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“ONE OF AMERICA’S
10 BEST RESTAURANTS
FOR OUTDOOR DINING”
– THE DAILY MEAL

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The Pink Pony Bar & Grill
Mackinac Island (Est. 1948)
By LEE BRESLOUER

“But Mackinac’s such a tourist trap,” many Michiganders will say, probably en route to Mackinac. And they’d be correct. But it’s also a place visited by 95% of the population, and it kind of rules. Located where Lakes Michigan and Huron meet in between the Upper and Lower Peninsulas, the island has no cars, and can only be reached by boat or ferry. Which is a good thing, because odds are that whether you’re up for one of the annual sailboat races or just visiting for a night, you’re getting down at the Pony. The place — which looks like Bilbo Baggins and Barbie co-designed it — hosts live music, rowdy parties, and includes one of the most gorgeous patios in the country, with a panoramic view that hammers home the reason they’re not called “Pretty Good Lakes.” If this is a tourist trap, we’re glad to be ensnared. – Thrillist (The Most Iconic Bar in Every State)

Megan the host was SO incredibly helpful with guidance to get a spot on the popular Pink Pony patio tonight! We will see you bright and early for breakfast tomorrow, per her advice as well 🙂 Thanks, Megan & Pink Pony!

Courtney K.

Alex was a wonderful server! Portions were big and food was amazing! We will be back again!

Amanda F.

Over the weekend we went to the Pink Pony for both lunch and dinner, we had Alex as our server and he was AMAZING! I can’t say enough good things about this place and having him as our waiter- he was very professional and extremely kind! He could tell I was a die hard Pink Pony fan and made dinner extra amazing! Thank you for hiring such awesome staff and for having the best service and food on the island- I will never stop eating at your restaurant and shopping at your store- hands down my favorite reason to come to the island!! #ponyup💗🐴

Abby K.

Our waiter was Zak and he was fun,very professional,organized and was very accommodating. He did not rush us. Zak was very informative. He was courteous and kind. We need more people like him. He represented Pink Pony very well. The food was delicious.

Robin S.

Zak was very nice. Cares for his customers. Greeted us with a smile. Made sure our food was correct and checked on us to see if we needed anything. Zak was great!!!

Brenda P.

I have been to the Pink Pony several times but this was my girlfriends first time and she loved every minute of it! Duwayne was our server on a very busy hot day but he did a fantastic job! I could tell that a few tables were being extra needy but I could tell that he was handling everything professionally and was giving great service. He was very personable and made our experience that much better! Thanks Duwayne!

Alex

Alex, your new waiter, is fantastic! We were very impressed with his service!!

Debra

Very rare are all of your expectations met or exceeded. Waiter Jay provided us with the best possible experience under the current times. We felt comfortable and the food was everything we were told it would be. Choosing to people watch in a street view booth may not have been the same as boat watching on the deck, but we’ll leave that as something to look forward to next time … and there WILL be a next time! Cheers

ST3poker

We ate here after kayaking on the lake. There was an outdoor patio that overlooks the water. Delicious Bloody Mary and Shrimp tacos!!

STLBritt

Sit back and enjoy the view, the food and the coctails. Sitting outside is the best but you still get the island feel if you are seated inside. Try the whitefish fingers and the whitefish dip!

VantagePointsForAwe

We just love this place! The food is consistently good, the staff is phenomenal, and the atmosphere is busy but relaxed. The atmosphere is very conducive to good conversation. We will continue making this part of our trips!

gwydU

I visited the Pink Pony on 1012/18 and loved it! We went around 6 so it was pretty busy but we got a seat right and the bar and had dinner and drinks there (the rum runners are great) I also enjoyed my french dip sandwich and my husband got whitefish tacos both were great. Our bartender was great he made good conversation with us. We also stopped in the store the guy and girl working were very friendly and helpful it had so many cute things. The hotel lobby also looked very nice next time we visit the island we plan to stay there.

snapstergirl