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Blue Water Grill & Bar

918 S Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9644
231-436-7818
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Ranked #22 of 46 restaurants in Mackinaw City
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Jul 22, 2014
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English first
Carrollton, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Staff was nice, outside decor was nice, beer was cold. And that wraps up the pros. It was neat seeing gator tail as an appetizer, but the breading tasted like something from Long John Silvers, not what it should taste like for $11. Wife's pasta was average at best and I had the whitefish dinner that was disappointing. $20 and... More

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GRAND LEDGE
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

My husband and I went to Mackinaw City to celebrate our anniversary and decided to try Blue Water Grille for dinner. We arrived at 8:15, placed or order and waited. We ordered a bottle of wine, finished it and still didn't have any food, not even or appetizer. Ordered another bottle of wine and asked where our food was since... More

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Mackinaw City Mi
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Ordered pizza for take out, told them I was staying at a hotel across the street, they took my phone number and called me when the pizza was ready. They gave me plates and forks to take back to the hotel. Whats even better is about 5 minutes after I got back to the hotel they called to tell me... More

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Houghton, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Ate with extended family. The service was amazing. The staff was friendly and very attentive. I ordered lake trout with Cajun seasonings. It was delicious. Would do again in an instant! Oh yeah, Go State!

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vghjr012, Manager at Blue Water Grill & Bar, responded to this review

FamilyTravellerUP, Thanks for the review. We serve the freshest fish available and that helps make the meals great. Also it take great customers like you to come in with your friends and family to experience what we have to offer and then let people know how good it is! Stop back soon and oh yeah, GO STATE! Sincerely, Vern More

Grapeland, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Was recommended by hotel to go here. Service was slow, seagulls were everywhere and food was overpriced for quality.

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vghjr012, Manager at Blue Water Grill & Bar, responded to this review

Catherine H, I am sorry the seagulls made your experience less than great. However they are something I can't control. Maybe the next time you stop by try eating in the dining room instead of on the patio. Sincerely, Vern More

Monticello IN
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The restaurant is a nice location to hotel without walking down to all the other shops and restaurants around the plaza. the food was good , good service and good drinks.

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vghjr012, Manager at Blue Water Grill & Bar, responded to this review

sewing3, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Also I am glad you had a great time. We try very hard to make sure everyone has a great experience. My staff works hard and I appreciate it when someone like you who takes the time to let them and I know. Sincerely, Vern More

Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

My fiancé and I ate here for dinner. The waitress was so polite and very attentive. We ordered drinks, an appetizer, and entrees and every bite was eaten. The cornbread was fluffy and the trout and walleye were cooked to perfection. I loved the atmosphere; simple, fun, and laid back.

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vghjr012, Manager at Blue Water Grill & Bar, responded to this review

HeatherSV, Thanks for the response. We just want everyone to have a great time and great food. I hope you stop back soon. Vern More

Fenton, Missouri
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I ordered the walleye and I usually like walleye but this fish was terrible! It was supposed to be seasoned with lemon pepper but it was doused with it. Even after I scraped off the top layer, the fish had an icky taste. Additionally the waitress was talking up the Arnold ferry to the island (which is the slowest way... More

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vghjr012, Manager at Blue Water Grill & Bar, responded to this review

karrygdar, Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts. I wish you had asked for the manager. I would have been glad to personally cook you something else. Vern More

Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We stopped in for dinner after having to wait at another restaurant to long. We were pleasantly surprised at how good the service was and the whitefish was great. My husband had it deep fried and I had the cajun style. I'd have it again for sure if we come back here.

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vghjr012, Manager at Blue Water Grill & Bar, responded to this review

Kathy W Thanks for taking time to write a review. It means a lot to us when people take the time to let us know how well they enjoy our restaurant. Make sure to stop in the next time you are in Mackinaw City. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Great place. Great food and service. Cool atmosphere. Lots of locally caught fish choices. Little on the high side for prices, but worth it.

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vghjr012, Manager at Blue Water Grill & Bar, responded to this review

David S, Thanks for taking the time to write a review. I am glad you had a great time and I hope you will stop back the next time you come to town. Vern More

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