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Scalawag's Whitefish & Chips

) #4 of 34 Restaurants in Mackinaw City €€ - €€€ American,
226 E Central Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9666
+1 231-436-7777
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“hush puppies” (71 reviews)
“fries” (98 reviews)
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American, Diner
€€ - €€€
226 E Central Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9666
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Fries, coleslaw and hush puppies were very good but the fish was excellent, very hot and very fresh. Best meal we had in Mackinaw City. Highly recommended.

Thank imandme
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We've traveled extensively. This is by far the best fish and chips we've had outside of England! Staff were not particularly friendly or helpful. They seemed annoyed that we needed to ask menu questions. Unhelpful, borderline rude. The food is a 5. The service is...More

Thank Ken L
Reviewed 6 days ago

The food was amazing, fresh and tasty. Great service. The ambient was very authentic. Overall great experience.

Thank wandolino
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ordered one piece whitefish basket. What I got was a small piece of fish & one tiny hush puppy on a bed of greasy fries. Ate the fish and threw the rest of the grease laden food away. Use to look forward to eating here,...More

Thank Jan C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I personally loved the shrimp. Husband got WALL-EYE and was hoping for a little bit bigger portion. Service was fast and friendly. not a place we would reject but not something you find yourself running to get to.

Thank scareycrow
Reviewed 1 week ago

The whitefish is very fresh and yummy. Pieces are large. I was with one other person and we shared three pieces and still had leftovers. Fast service and decent price. The location and outside seating is great too.

Thank emma b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Scalawags is the place to eat when you're in Mackinaw City. Budget friendly, fresh catch - but not fishy (you can taste the freshness. Fries cooked well, not oily. It's a small place inside the strip mall, nestled into a corner. Of you blink you...More

Thank vhellis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We make a point of heading to Scalawags whenever we visit Mackinaw City. The fish is delicious, always fresh. The service is friendly and fast, even on busy days. We highly recommend.

Thank LoveMackinaw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had the Whitefish and perch dinners and we were very satisfied. Very tasty and good service. Small but good location

Thank Tom Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whenever we are in Mackinaw we eat here. The food is amazing if you like deep fried fish. It is a little pricey but definitely worth it.

Thank Cindy B
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28 June 2016|
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Response from Jan C | Reviewed this property |
Their menu shows baskets for either whitefish or shrimp but no combo.
Jared L
19 May 2016|
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Response from blazermcc08 | Reviewed this property |
I would say at least 30 people could sit inside.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$16
American, Diner
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available
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Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 226 E Central Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9666
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Cheboygan County  >  Mackinaw City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-436-7777
Specializing in Great Lakes fish including whitefish, perch and walleye. Lightly battered and fried in a canola corn oil. Zero cholesterol and zero trans-fats. We also offer chicken tenders and array of sandwiches. Our chowder is homemade and prepared New England style. Kids menu, outside dining, groups welcome. Take a bite out of the great lakes.
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