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Walloon Lake Inn

4.9
4.9
1151 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

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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 1,151 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
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Best Overall

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Best Food

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Best Service

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Best Ambiance

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Best Value

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Good for business meals

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Great for fine wines

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Romantic

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Great for scenic views

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Good for special occasions

  • Northern Michigan

    Best Overall

  • Northern Michigan

    Best Food

  • Northern Michigan

    Best Service

  • Northern Michigan

    Best Ambiance

  • Northern Michigan

    Best Value

  • Northern Michigan

    Good for business meals

  • Northern Michigan

    Great for fine wines

  • Northern Michigan

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Northern Michigan

    Romantic

  • Northern Michigan

    Great for scenic views

  • Northern Michigan

    Good for special occasions

1,153 Reviews
  1. SherryinMI

    Grand Rapids

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The whitefish was amazing. Great view and great service. Will definitely be back next time we are up north!

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  2. KarenL

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My new favorite restaurant! We each had the 3 for $70– appetizer, salad, entree. (They have a 3 for $60–appetizer or salad, entree, dessert—but I’m not a big dessert eater.) It was too much for me to eat but I couldn’t pass up the value. I took some leftovers home. Everything was amazing— the food quality and presentation were the best I’ve had in quite a while. My husband enjoyed his meal as much as I enjoyed mine. Our service was impeccable and the view over the lake was spectacular. I will be back soon and will absolutely bring friends. I’m a fan!

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  3. Kathie

    Detroit

    48 reviews

    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jodi was a great server and every course of our meals were excellent!

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  4. LindaJ

    Naples

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was our first visit—and we made a reservation for NEXT week too!!! Such great first impression—the ambience, the service—and the food; taste, presentation outstanding—what a great value. Looking forward to trying another selection next week! Kudos—they’ve got it all together.

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  5. chopy

    Northern MI

    57 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    57 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good wedge salad, big, dressing thick, not correct or very good, entree’s, same old ones very good and ample, but same lack of new or specials on menu is big drawback for repeat, service terrific

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful blend of casual and chic, comfortable and elegant, with inventive dishes that delight and satisfy. A great place for either a romantic date night or a dinner with friends. I look forward to our next visit

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  7. CindyM

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding menu selections, wonderful service, fabulous atmosphere. Great night as usual at the Inn. Will be back again soon.

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  8. MirandaE

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Walloon Lake Inn has amazing food, an amazing view + an amazing atmosphere. Took my Mom for her birthday dinner. It was perfect! My husband & I will go next time :)

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  9. MikeL

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, Great service, and an exceptional view!

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  10. KellyN

    Grand Rapids

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We've dined here several times, and always had fabulous meals. This most recent experience missed the mark. The calamari starter was drenched in an overly sweet sauce and the shrimp in the risotto were tough. My two-way chicken was just one-way (but very good). The short rib and salads were delicious. Our server, Janice, was delightful. Wish chef would change up the menu perhaps every two months. We stay at the hotel quite frequently during off season, and a fresh menu now and then would be nice.

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  11. GretchenP

    Northern MI

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A special “Happy Birthday” menu was a nice touch!

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  12. KimberlyP

    Detroit

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely setting, exquisitely delicious food, generous portions, elegant service and nice ambiance! Outstanding!

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  13. JeannetteR

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best NY strip steak I’ve ever had. Done perfectly. Romantic view of the lake and excellent service.

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  14. KellyN

    Grand Rapids

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a treat! Cocktails were delicious as was the food. We had the chicken and short rib. Both were scrumptious. Our server, Janice, was very pleasant. Great evening.

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  15. JHEJR

    Grand Rapids

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Spectacular settings sets the stage for delicious food. The whitefish and seafood rissotto was killer.

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  16. ecm4me

    Detroit

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Walloon Lake Inn is fabulous - everything about it including the reasonable 3 for $30.

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  20. 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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  21. KellyN

    Grand Rapids

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. LEEV

    Northern MI

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. KellyA

    Cincinnati

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 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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  31. 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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  32. ElaineB

    Grand Rapids

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 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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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 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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  34. millikend

    Detroit

    20 reviews

    3.0

    20 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. Cheese

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    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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  40. 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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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 1151 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

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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