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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: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night, Takeout

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  • 38
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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
Good Beers and Burgers

A friend who lives part-time in Mackinac City suggested we grab a late meal at the Key Hole. It offers a good selection of beers, some local, some national, and very good burgers. The burgers are not frozen patties. They make them in the kitchen. My only complaint was the volume of the music... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
Max G
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Los Angeles, California
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Bar scene
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Los Angeles, California
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285 reviews 285 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

A friend who lives part-time in Mackinac City suggested we grab a late meal at the Key Hole. It offers a good selection of beers, some local, some national, and very good burgers. The burgers are not frozen patties. They make them in the kitchen. My only complaint was the volume of the music system, which made it hard to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 via mobile

Fun atmosphere, good food, decent prices. Must try the chili, best chili I've had at a restaurant. My wife and daughter ordered the whitefish and it was the best fish we had the whole trip.

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Dont Judge from the outside the key hole bar is amazing chili is very good! burgers are good we didnt try the fish but probably good too :)

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Flint, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The food was amazing and the staff was friendly. The prices were reasonable and the bar was fully stocked. When we visited Zoo-de-Mack was occurring, so the place was packed with bicyclists. This did not deter the waitstaff from being diligent and bringing our food in a timely manner. I would recommend this place to anyone.

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Muskegon County, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We visit the Key Hole Bar each sproing and fall when we travel to Mackinaw City. Good food and friendly service. They offer a special each day and great soup.

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Alpena, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Best bar food, love the perch sandwich basket, wife gets a burger and onion rings. Been going there for many years any time we head north. Never a bad meal or bad service. Better in the winter...less busy.

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Marshall, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We stopped at the Keyhole on our way to the UP. We were just going to have a beer, but were enticed by the lake perch sandwich. It was not a mistake. The people at the next table said the same about the whitefish. Added some icy cold Petosky beer in a frosted glass. We will make this stop in... More 

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Munger
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The staff was very courteous. The waiter didn't write anything down for 8 people. All dinners were exactly as ordered. We were there on a Thursday night and again on Sunday. Being early in the season, people on Thursday was about par with only a few business's open, but on Sunday we got there about 5:15pm. By 6 it was... More 

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Rogers City, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

My husband and I usually stop in for a burger when we are in Mackinaw or passing through. Nothing "awesome" on the menu here to make you want to take a special drive up for. Average bar food in a great location when traveling to the UP.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

excellent hand pattied burgers yum!!!! service was great... a family owned bussiness....they are open year round...

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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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