Carriage House at Hotel Iroquois

4.6
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358 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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CarD
Caribbean
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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PatriciaO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
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
4 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
25 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
32 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
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Beautiful view! Great piano entertainment!

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Scott
Cincinnati
13 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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RamonM
Chicago
7 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
23 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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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Pork chop was juicy, but lacked flavor. The apple mixture that came on the side also lacked flavor. Rice was bland. French onion soup was marginal. Tortellini with pear, cheese, and zucchini was very small portioned (smaller than a soup bowl) and lacked salt/ flavor. The peanut butter mouse pie was delicious!
Felt like we were paying 5 star prices for 3 star food.

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vipMomMD
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved the carriage house restaurant. Absolutely beautiful setting and the service was OUTSTANDING. Alexis, our server, was the sweetest. So attentive and friendly. The smoked whitefish cakes were excellent. My main dish was a little disappointing, but the white chocolate mousse dessert was so good!

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DianeD
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mackinac Island is a place to go and relax and enjoy yourself. That is exactly what we did at the Carriage House. The food was wonderful and the service and ambiance was lovely - even with Covid restrictions.

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EdP98
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice setting for dinner. Bread was underwhelming for a high end restaurant. We had the salad with goat cheese and they forgot to put the dressing on. Main course were sea scallops which were good and the puff pastry dessert was outstanding.

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vipDebraH
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside and what a beautiful view. Service was OUTSTANDING for the island. Thank you Nori. Food was good as well.

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ChicagoGirl
Baltimore
25 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you can catch a wonderful evening on their patio, you have scored a winning night. The water views are beautiful! The food and service are equally wonderful. Awesome restaurant; highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere with choice of pretty dining room with view of lake and excellent pianist or beautiful lakeside terrace.

The food was disappointing, especially given the prices, and the service was so-so. The veal piccata with pesto fettuccine Alfredo sauces were tasty, but the veal and pasta themselves were poorly prepared.

The veal was not pounded thinly as it should have been, and was therefore tough and dry, and the pasta was mushy. The restaurant was well-staffed with a pleasant young staff, and my entree was served very soon after ordering, but I needed to request water refills.

Other restaurants also served entrees soon after ordering, which was probably due to coronavirus, but this was the only one whose food seemed to noticeably suffer. The pasta texture would probably have been better otherwise. However, I rarely eat veal and was really looking forward to it, but pounding it thinly would greatly improve its texture.

I realize this is a very difficult time for the hospitality industry and would truly like to see this restaurant succeed. I wish then the best!

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vipSybil
Milwaukee
13 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

PJ provided friendly, professional service. Dining outside is always beautiful and the food always delicious. Great for afternoon cocktails with appetizers or dinner. This is always our “go to” dining choice for our last night on the island.

CM
vipCarlM
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall4food3service2ambience4

Location was beautiful, food was average and the service was very slow!

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vipLindsayB
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was excellent, McKenzie was engaging and attentive. Food was good, not spectacular. As a special occasion/date, the atmosphere can’t be beat.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was the best we have had on the island.

MP
MauraP
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food & service! We made a reservation through open table which was flawless. And then we tried to sneak in early and they totally accommodated us and we had a great table with a view. The server Newell was kind and gave great refs. Food was top notch!

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ChrisZ
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Only downside was we got sruck in a booth when there was empty tables available. Apparrently they were held for more important reservations.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
5 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate outside, ideal during Covid. Fantastic whitefish and cocktails! Beautiful setting.

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Carriage House at Hotel Iroquois is rated 4.6 stars by 358 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.