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The English Inn

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677 S Michigan Rd, Eaton Rapids, MI 48827-8242 (South of Columbia Hwy.)
+1 517-663-2500
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 13:00 - 19:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Made reservations for 7pm on a Saturday night for my 40th birthday. First impressions, it was a little difficult to figure out where to park. Once we found the second lot and walked up the steps everything was perfect. The Inn itself is breathtaking and there is just enough light when you make the walk to the front door to... More 

Thank Kathy C
Erik N, Owner at The English Inn, responded to this review

Thank you Kathy for your kind words. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Cheers! More 

Vassar, Michigan
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Simply amazing in every respect. The ambiance, food, wine, service, hospitality, wine list, dining room menu, breakfast included with your stay.

1 Thank geneurcan
Management response:

Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a great review! We're so glad to hear you had a delicious meal accompanied by great service. We hope to serve you again soon. More 

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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

My husband brought me to the English Inn to celebrate our 40th date. He also got some of our children to join us for an amazing dinner. It was also a night they had Teresa Pash playing the piano.

Thank Lois S
Management response:

Thank you, Lois, for your high praises and taking the time to write a review. Happy belated 40th anniversary! More 

Ithaca, Michigan
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45 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

Each of us, 3 of us, had a different beef option. All of us enjoyed the quality of the meat. One of us had the 5 course option, and I would recommend it, and will get it the next trip. We all had a Traverse City Riesling which went well with the dinner. The atmosphere is very unique and our... More 

Thank johnpaulr504
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

The English Inn is a little out of the way for many in the Lansing, Michigan area, but I can't think of a single restaurant in the area that is superior in any way. The atmosphere, the service and the quality of the fare are unmatched, so the drive south to Eaton Rapids is well worth it. I suppose Capital... More 

Thank skiptheexit
Farmington Hills, Michigan
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252 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

We haven't been here in a few years. We celebrated both our children's high school and college and law school graduations here some years ago. The inn is now run by Gary & Donna Nelson's son. It seems to have not missed a beat. Except for the misstep between my son's and my filet preparation(he received my rare(Pittsburg) and I... More 

Thank WmECamp
East Lansing, Michigan
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

We ate Thanksgiving dinner here and it was amazing. Touches of elegance, great service, and a delicious meal. Be sure to tour the rooms upstairs when not occupied. The place is like a museum!

Thank George S
Williamston, Michigan
Level Contributor
42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

I have been to the English Inn so many times now I can't count. I am never disappointed the food is always great the accommodations are always great. Meets and exceeds my expectations! We Usually go for a special occasion a Birthday our our Anniversary, we have spent several nights in the Dove cottage outside of the mansion this last... More 

Thank Cheryl S
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Fine dining, wonderful meal and great service. After dining we took a walk around the beautiful garden.

Thank Julie P
Muskegon, United States
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

My wife and I were in the area for a difficult interview (for her) and wanted a calm, quiet atmosphere for a lunch during which we could review and recharge. The restaurant exceeded our expectations. Superb food, and outstanding service. We didn't want any thing fancy, but we needed -- and got -- a great experience. Despite blustery weather outside,... More 

Thank Phil S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$23 - US$36
American, French, British
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
View, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
13:00 - 19:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 677 S Michigan Rd, Eaton Rapids, MI 48827-8242
    (South of Columbia Hwy.)
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Eaton County  >  Eaton Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 517-663-2500
The English Inn is "Creating Special Memories" with unparalleled ambiance and incredible cuisine. Hosting four stunning dining rooms the restaurant features classic preparations such as Chateaubriand for Two, Beef Tartare, and Roasted Prime Rib of Beef in addition to creative modern cuisine. The restaurant can host private parties from two to sixty. Our ballroom Medovue Hall can seat up to 200 guests for dinner receptions or weekday luncheons and meetings. The Pub and Terrace offer casual dining with classically British items such as Cornish Pasties, Fish and Chips and Shepherds Pie as well as unique sandwiches and salads. We look forward to hosting you soon at The English Inn, " Creating Special Memories".

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