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  • 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.

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Shareables
Hot Smoked Scottish Salmon Crispy Capers, Toasted Baguette, Lemon Butter Sauce
$ 19
Blistered Shishito Peppers Marcona Almonds, Avocado Tahini Sauce, Aleppo
$ 12
Scotch Egg Breaded and Fried Soft Poached Egg Wrapped in Pork Sausage, Dijon Aioli
$ 12
Grilled Artichoke Breadcrumbs, Chermoula
$ 16
Gate House Nachos Blue Corn Tortilla Chips, Chipotle Ground Beef, Pepper Jack and Cheddar Cheese, Sour Cream, Pico de Gallo, Guacamole, Fire Roasted Salsa, Shaved Jalapeño
$ 20
Potato and Cheddar Perogies Lemon Crème Fraîche, Crisp Bacon, Caramelized Onion
$ 14
Pig in a Pretzel Pretzel Wrapped Smoked Kielbasa Whole Grain Mustard Dipping Sauce
$ 15
Buffalo Chicken Drumettes Maytag Blue Cheese Dipping Sauce, Crudité
$ 16
Crispy Calamari Giardiniera Vegetables, Spicy Marinara Sauce
$ 16
Soup and Salads
Smoked Whitefish and Clam Chowder Crispy Bacon, Oyster Crackers
$ 14
Baby Bib and Little Gem Salad Heirloom Tomato, Shaved Carrot, Radish, Buttermilk Ranch
$ 16
Caesar Salad Whole Leaf Baby Romaine, Cured Egg Yolk Parmesan Crisps, Campari Tomato, Creamy Caesar Dressing
$ 16
Compressed Watermelon Salad Mint, Arugula, Whipped Feta, Jalapeño Agave Vinaigrette
$ 15
Warm Beet Salad Lemon Ricotta, Kumquat, Charred Pearl Onion Toasted Pistachio
$ 16
Handhelds All served with Gate House Fries seasoned with Malt Vinegar Powder
MAC Daddy Burger Grilled WAGYU Patty, Caramelized Bacon Jam Smoked Gouda, Heirloom Tomato, Bib Lettuce
$ 25
Grilled Lamb Burger Feta, Tzatziki, Grilled Onion, Arugula
$ 22
Local Walleye Napa Cabbage Slaw, Club Roll, Jalapeño Lime Tartar Sauce
$ 23
Crispy Chicken Pickle Brined Chicken, Toasted Brioche Bun Mayo, Bib Lettuce, Tomato
$ 21
Sourdough Grilled Cheese Sharp Cheddar, Plath's Bacon, Campari Tomato
$ 16
Entrees
Prime Black Angus Ribeye Hasselback Potato, Black Truffle, Green Beans
$ 58
18 Hour Braised Bone-In Beef Short Rib Pepper Jack Grits, Charred Broccolini, Crispy Garlic Chips
$ 52
Sautéed Skate Wings Warm Panzanella Salad, Torn Basil
$ 38
Oven Roasted Halibut Charred Corn, Snap Pea, Wilted Spinach, Fingerling Potato, Lemon Butter Sauce
$ 45
Pan Seared Walleye Gremolata Potatoes, Vine Ripe Tomato, Chimichurri
$ 37
Fish and Chips Local White Fish, Bell's Oberon Batter House-Made Fries, Charred Lemon
$ 31
Boneless Half Chicken Lemon Bomba Rice, Charred Broccolini, Pickled Red Onion
$ 38
Mushroom and Charred Corn Enchiladas Green Chili, Queso Fresco, Avocado
$ 29
Dessert
Strawberry Short Cake Layered Short Cake, Chantilly Whipped Cream, Fresh Strawberry Sauce
$ 9
Seven-Layer Chocolate Turtle Cake Chocolate Cake, Caramel Pecan Filling, Dark Chocolate Ganache Served on Cookies and Cream Dippin'Dots
$ 10
Fried Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Milkshake Guernsey Vanilla Ice Cream, Hot Fudge Sauce, Whipped Cream, Chocolate Chip Cookie Crumbles, Fried Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
$ 12
Rainbow in a Jar Rainbow Cake, Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting, Rainbow Sprinkles
$ 9
Cocktails
Michigan Mule Titos Vodka, Cherry, Lime, Fever-Tree Ginger Beer
$ 16
Lilac Lemonade Hanson Meyer Lemon Vodka, Long Road Raspberry, La Marca Prosecco
$ 16
Sparkling Grapefruit Giffard Crème De Pamplemousse Rose, Grand Hotel Sparkling Blanc de Noir
$ 15
Carmen Miranda Rum Punch Cruzan Banana Rum, Coconut Rum, Pineapple Rum, Orange Liqueur
$ 16
Spirit in the Dark Bombay Bramble Gin, Lemon, Blackberries
$ 15
Hibiscus Margarita Espolon Blanco Tequila, Madhava Organic Amber Agave, Orange Liqueur, Lime
$ 16
Smoked Rye Old-Fashioned Templeton Rye, Demerara Angostura Bitters, Amarena Cherries, Bourbon Smoked Sugar
$ 18
Michigan Manhattan Iron Fish Maple Bourbon, Dolin Sweet Vermouth, Angostura Bitters, Amarena Cherries
$ 18
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
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
Watermelon High Fresh Watermelon Juice, Lime Juice, Madhava Organic Agave Syrup
$ 8
Blueberry Limeade Mocktail Lemonade, Lime Juice, Blueberries
$ 8
Beer
Draught Beer
Bell's Oberon
Pint (16 Oz.) $ 7
Bell's Two Hearted
Pint (16 Oz.) $ 8
Bud Light
Pint (16 Oz.) $ 7
Guinness Stout
Pint (16 Oz.) $ 7
Pabst Blue Ribbon
Pint (16 Oz.) $ 6
New Belgium Fat Tire
Pint (16 Oz.) $ 7
Sam Adams Seasonal
Pint (16 Oz.) $ 7
Founders All-Day Vacay
Pint (16 Oz.) $ 7
Lagunitas
Pint (16 Oz.) $ 8
Stone Hazy
Pint (16 Oz.) $ 8
Bottles Specialty Bottles or Cans on Rotation. See Server for Details
Grand Hotel's Big Porch Ale
$ 8
Budweiser
$ 7
Bud Light
$ 7
Miller Lite
$ 7
Corona
$ 7
Heinken
$ 7
Heineken Zero
$ 7
Labatt Blue
$ 7
Peroni
$ 7
Buckets of 5 Bottles
$ 30
Ciders & Seltzers Specialty Cider or Seltzer on Rotation. See Server for Details
St Julian- Forbidden Fruit Ciders Apple / Black & Blue / Cherry
$ 7
Truly Wild Berry Seltzer
$ 7
Grand Hotel Wine
Sparkling Wine
Bottle $ 76
Riesling
Bottle $ 76
Glass $ 19
Sauvignon Blanc
Bottle $ 76
Glass $ 19
Chardonnay
Bottle $ 76
Glass $ 19
Pinot Noir
Bottle $ 76
Glass $ 19
Cabernet Sauvignon
Bottle $ 76
Glass $ 19
White Wine
Ant Moore Sauvignon Blanc NZ Fragrant, refreshing, crisp, bright tropical fruit, touch of herbs
Bottle $ 56
Glass $ 14
Essay Chenin Blanc SA Melon and guava nose, creamy and floral, ripe peach, perfect sipping wine
Bottle $ 56
Glass $ 14
Castle Rock Chardonnay CA Rich, Ripe, Vanilla, Pear, Citrus With Subtle Oak, Refreshing Finish
Bottle $ 56
Glass $ 14
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 $ 56
Glass $ 14
Fleur Violette Cabernet Sauvignon FR Lots of Plum Fruit, Sweet Dried Berries, Cassis, Soft Tannins
Bottle $ 56
Glass $ 14
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
Potato and Cheddar Perogies Caramelized Onions, Lemon Crème Fraiche, Crisp Bacon
$ 12
Buffalo Chicken Drumettes Maytag Blue Cheese Dipping Sauce, Crudité
$ 14
Pig in a Pretzel Pretzel Wrapped Smoked Kielbasa, Whole Grain Mustard Dipping Sauce
$ 14
Crispy Calamari Giardiniera Vegetables, Spicy Marinara Sauce
$ 15
Sourdough Grilled Cheese Sharp Cheddar, Plath's Bacon, Heirloom Tomato, House-Made Fries
$ 15
House-Made Fries Malt Vinegar Powder
$ 9
Mac Daddy Burger Grilled WAGYU Patty, Carmelized Bacon Jam, Smoked Gouda, Heirloom Tomato, Bib Lettuce
$ 24

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