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The Rowe Inn Restaurant

6303 E Jordan Rd, Ellsworth, MI 49729-9701
+1 231-588-7351
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good10%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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“morels” (15 reviews)
“filet” (10 reviews)
“lamb chops” (4 reviews)
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05:00 - 09:00All hours
French, European
6303 E Jordan Rd, Ellsworth, MI 49729-9701
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is my favorite restaurant in Northern Michigan. The food is great. The restaurant is fairly small and intimate. The staff is friendly and work to give each guest a wonderful dining experience. My favorite is wine pairings with the various courses. The wines are...More

Thank Vicky B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

5 girlfriends had a long day together in Charlevoix and I suggested the Rowe Inn for dinner. We ate duck, scallops, cold cucumber soup, and I don't what dessert I had but it was delicious. The "wine by the glass" was very nice and our...More

Thank KathyADutm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The porch worked well for us as the booth to the side was filled with diners. fresh Lilacs filled the air this May evening. My husband's parents ate here. Nice memory.

Thank Tricia W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are anywhere around the area, you must visit The Rowe Inn. Recommended by a friend, we celebrated a birthday here. Laurel greeted us and she is a delight. She has incredible knowledge about wine, but was also happy to bring us a beer....More

Thank DutchGirl_WMI
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had heard a rave review of this inn--in out-of-the-way Ellsworth, in northern Michigan, so we decided to make the trek on the two-lane highway from Gaylord, MI. I was hoping for a sumptuous meal that included morel mushrooms. Alas! the time for morels was...More

1  Thank Stephen S
Reviewed 13 July 2017

I call this an oasis for the same reason I knock off one star. Because it is in a rather cramped old place in the middle of nowhere. That said, this is a surprisingly good restaurant. Our party shared a variety of appetizers. The crab...More

Thank Tom D
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

After a long drive to check out this "fine dining spot" up north we were dismayed. The prices were fine for good food - the problem was it wasn't good. We had two main courses - both underseasoned. A side of peas and carrots seemed...More

1  Thank Boomer0
Reviewed 8 July 2017

For years, The Rowe Inn has been at the pinnacle of gourmet dining. Tucked away in a small, northern Michigan town, The Rowe Inn consistently provides an excellent experience. Going to dinner there is cozy and makes you feel relaxed. Their wine list is renowned...More

Thank Bob W
Reviewed 3 July 2017

I visited the Rowe Inn back in the late 70s and I have wonderful memories of the experience so I was thrilled to share the restaurant with my husband and very good friends from Atlanta, GA. We were not disappointed with the incredible meal and...More

2  Thank Kateliz12
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Went to this restaurant many years ago and we returned when celebrating our anniversary. The food was delicious however the service was slow and it was weird that my wine glass had severe watermarks and no one noticed it. We also had butter that was...More

1  Thank Wendy S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
05:00 - 09:00
05:00 - 09:00
05:00 - 09:00
05:00 - 09:00
05:00 - 09:00
05:00 - 09:00
05:00 - 09:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6303 E Jordan Rd, Ellsworth, MI 49729-9701
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Antrim County  >  Ellsworth
  • Phone Number: +1 231-588-7351
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The Rowe Inn of Ellsworth, Michigan, offers an intimate, casual atmosphere of fine dining for Charlevoix, Torch Lake and all of Northern Michigan. You'll find our seasonal menus and expansive fine wine collection perfect for any occasion. Individuals, couples, groups and families are equally welcome and catered to. All our meals and wines are served with passion and commitment unsurpassed by anyone in Northern Michigan's fine dining industry.
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