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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 2014
Good for: Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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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
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Never noticed this place before and have been to Mackinaw several times. By far the best place in Mackinaw. Will definitely be going back tomorrow and following trips. Highly recommend.

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

Great food, excellent service and good prices. I would recommend this place to everyone. Soft drink refills given. This place cannot serve children.

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Windsor Ontario
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 NEW

I'm glad I read the reviews of this place on trip advisor before coming to Mackinaw, otherwise I would not have entered the building based on the look of the place 'outside'. The large word BAR on the front of the building does nothing to make one think it's a good place to eat, but it is. Our food was... More

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Traverse City, MI
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

This is our go-to place when we are in the area. We can always count on a great whitefish sandwich, a cold beer, sports on the tvs, and fun people-watching. You might have to wait for a table, but they'll try and find you if you're walking around outside. We love looking at all of the keys!

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Pittsburgh, Pa
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74 reviews 74 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We always end up eating late and little else was open. So ended up at Keyhole. Had whitefish sandwich and it was delicious! For us ... we were glad to have a place to have a few beers and chat with the bartenders who, as often happens, didn't seem bothered to pour us some drinks later in the evening. Liked... More

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St. Clair, Michigan, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Per TA recommendations we dined at the Key Hole....prices were very reasonable, food was excellent...grilled chicken sandwich and the steak sandwich (there were 2 of us). The portions were plentiful, the service was prompt and the ambience and decor unique.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 via mobile

Seems as though every restaurant we have been to in mackinaw city is overpriced and awful service except the keyhole. Our children who are very picky wanted to go back same day for dinner too! Loved it highly recommend you visit the keyhole for lunch or dinner

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Michigan
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80 reviews 80 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Eating late not many places were open. Went here because over reviews. Better than a lot of places we have eaten at over the years visiting the city. Darrows is still our favorite but this place was pretty good.

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Bay City, Michigan
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85 reviews 85 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Second trip here. Daughter ordered cheeseburger/fries, plus an extra order of fries. extra order($5.99) is about three large McDonald's orders of frozen fries.She reported hers was tasty. I ordered the passion burger basket which is a deluxe burger topped with green olives in a mayo sauce. Very tasty. Cole slaw way too swimming in dressing A soft drink order gets... More

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Berkley, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Great place to have a casual dinner and a beverage. Excellent service and would definitely go back! Very reasonable prices and less of a wait compared to the other establishments.

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