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119 Newman St, East Tawas, MI 48730-1209
989-362-5701
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Ranked #11 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
Tawas City, Michigan, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had two tables with a total of 8 people. Three ordered all you can eat fish and could never get a waitress to come back and ask if we wanted more fish. After waiting more than 1/2 hour after ordering a beer, friends gave up and went to the bar and adked for their bill, waitress says I was... More 

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Au Gres, Michigan, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Just average, mediocre service, heat-n-serve food, overpriced beverages. Would not make a second visit

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Sterling Heights, Michigan
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50 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Barnacles is a usual stop at least 1 night a weekend when in tawas. I might be getting a little to old for it though. Pretty much a younger crowd on weekends, but pretty much a fun crowd. Pool tables and shuffleboard game in back area.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

I ordered the rib eye, it was terrible. So thin, couldn't cut with a knife and thinner than a quarter. Wanted to order the prime rib that was on the menu to find out they do not serve prime rib dinners anymore. Very disappointed and waitress couldn't do her job and needed help serving. Would not go back. I can... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Nice place on the Main Street good food and service.Small place some out door tables.Allot of local people there

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

It's a bar, and serves typical bar food. If you go in expecting that, you will be pleased. Even though it was raining, we sat on the patio. It was a nice relaxing meal. Would definitely recommend this place if you are just looking for a casual place to go.

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Illinois
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77 reviews 77 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Make sure you stop for a meal. I had the best taco salad I have ever had there. Good selection on the menu and a great selection of beers. Great service.

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Perrysburg, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We have eaten there many times of of the meals were great and the cost reasonable. From Pearce to walleye to home made burgers, great food!

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Michigan
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35 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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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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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Address: 119 Newman St, East Tawas, MI 48730-1209
Phone Number: 989-362-5701
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  East Tawas
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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