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Barnacle Bill's

119 Newman St, East Tawas, MI 48730-1209
989-362-5701
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Ranked #6 of 25 restaurants in East Tawas
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night
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English first
Saint Clair Shores, Michigan
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Our sever was awesome!! Food was good and prices are perfectly reasonable. This place has a great atmosphere. We Will definitely be back on this vacation :)

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Valletta, Malta
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Ate at Barnacle Bills three times during my stay in Tawas. Breakfast was really good, but the quality of food served later in the day is definitely not as good. My last meal there was some oil-soaked fried fish - not very nice at all. Service can be slow, so don't go in here for a quick meal.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Good food, good service, good prices. Located in the heart of downtown in East Tawas, this Bar/Restaurant is a favorite of locals and visitors. Daily lunch/dinner specials throughout the week such as wings, hamburger bar, hot dog bar, prime rib on Saturdays and a Bloody Mary Bar on Sundays! DJ on weekends and other days during peak tourist season. Huge... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

Waitress was nice.Service was good. Food was good but not great. Burger was a little over cooked. Breaded shrimp had to much breading. Ribs didnt have much flavor. Restrooms were clean.

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Cincinnati
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176 reviews 176 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I always find my favorite local hangout and this one is it! I had the pleasure of eating and drinking here four or five times during my stay. The food is excellent, great service and the live music added to a party weekend. The shrimp were hand breaded, huge and quite tasty. The cocktail sauce had a nice bite to... More

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Muncie, Indiana
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116 reviews 116 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We stopped here while sight seeing for the day in the Tawas area. We did not get anything fancy (burgers and fries) but they were very good. The menu had alot to offer & we would try this place again without hesitation. Our service was good, and I counted 16 different variations of cold beer on tap. I did not... More

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Flint, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

It's a bar. But they do have good food. We make it appoint to stop when we are in Tawas. Kind of a local hang out

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Saint Ignace, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

There were 16 of us and the waiter was just awesome! The variety of food available was very good and tasted great!

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Yorkshire UK
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

This place is ace, great bar with lots of choice on tap. Pool and shuffleboard are available. The bar staff are great and porvide good conversation. It does exactly what you expect when you walk in!!!! Go here its a must!

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Harrison
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

We went for supper service was awesome Melissa!!!. The food was okay. My husband got the onion rings they were kinda of cold. But he wouldn't complain. Burger nothing special. So we thought we would try it for breakfast. Wouldn't happen again, the waitress was more worried about the 2 guys at the bar, then the rest of the restaurant.... More

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