The Tea Room has been a memorable part of a visit to Fort Mackinac for decades. Located in the historic Officers’ Stone Quarters it provides the best view of any restaurant on the island.
Officers’ Stone Quarters is the oldest public building in Michigan. Begun by the British in 1780, it was completed by the Americans after they took control of the fort in 1796. It was always used as a duplex dwelling for two officers and their families, until the fort closed in 1895. The upper floor of each unit contained a parlor, dining room and bedrooms and the lower level the kitchen, servant’s quarters and a bathroom. In 1915 the Park Commission installed the fort’s first museum exhibits in the upper level.
A Tea Room was first established in the lower level of Stone Quarters by the Red Cross in 1918 to raise funds to support World War I soldiers. The Tea Room continued to operate as a concession of the state park for periods of time in each decade from the 1920s through the mid-1950s. It has been in continuous operation since the beginning of the professional restoration of Fort Mackinac in 1958. Grand Hotel has been the Tea Room concessionaire since 1988.
Admission to Fort Mackinac is required to dine at the Tea Room. Reservations are not required but can be made by calling Grand Hotel at (906) 847-6327.
Click here for the 2021 Tea Room menu. Click here for the children’s menu.
A portion of the proceeds from your dining experience at Fort Mackinac supports Mackinac State Historic Parks mission to protect, preserve and present Mackinac’s rich historic and natural resources to provide outstanding educational and recreational experiences for the public.
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