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Main Dining Room

Few dining locales anywhere are more picturesque than Grand Hotel’s Main Dining Room. It overlooks the world’s longest porch and the hotel’s many American flags, as well as the glistening Straits of Mackinac. A full breakfast, the Grand Luncheon Buffet and five-course dinner—all included in the social guest room rate—are special events, each a highlight of the Grand Hotel experience. Healthy menu choices are marked with the Live Healthy Live Grand symbol.

Breakfast 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

At Grand Hotel, breakfast includes a wide selection of entrees, including omelettes and made-to-order eggs, hot and cold cereals, pancakes and French toast with real Michigan maple syrup, hot oatmeal, breakfast meats and salmon, fresh breads and pastries, fresh juices, fruits and more. For those who prefer a buffet is also available.

Continental Breakfast 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Available for those who missed service in the Main Dining Room.

Luncheon 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

The legendary Grand Luncheon Buffet is one of the highlights of the Grand Hotel experience. Garden-fresh salads, savory cheeses, slow-roasted meats, seafood and more than 20 varieties of fresh-baked pastries are all featured at the buffet. Grand Luncheon Buffet has been awarded a 2012 Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor.

Dinner 6:30 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.

The Main Dining Room’s five-course dinner menu is renowned for its range and excellence, with four menus rotating throughout the season. The five-course meal can include a variety of tastes to suit virtually every discerning palate. Each menu includes vegetarian and gluten-free options. The well-stocked wine cellar offers abundant domestic and imported choices, including many Michigan vintages and our award-winning Grand Hotel wine. Our sommelier will gladly suggest the right wine to accompany your meal.

Each evening following dinner, demitasse is served in the Parlor, accompanied by music from The Grand Hotel Orchestra. A special children's dinner program is also available each evening from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.

As part of the Modified plan or Full American plan guests can enjoy a more casual atmosphere at The Jockey Club at The Grand Stand. In addition at our other offsite restaurants, Woods, The Gate House or Cawthorne’s Village Inn guests receive a $20.00 per adult credit towards the food portion of your dinner bill. There is tipping at these offsite Grand Hotel restaurants.

Evening Attire

The Grand Hotel experience includes dressing up for dinner. Evening wear is required in all areas of the hotel after 6:30 p.m.: Dress, skirt and blouse or pantsuit for ladies, and coat, necktie and dress pants for gentlemen. No denim please.

Non-Hotel Guests

You don't need to stay at Grand Hotel to enjoy a Grand Hotel dining experience. Rates for non-hotel guests are as follows: Breakfast $30.00, Luncheon Buffet $45.00 and Dinner $80.00.



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