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Barnacle Bill's

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119 Newman St, East Tawas, MI 48730-1209
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars

Barnacle Bill's is the place to go in summer good people good DJ good drink's .pool table's and good food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
East Tawas, Michigan
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East Tawas, Michigan
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Barnacle Bill's is the place to go in summer good people good DJ good drink's .pool table's and good food.

Thank mike2059
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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61 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

Great food, great service. Within walking distance of the campground and marina. Breakfast is served until noon.

Thank Kellie F
Howell, Michigan
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Right in downtown East Tawas, sitting on the corner where you can watch everyone passing by. Large menu with many choices! Tried the boneless wings, and was not a fan. The salads are big and crisp and delicious, the french onion soup was amazing, and their burgers are fantastic. Decent prices...sometimes they are super busy so you may have to... More 

Thank Lindsy A
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

This is a nice little bar located in downtown East Tawas, very friendly staff. Both times I have been here the wait was a little long for the smaller crowd that was there. Good, hot food. Especially the deep fried mushrooms, they are the Best!!

Thank rebecca h
Milford, MI
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

Bar atmosphere but family friendly. Homemade onion rings and burgers are something we make a weekly trip for!

Thank LaxMomX2
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113 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

Food is substantial better these days. Used to avoid this place because it was a shot & a beer biker bar with mediocre hamburgers. The new menu attracts families and a softer gentler clientele. Still more bar than restaurant but will go back for the food. Today I had the BBQ pulled pork tacos special and they were excellent. Kudos... More 

Thank Clarkston_Rambler
Flint, Michigan
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Stopped by and had lunch, The food was great and so was the service. The bar-restaurant had a peaceful and quit atmosphere and the price was good.

Thank travelers092015
Flint, Michigan
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

Just love this place. Great food and drinks for not a lot of money. Wait staff was wonderful and the walleye dinner was excellent!

Thank Stchick32344
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

On one of our many camping trips to Tawas Point State Park my wife and I decided to try Barnacle Bills Saturday night special which was prime rib. let me start by saying that this is definitely a bar atmosphere more than that of a restaurant . The prime rib has a lot to be desired, probably the worst prime... More 

2 Thank davybo
Muncie, Indiana
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188 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 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 

Thank jarIndiana

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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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