Have you ever had one of the famous Pecan Balls from The Grand Hotel? Or dined in the oldest building in the state of Michigan? When you’re visiting Fort Mackinac your ticket also gets you access to dine at The Tea Room, a small restaurant that offers lunch and snacks for limited hours throughout the day. But what the Tea Room lacks in size, it offers in views, menu options and yes – even gluten free dining.
The Tea Room at Fort Mackinac has been operating since 1920, with a couple small breaks in between. Offering lunch options, refreshments and of course different seating options. You can dine inside some of the rooms of the Officers Stone Quarters on a rainy day, or sit out on the patio under the large yellow umbrellas as you take in the view. The upper level of the Officers Stone Quarters is part of the historic tour of Fort Mackinac and includes interactive tours of the game room that soldiers use to enjoy. Just follow the steps downstairs to the Tea Room and enjoy the space yourself.
With limited space, the Tea Room provides full meals for guests. Run by the kitchen staff from The Grand Hotel, over 70% of the food is prepared on site and fresh for diners. The remaining items are made at The Grand Hotel and brought over daily. The menu offers light lunch options including sandwiches, salads, wraps and soups. While not a lot of items are called out as gluten free on the menu, simply ask the staff and they can make the majority of their sandwiches on a delicious soft gluten free bread.
Remember you can only have lunch at The Tea Room if you have a ticket and are visiting the fort. But this is definitely an added bonus. And after your lunch – treat yourself to one of the famous Grand Hotel Pecan Balls for ultimate way to satisfy your sweet tooth!
Learn more about The Tea Room and be sure to get reservations or get there early since seating fills up quickly!
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