Alice’s Kandy & Korn

In 1951 Alice Jones opened the first candy shop in Mackinaw City beginning a long tradition of excellence in candy making. For years, customers have traveled from throughout the Midwest for Alice’s delicious carmel corn and mouthwatering candies. In 1979, Chuck and Ginny Brew purchased the candy shop from Alice, and in 1983 doubled the shop.

Until her death in January, 1985, Alice was here daily… making sure our candies were every bit as delicious as they were in 1951. In honor of Alice, Chuck and Ginny renamed the shop “Alice’s Kandy & Korn” and pledged to continue Alice’s tradition of creating the finest of confectionary treats.

In 1989, after 38 years in one location, Alice’s moved to a larger building adjacent to the old facility. The move allowed us to expand our product lines and gave us more flexibility. We have been able to add candies and expand our chocolate line.

We invite you to visit us while you’re in Mackinaw City. Watch our candies being made and breathe in the intoxicating aromas. Enjoy our products here and ship some home to friends and family. We’re proud of our tradition of quality and service and look forward to sharing it with you.

512 S. Huron Ave.
Mackinaw City, MI 49701 

Audie’s Restaurant

Audie’s Restaurant has been owned and operated by the Jaggi Family since 1974 and a local favorite since the Bridge was built. Edgar was working as a Chef at Boyne Highlands when his good friend Bill Shepler dropped in, excited to take him for a drive to see the perfect place for the Jaggi’s to turn their dream of owning their own restaurant into reality. It didn’t take long for them to decide that they wanted to purchase “Downing’s” and make it their own.

The Jaggi Family moved in (literally, with 5 kids living in the back of the restaurant) and the rest is history! Edgar and Audrey have since retired, and with son Nick at the helm we do things pretty much the same way we did back then. Our baker, Cheryl, bakes the breads, dinner rolls, desserts and pies. Chef Nick oversees the kitchen where Dwayne makes our homemade soups and sauces, we grind our own beef for burgers, slow roast the Prime Rib and create the daily specials.

Today, you might find the third generation of the Jaggi family at the front door, welcoming you in or perhaps in the kitchen, following in the footsteps of their father and grandfather.

Here at Audie’s, hospitality is a family tradition.

314 N. Nicolet St.
Mackinaw City, MI 49701 

Biere de Mac Brew Works


But behind every awesome group of people (which we are) and behind every stellar pint of beer (which we have) is a good story (3 for3!) The Ranville family initially settled on Mackinac Island several hundred years ago, along with French explorers, traders, voyagers, and a bunch of other cool, adventuresome lads and ladies.

We then moved to the mainland, and operated a fishing business in the area where the state docks are now located along the Mackinaw City waterfront. Good times were had, outlandish shenanigans took place, and our happy family grew happier. There’s a lot more to tell, but they are stories better shared over a pint of good brew. We choose to spell Biere the French way as a nod to our ancestors, who settled in the most beautiful place on the planet, and facilitated the opportunities that got us to where we are, which is a pretty amazing place to be!

Don’t be fooled by that fancy spelling, though; we won’t correct you on the pronunciation because we aren’t even sure if we say it right. Good beer and good food. That’s all we care about. Stop in some time, grab a pint (or, you know, realistically more than one) and enjoy! Cheers!

14277 Mackinaw Hwy.
Mackinaw City, MI 49701 

Big Stone Bay Fishery


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10975 U.S. 23, Mackinaw City, MI ‎
(231) 436-4144
 Hours :  Monday to Sunday
8:00AM to 5:00PM

July and August
8:00AM to 6:00PM
November to May
Monday – Saturday
9:00AM to 3:00PM
Closed Sunday


10975 US 23 Hwy.
Mackinaw City, MI 49701 

Candy Corner/Windjammer Gifts

Candy Corner is the largest 2 story candy and gift shop on Central Avenue in downtown Mackinaw City, Michigan. Our specialty is homemade candies and confections, including our famous carmel corn, creamy fudge, chocolates, nut brittles, coconut crisp, salt water taffy, and much more.

While enjoying your stay in Mackinaw City, be sure to check out our large assortment of souvenirs, gifts, sweatshirts, t-shirts, toys and our huge selection of collectible tin signs.

If you are a bargain shopper you will definitely want to visit our second floor where you will find a large selection of discounted and clearance items including shirts, sweatshirts, souvenir items, gifts, blankets, toys, and framed art.

Please stop in for a visit, indulge yourself with a sample of our famous homemade fudge, and browse around our beautiful candy & gift shop.

331 E. Central Ave.
Mackinaw City, MI 49701 

Darrow’s Family Restaurant

Welcome to Darrow’s where since 1957 and four generations of family, we’ve greeted our guests with delicious, homemade All-American food.  Soups made from scratch daily, fresh baked bread, just brewed coffee, and our wide selection of homemade pies.

Whether it is a whitefish dinner, hamburger, or just a cup of coffee and a slice of pie, discover where the locals gather for good food and great service.

We serve breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.

We were given the “People’s Choice Award” for “Best Service” and “Best Desserts” by the Cheboygan Daily Tribune.  We’ve been awarded the TripAdvisor “Certificate of Excellence” for the past five years.

Our philosophy about food has stayed the same since the beginning.  We’ve enjoyed serving you for over 60 years!!

Please visit us soon!

301 Louvingny
Mackinaw City, MI 49701 

Dixie Saloon

Originally built in 1890, re-opened in 2000, 2 story log restaurant, features – great food, large portions, reasonable prices & nightly dancing, Mackinaw’s Hot Spot. Located at the corner of Huron and Central, across from Shepler’s Ferry. Mackinaw’s largest Black Angus steaks, burgers, & tangy ribs.

401 E. Central Ave.
Mackinaw City, MI 49701 

Fort Gift Shop & Candy Kitchen/Minning Company

 The Fort Gift Shop and Candy Kitchen has been in the same family since 1961.  George and Katherine Stemkoski started their business on this corner as a Hot Dog stand at the same time Fort Michillmackinac opened accross the street.  The business looked promising, so they soon built a building that included a full service restaurant and a nice size gift shop.  Also, the upstairs featured a large 3 bedroom home with a view of the Mackinac Bridge.  After working the business for 10 years, the view of the bridge from the upstairs was soon to be seen by many tourist.

400 Louvingny
Mackinaw City, MI 49701 

Historic Depot Restaurant and Caboose

Casual dining. Lunch and Dinner. Full bar. Sandwiches – Dinner Salads – Fresh seafood. Children’s menu. Group bookings.

252 S. Huron Ave.
Mackinaw City, MI 49701 

Joann’s Fudge

Joan and Frank Nephew opened the first Joann’s Fudge Store on Mackinac Island in 1969 in a building located next to the old McNally Cottage. One year later, a second Joann’s Fudge Store was opened in a historic building in the center of Mackinac Island’s downtown and in 1980 a third location was added in Mackinaw City.

Today, Joann’s Fudge is a third generation family business that continues Joan and Frank’s commitment to providing high quality products. We pride ourselves on the smooth and creamy texture of our fudge. To obtain our world famous taste, our fudge is slowly cooked in traditional copper kettles over a gas flame. Once the desired temperature is reached, the mixture is poured onto marble slabs for a cooling period and then hand paddled into loaves. We only use fresh heavy cream and butter in every batch of fudge and pure ground cocoa beans in all our chocolate flavors. Joann’s Fudge does not contain any preservatives or powdered ingredients.

303 E. Central Ave.
Mackinaw City, MI 49701 

Keyhole Bar & Grill

The Keyhole Bar in Mackinaw City has been around for over 45 years so our collection of keys and locks has grown quite large and are displayed throughout the bar in various and unique ways. Over 25,000 keys cover the walls, bars, and tables. We offer one of the biggest menus in Mackinaw City to help satisfy the varieties of appetites that visit our quaint little town. We serve Burgers, Perch, BBQ Ribs, Whitefish, Walleye, Shrimp, Mexican Food, Wraps, Chicken, Steaks as well as a variety of other Sandwiches, Appetizers, Daily Specials and Homemade Soups. The Keyhole was named the Best Seafood Dive in Michigan by Coastal Living Magazine for 2011. We were also voted “Best Bar In Northern Michigan and Upper Peninsula Regions” by the readers on for 2014. We also offer a Kids Menu for the little ones to enjoy with free kid drinks. On tap we have a variety of beers depending on the season. Some of those beers include Bud Light, Miller Lite, Labatt, Pabst, Bell’s Oberon, Fat Tire, Perrin Grapefruit IPA, Perrin IPA, Petoskey Horny Monk, Leinenkugel Summer Shandy, Sam Adams Octoberfest and Cheboygan Brewing Co.Lighthouse Amber Ale. Stop on in and see the uniqueness of keys like you have never seen before. Click the “Like” button on our page so you can keep up on what is going on in Mackinaw City and the Keyhole Bar & Grill! See You Soon!!! 

323 E. Central Ave.
Mackinaw City, MI 49701 

Kilwins Mackinaw City

Welcome to the Kilwins Mackinaw City Central Store.  With friendly service, the world’s best Mackinac Island fudge, our Original Recipe ice cream, and plenty of fresh hand-made in store corns, brittles, The Perfect Caramel Apple and other chocolatey treats Kilwins is a “must-visit” stop on your next to Mackinaw City.  Also check out our Mackinaw City Crossings store just around the corner from us.

226 E. Central Ave.
Mackinaw City, MI 49701 

Legs Inn

Located in historic Cross Village, Michigan, Legs Inn is a “monument to nature.” Built on a high bluff overlooking Lake Michigan, it is unique and mysterious as seen in its architecture and decor. The fantasy-like atmosphere of this medieval looking stone, timber and driftwood landmark was created by one man, Polish immigrant, Stanley Smolak. He fell in love with Northern Michigan and its people, many of them Ottawa and Chippewa Indians and decided to settle in Cross Village in 1921.

A blend of Old World European and Indian cultures creates a memorable atmosphere. The entry foyer, tavern, game and dining rooms are all filled with an intriguing collection of nature and hand carved furniture — whimsical creations made of tree stumps, twisted limbs and roots, driftwood sculptures and massive fieldstone fireplaces.

Authentic Polish cuisine is our specialty, but delicious American dishes, including local fresh Whitefish, are also served. The Smolak family and staff are dedicated to making your visit to Legs Inn an unforgettable experience, which will have you returning often with family and friends throughout the years.

Throughout the decades Legs Inn has become a famous family destination and restaurant. It has been acknowledged and praised by major magazines, TV broadcasters, newspapers, travel-related web sites, tour guides and guests from across the country and around the world. We look forward to your visit.

6425 Lakeside Dr.
Cross Village, MI 49723 

Lighthouse Restaurant

At the Lighthouse Restaurant in Mackinaw City, we pride ourselves on bringing you delicious food using only the freshest ingredients. Our specialities are fresh whitefish and seafood hand picked daily from local fisheries, and we are known for our fresh lobster directly from the tank.

We are located at the corner of South Huron and Lake Street, right across from the Hamilton Inn Select Beachfront. We look forward to seeing you!

618 S. Huron Ave.
Mackinaw City, MI 49701