Carriage House at Hotel Iroquois

4.6
373 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

During our two night stay at the hotel, we had dinner at this restaurant both nights. It’s all relative, on the island this was the best restaurant. I found the food in need of some spices to enhance the flavor. Service and ambiance was nice.

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vipGNOL
Naples
26 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our best meals in our 2 months of travel. We sat outside on the patio, beautiful view of the water and elegant ambiance. We ordered the special and it was "to die for". Our wait person was extremely attentive and the entire night was perfect.

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vipSSALA
Orlando
27 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Alexis was an attentive server without hovering. The food was very good and we would go back again.

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vipIndycouple
Indiana
20 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entrance of this restaurant is through a gorgeous garden, which is already very welcoming. The food was fantastic. Salads are small, but main entrees are plentiful. Great variety. Service was excellent. The restaurant has an outdoor seating area overlooking the bay and the bridge, very nice.

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annm
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was excellent and the view and food was amazing!! Perfect evening!!

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CytoJim
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose the Carriage House at the Iroquois Hotel for our last romantic night on Mackinac Island because of the ambiance including the beautiful view of the harbor with the two lighthouses and the beautiful dining room. The food was excellent in preparation and presentation (filet mignon with morel mushrooms, Diver scallops, lemon meringue pie, hot fudge sundae). Our server, MacKinzie, was very attentive to our every need and was very friendly. The pianist played a wide variety of popular pieces with great style which made for a very intimate dinner for two celebrating our 45 anniversary in the midst of a full dining room of other couples.

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MariahL
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed a lovely anniversary dinner at the carriage house. We arrived earlier to our reservation and we happy that they were able to accommodate us. We had the crab appetizer which was very flavorful! I had the scallops which were cooked perfectly. My meal was accompanied with a wild mushroom risotto that lacked in flavor and the texture was off. Tasted like bad oatmeal this is my one complaint for the meal. My husband had a steak special which was delicious! Overall good meal and service.

I am surprised no one wished us a happy anniversary since we noted it on our reservation but it didn’t bother us.

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mona
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would highly recommend the Carriage House at Hotel Iroquois. The food and service are outstanding. Arrive before sunset to take in the outstanding views from any of the many windows. The piano music playing is an added bonus to a beautiful dinner experience. We enjoy a great dining experience at the Carriage House, every time we visit Mackinac Island.

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MikeG
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

my favorite restaurant in the world, best food and service

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vipCheryl
Chicago
62 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food nicely cooked and presented. Service impeccable

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vipFarndog
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely spot with beautiful view. Carlos did great and the food was really good. Don’t miss the peanut butter pie.

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StephanieH
Montana
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a beautiful location! The cuisine delicious. The entire atmosphere just wonderful!

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LisaF
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First impression from host and hostess was great. Very professional and friendly. Food was outstanding

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vipLAFood
Los Angeles
68 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We sat outside in a beautiful patio. Food was well prepared. Was surprised they were out of superior lake whitefish, a local specialty.

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CarD
Caribbean
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner out on patio with sun setting. Good was delish. Highly recommend!!

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PatriciaO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely table overlooking the bay. The tables were spaced far apart. We both had scallops for our entree and they were delicious

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vipRico
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was fantastic! Highly recommend!

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lizh
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The Veal Piccata was amazing! Make sure you get a reservation before going!

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vipRichardS
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food- outstanding service - we had the filet it was wonderful and the salmon- cooked perfectly . We eat there every time we go to Mackinac island

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OpenTable Diner
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best filet mignon I have had in awhile.

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DonnaM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful location, service top notch. Food wasn’t up to our expectation. It was good but $100 with no drinks, no salad. My hubby had a steak...Had better at Texas Roadhouse. $14 for a glass of wine...I don’t think so. I’ve eaten at Ruth Chris’s where everything’s separate and still good but not worth a repeat visit the next time we’re on the island.

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vipBlake
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food was mediocre for the prices.

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vipBelle
Louisville
27 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed the view, wine I thought the pasta with morel mushrooms ( $14 additional) was excellent . The spinach salad; although good, was very small when shared. The servers were very attentive & professional.

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vipFoodieTeacher
Phoenix
34 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything about the Carriage House. The ambience is quiet and classy with beautiful lake views. Our server was polite and friendly. Cocktails were delicious. Our prime rib and whitefish were delectable and plated beautifully. Raspberry creme brûlée for dessert was perfect. We would love to return some day! This is a must visit for fine dining on the island.

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SLB1
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious, the view was amazing, and the waitress was attentive. Pricing is on the high side but all the restaurants on Mackinac are expensive. Overall, we had a great experience.

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CarolM
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Anniversary

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LisaR
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, beautiful atmosphere and lovely live piano dinner music.
I had the steak medallions and the goat cheese salad and they were both so delicious. I also had the peanut butter dessert covered with fudge and nuts and it was very good. The restaurant is beautiful, the service was impeccable and the piano music was a wonderful added touch to our 25th wedding anniversary celebration. Would definitely visit again. Wonderful memories were made.

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MaryB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely quiet table which allowed our group to celebrate two anniversaries- 40 and 41 years! Thanks for a remarkable evening!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Beautiful view! Great piano entertainment!

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Scott
Cincinnati
15 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food great. Will be back

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

If you’re contemplating between fine dining experiences on the island, let me make this easy for you and just go with the carriage house at hotel Iroquois. This was a new restaurant for both my fiancée and I. First thing is they were very accommodating of moving our reservation earlier, so we could rest easy about catching the last ferry. This allowed us to relax and really enjoy everything the restaurant has to offer - the beautiful ambiance of the decor, the view, and the live piano playing which all added to the incredibly delicious food. We ordered the whitefish, which was prepared splendidly. Don’t forget to save room for dessert!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my birthday. The food was amazing and the piano player set a perfect ambience for dinner. It was a perfect night.

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Joemuir2015
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a table of 10 (6 adults & 4 kids) and we made reservations for 8 but they were able to accommodate the extra 2 which was great. Service was excellent. The waiter was very nice and prompt with ordering and taking care of the kids needs! We loved the food and ambiance. The view was amazing!

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KimM
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

During our recent visit to Mackinac Island, we ate both lunch and dinner at the Carriage House. We loved our dinner there so much that we had to come back for lunch. Both times our server was Alexis, who was wonderful. Food and ambiance can’t be beat. We ate outside both times while enjoying the most beautiful views of the lake. For dinner Alexis recommended the stuffed pasta, which was amazing, and I had some scallops added to it. For lunch, I had the crab melt, and my husband had the turkey panini, both of which were fantastic. We also ended lunch with a Grand Marnier cheesecake with berries, and that was also so delicious!

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vipRamonM
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Iroquois outside on patio is a wonderful dining experience, crab appetizer very good a full moon rising over the Straits of Huron spectacular!

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vipLaurenB
Detroit
26 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect!!! Loved it!!!!

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vipWilliamS
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service ... best on the island! The dayboat scallops are hands down the best item on the menu ... not to be missed! We had great service both nights and the lead server was awesome!

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DavidB
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Great location (obviously), Service during these COVID times was very good. Food was good, but not on par with the pricing.

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BizDin
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and exceptional service. The views are stunning. Will return on our next trip.

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Carriage House at Hotel Iroquois is rated 4.6 stars by 373 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.