• Main Dining Room view of tables

    Main Dining Room

Few dining locations are more picturesque than Grand Hotel’s Main Dining Room. It overlooks the world’s longest porch displaying the hotel’s many American flags, as well as the glistening Straits of Mackinac.

Sit down for dinner while enjoying music by the Grand Hotel Orchestra. You may even catch a glimpse of the bellmen taking down the flags for the day — a sunset tradition.

  • Our Mackinac Island dining room offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily.
  • We accept reservations for parties of 10 or more people. To make a reservation, please contact our Concierge at (906) 847-3331 ext. 567.
  • For each service, we are proud to offer gluten-free menu options.

View Information on Dietary Requirements

Please note our Main Dining Room closures for private events on our Activities Calendar.

Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence
These wine lists display excellent breadth across multiple wine-growing regions and/or significant vertical depth of top producers, along with superior presentation. Typically offering 350 or more selections, these restaurants are destinations for serious wine lovers, showing a deep commitment to wine, both in the cellar and through their service team.

Our Menus
Appetizers
Sparkling Michigan Wild Berry Juice
Octopus Puttanesca Pancetta Streusel, White Anchovy Aioli
Venison Carpaccio Beet and Blood Orange Confetti, Campari Vinaigrette
Short Rib Croquette Crab Egg Custard, Caviar
Salt Baked Beet Tartare Pickled Onion, Grana Padano, Black Lime, Crispy Rutabaga Chips
Soups
Ciopinno Hungarian Paprika Crostini, Rouille
Curry Corn Soup Shrimp Dumplings
Chilled White Bean Soup Parsley Crème Fraîche, Herb Croutons
Salad
Little Gem Caesar Smoked Bacon Lardons, Parmigiano Reggiano, Duck Fat Croutons, White Anchovy Powder
Spinach and Strawberry Salad Crispy Pancetta, Pear and Vanilla Vinaigrette
Entrées
Hay Smoked Prime Rib Garlic Confit Mashed Potatoes, Braised Young Leeks, Rosemary Jus
Charred Poblano and Sweet Corn Stuffed Chicken Double L Farms Chicken, Michigan Smoked Cheddar Grits, Puebla Mole
Citrus Herb Crusted Whitefish Potato Purée, Smoked Nage
Heritage Berkshire Pork Chop Warm Bavarian Potato Salad, Grilled Baby Endive, Brandy Cream Sauce
Hoisin Glazed Duck Breast Celeriac Root Purée, Pickled Apple, Calvados Demi-Glace
Tamarind Glazed Royal Trumpet Mushroom Asian Lentil Stew, Herb Chutney
Appetizers
Sparkling Michigan White Grape Juice
Ras El Hanout Crusted Tuna Citrus Coconut Bouillabaisse, Pickled Red Onion
Veal Cheek Cannelloni Spinach Mascarpone Cheese, Black Truffle Fonduta
Elk Tartare Cremini Mushroom, Eggplant Caviar, Asiago Pretzel Crisp
Heirloom Tomato Galette Shaved Fennel, Basil, Papaya Seed Vinaigrette
Soups
Michigan Amish Chicken Consommé Foie Gras Celestine
Hungarian Mushroom Bisque Parsley Cream
Chilled Asparagus Soup Heirloom Tomato Relish, White Truffle Oil
Salads
Smoked Whitefish Nicoise Salad Cured Egg Yolk, Mustard Buttermilk Vinaigrette, Chervil Oil
Baby Arugula Salad Grana Padano, Black Walnuts, Citrus, Preserved Lemon Vinaigrette
Entrées
Beef Tournedos Foie Gras Butter, Creamed Spinach, Potato Scaloppini, Truffle Demi-Glace
Cornish Game Hen White Corn Polenta, Grilled Chicken Sausage, Citrus Oregano Poulet Glace
Heritage Farms Pork Osso Bucco White Bean and Tuscan Kale Ragout, Calabrian Chili, Citrus Gremolata
Fennel Crusted Faroe Island Salmon Beluga Lentil Stew, Fennel Slaw, Sun-dried Tomato Beurre Blanc
Chipotle Coffee Rubbed Venison Loin Cranberry Wild Rice Strudel, Balsamic Veal Reduction
Herb Crusted Rutabaga Steak White Corn Polenta, Charred Leek Jus Lié
Appetizers
Sparkling Michigan Raspberry Juice
Oishii Shrimp Cocktail Vegetable Gazpacho, Avocado Mousse
Vol-Au-Vent D'Escargot Garlic Mushrooms, Brie Fondue
Duck Confit and White Bean Terrine Carrot Gelée, White Balsamic Pancetta Vinaigrette
Rum Nectar Braised Pineapple Coconut Beurre Blanc, Chili and Lime
Soups
English Onion Soup White Cheddar Crostini
Grand Whitefish and Clam Chowder Rosemary Croutons
Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho Celeriac Cream, Spiced Candied Bacon
Salads
Crisp Apple Salad Circus Frisée, Blueberries, Roquefort Crostini, Madras Curry Vinaigrette
Heirloom Tomato and Beet Carpaccio Mesclun Greens, Ricotta Gel, Basil Vinaigrette
Entrées
Panko Crusted Veal Tenderloin Truffle Spaetzle, Braised Red Cabbage, Jus de Veau Lié
72 Hour Braised Beef Short Rib a la Bourguignonne Whipped Sweet Potato, Celeriac Root Cream, Royal Trumpet Mushrooms
Chicken and Wild Mushroom Ballotine Whipped Sweet Potato, Tuscan Kale, Brown Mustard Velouté
Hazelnut Crusted Michigan Lake Trout Beurre Noisette Fingerling Potatoes, Braised Red Cabbage, Sage Cream Sauce
Moroccan Spiced Rack of Lamb Kamfounata, Tabbouleh, Black Garlic Demi-Glace
Beet and Goat Cheese Ravioli Warm Tuscan Kale Salad, Smoked Tomato Coulis
All entrées are served with milk or juice, and fruit cup
Entrées
Chicken Fingers With Chips
Macaroni and Cheese With Chips
Kosher Hot Dog With Chips
Mini Hamburger With Chips
Kids Pasta, Choice of Butter or Tomato Sauce, Parmesan
Grilled Chicken Breast Potatoes and Vegetables
Petite Medallion of Beef Potatoes and Vegetables
Dessert
Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich
Cup of Dirt
Kid Sized Grand Pecan Ball, Chocolate Sauce
Desserts with Suggested Pairings
Grand Pecan Ball Celebrating its 75th Anniversary at Grand Hotel Chocolate Sauce. Suggested Pairings: Cascade Winery, Silk Raspberry Chocolate (GF)
Michigan Cherry Cobbler Vanilla Bean Ice Cream. Suggested Pairing: Chateau Chantal Cerise
Carrot Cake Cheesecake Graham Cracker Tuile, Cinnamon Carmel Sauce. Suggested Pairing: Grand Marnier
Vanilla Bean Crème Brûlée Pistachio Biscotti. Suggested Pairing: Quinta de la Rosa Tawny Port
Flourless Chocolate Torte Salted Caramel Crèmeaux, Crème Anglaise, Chocolate Deco. Suggested Pairing: Bel Lago Cherry Wine (GF)
Cheese Plate Regional and Imported Cheeses, Fresh Fruit, Fig and Marsala Preserve, Baguette. Suggested Pairing: Macallan 12-Year
After Dinner Wine Selections
Port 3 oz. Pour
Quinta de la Rosa 20-Year Tawny, Douro Portugal
$ 22
Smith-Woodhouse Ruby Late Bottled Vintage, Douro Portugal
$ 18
Chateau Chantal Cerise Cherry Port, Old Mission Peninsula
$ 16
Wines 2 oz. Pour
Bel Lago Cherry Wine, Leelenau Peninsula
$ 14
Cascade Raspberry Chocolate Silk, Grand Rapids
$ 14
Cooper's Hawk Vidal Ice Wine, Lake Erie
$ 16
Huber Riesling Ice Wine, Austria
$ 16
Sichel Sauternes, Bordeaux France
$ 16
Whiskey & Cognac 2 oz. Pour
Macallan 12-Year
$ 36
Oban 14-Year
$ 42
Glenmorangie 18-Year
$ 54
Johnnie Walker Blue Label
$ 84
Courvoisier VS
$ 19
Rémy Martin VSOP 26
Rémy Martin Louis XIII
$ 599
1887 Grand Rye
$ 29
Woodford Reserve
$ 20
Woodford Reserve Double Oak
$ 29
Cordially Yours 2 oz. Pour
Bailey's Irish Cream
$ 18
Campari Apertivo
$ 18
Chambord
$ 18
Di Saronno Amaretto
$ 16
Fernet Branca
$ 18
Grand Marnier
$ 22
Kahlua (& Cream)
$ 16
Jameson's
$ 18

Breakfast • 7:30 AM – 10:00 AM

At Grand Hotel, breakfast includes a wide selection of entrees including omelets, eggs any style, hot and cold cereals, pancakes and French toast with authentic Michigan maple syrup, hot oatmeal, breakfast meats, salmon, steak, fresh bread and pastries, fresh juices, fruits, and more.


Grand Luncheon Experience • 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

The legendary Grand Luncheon Experience is a one-of-a-kind Grand Hotel experience. Offerings include fresh salads, composed salads, fresh seafood including oysters, mussels, and assorted smoked fish, assorted and domestic cheeses and fruits, a variety of hot items and a carvery station. No Grand Luncheon is complete without a lavish and bountiful dessert display. Beverages that are included are coffee, tea, and lemonade. Soft drinks, wine, beer and a full bar are available for additional purchase. The Grand Luncheon Experience is a multiple-year winner of the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.

For Group inquiries of 20 or more guests, please reach out to [email protected].


Dinner • 6:30 PM – 8:45 PM

The Main Dining Room’s dinner menu is renowned for its range and excellence, with three rotating menus throughout the season. The meal includes a variety of options designed by our chef. Each meal begins with an appetizer followed by soup or salad, entrée, and dessert.

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Wine

Grand Hotel’s well-stocked wine cellar offers many domestic and imported choices, including Michigan vintages and our award-winning Grand Hotel wine. Let our Master Sommelier and Wine Director Elizabeth Schweitzer suggest the right wine to accompany your meal. Not only is she the eighth woman sommelier in the world, but Elizabeth also enjoys sharing her vast knowledge every season with our guests.

Please note: For guests who wish to bring their own wine, Grand Hotel charges a $50.00 corkage fee.

girl holding menu at dinner table

Dining Policies & Details

From our evening attire and dress guide to meal plan options, get more information about Grand Hotel’s dining details and policies.

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