Pink Pony

24 recent ratings
$$ • Restaurant, Bar
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Burgers, Cider, Flatbread, Pulled Pork, Salad, Sandwiches, Wraps
Safety Rating
23 ratings

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7221 Main St
Mackinac Island, MI 49757
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Most Recent Reviews


Overall Rating

Review


It’s nice they offer gf options but be prepared to pay. Good but expensive options in a great location, but will charge extra for everything. Nice staff, good service, classic island atmosphere. Would still go again.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 1 week ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Ate here twice while on the island. Dinner was beet salad, lobster tail, with twice baked potato. Yum! Got the pink pony martini made with Titos. Our server, Keeble, was amazingly knowledgeable and careful. Checked with chef for questions. Next day had a burger and salad at lunch, ate at the bar. Everything was good and didn't get sick!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 week ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Staff was very knowledgeable about celiac! I had the surf n turf, and I split one of the flatbreads with my husband. Really great food, and no symptoms after.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 week ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Bread/Buns
  • Burgers
  • Cider
  • Flatbread
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Pulled Pork
  • Salad
  • Sandwiches
  • Wraps

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Bar
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

Photos


Whitefish tacos.....EXCELLENT!  I wouldnt have ordered them, but two other people on FB recommended them and they did NOT disappoint. Best meal of the week!
Gluten-Free at Pink Pony
Eggs Benedict...gf part was great. Eggs overcooked, but not horrible. Overall a great meal.
Sorry started eating before thought about pictures
Split with husband
The sandwich on a gluten free bun. Ignore the fries I had to send them back because they were coated in flour. 🤨😕
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Gluten Sensitive

There are GF options marked on the menu, as well as GF buns available.

1 year ago

More Reviews


Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


I have the French dip on a gf hoagie! It was very good. No dedicated fryer. I was told the au jus sauce was not gf so it’s really just a prime rib sandwich but still yummy!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 weeks ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


French onion soup was great.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 3 weeks ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Food and service was good, no issues. Nice selection.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 3 weeks ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


I got the whitefish tacos with corn tortillas … they were so good that I want to go back tonight to get them for dinner!

My server understood my concerns and knew they would be prepared safely. Definitely worth a visit! (Also… put your name in and then shop bc it was a 90 min wait!)

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 3 weeks ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Got blaclean burger wgf bun. Very good. Also tomato bisque. Server understood what I needed and told me of the gf bun, also shown on menu. I'm low sensitivity

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 3 weeks ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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While on the island we had lunch here on May 8, 2024, which is before the busy season. Server was knowledgeable on gluten free options, took great notes for safety and even double checked an item (which did have gluten) so she let me know and made sure it wasn’t even brought out so no chance of accidentally eating it. Food was delicious and no one got sick! We got the BBQ pulled pork sandwich and a classic burger with cheese. The burger was amazing and the buns were phenomenal. I was afraid they were gluten buns because they were so good but no issues whatsoever. Highly recommend.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


We sat on the patio, great view of the ferry boats coming and going.

About half the menu is either GF or can be made GF. I notified the staff I was celiac and they knew what that meant and took me seriously.

I had fish tacos on GF tortillas, with chips and salsa. Very tasty.

It’s a bit pricy but it’s on an island right on the waterfront so that’s expected.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

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I had a great experience here. The waiter knew exactly what options were safe when asked. He was aware off the bat that there is no dedicated fryer and what cross contamination is. The only thing he needed to double check- which dressings and sauces are safe.

I ended up getting a chicken BLT on a delicious, surprisingly fluffy gluten free bun, served with tortilla chips instead of fries. I had no reaction as someone with Celiac. 10/10.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Great food items marked. Only bummer is no dedicated fryer but they can give you tortilla chips that are gluten free but not “house” made. Enjoyed my dinner!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Fun place with a great atmosphere. Many items able to be made GF. Felt like they cared about being celiac and took precautions.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

Overall Rating

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Such a cute restaurant! Got a chicken BLT on a gluten free bun which was delicious. They also offer GF tortillas for wraps along with GF bread/buns so I had many options. Mackinac island surprised me with the amount of GF food but this was definitely my favorite from the trip.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


We went to the Pink Pony for lunch and ordered gluten free grilled cheeses and tomato soups. The food was good ( especially the soup!) The only disappointing part was our waitress’s attitude. They messed up our order and she didn’t seem to want to bring me what I had ordered until I blatantly told her I would just wait for the correct food to come out rather than eat what she had put in front of me.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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GF options marked on the menu and had a few options available. Gluten free buns available upon request. I had the broiled whitefish with vegetables and potatoes. Delicious. My waitress offered me GF dessert items as well but with the portion sizes, I was too full to indulge.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


They are OPEN!! Great atmosphere.. gf options

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Asymptomatic Celiac

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This restaurant is currently open. We had both breakfast and dinner here. The menu is marked with limited gluten free options.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Gluten free bread and buns available. Tortilla chips and salsa are the gf side. No dedicated menu. Waitress was helpful.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


I had a wonderful experience here. Spoke with my waitress right when I sat down about my dietary restrictions and cross contact concerns. She was more than willing to show me items in menu that were safe and talk to chef to confirm my restrictions could be accommodated. My meal was brought out separately and confirmed gluten free upon arrival. I got fish tacos with corn tortillas and did not get sick. I also requested they use a freshly washed pan to cook my food. I have celiac

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


The server was extremely helpful and was willing to ask the cook questions about items on the menu. I had the Wedge Salad. It was ok. The bacon was bacon bits and I expected more from a high end restaurant like the Pink Pony.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Average

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


The food was delicious but unfortunately I became ill 30 minutes after eating here. I am celiac.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


The Pink Pony is very knowledgeable on celiac. Our waiter Omar was great he let me know what I could and couldn’t have. The food was good.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I LOVED my soup and salad. The family enjoyed theirs as well.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Restaurant was extremely dirty! Disgusting booth walls, seats and menus. We left and did not dine here. We visited on a week day in late September (not a busy time).

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Average

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


I appreciated the many gf options on the menu. You can get a gf bun for burgers but I opted for the surf and turf. Gf ciders available too.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Molly was our waitress and was very knowledgeable. I had the whitefish tacos on corn tortillas with all the add ons on the side.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Staff seemed knowledgeable when I ordered a burger with no bun. It came out and tested positive for gluten with my Nima tester. Talked with manager and he suggested I got French onion soup which would be least likely to have contamination - the test for the soup showed no gluten found and was good. Overall staff was accommodating but admitted they can’t prevent contamination. It’s a cute fun place but celiacs use caution.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Waiter was very knowledgeable and helped with the selections. Food was good. Controlled for cross contamination.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Other reviews indicated GF options and the restaurant advertises them too; however, the server warned me that the kitchen is small and can’t guarantee no cross-contamination. He advised to have a salad because the prep area is separate. I do appreciate his candor. GF buns and cauliflower crust was available for non-celiacs.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Average

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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We had an excellent waiter- he was knowledgeable and helpful in ordering. The hamburger was available with a GF bun and it was absolutely delicious! We were able to substitute tortilla chips for fries to avoid cross contact with fryers. Also ordered the whitefish tacos (pan fried with corn tortilla). They had gf cider on tap. Gorgeous outdoor patio. Would definitely return!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

Overall Rating

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 3 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


We had a nice dinner with no problems. I had the GF prime rib and we also had dessert that was GF. We’ll be back....

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Menu had lots of options! Completely recommend the apple and goat cheese salad. Labeled GF and delicious! GF bun for a burger as well!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The staff was very knowledgeable about Gluten. The minute I said I needed it to be HF he wrote it down right on the order slip.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Sat at the bar and bartender was knowledgeable. Ordered a salad with no issues. Octorock hard cider on tap (one of my favorites). Sensitive celiac and no reactions. Update: went back Labor Day weekend 2019 and had the chips and salsa safely.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Maddison, Maddison! What a fabulous waitress, and SO knowledgeable about the menu at Pink Pony! Our daughter ordered the tomato bisque with no croutons, and a turkey sandwich on a gluten free bun, with honey mustard sauce. She loved it! Maddison was so careful to reassure Chloe that her meal prep would be very carefully done. And it was. Thank you to Pink Pony Restaurant and to Maddison. We really appreciate you!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great GF options, had the tacos and the prime rib, both delicious! Add a salad with the champagne vinaigrette and a glass of the Caymus cab, wonderful. View outside is wonderful! Or service was awesome.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Got the soup and sandwich combo plate, with GF options available for both. Had a slight reaction afterwards, not totally certain why, which is honestly the only thing stopping me from giving this a higher rating, because I enjoyed my soup and sandwich for sure!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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They have gluten free buns that taste amazing. The fries are coated in flour so watch out!

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I had the Gorgonzola salad with chicken & French onion soup - both were really good.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Manage to have a house salad. Priced $3.00 more than reg house salad. Couldn't figure that one out. Explained to waitress about having allergy and please have kitchen change gloves and be mindful of cross contamination. They were. Salad was like only true safe option.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Gluten Sensitive

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Ordered the Cherry Chicken Salad Sandwich. The Gluten Free bun was really good and was the selling point.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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