In the center of the downtown Mackinaw City shopping district, the Dixie Saloon offers a menu of steaks, ribs, fresh whitefish and burgers as well as the largest bar in Mackinaw City. The Dixie is open year round and has live entertainment on weekends.
Nonna Lisa's Italian Restaurant specializes in pastas & wood-fired pizza made from fresh ingredients. Warm, northern rustic atmosphere with twisting hardwoods and animal mounts. Enjoy a glass of wine at the juniper hardwood bar. Perfect spot for family, social & group dining.
The Lighthouse Restaurant in Mackinaw City prides itself on bringing you delicious food using only the freshest ingredients. Specialities are fresh whitefish and seafood hand picked daily from local fisheries, and we are known for our fresh lobster directly from the tank.
Toast A Go Go is home to Mackinaw City's largest breakfast buffet. Menu includes all day breakfast, a lunch menu of sandwiches and burgers, and dinner entrees. Great dining option for larger groups.
Come into O'reilly's and enjoy a pint at the longest copper bar in Northern Michigan. Menu includes Irish favorites along with steaks, seafood, sandwiches, burgers and salads. Large 16' screen is perfect for enjoying sporting events.
The Blue Water Mexican Cantina offers Indoor & Outdoor dining across from the shores of Lake Huron. Menu includes a mix of Mexican specialities and American fare, sandwiches, and salads. Relaxed, casual atmosphere is the perfect way to enjoy family & friends in Mackinaw City. Pet friendly.
The Hook Lakeside Grill is the only lakefront restaurant & bar in Mackinaw City with a balcony that has stunning views of the Mackinaw City Harbor. The windows of our 2 story balcony seating open up to allow guests to enjoy the fresh, clean lake air. Our two bars have 34 beers on tap and our wine & beer room offers a wide selection of choices that can be served right to your table. Our menu consists of Seafood & American Fare including Whitefish, Lake Perch, Walleye, Prime Rib, delicious Beef & Brisket Burgers, and salads.
Ride the fastest fleet to Mackinac Island. We get you there safely & comfortably in only 16 minutes! Departures from Mackinaw City. Free daily & overnight parking. Free shuttle from local hotels. Covered waiting areas.
"High Tail It To Mackinac" aboard the newest fleet in the Straits. Enjoy a panoramic view from our barrier free glass enclosed cabins or our open air observation deck. Watch as Star Line's Hydro-Jets produce their distinctive 35' Roostertail Spray. Free shuttle from area hotels.
Treasures from the past come to life at this 18th-century fort and fur trading village. Reconstructed based on historic maps and more than 50 years of archaeological excavations that continue today, Colonial Michilimackinac offers a one-of-a-kind experience from cannon and musket firings to hearth cooking and crafts.
A point in the storm and a guiding beacon since 1889, Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse helped passing ships navigate through the treacherous waters of the Straits of Mackinac. There's just as much to see from the top of the tower as inside the original buildings. Authentically restored quarters and exhibits, including the original lens and an audiovisual program, Shipwrecks of the Straits, make this "Castle of the Straits" a true gem of the Great Lakes.
Visitors can witness the power of the creek harnessed to cut timber into lumber at one of the oldest industrial sites on the Upper Great Lakes and trek through nature on the Adventure Tour.
Inside the stately stone walls it's a different time. The cannon blasts, the rifles fire, the soldiers march and history comes alive. The oldest building in Michigan and 13 other historical structures boast exhibits explaining everything from military training and battles to medical treatments to family life within the fort. More than just a military outpost, Fort Mackinac served as a home for soldiers and their families and eventually the headquarters for Mackinac National Park, where tourists to the island visited the great fortress on the bluff, much like they do today.
Take a ride on the Mackinac Old Time Trolley and experience everything that the Mackinaw City and Mackinac Area have to offer. Our narrated historical tour is priced just right for everyone looking to see Mackinaw's timeless historical sites, including the Mackinac Bridge, Colonial Michilimackinac, Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, & the Coast Guard Icebreaker Mackinaw. In the evening a longer historical tour is offered that goes over the Mackinac Bridge.
A Unique Shopping Experience in a Northern Environment. Indoor shopping mall directly across from Conkling Heritage Park. 24,000 sq ft. store with a variety of shops under one roof including a wine tasting room, interactive fudge making, an Italian restaurant, laser maze and mini bowling alley, and gift shops.