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Middle Channel, Harsens Island, MI 48028
810-748-3640
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great location

First, as others have said, this is a bar. And it's location can not be beat. We were there two Saturdays ago about mid afternoon. The place is packed. Do not go here expecting great service, great food and great ambiance as you will set yourself up for disappointed. It's a place to go and DRINK... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

First, as others have said, this is a bar. And it's location can not be beat. We were there two Saturdays ago about mid afternoon. The place is packed. Do not go here expecting great service, great food and great ambiance as you will set yourself up for disappointed. It's a place to go and DRINK and maybe have some... More 

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Sterling Heights, Michigan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Stopped on Saturday Aug. 1st for lunch with my wife, daughter and her boyfriend while on our boat. Was there by 11:30am before the lunch crowd came in. The place is a dive bar. Not "charming". Not simple. Not rustic...a dive. Should have left but we were hungry. Trying not to judge the book by its cover. Server was slow... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

In 20-30 minutes you can boat to this great spot in the middle channel and feel like your up north. Fun boating atmosphere where everyone is in a good mood!!! Food is above average and just about everything in menu is great. We like the buffalo wings and black and blue chicken wrap and burgers. Highly recommend.

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Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Went here for the first time today, had a great time. Food was pretty tasty - but hey its standard dive bar food - nothing wrong with that. It's a great place to go for an afternoon on the boat.

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Algonac, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Were out boating and the idea of lunch came up. We were close to Browns and decided to try their food for lunch. They are open from May to October depending upon the weather. The menu has a great slection of quick food choices from starters, wraps, great burgers, sandwiches, and salads. On Monday they offer BGO on the Madison... More 

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Marine City, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Funky joint on the water. Looks like a place you would find on the drive to Key West. That's what makes this place work. We have gone by boat several times this summer. It is nice to have a place to grab a bite to eat. The food however is average, at best, bar food. Burgers, fries etc. Nothing to... More 

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Kingman, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

The food here is nothing to rave about, mostly fast things tossed into a deep fryer. Not much on offering a decent meal, just junk that you can get in any bar. I wish they had a better menu, so I was disappointed in the offerings. The restaurant itself is okay, service was mediocre and slow, and as another reviewer... More 

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MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Brown's is my favorite water bar to go to by boat. There are plenty of wells for your boat but make sure you get there by 5pm on a busy weekend in the summer or you will end up waiting a while for a boat to leave. The bloody mary bars are rocking on Sat-Sun and the food is good.... More 

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michigan
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

I love this place. Always fantastic! It's timeless and really makes you enjoy living in Michigan in the summertime.

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Up North
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34 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

If you're a boater, this joint's for you. Always rockin' on the weekend.. lot'sa dock space (and a parking lot too!) Beer and drinks are always ice cold.. food's prety good too! (bar food).

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Middle Channel, Harsens Island, MI 48028
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Harsens Island
  • Phone Number: 810-748-3640

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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