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119 Newman St, East Tawas, MI 48730-1209
989-362-5701
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Great local place

They are SOO friendly and the food is very good. A regular stop when we're in East Tawas! The burgers are excellent, the iced tea is what iced tea SHOULD be like and you couldn't ask for a nicer wait staff.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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Bath, Michigan
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  • Local cuisine
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Muncie, Indiana
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179 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Stopped here for a very late supper on monday 8-17-15 at about 9:15 p.m. and was lucky that is was Mexican Monday. My wife ordered the nacho supreme while I ordered the wet burrito. Also, we both ordered 3 hard tacos each which were only about 3 bucks. When our dinner arrived we could not believe the amount of food... More 

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East Tawas, Michigan
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Love their Mexican Mondays. They have specials everyday. Eating outside is fun. they also have lottery.

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Bath, Michigan
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80 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

They are SOO friendly and the food is very good. A regular stop when we're in East Tawas! The burgers are excellent, the iced tea is what iced tea SHOULD be like and you couldn't ask for a nicer wait staff.

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Mount Morris, Michigan, United States
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Stopped in for an early lunch. Not intending on eating much myself, but ended up eating a whole taco never the less. Three tacos for less than $4, so we could not pass it up? They looked so good I could not resist eating just one...the taco bar had everything on it that you could imagine putting on a taco.... More 

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Grosse Ile, Michigan
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We come here when we feel like a hamburger or sandwich. The food is always hot and good. Over the years we have tried some of the specials and have never been disappointed. Actually they feature Kogel Hotdogs one day a week for an all you can eat option. So if you are in the mood for a good hotdog... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I've been here several times with friends, but I don't plan on coming back. The place always smells like disinfectant, which I suppose means it's clean or they are covering up a worse odor. They have cheap food specials and for those that care only for quantity vs. quality, this is the place for you. All in all, this is... More 

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East Tawas, Michigan
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Bill's is your typical bar. Long bar top where you can sidle up for one of your favorite drinks while watching a game on one of the many tv's throughout and chatting it up with the barkeep. Or sit at one of the crowded tables with a group of friends. Play some pool or other games in the back of... More 

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Michigan
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Good food, good atmosphere, friendly people. Improved and expanded since my last days here. Room for a band or dj and dancing. Pool tables, does a bar need anymore? Oh ya, and good drinks. A good place to hang out, meet friends and relax. Enjoy! !!

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South Lyon, Michigan
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62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

A friend and I were in town for the night. This was THE happening place in town that night. We had some drinks and enjoyed the DJ and dancing until 2am. Lots of fun people out looking for a good time. There are pool tables in the back and plenty of seating in the front. Service was quick and friendly.... More 

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Saginaw, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 119 Newman St, East Tawas, MI 48730-1209
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  East Tawas
  • Phone Number: 989-362-5701

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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