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About Scalawags Whitefish & Chips

We are Opening May 1st for the 2015 Season!

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Scalawags Whitefish & Chips, a fish and seafood restaurant in Mackinaw City, MI, was founded by Brian Parker, a Michigan native, in the summer of 1992.

Brian has more than 40 years of culinary experience. After 7 years of working with Marriot Resorts in Arizona, he returned home to northern Michigan to fulfill his dream of owning his own restaurant. After researching tourism trends in the area, he chose Mackinaw City, Michigan to open the first Scalawags Whitefish & Chips, a quick service casual seafood dining establishment featuring the freshest whitefish, perch and walleye harvested from the Great Lakes. The restaurant is open May through October each year, and for 22 years now, families and groups have planned their vacations and trips to Mackinaw City and Mackinaw Island around eating at Scalawag's Whitefish and Chips. Dine in or carry out, we cook with premium vegetable oils -- Zero Cholesterol & Zero Trans Fat. We are dedicated to serving you the freshest, healthy WILD GREAT LAKES WHITEFISH.

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Yelp - 4 stars based on 25 reviews | TripAdvisor - 4 stars based on 143reviews

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  • This is the BEST whitefish & chips ever! And the hushpuppies... never had been a fan until now! Delicious.

    5 stars

  • We eat here every year the Thursday of Labor Day weekend. They have the best whitefish!!

    5 stars

  • My husband and I stopped here for lunch on our camping trip last summer. This place was AMAZING!!! We both got the basket and there was NOTHING left in either of ours. This was our first time to eat white fish. They set the bar pretty high. I had other white fish on our trip, but none of them compared to Scalawags!

    5 stars

  • The whitefish they serve is delicious. Highly recommended.

    5 stars

  • Best place in Mackinaw City to eat, hands down.

    5 stars

Scalawags Whitefish & Chips
Hours & Location

Now Open for the 2015 Season!

226 E. Central Ave, Mackinaw City, MI ‎49701


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11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Fri-Sat. 'til 9 p.m.


11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Fri-Sat 'til 10 p.m.

July - August

11 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Sept. - Oct.

11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

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