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229 S Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701 (Formerly Bell's Fishery)
+1 231-436-7821
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9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Free Off-Street Parking, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Also known as Bells Fishery. Hmmm Hmmm Good

Haven't tried their new fish fry on the premises, but their smoked fish and fresh fish is to die for. I've been going there since the shop opened - 1953. Literally, what you buy today, was swimming 3 hrs before, so you cannot get much fresher than this.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Joanne L
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Cheboygan
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Cheboygan
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Haven't tried their new fish fry on the premises, but their smoked fish and fresh fish is to die for. I've been going there since the shop opened - 1953. Literally, what you buy today, was swimming 3 hrs before, so you cannot get much fresher than this.

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Thank Joanne L
Cheboygan, Michigan
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

I buy whitefish and lake trout here & it has always been fresh, when I take it home to prepare. There are other selections like whitefish pate and teriyaki trout & smoked fish--so don't be shy to ask for samples!! I have tried their whitefish basket--it is ok, but there are better choices for that in town.

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Thank paelse
Mooresville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Bell's not only has fresh and smoked fish, they also prepare fresh fried fish and cheese curds for you to enjoy as you sit outside on their picnic tables. Be sure to sample everything they offer as you'll probably find many things you enjoy. Our favorite was the teriyaki lake trout.

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Milton, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

We went in to look around the small shop and were offered samples of smoked fish (6 varieties) and fish based sausages (6 varieties). This way you get an idea as to taste preference etc. We chose the Smoked Lake Trout chunks approx. $11.00 for the 1 big chunk. The place was basic, but clean and the staff was friendly.... More 

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Thank Jim0693
Mackinaw City, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Had a nice fish dinner and fries and was pleasantly surprised at the great service, prices and quality of the food. An overall nice choice I made that day to stop here for a bite to eat. Give it a try folks!

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Thank Sheridan F
dallas/fort worth, tx
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Absolutely pleasantly surprised with this stop! We enjoyed the Fish N Chips as they were the best we've had on this trip. Not much batter but cooked to perfection. Fantastic fries also. We sampled the smoked salmon and teriyaki smoked trout and bought many home to freeze. Perfection! Also bought some fresh trout. Their fish pate is really a fish... More 

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Alanson, Michigan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

we ordered 4 fish dinners and ask for gave us 2 small glasses of water, no ice and said that's we get Outside tables were all dirty and there was bird poop everywhere nothing seemed clean fish was cooked in what we felt was old grease and not good

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Susan V, General Manager at Odawa Fishery Inc, responded to this review

We are a fishery that provides retail and wholesale with a small outside dining. We are by no means a full scale restaurant with the proper table settings of iced water glasses and silverware with cloth napkins. We sell drinks for .50 with the purchase of a meal. These drinks come in the form of a can or bottle. We... More 

Gladwin, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Friends of our brought to us some smoked fish from Bell's and it was very good so on our way home recently from the "Soo" we stopped to get some more smoked fish. I was disappointed that they did not have chunks of whitefish or lake trout. Our choices were either whole smoked fish or smoked fish fillets. We bought... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

Had to have whitefish before we left MI. Stopped at Odawa Fishery which is called Bell's on the sign outside. Ordered a whitefish basket. Comes with fries and coleslaw. Fried whitefish was delicious and fries are hand cut and then fried. Sat outside with a 50 cent Cherry coke and ate basket. Hit the spot after a long day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

They have the best smoked fish that I have ever had. They also sell fresh fish. One can also order baskets and eat there as well

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 229 S Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701 (Formerly Bell's Fishery)
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Cheboygan County  >  Mackinaw City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-436-7821

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 12
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm

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