Walloon Lake Inn

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71 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.
What 71 People Are Saying
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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are total food snobs, and this is the best ever! Every morsel on every dish was perfected.

F
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience

R
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!🍷🍷🍾🍾🍾😀😀😀

J
Detroit
50 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful well maintained old dining room. Food was excellent and the service was impeccable.

M
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

j
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!

HU
Key West
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

RV
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

App was so small. One scallop. Service was slow

NH
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

DJ
Detroit
31 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent meal! Great service! Loved the craft cocktails and the view of the lake

MH
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the outdoor seating with views of Walloon Lake. Although the food was expensive, it was delicious!

T
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

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. ;)

OT
Naples
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful dinner presentation. Knowledgeable wait staff. Live piano music. And prix fixe pricing for three course dinner!!

h
Savannah
6 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Consistent and excellent quality fine dining food. Fabulous setting. Great offer through winter for 3 courses fir $50.

T
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the customer appreciation week deal! $50 for three courses - superb!

SP
Indiana
28 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a special evening with friends! Very traditional, lakefront restaurant and service was perfect, food delicious!

OT
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous restaurant- food is excellent as is service. Best deal tonight on salad, entree and dessert. Love Walloon Lake Inn.

MR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

MG
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful dining experience from the time we walked in . Atmosphere was very pleasant, server was exceptional and meal was excellent!

A
San Diego
30 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall1food2service4ambience2

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.

T
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful but pricey.

D
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant overlooking Waloon lake Food was outstanding. Service impeccable

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant with the best view of Walloon Lake.

A
San Diego
30 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience5

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.

LK
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

B
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another lovely dinner by the lake. Great food, perfect location, and superior service.

RU
Naples
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

M
Chicago
50 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We once again enjoyed our evening of fine dining at the Walloon Inn. The improved price list makes this a top choice!

DB
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

WL
Indiana
177 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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.

DK
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal. Very relaxed...Lydia was our server. She was very attentive! Beautiful view!

W
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful setting outside on the lake

M
Chicago
50 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been avoiding Walloon Lake Inn for the last several years due to extreme price increases several years ago. We decided to try it again this week, particularly due to more reasonable pricing.

Our server, Lydia, did an excellent job, as did the kitchen and bartender. She explained everything very well, and brought us samples of several wines by the glass, from which we chose an excellent pinot noir. Every item we ordered was excellent, and the prices were very reasonable, especially when considering quality and competitive prices.

We will definitely return.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food in a spectacular setting. Very warm, amiable dining experience

KF
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very disappointed we didn’t get the outside table as requested. Booked the reservation well in advance so I should have been able to get what I asked for. The lamb chops were very tiny. Other than that, we enjoyed ourselves.

CC
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the stars and planets were aligned for our 45th anniversary dinner at the Walloon Lake Inn Saturday evening. Dining outside with a perfect breeze off the lake we enjoyed the Whitefish and Halibut perfectly cooked and presented by Janice our wait person. We have enjoyed many dinners at the inn over the years and it has always exceeded expectations. Northern Michigan at it's finest!

CG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal, service and view on Walloon Lake!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A little pricey. $44 for short ribs was too much.

B
Naples
250 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

We were disappointed with the new inside decor and menu. We loved the old one. The outside is beautiful and an improvement but the old menu items are needed to make us happy.