenannC
Detroit
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience5

This restaurant is beautiful! The piano player, the views, the entire ambiance was wonderful. While the food presentation was lovely, it did not taste good. None of it. The appetizers, the main courses...were either burnt or had zero flavor. For the expensive price tag, you want the food to taste good not just look good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Had great expectations - having heard good things about the restaurant. Taking COVID into account. Outside seating - Ambiance was wonderful- beautiful setting & plenty of “space” between tables. Food and service below average. Food presentation (beet salad) was amazing. Filet mignon- ordered Medium Rare came out Medium well & mashed potatoes- dry & cold. Server came back as we were almost finished with dinner so I could not send it back . My sons prime rib- supposed to be medium rare- medium- medium well. Husbands veal piccata- thick pieces of veal. Opted out of dessert. Service poor. Empty cocktail glasses left on table throughout dinner. Very disappointed - would not recommend.

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KevinK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite lunch place on the island. Make sure to make reservations.

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StefaniD
Louisville
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect atmosphere for our romantic anniversary dinner

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ChrisM
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food-great view!

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Our server, Carson S., did not work hard to ensure that we had an outstanding experience. He was inattentive, slow to correct an order and failed to offer bread, dessert and after dinner drinks.

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KristieL
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience5

We were very disappointed with The Carriage House resturant. The view was wonderful but my lobster tails were undercooked and tasteless. My husband did like his pork chop but the mashed potatoes were dry and flavorless. (Seems like mashed potatoes who be an easy dish to serve well.) Would not return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So fun! Our waiter Dakota was great and the views were amazing!

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vipMissgreek
Detroit
29 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last night of our honeymoon! We had a wonderful time. Wait staff and bartenders were top notch! Excellent lemon meringue pie

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service and an outstanding view.

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vipJimB
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful evening service and food was fantastic as always!

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TheMittenFarm
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, an amazing meal from start to finish. Peaceful, outdoor setting provided a spectacular view of passing ferries and a freighter, as well as additional precaution against Covid-19. We have eaten here many times over the years, and it never fails to impress. Members of our party had the filet mignon, the whitefish, the pork chop and the pasta with shrimp, along with appetizers (crab cake tower and whitefish cakes - both outstanding). Everyone was very pleased with their food. As always, staff was gracious and informed, and this time, mask wearing. Thank you for a beautiful celebration!

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vipERIKAs
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was absolutely darling! Totally what I expected from Mackinac Island. We had our two Shitzus with us and they were so wonderful with patio seating. Best part of our trip to Macinac Island trip!

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vipRhondaG
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful dining room with gorgeous lake views and flower gardens! If you sit inside you will be entertained by an extremely talented piano player. Just a lovely evening all the way around!

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vipCyndiS
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience3

Took my wife here for a birthday dinner. They sat us on the back patio. Stuffy and warm. Lots of families running outside and being loud. Not pleasant. Food was AWFUL. Heard they couldn’t get their chef to come back. Apparent. Server was nice. Steak was horrible and overcooked. “Bernaise” sauce was broken and eggy. Server tells us manager will come over. Manager stops by and asks if he can help us. We didn’t ask for him. We explained the situation. He couldn’t have cared any less. They charged my AMEX card the incorrect amount compared to what my check showed, about $12 more. I questioned this. Same manager told me it happens all the time there and not to worry about it. Skip the hassle. Eat elsewhere.

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MichelleF
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything we ordered was fabulous! The social distancing was followed. We felt safe and enjoyed our meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Server was very rude and not pleasant

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vipnolagirl2014
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside and it was beautiful overlooking the water. The flowed and ambiance were amazing. The food and service was top notch!

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vipKingCavalier
Detroit
64 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best view and outside restaurant on Mackinac Island. Lunch menu is great and service is outstanding. We have had multiple servers and all are very good. Everyone was mindful of masks inside which was good to see. We will always go to Carriage House on every visit to the island.

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JeanB
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place for lunch on the island. Delicious food on a beautiful terrace.

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MSTPWanderer
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was excellent except for panini which was a little dry - too little pesto but plenty of meat and other delicious items. Your taste may vary, and the ambience, view and the rest of our meal was well worth it.

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vipSusanV
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far the nicest dining room and the best overall dining experience we had during our recent stay on Mackinac Island. Excellent service, food well-prepared and presented beautifully. Would definitely repeat the experience when we visit again!

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Opentabk
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last family trip before twins headed off to college. We enjoyed all aspects of Carriage House. The view of the lake and bridge is fantastic. Food and service was awesome! Will definitely go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent fine dining experience. Outstanding wine selection. Service was impeccable. Plus beautiful lakefront view with piano player.

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vipDiningDiva
Cincinnati
21 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and attentive service. Lovely ambiance with the lake view and surrounded by beautiful gardens.

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vipNewbern
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for outside dining at mackinaw island

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MarthaM
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We were actually guests at the hotel. This was our anniversary lunch (which we indicated). The setting is lovely of course! One of the prettiest on the island. The gardens are gorgeous, the place is spotless and the servers are well trained and gracious. The food is very good and very expensive. The potion size is lacking. My husband had the whitefish sandwich and fries. The sandwich was on the smallish side and there were about 10 fries. The plate would have been much more appealing with a pretty garnish on the side - maybe a little lettuce with a slice tomato? Something. I had the shrimp and asparagus salad. The shrimp was very good - just 3 of them. The feta was left off in error so I requested it. Again, very small portion. A little larger than a side salad and $26 I think. The most disappointing thing was that as a guest of the hotel all week our special occasion was never acknowledged. We dined at other restaurants on the island during the week and upon learning it was our anniversary, they offered a complimentary dessert or other gesture. This would have been appreciated at the Iroquois as well. That said, it’s a lovely restaurant with very high standards and overall a lovely experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. I love their lobster dinner and lemon meringue pie. Ambiance is perfect with the water view and live piano music.

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RonC
St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steak was cooked perfectly and my wife had a basil pasta dish that she loved. I have no doubt that this will be my first choice for dinner at Mackinac Island .

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Irina
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whitefish cakes are the most delicious food I’ve ever tried. My son ordered the white fish from the kids menu and he liked

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MichaelL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

My wife and I went for an Anniversary dinner. Very nice setting and very good food (scallops and halibut). Everything was very nice but prices are too steep even for the Island.

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PaulE
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited Carriage House on July 6, 2020 for dinner at 5:45 pm. Outside temperature was near 90˚F but the patio where we dined was fortunately in the shadow of the hotel. If you like to share, the NY Strip was 14 oz and made for a generous surf & turf with the halibut. The morel mushrooms were a tasty addition to the steak as well. Although it was pricey, it was still a fair value given the spectacular setting, the excellent service and the truly delicious meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Awesome location!

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vipCincyMolly
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience5

You really cannot beat the location. Everyone working at this restaurant seems to feel burdened by their guests, as well as the Hotel Iroquois with which it is associated. The food is mediocre, at best. Still, the location on the water is lovely.

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vipPartycook
Detroit
23 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful views from every seat in the house. Food was good, but not great. The prettiest dining room on Mackinac Island. Very attentive to our large group for lunch. Service was outstanding.

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MaryJ
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding and the server was very, very good! We enjoyed our first experience at the Carriage House very much and we plan to return in the future!

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vipJun192020
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Beautiful setting, food was average. Time to dine excessive, waited 40 minutes after soup course for our entrees, restaurant was at half capacity.

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JLopez60554
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was by far the BEST meal of our vacation. It was delicious - absolutely delicious food; perfectly done. The ambiance was truly lovely; fine service, beautiful place, beautiful views. Highly recommend. Loved it.

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vipKingCavalier
Detroit
64 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carriage House is the best restaurant on Mackinac Island. The food,service, and views are all great - especially appreciate the outside seating. It’s appropriately distanced and very comfortable. We stayed on the island from Tuesday through Thursday and dined here each day because it was so relaxing and delicious.

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