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Walloon Lake Inn

5.0
5
612 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American

Walloon Lake Inn is a unique upscale restaurant, which was totally renovated in 2014. It is a popular destination for people seeking a distinctive dining experience with a reputation of fantastic food, lovely atmosphere and superb service.

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Booked 25 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Sun - Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (231) 535-2999

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Mike DeMarco

  • Private party facilities

    We will for a reasonable fee close our dinning room for your function.

  • Private party contact

    Melissa Ogden: (231) 535-2999

  • Neighborhood

    Walloon Lake

  • Cross street

    Windsor

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Appetizers

  • Truffle Fries$14.00

    Parmesan Reggiano, herbs, truffle aioli

    • Tempura Fried Ahi Tuna Roll$20.00

      cucumber, carrots, avocado, spicy aioli, sweet soy glaze

      • Curry-Carrot Bisque$17.00

        topped with toasted coconut, candy ginger

        • Short Ribs & Butternut Squash Ravioli$23.00

          sherry cream sauce, wild mushrooms, goat cheese, roasted garlic, fresh herbs

          • Calamari$22.00

            tossed with pork belly, peanuts, banana peppers, Thai chili sauce, black garlic aioli

            Salads

            • Winter Vegetable Salad$18.00

              kale, pickled red cabbage, shaved carrots, roasted butternut squash, pomegranate seeds, feta cheese, pecan-maple vinaigrette

              • Caesar Salad$15.00

                romaine lettuce, croutons, heirloom cherry tomatoes, parmesan crisp, caesar dressing

                • Walloon Wedge Salad$17.00

                  romaine heart, blue cheese, bacon, slow roasted heirloom tomatoes, pickled red onions, blue cheese dressing

                  Entrees

                  • Crispy Stuffed Eggplant$37.00

                    quinoa, tomatoes, olives, chickpeas, cashew cream, fresh herbs

                    • John Cross Whitefish$39.00

                      panko parmesan encrusted, zucchini, summer squash, crispy potatoes, lemon beurre blanc, tomatoes, capers

                      • Classic Meatballs and Pappardelle$40.00

                        wagyu meatballs, hand rolled pappardelle pasta, house made marinara sauce

                        • Smoked Chicken$41.00

                          deboned half chicken, chasseur sauce, roasted fingerling potatoes & baby carrots

                          • Seafood Risotto$42.00

                            scallops, shrimp, vegetable risotto, herb butter wine sauce

                            • Pork Chop$46.00

                              12oz char-grilled, roasted butternut squash hash, pecan-maple cream

                              • Braised Short Rib$49.00

                                whipped potatoes, roast brussels sprouts and butternut squash, black cherry demi

                                • Filet$51.00

                                  5oz char-grilled filet of beef, wild mushroom & parmesan risotto cake, broccolini, house made demi

                                  Desserts

                                  • Crème Brulee$9.00

                                    fresh berries, caramelized sugar

                                    • Pot de Crème$9.00

                                      vanilla bean whipped cream

                                      • Cheesecake$9.00

                                        NY style, crème anglaise, fresh berries

                                        • Apple Crumble$9.00

                                          puff pastry, vanilla cream custard, apple chutney, cinnamon-oat crumble, caramel

                                          Last updated: March 9, 2022

                                          What 612 people are saying

                                          Overall ratings and reviews

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

                                          5.0
                                          5 based on recent ratings
                                          • 4.9Food
                                          • 4.9Service
                                          • 4.9Ambience
                                          • 4.7Value

                                          NoiseModerate

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                                            Vibrant Bar Scene

                                          • Northern Michigan

                                            Best Overall

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                                          • Northern Michigan

                                            Best Service

                                          • Northern Michigan

                                            Best Ambiance

                                          • Northern Michigan

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                                            Notable Wine List

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                                          1. M

                                            Michigander

                                            Northern MI

                                            2 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined 3 days ago

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Jodie was an excellent server and very knowledgeable of the menu. We took all her recommendations and tried them. Wow, they were all delicious. We chose items off the menu for the $55, 3 courses. We will be back as it was delicious and will ask for Jodie for our server.

                                          2. LG

                                            LisaG

                                            San Francisco

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined 4 days ago

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            It was so amazing. We had a table by the window and looked out on Walloon Lake. Our food was great and the service was fantastic.

                                          3. l

                                            lindseyb

                                            Northern MI

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined 5 days ago

                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                            I like this restaurant very much, but feel the entrees are too salty. The short ribs, smoked chicken…a lighter hand please.

                                          4. KB

                                            KimberlyB

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined 7 days ago

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Absolutely delicious, great place to have a nice anniversary dinner!

                                          5. DN

                                            DebbieN

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on May 15, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            My son and his fiancé were celebrating their engagement and wedding plans. They had never been to the Walloon Lake Inn. They were overtaken by the ambience, the view, the friendly staff and the amazing food. The Walloon Lake Inn is now their favorite place. They plan on coming back and staying at the hotel and enjoying another wonderful experience.

                                          6. l

                                            lisa

                                            Detroit

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on May 14, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Wonderful ambience, sat outside for dinner and enjoyed view of the lake. Food was delicious, seafood expertly prepared. Service was very good. Will definitely be back!

                                          7. LS

                                            LynnS

                                            Grand Rapids

                                            33 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            33 reviews

                                            Dined on May 14, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            We absolutely loved everything about this place! Service was exceptional and our server Jodi was a delight. Lovely view, wonderful food, and gracious service. Can’t wait to go back.

                                          8. RK

                                            RandyK

                                            Detroit

                                            2 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on May 12, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Excellent food and presentation. Great service. Great environment

                                          9. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Northern MI

                                            2 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on May 10, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            We were seated next to a very LOUD table of four. Never had that happen here

                                          10. DL

                                            DonLee

                                            London

                                            31 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            31 reviews

                                            Dined on May 9, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Beautiful setting over looking Walloon Lake. Cozy, updated dining room. Excellent outdoor dining areas. Great wait staff and very attentive management team. Great kitchen. Decent wine list but a little light on champagnes as well as red and white old world selections, especially Burgundies.

                                          11. SP

                                            SheriP

                                            Indiana

                                            34 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            34 reviews

                                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            This is a special place! Food and service are always top notch and the view is beautiful!

                                          12. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            1 review

                                            4.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                                            Mothers Day

                                          13. MW

                                            MikeW

                                            Washington DC

                                            4 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            4 reviews

                                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Nice treat for the Inn to open up on Mother's Day for brunch before the summer season. Allowed my wife to enjoy a perfect fluffy omelet with expertly fried breakfast potatoes. I had a french toast Monte Cristo that used excellent ham and turkey and was coupled with blueberry jam and maple syrup.

                                          14. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Chicago

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on May 7, 2022

                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                            Wonderful views and outstanding food! We will return!

                                          15. B

                                            Booch

                                            Washington DC

                                            10 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            10 reviews

                                            Dined on May 7, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            A night out with my bride of 40 years. The Walloon Lake Inn al and makes it special. Spectacular food and over the top great service. They also had a great special going. Superb evening.

                                          16. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Detroit

                                            28 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            28 reviews

                                            Dined on May 4, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Courtney made our friends’ anniversary extra special. She is a fantastic server! Dinner was delicious.

                                          17. F

                                            Fourbs

                                            Detroit

                                            12 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            12 reviews

                                            Dined on May 2, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Our second time to this amazing gem. We have already reserved our next visit. The service is outstanding. I had the pre fixe dinner starting with the ahi tuna roll. This was a delicious, full roll that could have been a meal. My second coarse was the winter kale salad, again the portion was generous and salad was sweet and tender. My main coarse was the John Cross Whitefish and was prepared perfectly. We had dinner outside on the patio with a lake view the first time we dined here and had dinner inside the second time dining here. Both experiences were deserving of a five star rating.

                                          18. R

                                            Rachel

                                            Northern MI

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on May 1, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            The service, food, ambience, and overall experience was excellent!! Every course was 5 stars. We will with out a doubt return! Also, Morgan was a fantastic server and very attentive!

                                          19. A

                                            Aldara57

                                            Detroit

                                            15 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            15 reviews

                                            Dined on April 30, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                            Our first visit and we were delighted to find both the food and service was terrific . We had the calamari and the winter salad followed by the smoked chicken and whitefish. Everything was delicious! The only aspect of the dinner that was disappointing was the still partially frozen cheesecake that was served for desert. The prefix meal was a good value at $55. I would recommend this restaurant.

                                          20. SJ

                                            ShellyJ

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 30, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            We had an absolutely WONDERFUL dinner with you on Saturday, April 30th for my husband's Birthday. You made it so special for him! He was so happy with everything! It was so sweet of you to put "Happy Birthday" on the menu for him! He smiled so big! :) And it was really sweet of the manager to stop over to wish the Birthday boy a special evening! Our dinner was incredible (like it ALWAYS is!), our waitress was amazing! The special window table you picked out for my Birthday boy couldn't have been more perfect and special. "Thank you" to everyone working that night for making it so memorable for us! My husband said as we were getting into the car after dinner, "You know, this place is amazing! It is my favorite restaurant!" So you can be sure we will be coming back again and again! Thank you! Sincerely, Shelly Johnson

                                          21. K

                                            Kris

                                            Northern MI

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 30, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Great food and wonderful atmosphere. Highly recommend.

                                          22. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Northern MI

                                            4 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            4 reviews

                                            Dined on April 26, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Daughter Visiting

                                          23. NC

                                            NicoleC

                                            Denver

                                            9 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            9 reviews

                                            Dined on April 24, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            The dining experience at Walloon Lake Inn is always exceptional. We have dined here many times, and have never had a bad experience. Service, food, and atmosphere can't be beat.

                                          24. DY

                                            DougY

                                            Orlando

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 22, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Had great meal at the Walloon Lake Inn. The price fixe menu can’t be beat, what a great deal for such awesome food and service!

                                          25. SM

                                            ScottM

                                            Grand Rapids

                                            2 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on April 19, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Anniversary

                                          26. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Northern MI

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 18, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            This is a must visit dining in the area of Petoskey , Bay Harbour !

                                          27. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Northern MI

                                            3 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            3 reviews

                                            Dined on April 17, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Easter Brunch was Yummy! Had a 1:30 res. Walloon Inn is a special occasion place for us.

                                          28. SL

                                            SteakLovers

                                            Detroit

                                            7 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            7 reviews

                                            Dined on April 17, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Fantastic Brunch!

                                          29. N

                                            Notafoodie

                                            Detroit

                                            9 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            9 reviews

                                            Dined on April 16, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            The food was outstanding and so was the service !

                                          30. M

                                            Mine

                                            Detroit

                                            15 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            15 reviews

                                            Dined on April 12, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                            Liked everything but tables were a little to close together for me. Couldn't have a conversation because group next to us spoke so loud. But on upside I know they like to travel and their political views 😁

                                          31. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 9, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Everything was amazing and spot on. I will be back.

                                          32. G

                                            Good

                                            Grand Rapids

                                            9 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            9 reviews

                                            Dined on April 9, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            The atmosphere was very peaceful overlooking beautiful Walloon Lake and we ordered an appetizer, salad and entree which were all gourmet and delicious.

                                          33. LL

                                            LLtraveler

                                            Indiana

                                            11 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            11 reviews

                                            Dined on April 4, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            33 year anniversary… lovely ambiance, wonderful food and great service!

                                          34. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            New York Area

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on March 26, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Birthday!! Well done, nice touch with Happy Birthday! on the menu!

                                          35. DD

                                            DennisD

                                            St. Louis

                                            2 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on March 26, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Fantastic food and amazing service. Always a great dining experience

                                          36. DW

                                            DonnaWalloon

                                            Savannah

                                            18 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            18 reviews

                                            Dined on March 21, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            We had a wonderful time… It was my husband’s 75th birthday. He ordered cheesecake for dessert, and they decorated his plate, including a lit candle!!! We’ve been going to the WLI since 1989. It’s always exceptional!!!

                                          37. LP

                                            LauraP

                                            Chicago

                                            10 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            10 reviews

                                            Dined on March 18, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            A lovely evening with terrific service, bartending, and food. The view is pretty awesome too.

                                          38. SP

                                            ShellyP

                                            Indiana

                                            9 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            9 reviews

                                            Dined on March 17, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            We had a fabulous time here for my husbands birthday! The staff went all out with a customized menu and the food was excellent. The view was so beautiful.

                                          39. LL

                                            LL80

                                            Detroit

                                            6 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            6 reviews

                                            Dined on March 11, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Great place for dinner after a day on the slopes. Spectacular food with spectacular views. The hostess, manager and wait staff were very attentive and friendly. They cared and were appreciative of us as customers and guests.

                                          40. JM

                                            JennaM

                                            San Francisco

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on March 5, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            New favorite restaurant! We recently moved to Petoskey and finally checked out Walloon Lake Inn for a date night. The food was incredible, our server Jerry was wonderful, and we loved the appetizer/entree/dessert combo for $50. Can’t recommend enough. Will be back with friends and family soon.

                                          FAQs

                                          Walloon Lake Inn offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (231) 535-2999.

                                          Walloon Lake Inn is rated 5 stars by 612 OpenTable diners.

                                          Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                          Booked 25 times today
                                          Google Map for Walloon Lake Inn

                                          4178 West Walloon Lake, MI 49796

                                          Additional information

                                          • Cross street

                                            Windsor

                                          • Neighborhood

                                            Walloon Lake

                                          • Hours of operation

                                            Dinner Sun - Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

                                          • Cuisines

                                            Contemporary American

                                          • Dining style

                                            Casual Elegant

                                          • Dress code

                                            Smart Casual

                                          • Parking details

                                            Private Lot

                                          • Payment options

                                            AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                          • Executive chef

                                            Mike DeMarco

                                          • Additional

                                            Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                          • Phone number

                                            (231) 535-2999

                                          • Private party facilities

                                            We will for a reasonable fee close our dinning room for your function.

                                          • Private party contact

                                            Melissa Ogden: (231) 535-2999

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