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Walloon Lake Inn

4.8
4.8
726 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 22 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 726 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

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  • 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

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  1. O

    Occassionaldiner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere of this delightful place reminds you of a private club -- dark wood paneling, linen table cloths, and very helpful staff. There is both indoor (where we ate) and outdoor seating. The menu for main courses ranges from simpler vegetarian dishes, includes fish (which my friend had and declared delicious) and several beef dishes. I had the short ribs which were the best I've ever tasted. While on the pricey side, it was well worth the evening.
  2. WL

    WilliamL

    Indiana

    235 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    235 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    As we expected- good food, service, and outside at sunset! Life is good!😊
  3. FL

    FordLake

    Grand Rapids

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We just finished a short vacation stay at the Hotel Walloon with dinner every night at the Walloon Lake Inn. The Walloon Lake Inn is one of the best dining experiences in the area. The location is beautiful. The food is a fine dining experience that is always well executed and consistent. Coupled with the tremendous service we had each evening it is a marvelous experience. Special thanks to our server for the last two days of our trip…Courtney is fantastic!
  4. K

    Kris

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    I know it’s hard to get help but there was nothing personable about the service. waitress never introduced herself or said anything at all, never checked on us. For the price I expect customer service to be top notch.
  5. a

    anon2

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambiance and the service were outstanding, and the food was excellent.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic ambiance and food
  7. D

    Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food2service4ambience5
    Honestly the food wasn't as good as it could have been. It was fair but, not necessarily worth the prices.
  8. L

    Llion1

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An outstanding evening The food , the service (Maggie) and dining lakeside all added up to a great night !
  9. WL

    WilliamL

    Indiana

    236 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    236 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very seldom 5 stars from us- the service, food, ambiance outdoors- wow! Thank you Melissa for your leadership and Jocee! Not Michelin Star worthy but very good. We will be back.
  10. T

    Toskeysam

    E. Tennessee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you are looking for a enjoyable dinner experience, this is the perfect place. The service is first class. The food is excellent. The ambience is wonderful indoors for a meal where you can talk to your tablemates in a normal volume. The inside dining is very nice. If you want the breeze in your hair, and the sounds of the shoreline, then outside dining is available (depending on weather).
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a lovely outdoor deck. Great service. The hummers were awesome.
  12. AM

    AmyM

    Dallas

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always outstanding!
  13. PM

    PeterM

    Milwaukee

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an excellent culinary experience at one of the areas best restaurants, Walloon Lake Inn! Exceptional food and ambiance! Definitely recommend to anyone who has never dined here before.
  14. C

    Cage

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed a lovely, celebratory dinner on the patio. Everything was perfect, including the weather!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food, ambiance and our service was phonomenal!
  16. PP

    PhillipP

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice treat, great food and service. Great view of the Walloon Lake.
  17. JS

    JanetS

    Cincinnati

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is always a treat to eat at this lovely Inn. Inside or out, you can't beat the view. The service is excellent and the food is amazing. Take the time to enjoy your stay!
  18. DE

    DorothyE

    New York Area

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Jodi was friendly and efficient. We all really enjoyed the experience. Thank you!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting. Sat outside on patio. Everything was great but the whitefish was dry and needed more seasoning. The old fashioned was great. Kudos to the bartender.
  20. u

    ukbusiness

    Dallas

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful and very attentive staff. Wine list is always quite good and at a good value. Menu selections and preparation is beyond great.
  21. DC

    DavidC

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The Inn is a very charming and atmospheric restaurant, on a beautiful setting with picture windows looking out at the edge of storied Walloon Lake in the pristine northern Lower Peninsula of Michigan (the lake was the Young Hemingway's summer home). In the summer months there is outdoor seating at the lake's edge. The food is lovingly prepared and served with aplomb. The restaurant is indeed worth the drive.
  22. S

    Suzi1

    Cincinnati

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Eating outside on a beautiful evening is what makes the Inn so enjoyable. Food was very good (but my fish was not hot when it came out). Our server was wonderful! One of the best we’ve had anywhere, but especially appreciated when good service has been a fleeting thing lately in the covid and post-covid world.
  23. LG

    LisaG

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful views of the lake, great location and fantastic food!
  24. JD

    JanetD

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great location for a pleasant Sunday brunch. More menu choices would have been a plus. But food offered was excellent.
  25. SF

    SouthFLTraveller

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasure to dine here! The view is lovely and the experience is first class! The Sunday brunch is tops!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous service and good
  27. a

    apkruse

    Northern MI

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding, fish was amazing
  28. MA

    MARCENEV

    Detroit

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Well the salad didn’t have any dressing. The Salmon was terrible. My husbands chicken was dry. The Manager never came over. ( what was so hard is we saw her changing table cloths. We were told she was tied up. Absolutely no accountability. This was our 1st Anniversary. Highly recommended. We were speechless. I am embarrassed to tell the person that recommended it.😞
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We live in Ohio, but have come to the Walloon Lake Inn to celebrate our Anniversary every year for 30 years. We use to stay above the Inn when it was a bed and breakfast and David Biers was Chef and we loved the food and service then and it is still wonderful. Our food was excellent last night and we loved eating on the patio. See you next year.
  30. AC

    AdrianC

    Detroit

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been coming for years and love it every time!! Josee was our server this time and she was unbelievable!! Best service I’ve ever had, anywhere! She made the night perfect! Treated our little girls so nicely and was very attentive to us! We always love coming here, but she made it even better!! Can’t wait to come back!
  31. KG

    KennyG

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting on the lake! Terrific service! Delicious Food!
  32. HT

    HeatherT

    Grand Rapids

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing.
  33. c

    chopy

    San Francisco

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Ordinary food for gouge pricing, setting carry’s everything else, old menu
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The view was spectacular and the meal delicious! So many great options we must return and try more.
  35. B

    Bill

    Key West

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been enjoying this fine establishment for over 35 years. The updates after the ownership change a few years ago keep it fresh but still classy. Servings have gotten smaller and more expensive through the years but still plenty of food and reasonably priced for fine dining. This is a special place that you will not regret.
  36. s

    sf88

    Detroit

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love, Love it all! Great staff!
  37. DT

    DanaT

    Grand Rapids

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my favorite restaurant in Michigan. It is consistently amazing every time. Excellent food,service and ambiance.
  38. AK

    AndrewK

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a cute little place, a bit hard to find, but worth looking for it. This was our first time dining here. The place is small, comfortable, with excellent food and fantastic service. It does seem to get louder as the evening progresses, but now that we know it is here, we will likely eat here regularly now.
  39. F

    Fred

    Detroit

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great!😎
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Josie and Melissa are AMAZING!!! They both always go above and beyond for us and our guests🥰🥰

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 726 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 22 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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