Grand Hotel Reservations Mackinac island Michigan

Grand Hotel Mackinac island Michigan

Grand Hotel Mackinac Island, Michigan

Grand Hotel Mackinac Island Michigan

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Cawthorne’s Village Inn

1304 Hoban Street, Mackinac Island

Hours of Operation:
Luncheon: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Dinner: 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. Sunday – Thursday, 5:00 -10:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday
Late Night Happy Hour:  12:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.

OPEN daily for lunch and dinner.

All Day Winter Menu


Winter Fun

Open daily at 11:00 a.m. for lunch. Stop by for drink and lunch specials.

Thursdays come for the All-You-Can-Eat Buffet along with Thirsty Thursday – $2 cans, $1 and $2 drafts and $2 bottles 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Friday nights enjoy all you can eat Whitefish and after the New Year come test your knowledge with Trivia Fridays.
Late night happy hour is 12:00 a.m – 2:00 a.m every day: $4 calls, $2 wells and $1 off all draft beers.

23rd Annual Great Turtle Chili Cook-Off

Saturday February 18th from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.

There are 2 fun ways to participate. 1) Enter your favorite recipe AND/OR 2) Come  help the community judge and choose their favorite! All other entries receive lunch for 2 people at The Gate House or Cawthorne’s Village Inn!

How to Enter? Please email Restaurant Manager, Travis Vartanian at or call 906-847-3542 to get signed up. Then bring  5 gallons of your favorite chili to Cawthorne’s Village Inn on Friday, February 17th. All participants also get to be judges. 

1st Place: $300 cash and lunch for 2 people at Cawthorne’s Village Inn

2nd Place: $100 and lunch for 2 people at Cawthorne’s Village Inn

3rd Place: Dinner for 2 people at The Gate House

                                                                 Most Unique Chili:  Dinner for 2 people at Cawthorne’s Village Inn

Blind judging will begin at 12:00 p.m. and the winners will be announced at 4:00 p.m. Last year’s winner, Bob Horn will be present with the crown! **All other entries will receive lunch for 2 people at Cawthorne’s Village Inn or The Gate House. **

Come join the Mackinac Island community is this fun annual winter event. We hope to see everyone there!

NOTE: Please read how to properly cool and store chili/soup:

About Cawthorne’s Village Inn

Cawthorne’s Village Inn originally opened as the Village Inn in 1981. Located on Hoban Street just a block off Mackinac’s Main Street across from Shepler’s Ferry dock, Cawthorne’s is open year round and features seasonally changing menus. Popular choices include the signature planked whitefish, ribs and several other entrees designed by our chef. Plus a favorite of hotel guests: the Grand Pecan Ball, Grand Hotel’s signature dessert.

The street-side patio is the perfect place for summertime drinks, lunch or dinner. Enjoy your favorite sporting event on the indoor televisions and take your chance at Keno and pull tabs. You can also enjoy live musical entertainment on select evenings and seasonal bar specials. Specialty drinks are available including many Michigan craft beers.


Cawthorne’s Village Inn is an award winning restaurant earning the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2015 and 2016.

During the season overnight guests of Grand Hotel on the Modified American Plan receive a $20.00 per adult credit towards the food portion of their bill. Tipping is expected at Cawthorne’s Village Inn.

Make sure to follow Cawthorne’s Village Inn on Facebook for updates and special events.

Cawthorne’s Village Inn is proud to offer gluten-free GF and Live Healthy. Live Grand.LHLG menu options. Click here for more information regarding special dietary requirements.

To see a tour of the entire hotel click here

Press release:

Grand Hotel to manage Mackinac Island’s Village Inn restaurant