Walloon Lake Inn

4.8
255 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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viplovetoeat
Northern MI
103 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. The special of 3 for $50 was an outstanding value. Janice did great job of serving us. Thank you!

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WallyK
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Walloon Lake Inn never disappoints. Since they brought in their new chef last spring, the restaurant has excelled in every way. Melissa, the GM keeps thing running smoothly and always with a tough of class. This is one of the best spots for dining in Northern Michigan bar-none

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Shooch
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time dining at Walloon Lake Inn and we loved it. We had a really nice Easter Brunch. The food was great and the ambiance is really enjoyable. Looking forward to going back soon for dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place to eat
Food is great

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JudyB
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

This restaurant has a wonderful view right on the water. They do a great special of pick 3 for $50 and gives you an opportunity to try app, entree and dessert, or app, soup/salad and entree. The food is fine--not a wow but fine. Had the Wagyu and it was very dry and the spaetzle was VERY crispy. Not fresh. The bisque was okay....not hot. My husband's ahi tuna roll was fantastic. Now the service--NEVER have I been reminded so much that you have a two hour time frame. And look out if you get even close to that. Last time we came, we were asked to leave the table. The Manager is completely driven on this. I understand turns, but it take the fun out of listening to the live pianist and enjoying your meal. Even at time of confirmation, she asked, "Are you familiar with our two hour limitation?" Almost caused me to cancel my reservation. And our server Jerry was.....meh.......no engaging conversation or willingness to try to upsell. Maybe he had a time limit too?? Have been here twice and I think that was maybe one too many times. Just disappointed. But worth a try!!

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Irish
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, Jerry, was fantastic! Great meal. Thanks.

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LukeH
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for my anniversary and had what was easily one of the best dinner experiences of my life. The food and drinks were incredible and the service was attentive without being obnoxiously attentive, which I loved. The staff made my girlfriend and I feel very welcomed and at home. Not to mention the view from our seat of the lake was beautiful. We will definitely be back!

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RudbeckiaWinery
Northern MI
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best Seafood Risotto we have ever had! Great place to enjoy the first day of spring,

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PhillipP
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite dining experience. Super service, excellent food, and perfect atmosphere.

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GeorgeG
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made our first visit here for a birthday celebration and had a great time. Good food and service. We will be back.

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MichaelS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A special place with great food and a delightful staff.

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vipOhioDiner
Columbus
35 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The 3 courses for $50 special is a good value. Ahi tuna roll was as good as I’ve ever had. Seafood in the seafood risotto was very nice; risotto was undercooked. Whitefish average.

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COko
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cutest, coziest atmosphere with the best food in Northern Michigan. We stop in every time we are up north and enjoy our meals each time!

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markd
New England
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent atmosphere, wonderful customer service, delicious food! Perfect evening.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience! First time visit, celebrated my birthday and I couldn’t be more impressed! Food, service and ambiance was amazing. Will definitely be back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful winter Sunday evening. As always, everything about the Walloon Lake Inn was perfect. - service, ambiance and exceptional food and drink.

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KaitlynG
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time here and we were blown away! Definitely a must visit when we are in the area. Everything from the food, service, and ambiance was near perfection!

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ToddM
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An outstanding upscale dining experience. Excellent menu, impeccable service, and a beautiful and quiet atmosphere. One of my new favorite restaurants in Michigan.

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HSJOHN
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a delightful dining experience! Wonderful food, drink, service and ambiance! Highly recommend it!

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JohnW
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Janice did an awesome job by making our visit welcoming and enjoyable. Can’t beat the location.

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LoriM
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Walloon Lake Inn, it will never disappoint. Thank you for such a wonderful dinner, it was the best Birthday ever.

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ScottM
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experiece - just what we were looking fo on a Valentine weekend.

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Janealayne
Detroit
17 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have yet to be disappointed at the Walloon Lake Inn. It's one of the few more elegant restaurants (although many amazing ones) in the area. The 3 courses for $50 is a fabulous deal. The tuna roll is a favorite. The view is amazing. There's nothing not to like

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JessieL
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals we have had in awhile. Great service, perfect atmosphere for a romantic date night. Highly recommend

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DonnaC
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a wonderful Valentine dinner on Feb. 11th. The $50 special was a fantastic deal. We both enjoyed the filet and I absolutely loved the seafood bisque. Our server Jerry was excellent!
I loved the ambiance, with soothing classical music playing in a beautiful dining room.
I highly recommend a stay at Hotel Walloon, with dinner at the Walloon Lake Inn.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was just great!

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Donna
Northern MI
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there, great food and service. the 3/$50 deal was outstanding!

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PennyB
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I celebrated my birthday at Walloon Lake Inn on the weekend that inside dining resumed. It was our first dining experience here, and one to remember! From the excellent service to the exceptional entrees (Filet Mignon and Shrimp-Scallop Risotto) everything was so delicious. We will definitely return!

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Debjos
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful and inviting setting. Service was very good. The menu and choices we made were both exceptional!! Perfect coming home from the Covid moratorium!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food,Great Drinks, Great Service

A lovely evening

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time at Walloon Lake Inn. Our waitress, Danielle, was fantastic. She was friendly, had great food & wine recommendations, and her timing with our food service was perfect. I don't know how they do it, but time and time again we have memorable salads here. We are meat and potato type of people but these salads are SO good. Our main courses were perfection and dessert was of course wonderful! (It also appeared that all proper precautions were being taken to avoid covid spread.)

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SarahP
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at Walloon Lake Inn is always a treat! The service is great and the food is top-notch! I love how quiet it is in the restaurant and the view is gorgeous if you go in the daylight hours!

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JoeJ
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I have had in a long time. Service was exceptional. Loved it!!

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DanP
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful place! I've been coming here since the mid-80's and it always top notch!

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AndreaK
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner and service. Went for a birthday and they made it very personal. Great time. Will definitely return!

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vipAllisonH
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was excellent! Came to the table hot! I had the whitefish and my husband had the chicken marsala. Both excellent!

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vipWonderfulBrunchFood
Detroit
38 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely location, attentive and professional service, it was incredibly hot in the dining room, the finally got the temp under control 20 min before we checked out. We would have stayed longer and lingered over drinks and dessert but we couldn’t take the heat after a few cocktails with dinner. The food was good but not spectacular.

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vipCraigH
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time dining at the Walloon Lake Inn (last, 4 years ago). This time was a special 90th birthday celebration dinner for my mother. We drove 3 1/2 hours, especially to dine at the Inn, and not a minute of our experience was less than EXCELLENT, right down to the personalized menu for the occasion!!! 5 STARS to the Hostess, Chef and Servers!!!
The view of the setting sun over Walloon Lake was picturesque! The music overhead was soothing and the MEAL itself was exquisite! Though the menu offers MANY exciting (and i'm sure delicious) entrees, the two of use both had the whitefish. Every mouthful was a satisfying delight. As were the appetizers and desserts, as well.
I will be returning to the Inn, again, in the future and i encourage everyone to seek out this delightful restaurant and too expect nothing less than perfection!!!

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vipTinaB
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a beautiful spot to enjoy a meal! The ambiance and beauty of Walloon Lake makes this restaurant a gem. The service was top notch!

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SteveF
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was world class! The piano, atmosphere, décor were amazing!

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 255 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.