Walloon Lake Inn
The service was impeccable, especially with wine selection. Filet wasn’t the best I’ve had- a bit chewy and very small. Whitefish was perfectly cooked, but lacking flavor and had a few bones.
The Walloon Lake Inn is a quiet, authentic up north spot to celebrate a special occasion, or just to look out over the lake, under the shade of heritage white pines, to soak up the peace and serenity and beauty of northern Michigan. The service is outstanding and the food is carefully prepared. There is live piano music out in the bar and thankfully, an absence of canned music in the dining room. Just a great place!
Just love going there on special occasions! Look for Charlie Millard playing the piano!
Love the food, decor, and quietness!
Very nice upscale restaurant, with good pricing/value, in a gorgeous setting. Great food, staff & ambiance. Pianist playing in the bar was a nice touch as well.
Food was amazing and the 3 for $50 makes it affordable for a really nice night out.
Menu very heavy on sauces and bacon flavor. Portions were decent and food was well prepared and presented. Biggest complaint is the prices. The fall special deal made the prices much more reasonable.
Hidden gem in Petoskey! The food was the level of some of the higher end restaurants in New York City. It is set in the middle of volume lake and makes for amazing views while experiencing fine dining. I found it by accident last year and was not disappointed after revisiting this year. We will make this a yearly tradition for my wife and I.
We are total food snobs, and this is the best ever! Every morsel on every dish was perfected.
Always a great experience
My husband and I had a wonderful expweience at the Walloon Lake Inn Restaurant last Sunday evening! Our server, Lydia, was very knowledgable, efficient and pleasant. Our food was perfection and the atmosphere so conducive to a convivial dinner. This is one of our favorite places to dine, but hadn't been here for several years since we do not live close. Hopefully, we'll be back soon!!🍷🍷🍾🍾🍾😀😀😀
Beautiful well maintained old dining room. Food was excellent and the service was impeccable.
My husband and I had a lovely and delicious dinner. Our server, Lydia, was helpful, attentive and polite. The food was delicious and beautifully plated. The view from the dining room is lovely. All in all, a very enjoyable dinner.
Beautiful fall evening! Sunset, skier, even kayak paddling by on the lake to view!! Romantic beautiful setting. Attentive service! Thank you for the perfect evening!! Food, as always, delicious!!
Great experience. Was our first time at this fine dining restaurant. Melissa and the staff did an excellent job. We are now headed back to The Villages, , Fl for some much warmer weather.
App was so small. One scallop. Service was slow
Everything was very good, but too salty for my liking—- that’s what salt and pepper shakers are for- to add my own if needed
Excellent meal! Great service! Loved the craft cocktails and the view of the lake
We loved the outdoor seating with views of Walloon Lake. Although the food was expensive, it was delicious!
We enjoy going to the Inn each year we are at the lake. This year, our service was outstanding. A perfect balance of attention to service without “hovering”...very well done.
This year, I ordered the lamb chops. They came prepared perfectly and had great flavor. I was surprised, however, that the 2 chops I received were basically “lollipops”. I have seen this size as an appetizer elsewhere....not as an entree. Definitely helped my diet...
My wife had the filet and was very pleased with it. Perfect preparation, good flavor, true entree for the meal.
All in all, we had a good experience. The service can make or break an experience at any restaurant. The Walloon Inn gave us great service this evening......next time I just won’t order the lamb. ;)
Beautiful dinner presentation. Knowledgeable wait staff. Live piano music. And prix fixe pricing for three course dinner!!
Consistent and excellent quality fine dining food. Fabulous setting. Great offer through winter for 3 courses fir $50.
Loved the customer appreciation week deal! $50 for three courses - superb!
Enjoyed a special evening with friends! Very traditional, lakefront restaurant and service was perfect, food delicious!
Fabulous restaurant- food is excellent as is service. Best deal tonight on salad, entree and dessert. Love Walloon Lake Inn.
Best food anywhere around Petoskey! My husband had never spent any time “up north “ and he was really tired of burgers, fried fish and bad pasta. I had been telling him that we would have a different night at the Walloon Lake Inn and I was so right. Everything was first class- service, cocktails, dinner, atmosphere. We will never miss going here.
A wonderful dining experience from the time we walked in . Atmosphere was very pleasant, server was exceptional and meal was excellent!
We loved WalloonLake Inn for a nice quit dinner with a great view...until the last 2 times visiting there. We were seated next to a table of 18 - need I say more. We could not hear our guests over the roar. I asked to be moved. Melissa moved us and I tipped her handsomely.
We returned 2 weeks later. In my reservation I asked that if there was a big party please let me know. Well.. 10 cackling women later. We had lukewarm risotto and gritty lettuce. Melissa wasn't so nice this time.
We will never return.
Wonderful but pricey.
Beautiful restaurant overlooking Waloon lake Food was outstanding. Service impeccable
Very nice restaurant with the best view of Walloon Lake.
We love Walloon Lake inn. The food was great as always. We brought friends who had not been Before. It usually is quiet and pleasant. There was a huge party of 18 that was very energetic and loud. It didn’t ruin our dinner but a quiet dinner would have been better.
The food was good but the portions were very small. The view was beautiful had a seat by the window. Our waiter was nice but was very scarce and never around when you needed him.
Definitely not a five-star experience even though their pricing reflected five stars.
Just an all around luxury experience. Dinner started with a lovely amuse bouche of whitefish pâté! Drinks were carefully crafted. The view is unparalleled. A delightful evening. And live piano music.
Another lovely dinner by the lake. Great food, perfect location, and superior service.
In my opinion it’s the best restaurant in Northern Michigan.
Food was delicious. Service very friendly and professional. Overlooking the lake was the icing on the cake!
We once again enjoyed our evening of fine dining at the Walloon Inn. The improved price list makes this a top choice!
Perfect location for catching Lake Walloon sunsets, especially from the outside tables. We had the whitefish and duck. Both were very well executed. Can’t beat in-season heirloom tomatoes in the salad. They were perfect. I would have liked to see more Michigan wines on the wine list; we were trying to go totally local.
Consistently good but expensive. The tables outside at sunset are among the best Up North. They were down some staff so main course was slow but worth the wait. Good fish, Risotto and steak. And tasty desserts! We will be back.
We had a wonderful meal. Very relaxed...Lydia was our server. She was very attentive! Beautiful view!