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Barnacle Bill's

119 Newman St, East Tawas, MI 48730-1209
989-362-5701
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Ranked #8 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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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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73 reviews 73 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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
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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Saint Clair Shores, Michigan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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206 reviews 206 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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117 reviews 117 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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 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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