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    Main Dining Room

Timeless, Yet Unexpected

Overlooking the world’s longest porch and the Straits of Mackinac, our Main Dining Room offers one of the most picturesque dining experiences in an elegant setting for unforgettable breakfasts, lunches and formal dinners. This landmark dining destination centers on old-world hospitality, where dressing up for dinner is a tradition, and gathering for a meal is an event.

The dining room transforms as the day progresses, and it all begins with coming together for breakfast, the hotel’s primary place to begin the day with both classic and unique dishes. A signature to Grand Hotel is the Grand Luncheon Experience — a lavish bountiful display of food and beverage, a fusion of tradition and innovation uniting yesterday and tomorrow.

In the evening, there is a dress code as the dining room transforms with nightly live entertainment from the Grand Hotel Orchestra and a five-course rotating dinner menu that is locally focused and globally artistic. The Grand Pecan Ball with fudge sauce, which made its debut in 1947, is the signature dessert. Each season, Grand Hotel guests happily consume more than 60,000 Grand Pecan Balls.

Recently honored by a Wine Spectator Award for “Best of Excellence”, the dining room has over 350 selections of wine — curated by our master sommelier, Elizabeth Schweitzer — to balance the epicurean delight. The beloved staff, the heart of the Main Dining Room, graciously welcomes guests year after year, providing a familiar warmth of returning home.

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fine Dining
  • High Price Point
  • Lunch
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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.

Pricing for those without MAP & non-resort guests:

  • 2024 Pricing Coming Soon

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.

  • Adults: $77.00
  • Children 6 – 12 Years Old: $39.00

For group inquiries of 20 or more guests for the Grand Luncheon Experience, 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, salad, entrée, and dessert.

Pricing for those without MAP & non-resort guests:

  • 2024 Pricing Coming Soon

  • All pricing does not include tax. Children under 5 eat for free. Guests 13 and older are considered as adult pricing.
  • Because dressing up for dinner is a tradition at Grand Hotel, please view our Dress Guide.
  • 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 guests who wish to bring their own wine, Grand Hotel charges a $50.00 corkage fee.

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Romance on Mackinac

Celebrate your special occasion at Grand Hotel, the perfect location to get away from it all for your anniversary, honeymoon or romantic getaway. Choose from two packages depending on your ideal vacation.

During a romantic two-night stay, take time for yourselves to sit back, relax, and indulge, while we take care of all the details with flowers, fudge and champagne, fine dining and more; plus add even more romance with a private horse-drawn carriage ride and Afternoon Tea, available on the longer length of stay package.