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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 #25 of 46 restaurants in Mackinaw City
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Jul 31, 2014
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English first
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Gator tail app was great. I had the whitefish sandwich which was good, my daughter ordered popcorn chicken which she liked, but my aunt's burger was thin and dry. On the receipt we noticed he put it in as "well done" which we never asked for. That may have been the problem. Otherwise a good option!

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Winneconne, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Waitress was pleasant, told us of some places the locals go to get good prices on firewood, groceries, etc. Food recommendations were pretty good too.

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Elliot Lake, On, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

To start off the atmosphere is based on Jimmy Buffet with small tiki hut booths and sirius radio playing Margaritaville. The place was full when we arrived but it is a small place and does not hold many people. It took the waitress about 15 minutes to get to our table to order our drinks and then about another 10... More

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Metro Detroit
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The service and time we waited to get our food was unacceptable. I should have run away when I noticed a couple that had been waiting forever. We were not special this seemed to be the case for all people there that night. Waited for what seemed an eternity for the server to come to take our order. Our dinner... More

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Windsor, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Recommended by the hotel. Fresh local fish. Service was good (sat on Bar side). Had both the white fish and trout. Both were fresh. Portion sizes not real big for the prize. Corn bread helped.

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Carrollton, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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

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