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Key Hole Bar

323 E Central Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9701
231-436-7911
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Good for: Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Canton, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

The people are great, the chef is great and the atmosphere is fun all of the time. Key Hole is open all year round too. Great burgers and fries, grilled cheese and ribs are very good. Get busy in season, you may have to wait, but not very long.

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Alpena, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

New carpet and remodeled a little. It looks very good and very nice wait staff. Love to snowmobile and eat lunch there.

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michigan
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66 reviews 66 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

This was a stop on a poker run with our snowmobiles. The bar was not notified, but luckily had a deck of cards for us. We stayed for a few drinks. Service was good, didn't order any food. The decor was kind of cool with HUNDREDS and HUNDREDS of......keys. Just like it says!

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Michigan
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90 reviews 90 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Stopped in here during their Winter festival weekend. This was a happening place. Service was wonderful from the start. They helped us squeeze in and find room to meet & greet. We stayed for quite awhile, met so many nice folks. The food looked fantastic, but we had reservations from a prior commitment. This place is downtown, so we walked... More

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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Went here for supper, The restaurant was clean our dinner was very good a decent amount of food was served and it was served quick at a very reasonable cost. most of all our server was very polite and new the whole menu. Good job key hole, keep it up. Highly recommended.

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Michigan City
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

We were in for snacks before NYE rush. Waitresses and patrons very nice. Drinks generous and atmosphere welcoming. Would easily go back and spend time there.

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Midland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

This was the first time in years that we had been to the Key Hole and it was good back then, now there are other----better choices in town. The place does have a lot of potential. The food was basic Northern Michigan bar food which includes whitefish sandwiches, mine had three huge bones in it as did my sister-in-law's. Also,... More

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Montague, Michigan
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73 reviews 73 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

We visited Keyhole in 2011 and had a pretty blah experience with lack-luster service. Things can sure changed so I felt it deserved a re-review. A week ago, my husband and I visited again...this time off-peak season. I had a good time and the food was good too. Even the service had gotten much better. Perhaps judging a place during... More

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Vero Beach, Florida
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85 reviews 85 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Communicate with your waitress about what is the best deal for the day. Never had a bad meal. Sometimes they have entertainment in the evening. Decor is the 'key thing!' The manager has always been available to check on customer satisfaction. There isn't a whole lot happn'n in Mackinaw City after dark ... this is one of only two night... More

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St. Charles, MO
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Our first trip to Mackinaw City and we found a great local bar. The food was excellent and the service beyond expectations. They are the only place in town that serves pretzels as an appetizer. There are plenty of TV's if you like and the wait staff is friendly and helpful. The locals are very helpful in helping plan your... More

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