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Key Hole Bar

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323 E Central Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9701
231-436-7911
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Takeout

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  • 43
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Yes it's a "bar" but...

Well yes, it is a bar as the massive BAR sign above it states however...it is so much more. I love the unique keys lining the spot and cool old school ceiling tile. They have cheap craft beer. We drank Perrin Grapefruit and Petosky Brewing (local Michigan beer) for 4 dollars a pint. Our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
Rob P
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Lansing, Michigan
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Bar scene
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Lansing, Michigan
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Well yes, it is a bar as the massive BAR sign above it states however...it is so much more. I love the unique keys lining the spot and cool old school ceiling tile. They have cheap craft beer. We drank Perrin Grapefruit and Petosky Brewing (local Michigan beer) for 4 dollars a pint. Our food was pretty dang good. Honestly... More 

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Had been staying in Mackinaw City for a few nights and looking for a new place to eat. Read the reviews on the food for this one and thought let's try it instead of going somewhere with bad food. We tried it and loved it! They had great food and service! It's a nice place and was fun to be... More 

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Corydon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I checked TripAdvisor before my trip and this place was rated highly. Its in downtown area surrounded by lots of restaurants and shopping. It may not be flashy but its a pleasant surprise. Once inside your surrounded with a somewhat noisy, friendly, warm atmosphere. The food is reasonably priced and tasty. The staff is friendly and efficient. It appears that... More 

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Lake Orion, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

The whitefish fingers and blackened whitefish were great, latest back atmosphere with good service. We decided to go here after reading low ratings at the Dixie saloon.

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Big Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Slow service, frozen patty burgers, greasy onion rings. Nothing to go out of your way for. My order was forgotten. The other order was wrong.

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Williamsburg, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

great bar, lot's of friendly people and great staff. The bar is very interesting. Great Ribeye steak dinner.

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West Olive, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

During our first visit to the Key Hole Bar we enjoyed the whitefish fingers appetizer and the steak house sub -- both were very good. There's a large wait staff to make sure all customers receive excellent service. We will return.

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Macomb, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Friendly staff. Food prices reasonable. Probably better bar than restaurant, although we did not drink. The atmosphere is more bar than dining.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We went to the Keyhole Bar to unwind after a full day at Mackinaw Island. I had the Whitefish sandwich basket and my husnad had the burger. Both were excellent. The prices are great and they even have a select few of Michigan craft beer to choice from.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Great wings !!! The wings taste just like my relatives from Buffalo make! Great local pub hangout open all year & family friendly atmosphere. We love to hit this spot when we're at the tip o the Mitt! Their ranch dressing is great, can't say enough good things about the Keyhole. Definitely worth a visit see what you like here... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 323 E Central Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9701
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Cheboygan County  >  Mackinaw City
  • Phone Number: 231-436-7911

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Bar scene

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