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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, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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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 Pub Grub

Had the chicken strips aka "the Stripper Basket" served with fries and cole slaw. Very good! Chicken was thin and crispy & served hot. Portions were generous & I definitely didn't go away hungry, even with my husband snagging one for himself. The interior is typical "bar" dark and the decor, in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Jan C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had the chicken strips aka "the Stripper Basket" served with fries and cole slaw. Very good! Chicken was thin and crispy & served hot. Portions were generous & I definitely didn't go away hungry, even with my husband snagging one for himself. The interior is typical "bar" dark and the decor, in keeping with it's name, is mainly keys. Staff... More 

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Thank Jan C
Cheboygan
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been here a few times and never been disappointed. Good sized portions of delicious food, cooked to your liking and decent pricing - especially for a major tourist town. You will not be unhappy visiting here.

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Thank Joanne L
Grand Rapids
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is our favorite spot in Mackinaw City. Service is always quick and friendly and they have a wide range of meals to choose from. Their chili is awesome.

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Thank Kristine D
Negaunee, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Have stopped here many times while traveling. You won't go wrong with the burgers. A popular spot with the local residents and travelers as well. Friendly staff.

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Thank Mary K
Mt Pleasant
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

Fun place. Always stop in when I'm Mackinaw for a cold beer. Serve food but have just stopped for the atmosphere. Servers friendly and efficient

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Thank Diane S
Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

One of the most popular spots in Mackinaw City. Open all year round with good bar food and drinks. Good for watching sports or joining friends for some fun. Reasonably priced.

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Thank Denny R
Gravesend, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 361 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

This is a sports bar rather than a restaurant as, in typical American fashion, there are plenty of televisions above the bar showing sport. However, food is available from a fairly standard list of American fried grill/bar fare although it seemed to be a bar more for drinkers than diners, and more for locals than tourists. It was the busiest... More 

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Thank malabarfly
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Cold beer and hot, freshly-prepared food is what you can expect from this bar and grill. Expect friendly, fast service at this local joint.

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Thank Phil S
St.Ignace, Mi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The food is good and the wait staff is average for this kind of place...the atmosphere is pleasant and clean !

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Ocqueoc, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

The place is interesting place with Keys being the motif decor. Cold beer and can be very crowed at times. Located on the north side of the main street can't miss it. Standby for a fun time

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Bar scene

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