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Walloon Lake Inn

4.8
4.8
780 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 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

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What 780 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Best Overall

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    Best Food

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Best Service

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Best Ambiance

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Outdoor Dining

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Romantic

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Scenic View

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Special Occasion

  • Northern Michigan

    Best Overall

  • Northern Michigan

    Best Food

  • Northern Michigan

    Best Service

  • Northern Michigan

    Best Ambiance

  • Northern Michigan

    Outdoor Dining

  • Northern Michigan

    Romantic

  • Northern Michigan

    Scenic View

  • Northern Michigan

    Special Occasion

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  1. MH

    MaryH

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The 3 items for $60 before 6:00 PM is an outstanding value. We appreciated that offering. The ambience and piano music playing in the background is very enjoyable. The whole experience was great.
  2. M

    Melochbo

    Detroit

    48 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    48 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Food was average. Not a big deal for the price
  3. R

    Rocket30safety

    Toledo

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Another great meal and sunset!!
  4. d

    dale

    Detroit

    53 reviews

    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was very good….could have been served hotter but was flavorful. Wine list was limited. Location on lake is great. We were in Walloon Lake for 5 days and this was best meal of the trip
  5. L

    Laura

    Detroit

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite northern michigan restaurant!
  6. R

    Rocket30safety

    Toledo

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellent service and food.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated our anniversary here. It’s a beautiful spot with excellent service, food & ambiance.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as i rated it
  9. SZ

    StevenZ

    Northern MI

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Nicole was outstanding. The table was perfect for six people. At times, the piano was a little loud, but it worked out terrific.
  10. D

    Dj44

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Overall, good food and exceptional view. For the price, I would expect everything to be perfect but the potatoes served with my lamb were wrinkled, as though they had be rewarded or something. Lamb was very good as was the heirloom salad. Just not exceptional.
  11. LN

    LNSdiner1

    Toronto

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting and view of Walloon Lake. Excellent service and lovely meal.
  12. L

    Laura

    Detroit

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Omgoodness! The food, the ambience and the service was beyond wonderful! We are definitely coming back thank you so much for an amazing culinary experience!
  13. CH

    CHARLESG

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were seated at a back table and the Piano was a bit loud.
  14. RM

    ReginaM

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant had beautiful views, wonderful food, and very attentive service A great place for a special celebration
  15. DB

    DavidB

    Austin

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great food, great server….as always!
  16. AB

    AaronB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have a place on the west arm of Walloon Lake. We had a 730 reservation and decided to take the boat down for the twenty minute boat ride. Cruising to dinner on the lake on a balmy northern Michigan September evening is hard to beat. At the Inn restaurant there was dock space available at their dock for an easy jaunt across the street right up to the front door. We were seated on the outdoor patio dining area. The view and ambiance were delightful. We ordered their signature cocktails, one Manhattan and an old fashioned. Drinks were spot on and a decent size. We ordered the calamari and the ahi tuna tartar appetizers. Both were delicious and the presentation was very artistic and enticing. For our entrees, we had the filet which was wonderfully cooked to a perfect medium rare with toasted polenta and broccolini. We finished the night by splitting the Hummer dessert cocktail. Great experience overall. The sunset during dinner was spectacular. After dinner, we motored back up the lake in the twilight under a waxing moon.
  17. CP

    CPNel

    Detroit

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    The service and ambience were great. Patio overlooks the lake with a beautiful setting. However, the food is ok, not great. Two had white fish that was ok but not a lot of favor. One had braised short ribs that were ok, not the best, and one had wedge salad and gnocchi that was not great. Salad was with romaine and dressing watery and gnocchi was cold. They also need to offer a dish that is not fish or meat. A good pasta dish that is not an appetizer.
  18. J

    Jill

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting. We requested outside. Our food and service were exceptional!
  19. P

    Panoh

    Detroit

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hostess seated us by the window which offered a wonderful view of Walloon Lake. Delicious filet. We will return.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    It was nice but way over priced. They were short staffed and doing their best to keep everyone happy. Felt bad for staff.
  21. MC

    MargaretC

    Dallas

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love to dine at the Walloon Lake Inn. Ambience, service, food are all wonderful.
  22. JA

    JAMESC

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our 46th anniversary at the Inn. Exceptional Service, Food Quality great! Well worth the trip. The "Happy Anniversary" menu was an unexpected nice touch!
  23. CN

    CathyN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food2service3ambience5
    Would recommend the restaurant for dinner but breakfast was way below their normal standard I felt
  24. BL

    BradL

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, service and ambience. The short rib is spectacular, especially when complimented with the paloma drink!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The setting is beautiful on Lake Walloon. Food was spectacular. Service was lovely. Will definitely come back many times!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service. Try the seafood risotto.
  27. T

    Tejay

    Cleveland

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice restaurant with exceptional food and fantastic view of Walloon lake from the terrace as well as from inside restaurant. Service was excellent and well appointed seating.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We chose this great venue for our last day of work before retirement, as per every other visit, great table attention, food, venue, cooking, choices and ambience, I personally would go for 3 meals a day, that is close to being applicable for both of us There’s an idea to replace no more work ?
  29. m

    mdko

    Cleveland

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This was our first time visiting the Walloon Lake Inn restaurant. We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and the hostess and server were kind enough to recognize the event and even printed Happy Anniversary on our menu. Nice touch... Food was flavorful, well prepared and presentation was very appealing. The early dining special pricing was an added plus and supported my value of 5 stars. Based on our experience we will be dining here more often and look forward to excellent food and service.
  30. JB

    JoelB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    A Northern Michigan standard for a more upscale and formal experience. The Walloon Lake Inn never fails to deliver great food in a warm environment. Our food was great, service was attentive, wine pairing more than satisfactory. Our only concern was with what appeared to be skimpy salads. I ordered a wedge salad. In my experience, a wedge is generally 1/3-1/4 head of lettuce. This was more like a 1/4 of a 1/4 head. At $17 for a wedge salad, inflation be damned, that was a skimpy wedge in any economic environment. A special place for a special evening. Not a place for kids.
  31. B

    Booch

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just out for a nice dinner w/ friends and family. We know we’ll always get a great experience at Walloon Lake Inn. Superb food, and the best service in Northern Michigan. Everyone on the staff is professionally trained and a huge pleasure with whom to interact. Another wonderful evening.
  32. a

    annr

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress Katy was excellent!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A beautiful setting with great service and delicious food. A very enjoyable evening.
  34. P

    Papoozie

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food was very good... appetizers and drinks came out in a timely fashion. Our entrees took way too long. It took about an hour for our entrees to be served.
  35. DS

    DonnaS

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite!!! Never disappoints! ❤️
  36. ML

    MaureenL

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best restaurants in Northern Michigan. I have never been disappointed and we really enjoy, Doc, the piano player in the bar!
  37. LG

    LindaG

    Northern MI

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a beautiful spot to enjoy an absolutely delicious meal!!
  38. JC

    JimC

    Detroit

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Joyce was a great server, Melissa continues to set the tone, a great experience everyone should try.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great venue, great service and staff, and good food!
  40. KT

    KarenT

    Naples

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    I was still disappointed they did not have a table for us. It was my husband‘s birthday and I wanted to make it very special and I told you that three weeks ago when I made the reservations. Unfortunately it rained and we couldn’t sit outside and they had nowhere for us to sit inside when we arrived. They didn’t say wait until the table opens they just said there’s nowhere for you to sit. You can sit at the bar. So for my husband‘s birthday, we were so hungry we decided to sit at the bar and the piano music was so loud we couldn’t even talk to each other and the people coming in we’re standing around us watching what we’re eating. The bar made was excellent and gave us great service and the food was very good but this was not what I planned for my husband’s birthday. No one called to say you can’t sit outside because I would’ve gone somewhere else. Very disappointed

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 780 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 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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