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119 Newman St, East Tawas, MI 48730-1209
989-362-5701
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night

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  • 13
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  • 7
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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
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Just average, mediocre service, heat-n-serve food, overpriced beverages. Would not make a second visit

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 10, 2015
Richard P
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Au Gres, Michigan, United States
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  • Local cuisine
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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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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 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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4 restaurant reviews
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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Au Gres, Michigan, United States
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 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

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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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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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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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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