Walloon Lake Inn

4.8
218 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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MarthaB
Northern MI
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating a birthday & had requested a corner table, which we were given. Jerry was our server & was very attentive and friendly. The food was absolutely delicious too!

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NancyS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect location for celebrating a special occasion! The food was delicious and the service was outstanding.

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DanH
Grand Rapids
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent, from the views to the service and the food. I would highly recommend the Walloon Lake Inn

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LisaA
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and ambiance to celebrate our anniversary. The beef filet was wonderful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, a wonderful place for dinner

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SharleenD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent experience. Thank you for all you do in a difficult time.

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CathyH
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience at Walloon Lake Inn. Our server was excellent, our table had a great view and the food was delicious. We were greeted by the manager and felt that care had been taken to give us a splendid experience.

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Pablo
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Overall it was once again a very good experience. Our food was delicious an presentation was attractive. Excellent menu to chose from. The seafood chowder, although unique, it was not a favorite. White fish was excellent and Wagyu tips quite good. Biggest disappointment was our table location. We made our reservation very early on and we arrive early so we would have a better chance of sitting close to the front window. When being seated, far back from the window, I inquired about a two top open closer to the window. The person seating us let us know that that table was not available for us and her tone was abrupt and unfriendly.

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lauram
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

They took the initiative to call me, since I had an outside reservation and the weather didn't cooperate, they moved us inside.

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JeffC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a find. Has to be open of the finest restaurants in the area!!

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DaveR
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall2food4service4ambience2

The food and service were great, however because of the COVID19 pandemic, there were far too many people in the small dining space. I understand that you cannot wear a mask while eating but that makes it all the more important to have more space between tables. It made for a stressful dinner rather than a relaxing enjoyable experience. We won’t be coming back until the pandemic is over.

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Mare
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our third visit and we will be back.
Great food, wonderful wait staff and perfect view.
We love this place and will make it a must go every
time we are in the area...

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vipKathyrnB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, great food, great fun. One of the best on our trip.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited Walloon Lake Inn for our anniversary and had a wonderful experience. It was our first time visiting and we will be back. The atmosphere and views were lovely, service was attentive and the food was fabulous. We had the halibut and the filet and were pleased with both meals.

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Toskeysam
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy our time at the Inn. The food and service are outstanding.
We opened our summer on the patio, and ended our summer Thursday evening inside. The filet was perfect!

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vipSteveS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Charming and beautiful decor. Service managed to host a wedding party, a book club group, and our two place setting without skipping a beat. What the staff provides on the menu is limiting but done extremely well. Not disappointed at all.

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Ammy
Northern MI
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, our experience was outstanding. Our server, Kate, was exceptional.

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vipMikeM
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and service as always!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for our Anniversary. The food was fabulous and our server was wonderful.

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MichaelE
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent.

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vipMarty
Chicago
63 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every year we have dinner at the spectacular Walloon Inn and it is the highlight of our trip to Michigan!

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LINDAS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience5

lovely setting. food was very good but really overpriced. Did not expect any bargin prices with the setting you provide. Door slamming as waitstaff go in and out to serve outside patrons unexceptable to me.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a wonderful dining experience that we are going back tonight!!!

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vipKarenC
Detroit
15 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a beautiful evening at the Walloon Lake Inn. Kate was our server and she was exceptional. Food was delicious....the cocktails were equally good. Nice wine list and the view....we could have sat there all day! The patio is the way to go when the sun is shining!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were up north for the weekend, had never been to the Inn for dinner before and had several friends recommend. It was perfect.

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Tommy
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The location is fantastic and everyone was friendly. However, for a higher-end restaurant I was surprised by several missed steps. Just a few minutes after receiving our first drink we were asked whether we were ready to order, and this was after we had explained we were going to be ordering wine but had not reviewed the bottle list yet. We had the immediate sense that we were being rushed (despite arriving a bit early for our 7 pm reservation). The wine service also was not correct. In such a nice restaurant servers should be carefully trained on how to properly serve wine. The food was quite good, but served rather cold. We certainly will return, and love the location and the team there, but greater attention to detail would be a welcome improvement.

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BrianG
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Ambiance. location, food were l excellent.
This time, unfortunately, our waiter seemed to want to be somewhere else.
He was not personable at all, did not first appear to offer drinks until we'd been seated for 10 or more minutes, and other small stuff.
Not a huge deal, cuz the place is great.
But for a top-line restaurant, we would expect much better service.
Otherwise, I would have given 4-5 stars.

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NicholeP
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and incredible service! The ambience of both the inside (with live piano music at the bar) and the patio were intimate, classic and elegant. We enjoyed a gorgeous sunset over the lake while dining on the patio with a cozy patio heater right next to the table.

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was great!!!!
Also love the $50 special they offer between 5:00-6:00pm.

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RachelH
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a table with a fantastic view and personalized menu for our anniversary. Had an amazing, romantic evening

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RichardL
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food quality and service was outstanding. Would like to have seen more items on the menu. We were happy to see them open and have a full restaurant. It is a special place for dinner

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vipDee66
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere! Great service! Food is excellent! Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our 3rd time back this summer. Janice was amazing, as always!

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vipcindyb
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our 15th wedding anniversary and everything about our experience was fantastic. Janice, our server, was professional, friendly and very well versed in the menu. We started out with Oysters on the half shell and Steak Tartare. Both prepared perfectly. My husband had the whitefish and said it was one of the best versions of this fish he has ever had. I had the Carbonara and it was a perfect portion with great creaminess and excellent bacon flavor. The view of the lake and the heater next to our table made eating outside very pleasant. We can't wait to come back and eat here again.

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TorchLakeTom
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The service, as always, was excellent. We sat outdoors with good view of Walloon Lake. The gnocchi appetizer was excellent with phenomenal flavors. The steak tartare was a disappointment. Have had much better at considerably lower priced restaurants. I ordered the filet medium rare and it came out much closer to medium. The quality of the steak was such that it was still worthwhile. My wife ordered the halibut. It was both dry and a bit fishy. She should have sent it back but we had time constraints so did not and left half of it uneaten. Presentation was great to the extent that counts for much. The asparagus and beet salad was terrific. The sorbet dessert not so much. All in all, for the prices charged, we were disappointed. We have had great experiences here in the past so hoping this is a one-off, but will not be rushing back soon.

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vipLinda51
Cincinnati
33 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most wonderful meal we have had in a long time. Great ambiance

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BobW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful, beautiful restaurant with an amazing view. Wonderful staff that really cared about their service and our dinner was prepared to order with great care and detailed presentation. They made our Anniversary even more special and won our award for highlight of our weekend.

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DanceTeam
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Top notch! Walked there from Hotel Walloon on our last evening.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Service was great, but the food was very average. A $45 entree should not come out luke warm. Was not worth the money and most likely would not go back. The view was beautiful though!

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PeterM
Milwaukee
16 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a fabulous dinner at the Walloon Lake Inn for our 31st anniversary! We will be back next summer!

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 218 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.