Posted by: Kath Usitalo | July 8, 2010

To Market, Two Markets: Doud’s Comes To St. Ignace

St. Ignace boasts its own Doud's Market, the second location of the business established on Mackinac Island in 1884

Anyone who’s visited Mackinac Island is undoubtedly familiar with Doud’s Market, “Michigan’s Oldest Family-Owned Grocery.” It’s THE place for fresh produce, meats, groceries, picnic fixin’s and more on the island in the Straits of Mackinac between the Upper and Lower Peninsulas. Last year marked the 125th anniversary of the family-owned landmark, and the fifth generation is now in charge.

The new Doud's retains the old fashioned signage found at the Mackinac Island market

About two weeks ago Doud’s opened a second location in St. Ignace, the UP gateway city at the north end of the Mackinac Bridge. There’s no trace of the grocery store that previously occupied the gleaming, renovated space with a cafe and outdoor seating.

The new Doud’s retains the old fashioned signage and checkered flooring found at the Mackinac Island market, but is about a zillion times larger.

Paige and I popped in for a few items en route to Blue Skies; we usually shop at the Glen’s Market closer to the Bridge.

We like Glen’s just fine, but I also appreciate the variety and prices at Doud’s, and will undoubtedly be back to explore further.

It’s nice to have that option!

Doud's Market, Mackinac Island



  1. We were just in Doud’s on the island (on our way to our Pentwater trip). I hadn’t been out to the island since I was in high school (Rudyard) which was many moons ago so it was great to be there again. Lovely day just strolling along, visiting the Butterfly House, looking at the horsies and being lazy in the sun-filled park!

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