• The Gate House

    The Gate House

A Mackinac Island favorite, this casual restaurant is the perfect place for friends and family to enjoy, lunch or dinner offering a variety of appetizers, entrees, and our famous Trapper Burger. Featuring local live entertainment weekly and seasonal bar specials, guests can relax with a cocktail on the outdoor patio or cozy up next to the warm fireplace when the weather is chilly. Stop in for late-night bites and drinks after a full day of exploring Mackinac Island.

The Gate House is a multi-year winner of the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence and Traverse Magazine Red Hot 10 Best.

A separate room is available to rent for private events.

Check out our live entertainment calendar, from karaoke to DJs. Events Calendar

Please note: For Grand Hotel guests, MAP applies to dinner only (when applicable), and tipping is expected.

Our Menus
Shareables
Tin Can Nachos* Char Grilled Chicken, Cheddar & Monterey Jack Cheese, Black Beans, Roasted Corn, Pickled Red Onion, Fresh Sliced Jalapeno, Avocado, Sour Cream, Cilantro
$ 19
Amish Farmers Crispy Wings* Honey-Sriracha, BBQ, Traditional Mild, Atomic
$ 16
Spinach, Artichoke & Parmesan Dip** Garlic Toast Points, Fresh Vegetables
$ 15
Pickle Chips & Boneless Wings Chipotle Ranch
$ 16
Bavarian Soft Pretzel Warm Pimento Cheese, Caramelized Onion Mustard
$ 15
Roasted Pepper & Black Bean Dip** Tortilla Chips, Warm Garlic Pita, Raw Vegetables
$ 14
Warm Pimento Cheese & Pork Rinds House Hot Sauce
$ 14
Michigan Sausage & Cheese Board Warm Pretzel and Caramelized Onion Mustard
$ 15
From the Garden
Chopped Salad Romaine, Grilled Chicken, Bacon, Bleu Cheese, Tomato, Hard Cooked Egg, Roasted Corn, Smoked Pepper Ranch
$ 18
Chef's Salad* Mixed Baby Lettuce, Smoked Ham, Turkey, Provolone Cheese, Hard-Cooked Egg, Tomato, Cucumber, Bell Pepper, Avocado, Shallot Vinaigrette
$ 18
Iceberg Wedge Salad* ** Bacon, Tomato, Cucumber, Bleu Cheese, Ranch or Bleu Cheese Dressing
$ 15
Soup for the Soul
Smoked Whitefish & Roasted Corn Chowder
Cup $ 7
Bowl $ 11
Brisket Chili Sharp Cheddar, Diced Onion, Sour Cream
Cup $ 7
Bowl $ 11
Soup of the Day
Cup $ 5
Bowl $ 9
Handhelds Substitute Gluten Free Bread or Bun for any Sandwich | $2.00
Crispy Chicken Sandwich Buttermilk Brined Chicken, Buffalo Ranch, Pickles, Shredded Romaine, Tomato, Brioche Bun
$ 18
Trapper Burger Cheddar Cheese, BBQ Sauce, Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato, Brioche Bun
$ 20
Yooper Burger Smoked Gouda, Chopped Bacon, Caramelized Onions, Lettuce, Tomato, Roasted Garlic-Peppercorn Mayo, Brioche Bun
$ 22
Chipotle-Black Bean Burger** Pepper Jack Cheese, Shredded Lettuce, Tomato, Avocado, Brioche Bun
$ 18
Michigan Amish Cheddar Grilled Cheese Tomato Jam, Wilted Kale, Rustic Sourdough
$ 15
Fried Lake Perch Po'boy Cajun Aioli, Spicy Slaw, Tomato, Grinder Roll
$ 18
Plates
Great Lakes Whitefish & Chips Dill Remoulade, Napa Cabbage Coleslaw
$ 28
Marinated Skirt Steak* Slow-Roasted Tomato, Roasted Garlic-Cheddar Mashed Potato, Broccolini
$ 38
Blackened ½ Chicken* Slow-Roasted Tomatoes, Roasted Garlic and Cheddar Mashed Potatoes, Broccolini
$ 28
Roasted Mushroom, Charred Corn & Green Chili Cheese Enchiladas** Cherry Tomato Salsa, Queso Fresco, Avocado, Cilantro, Sour Cream
$ 25
Babby Back Ribs Founder's Ale Beans, Napa Cabbage Slaw. French Fries
$ 32
Blackened "Great Lakes" Lake Trout Fennel Tomato Slaw, Quinoa, Charred Lemon, Broccolini
$ 35
Dessert
Chocolate Chip Cookie Sundae Skillet** Grand's Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookie, Vanilla Ice Cream, Fudge Sauce, Whipped Cream
$ 14
Grand Pecan Ball* ** Celebrating its 75th Anniversary at Grand Hotel Chocolate Fudge Sauce
$ 13
Vanilla Ice Cream* **
$ 9
Monkey Bread Pudding** Vanilla Bean Crème Anglaise
$ 14
Shareables
Tin Can Nachos* Char Grilled Chicken, Cheddar & Monterey Jack Cheese, Black Beans, Roasted Corn, Pickled Red Onion, Fresh Sliced Jalapeno, Avocado, Sour Cream, Cilantro
$ 19
Amish Farmers Crispy Wings* Honey-Sriracha, BBQ, Traditional Mild, Atomic
$ 16
Spinach, Artichoke & Parmesan Dip** Garlic Toast Points, Fresh Vegetables
$ 15
Pickle Chips & Boneless Wings Chipotle Ranch
$ 16
Bavarian Soft Pretzel Warm Pimento Cheese, Caramelized Onion Mustard
$ 15
Roasted Pepper & Black Bean Dip** Tortilla Chips, Warm Garlic Pita, Raw Vegetables
$ 14
Warm Pimento Cheese & Pork Rinds House Hot Sauce
$ 14
From the Garden
Chopped Salad Romaine, Grilled Chicken, Bacon, Bleu Cheese, Tomato, Hard Cooked Egg, Roasted Corn, Smoked Pepper Ranch
$ 18
Caesar Salad** Romaine, Garlic Crouton, Shaved Parmesan, Creamy Parmesan Dressing
$ 14
Chef's Salad* Mixed Baby Lettuce, Smoked Ham, Turkey, Provolone Cheese, Hard-Cooked Egg, Tomato, Cucumber, Bell Pepper, Avocado, Shallot Vinaigrette
$ 18
Iceberg Wedge Salad* ** Bacon, Tomato, Cucumber, Bleu Cheese, Ranch or Bleu Cheese Dressing
$ 15
Soup for the Soul
Smoked Whitefish & Roasted Corn Chowder
Cup $ 7
Bowl $ 11
Brisket Chili Sharp Cheddar, Diced Onion, Sour Cream
Cup $ 7
Bowl $ 11
Soup of the Day
Cup $ 5
Bowl $ 9
Handhelds Substitute Gluten Free Bread or Bun for any Sandwich | $2.00
Turkey Club Apple Wood Smoked Turkey, Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato, White Cheddar, Mayo, Multi Grain Wheat Bread
$ 16
Crispy Chicken Sandwich Buttermilk Brined Chicken, Buffalo Ranch, Pickles, Shredded Romaine, Tomato, Brioche Bun
$ 18
Trapper Burger Cheddar Cheese, BBQ Sauce, Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato, Brioche Bun
$ 20
Yooper Burger Smoked Gouda, Chopped Bacon, Caramelized Onions, Lettuce, Tomato, Roasted Garlic-Peppercorn Mayo, Brioche Bun
$ 22
Pimento Cheese Burger Pimento Cheese, Crispy Tobacco Onions, BBQ Sauce, Lettuce, Tomato, Brioche Bun
$ 20
Chipotle-Black Bean Burger** Pepper Jack Cheese, Shredded Lettuce, Tomato, Avocado, Brioche Bun
$ 18
Michigan Amish Cheddar Grilled Cheese Tomato Jam, Wilted Kale, Rustic Sourdough
$ 15
Fried Lake Perch Po'boy Cajun Aioli, Spicy Slaw, Tomato, Grinder Roll
$ 18
Black Bean Hummus Wrap** Oven-Dried Tomato, Bell Pepper, Cucumber, Napa Cabbage Slaw, Cilantro, Chipotle Tortilla
$ 15
Plates
Great Lakes Whitefish & Chips Dill Remoulade, Napa Cabbage Coleslaw
$ 28
Blackened ½ Chicken* Slow-Roasted Tomatoes, Roasted Garlic and Cheddar Mashed Potatoes, Broccolini
$ 28
Marinated Skirt Steak* Slow-Roasted Tomato, Roasted Garlic-Cheddar Mashed Potato, Broccolini
$ 38
Roasted Mushroom, Charred Corn & Green Chili Cheese Enchiladas** Cherry Tomato Salsa, Queso Fresco, Avocado, Cilantro, Sour Cream
$ 25
Dessert
Chocolate Chip Cookie Sundae Skillet** Grand's Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookie, Vanilla Ice Cream, Fudge Sauce, Whipped Cream
$ 14
Grand Pecan Ball* ** Celebrating its 75th Anniversary at Grand Hotel Chocolate Fudge Sauce
$ 13
Vanilla Ice Cream* **
$ 9
Monkey Bread Pudding** Vanilla Bean Crème Anglaise
$ 14
Beverages
Cocktails
The Famous Rum Runner Three Types of Rum: Bacardi Superior, Captain Morgan Spiced and Myers's Dark Rum, Mixed with Blackberry Brandy and Crème de Banana Mixed with Jamaican Fruit Juice Blend
$ 16
The Classic Bloody Mary Belvedere Vodka, Premium Bloody Mary Mix with Hints of Horseradish Served with Green Olives and Pickled Asparagus
$ 16
Coconut Watermelon Mojito Fresh Watermelon Muddled with Lime and Mint, Simple Syrup and Cruzan Coconut Rum Finished with a Splash of Lemon Lime Soda and Soda
$ 16
Strawberry Limeade Strawberry Vodka, Simple Syrup with Lemonade and Juice from a Fresh-Squeezed Lime, Shaken and Topped with Lemon Lime Soda
$ 15
Carmen Miranda Rum Punch Cruzan Banana, Coconut and Pineapple Rums, Triple Sec Orange Liqueur and Grenadine Mixed with Orange and Pineapple Juices
$ 15
Dragonberry Mule Bacardi Dragonberry Rum with Agave Nectar, Lime Juice and Ginger Beer, Served in a Copper Mug
$ 15
Michigan Manhattan Iron Fish Maple Barrel Bourbon & Sweet Vermouth, Angostura Bitters, Garnished with a Cherry
$ 18
Blue Dragon Berry Mojito Fresh Blueberries & Simple Syrup, Muddled with Fresh Lime and Mint, then combined over Ice with Bacardi Dragonberry Rum, and Finished with Soda Water
$ 16
Electric Lilac Lemonade Simply Shocking Lemonade: Ketel One Citroen with Chambord & Lemonade, and a Splash of Prosecco, Garnished with Lemon
$ 16
Cucumber Cooler Cucumber Vodka mixed with Puréed Watermelon, Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice, and a Splash of Lemon Lime Soda
$ 16
The Golden Margarita Jose Cuervo Especial Tequila, Sour Mix, Orange Juice and Lime Juice, with a Splash of Grand Marnier and a Lime Wedge
$ 16
Coconut Margarita Sauza Tequila and Cruzan Coconut Rum, Piña Colada Mix plus Sweet & Sour Mix, Served in a Toasted Coconut-Rimmed Glass
$ 15
Rye Old-Fashioned Sazerac Rye Whiskey Mixed with Demerara Syrup, Orange Bitters then an Orange and Amarena Cherries
$ 17
Non-Alcoholic Drinks
Pepsi Brand Soft Drinks
$ 4.5
Grand Hotel Bottled Water
$ 3.25
Sparkling Water
$ 6
Draught Root Beer Featuring 1919 Draught Root Beer
$ 7
Draught Root Beer Float Featuring 1919 Draught Root Beer
$ 11
Classic Milk Shake Chocolate, Strawberry, Vanilla
$ 8
$ 10
Flavorful Creations
Virgin Strawberry Daquiri
$ 8
Virgin Piña Colada
$ 7.25
Blueberry Limeade Mocktail Lemonade, Lime Juice, Blueberries, Blueberry Simple Syrup, Lemon Lime Soda, Blueberry and Lime Wheel Garnish
$ 8
Virgin Mango Mule Ginger Beer, Mango Purée, Lime Juice, Agave Nectar, Cucumber
$ 8
The Bare Bear Alcohol-Free American Whisky, Italian Orange, Aperitif Rosso Spirits Splashed with Demerara Syrup then Amareno Cherries
$ 10
Beer
Draught Beer
Bell's Oberon
Pint (16 Oz.) $ 7
Glass (22 Oz.) $ 9
Bell's Light Hearted
Pint (16 Oz.) $ 7
Glass (22 Oz.) $ 9
Bell's Two Hearted
Pint (16 Oz.) $ 7
Glass (22 Oz.) $ 9
Bud Light
Pint (16 Oz.) $ 6
Glass (22 Oz.) $ 8
Guinness Stout
Pint (16 Oz.) $ 7
Glass (22 Oz.) $ 9
Pabst Blue Ribbon
Pint (16 Oz.) $ 5
Glass (22 Oz.) $ 7
New Belgium Fat Tire
Pint (16 Oz.) $ 7
Glass (22 Oz.) $ 9
Bottles Specialty Bottles or Cans on Rotation. See Server for Details
Grand Hotel's Big Porch Ale
$ 8
Budweiser
$ 6
Bud Light
$ 6
Coors Light
$ 6
Miller Lite
$ 6
Corona
$ 7
Heinken
$ 7
Heineken Zero
$ 7
Labatt Blue
$ 7
Stella Artois
$ 7
Twisted Tea
$ 7
Sam Adams
$ 7
Sierra Nevada
$ 7
Ciders & Seltzers Specialty Cider or Seltzer on Rotation. See Server for Details
St Julian- Forbidden Fruit Ciders Apple / Black & Blue / Cherry
$ 7
Truly Hard Seltzers Other Flavors on Rotation. See Server for Details
Truly Black Cherry, Mango
$ 7
Grand Hotel Wine
Grand Hotel Blanc de Blancs L. Mawby, Leelanau Peninsula, MI Dry, Refreshing, Green Apple and Crisp Acidity
Bottle $ 76
Grand Hotel Riesling, Chateau Grand Traverse, Old Mission Peninsula, MI Gold Medal Winner! Semi-Dry, Ripe Pear, Meyer lemon, Honey Crisp
Bottle $ 76
Glass $ 19
Grand Hotel M. Trinchero, Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley, CA Crisp, Light, Refreshing, Herbaceous, Pineapple, No Oak
Bottle $ 76
Glass $ 19
Grand Hotel M. Trinchero, Chardonnay, Napa Valley, CA Medium-Bodied, Dry, Light Oak, Dried and Fresh Apple, Soft Caramel, Clean Finish
Bottle $ 76
Glass $ 19
Grand Hotel M. Trinchero Pinot Noir, Napa Valley, CA Fresh Cherry Fruits, Medium-Body, Soft Oak
Bottle $ 76
Glass $ 19
Grand Hotel M. Trinchero, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, CA Full-Bodied, Ripe Berry Fruits, Round with Soft Tannins
Bottle $ 76
Glass $ 19
White Wine
Ant Moore Sauvignon Blanc NZ Fragrant, refreshing, crisp, bright tropical fruit, touch of herbs
Bottle $ 48
Glass $ 12
Essay Chenin Blanc SA Melon and guava nose, creamy and floral, ripe peach, perfect sipping wine
Bottle $ 48
Glass $ 12
Castle Rock Chardonnay CA Rich, Ripe, Vanilla, Pear, Citrus With Subtle Oak, Refreshing Finish
Bottle $ 48
Glass $ 12
Jordan Chardonnay CA Green Apple, Pear, Lemon Peel, Flinty, Clean Stone Fruit, Touch Creamy, Long Finish
Bottle $ 72
Glass $ 18
Red Wine
Castle Rock Pinot Noir CA Fresh Cherry Nose, Spicy, Earthy, Plummy and Full-Bodied
Bottle $ 48
Glass $ 12
Fleur Violette Cabernet Sauvignon FR Lots of Plum Fruit, Sweet Dried Berries, Cassis, Soft Tannins
Bottle $ 48
Glass $ 12
Colossal Red Blend, Lisboa PT Delicious Blend, Rich Berry Aromas, Packed with Ripe Jammy Fruit, Juicy Tannins
Bottle $ 56
Glass $ 14
The Calling Cabernet Sauvignon CA Full-Bodied, Black Currant, Cassis, Oak, Vibrant Tannins, Long Finish. Jim Nantz's Wine
Bottle $ 120
Caymus "45" Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 CA Opulent, Ripe Dark Cherry, Blackberry And Cassis, Warm Vanilla, Cocoa, Velvety Tannins
Bottle $ 250
Sparkling Wine & Champagne
La Marca Prosecco IT Citrus, Honeysuckle, Green Apple
Bottle $ 56
Glass $ 14
Baci Dolce Moscato "Sweet Kiss" IT Slight Frizzante, Peach, Orange Blossom, Medium-Sweet, Fresh Acidity
Bottle $ 56
Glass $ 14
Veuve Clicquot, Yellow Label FR Strength & Silkiness, A Perfect Balance of Aromatic Intensity and Freshness
Bottle $ 175
Chandon Summer Brut CA 187 ml, Soft, Dry, Apple, Pear, Hint of Brioche, Think Mimosa
Bottle $ 22
Chandon Rosé Summer Brut CA 187 ml, Pretty Pink, Strawberry, Watermelon, Red Cherry, Creamy, Fun
Bottle $ 22
Dom Pérignon Brut 2008 FR The Classic, Racy Intense Bubbles, Full-Bodied, Complex, Floral, Dried Mango, Pastry
Bottle $ 550
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 $4.50
Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich
Cup of Dirt
Kid Sized Grand Pecan Ball, Chocolate Sauce
Late Night
Turkey and Avocado Wrap Apple Wood Smoked Turkey, Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato, Avocado, White Cheddar Great Lakes Potato Chips
$ 16
Crispy Wings Honey-Sriracha, BBQ, Traditional Mild, Atomic
$ 15
Bavarian Soft Pretzel Warm Pimento Cheese, Caramelized Onion Mustard
$ 13
Roasted Red Pepper & Black Bean Dip Tortilla Chips, Warm Garlic Pita, Raw Vegetables
$ 12
Warm Pimento Cheese & Pork Rinds House Hot Sauce
$ 12
French Fry Basket
$ 9

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