Walloon Lake Inn

4.8
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83 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.
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.9
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vipOpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The weather was perfect for sitting on the deck and watching the beautiful lake.
The food was absolutely delicious! Every single bite.

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MRandMRSMS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience in every way...as always!

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ScottV
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend this place. The food was amazing and the service and presentation outstanding. Already made reservations for next week. Gorgeous views of Walloon Lake.

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GregM
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great ambiance and great service. We will be back! Halibut was a bit overcooked.

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Lisa
Grand Rapids
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

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.

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SandyF
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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!

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CharlesW
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just love going there on special occasions! Look for Charlie Millard playing the piano!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food, decor, and quietness!

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CLA098
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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ChadF
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing and the 3 for $50 makes it affordable for a really nice night out.

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MichaelK
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipFoodie
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience

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Reets
Indiana
14 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!!🍷🍷🍾🍾🍾😀😀😀

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Jazzman
Detroit
53 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Mary
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.

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jilln
Phoenix
4 reviews
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!!

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HelpingU
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.

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RyanV
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

App was so small. One scallop. Service was slow

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NancyH
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

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vipDawnJ
Detroit
34 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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MichelleH
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!

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Toskeysam
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. ;)

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OpenTable Diner
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!!

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vipharley
Savannah
8 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.

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Teedents
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipSheriP
Indiana
32 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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MichelleR
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.

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MRandMRSMS
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!

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vipAjoy2b
Miami
40 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.

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vipTerry
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful but pricey.

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karaD
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant overlooking Waloon lake Food was outstanding. Service impeccable

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant with the best view of Walloon Lake.

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vipAjoy2b
Miami
40 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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
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.

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LaurenK
Columbus
9 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.

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

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

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vipR1U1
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!

FAQs

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

Walloon Lake Inn is rated 4.8 stars by 83 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.