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Blue Water Grill & Bar

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918 S Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9644
231-436-7818
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 38
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Yummmmm

It was their last night of the season. The food was delicious. Two of my nephews got the all you can eat crab legs and they each had 7 plates. The service was awesome. Very friendly and prompt. They treat you like family.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 19, 2015
Anne S
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Clio, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

We always have to stop during our run through the city or during our stay! The food is always excellent and the staff is exceptional. We love the fish and the clam chowder soup. The alligator tail is a must try! You will be pleasantly surprised!

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Thank Tammy C
Clio, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

It was their last night of the season. The food was delicious. Two of my nephews got the all you can eat crab legs and they each had 7 plates. The service was awesome. Very friendly and prompt. They treat you like family.

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Thank Anne S
Delaware, Ohio
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

I visited the restaurant in a group of friends and had a great meal. We each ordered different seafood dishes and we were all very pleased with the service and food. Staff were courteous and knowledgeable. The whitefish was out of this world.

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Thank 714MartinR
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

Had a good meal with good service. The restraunt was closing for the season so it was not fully stocked. It was very busy though with a wonderful atmosphere.

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Thank SAM D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 via mobile

We are in town for Mackinaw Bridge event and saw this place on Tripadvisor. All you can eat crab legs. Fantastic. Staff very attentive. Will definitely come back.

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Thank Wendy N
Columbia, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

We were staying at the hotel just across the highway during a coach tour with Country Traveler Discoveries. Since we were on our own for dinner one night, we walked across the highway to this grill. It was a very pleasant surprise. The waitstaff was very friendly and efficient. Since we had had a big lunch, we were not very... More 

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Thank R Dale S
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Just happened on this restaurant as it was across the road from our hotel. What a find, the food was great, the service (Josie in particular) was excellent and, best of all, our Jack Russell was made welcome on the terrace. She was given water and allowed to sit with us, they even have a doggie menu!! If you are... More 

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Thank Jan L
Michigan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

Waited 30. Minutes to get food only to learn our order was never put in. Also while everyone else in the restaurant got a sample of cornbread we did not. Horrific end to a good day.

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Thank Jakob B
fort wayne Indiana
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102 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

We had dinner here as it was across the street from hotel. Wife had The fish basket 2 large pieces of fried fish with fries and coleslaw the fish was moist and very good fries average the coleslaw was very good better then most. My friend had a shrimp basket with fries and coleslaw he recieved12 butterfly large shrimp, said... More 

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Thank wltgl
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

The food was excellent. The service was great. I would recommend it. It is a bit pricey but worth it.

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Thank Carolyn M

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 918 S Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9644
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Cheboygan County  >  Mackinaw City
  • Phone Number: 231-436-7818

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?