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Walloon Lake Inn

4.9
4.9
1133 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 2 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Daily 4:00 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

What 1,133 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Best Overall

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Best Service

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Best Ambiance

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Best Value

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Great for fine wines

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Romantic

  • Northern Michigan

    Best Overall

  • Northern Michigan

    Best Service

  • Northern Michigan

    Best Ambiance

  • Northern Michigan

    Best Value

  • Northern Michigan

    Great for fine wines

  • Northern Michigan

    Romantic

1,135 Reviews
  1. ecm4me

    Detroit

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual, our meal at the Wallon Lake Inn was extraordinary! Food was fantastic and service impeccable. Can't wait to back next year!

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  2. TamiK

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing everything! Perfect night for a birthday dinner!

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  3. Booch

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Walloon Lake Inn remains one of the very best places in our area for a special evening out. The food is excellent, service is better, the place is gorgeous (as is the outside when the weather is better), and it is very romantic. Our go to for any upscale night out.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love going for special occasions, and always enjoy the 3 for 60. And a nice bottle of wine. Thank you

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  5. KellyN

    Grand Rapids

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dining at the Inn is always a huge treat. The short ribs are just scrumptious and the service is top notch. Always a delight!

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  6. jcaestecker

    Orange County

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our third time at this restaurant and it clearly excels. In addition to being delectable, the dishes are artfully crafted and presented. Local fish and eat entrees are sublime. Service there from all staff is superb and we highly recommend giving it a try. Yes it's a little pricey, but the experince is certainly worth it. Go!

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  7. TimS

    Grand Rapids

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were seated promptly in a very good location. The service was quick and attentive without being intrusive. The food was superb. Beautifully presented and delicious. Prices are high but the specials make it a good value. A great place for a special occasion or when you want a first class meal.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was exceptional, service outstanding! I’d eat there every week.

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  9. JudyW

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very cozy atmosphere in a beautiful setting. Our server, Janice was a top notch professional and the food was beautifully presented and prepared. We’ll be back!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    A classic! Wonderful atmosphere and delicious food.

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  11. LEEV

    Northern MI

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The place was recommended to us, and it did not disappoint. The food and service were excellent. We have already made plans to return.

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  12. NancyS

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The meal and everything surrounding it was first class.

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  13. AliG

    Grand Rapids

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    WLI is our favorite restaurant in northwest Michigan. Every meal we’ve ever ordered was delicious and seasoned perfectly. Staff is friendly and attentive. View and ambience are magnificent.

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  14. KellyA

    Cincinnati

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience. Had drinks at the bar, staff was extremely friendly and drinks were really good. Dinner was great and place was super cozy. Service was awesome.

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  15. MiPilot

    New York City

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our second visit and continues to exceed all expectations. The polite and attentive staff along with delectable foods in an exquisite experience. Value can be found too, if you look for it. This small 12-15 table venue has been incredible with high quality ingredients used to make scrumptious foods and presented impeccably. I can't emphasize enough how much you should visit this venue OR how I look forward to our next visit.

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  16. ElaineB

    Grand Rapids

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Beautiful food in a lovely location. The service is excellent. I love the ambiance.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent good, great service. Love this place!

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  18. millikend

    Detroit

    19 reviews

    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was great. Whitefish was not good based on review of 2 people in our group. 2 of us had salmon and it was great. We might recommend some sound boards to help with noise levels.

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  19. Shepmomma

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Courtney is always so pleasant and attentive. Yet another reason we enjoy WLI so much.

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  20. GaleG

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I ordered fish and sent it back twice. They did compensate me, which was nice. Everyone else in my party enjoyed their meal.

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  21. HenryZ

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Have been to Walloon Lake Inn many times. This was the first time I was somewhat disappointed. Service was very rushed, just over an hour from amuse bouche to the bill laying on the table -- still had half of a bottle of wine. Food was B-. Potatoes were lukewarm, pan sauce on the steak was broken.

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  22. BrookieM

    Grand Rapids

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Walloon Lake Inn is always a treat. Perfect way to kick off the holidays.

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  23. Cheese

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Scallops weren’t cooked properly, not done enough. Service was excellent.

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  24. MikeM

    Baja California Sur

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first visit to the Inn and we are already planning our next visit. It was my wife’s 🎂 and they customized the header on the menu w/a Happy Birthday greeting. The service (Janice) timing was always right and extremely pleasant. The food options could satisfy almost everyone’s palate. The off-season, three course menu was an outstanding value. Thanks for making a special occasion even more special!

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  25. LouR

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service fantastic food and fine ambiance

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  26. JosephH

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our best “up north” meal of the year. Great service and first-rate food! A great night!

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  27. JustinK

    Toledo

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I were celebrating our anniversary from out of town. We were seated in a quiet, romantic area. Food was delicious. The service was great. Every person, whether they were our server or not, was attentive to our needs. If we find ourselves back in the area, definitely will return.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful setting! Dinner was delicious & surprise on the dinner special pricing! It was very quaint & festive inside. Waitress was very attentive to all of us and helpful in helping select items. We will return!

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  29. MichaelS

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a wonderful dining experience. Food, service and hospitality are consistently fantastic.

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  30. Jennifer

    Detroit

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrated my husbands birthday with our family of four. This was our first visit here and our dinner was amazing! We will definitely be coming back! Spectacular!!

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  31. Cody

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best food in Northern Michigan & a great ambiance.

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  32. Adam

    Northern MI

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was very slow, food portions were smaller for the price, the good was the ambiences and the guy playing the panio

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  33. Hondo2493

    Northern MI

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great surprise it was to find their “3 for $60” winter special! An appetizer or salad, entree, and a dessert for $60! Served at an iconic Northern Michigan location. Our food was amazing (more than we could eat) and our service was excellent as well! We honestly expect great food when we go there, but not at this price! Thank you for a memorable evening!

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  34. JLWCPA

    Nashville

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great birthday dinner in all respects. One of my favorite restaurants.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was wonderful the service seemed as they were rushing us, impatient with us and wanted us to get in and get out.

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  36. DeniseB

    Detroit

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding service, beautiful bar area. Delicious Aji tuna roll, outstanding, calamari appetizer. Great harvest salad and recommend the short ribs and the seafood risotto. Our waitress was wonderful.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful birthday celebration Our go to spot for excellent food, service and atmosphere

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  38. Scott

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was very good an dinner options were great, a little pricy though

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  39. JanetV

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wallon Lake Inn never disappoints. Beautiful setting, food delicious and well presented and service friendly but not intrusive. Plus, in the off-season the specials are a tremendous value.

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  40. JosephC

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love dining here. Always impeccable service and food.

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FAQs

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

Walloon Lake Inn is rated 4.9 stars by 1133 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 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Walloon Lake Inn

4178 West, Walloon Lake, MI 49796

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Windsor
  • Neighborhood
    Walloon Lake
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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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