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Celebrating 140 Years!

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Join us in celebrating 140 years as America’s Oldest Grocery Store! We are proud to serve the community of Mackinac Island. Doud’s Market opened in 1884 by brothers Patrick and James Doud. The initial Doud’s Market was located where the current Starline Dock is today. Due to a devastating fire, Doud’s Market located to its current location on the corner of Main Street, next to Marquette Park. The Doud Family has been an integral part of the history of Mackinac Island - Patrick Doud, which Patrick Doud’s Irish Pub is named after - was an island carpenter who had involvement...

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Doud's Market: A 4th Generation Family Business

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This blog post was originally posted on the Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau's Website Here: https://www.mackinacisland.org/blog/douds-market-is-a-fourth-generation-family-business/ Dating back to 1884, Doud’s Market has been in existence for 138 years. Current owner, Andrew Doud is a fourth-generation market owner and proudly carries on the family tradition to this day. Andrew took over the market in 2007 and closed the store for an entire winter to do a complete renovation on the market. The result? A truly impressive market on a small island that stocks fresh produce, fresh meat, pizza, beer, wine, liquor, and snacks. Plus, a substantial deli and bakery as well as specialty foods for...

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The Mackinac Dog House

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When you’re on Mackinac looking for a quick lunch with incredible views, consider stopping by The Dog House, located at Windermere Point! The Dog House is the must stop hot dog spot on Mackinac! Here are some recent reviews of The Dog House:  Looking for quick and inexpensive while you are having a bike ride look no further. Its a simple spot with the basics being hotdogs, brats, and burgers. Also, they offer root beer floats. The view where you sit is surreal. Great place for an ice cream and a great view. The menu is delicious, but also meant...

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Mackinac Island Summer Bucket List

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It feels like summer is officially here on Mackinac! ☀️  Each day we are a little busier and each day it’s getting a little sunnier and warmer! We can’t wait for school to be out for the summer and the season to really get going! If you’re visiting Mackinac Island, we have put together a Summer Bucket List of some of the best spots to visit + activities to do. The best part is - everything is family friendly! Save this post for later when you’re planning your vacation on Mackinac!  Any bucket list items we forgot? Be sure to...

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Mackinac Island Favorites

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As you’re starting to plan your 2022 Mackinac Island vacation, here are a few of our Mackinac Island favorites!  Picnic Spots: A classic picnic is the perfect outing for a family or a group of friends visiting the island! Some of the best places for picnics include: Marquette Park or Windermere Point! Doud’s Market has all the perfect picnic essentials to make your meal special and tasty! If you decide to eat at Windermere Point, you can always grab food from the Dog House which has delicious hot dogs and hamburgers! Bike Rides: A favorite bike ride on the island...

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