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

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  • 31
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 6
    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
Just OK

The food wasn't great and service was pleasant yet slow. The menu had a fair amount of seafood options, but that's not our favorite. My wife had the buffalo chicken sandwich and I tried the fried whitefish. Both were sub par and came with undercooked fries. There may be better items on the menu... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
MittenWarrior
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Grandville, Michigan
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Grandville, Michigan
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The food wasn't great and service was pleasant yet slow. The menu had a fair amount of seafood options, but that's not our favorite. My wife had the buffalo chicken sandwich and I tried the fried whitefish. Both were sub par and came with undercooked fries. There may be better items on the menu, but we won't be back again... More 

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Kobe, Japan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We drove all over the city looking for place to have good dinner. Since we were right by the lakes we wanted seafood. After driving around we found Blue Water Grill, they had out door seating and since it was a beautiful day we wanted to 'dine' out door; we were told it will be approximately 30 to 40 min... More 

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Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

A tourist town needs fast, attentive servers. Not, slow, uninterested and understaffed servers. In a small town with options, the Bluewater loses because of service. It needs young, eager servers that don't keep using the excuse that you are slummed and can't keep up. We had empty drinks, had to ask for water refills, were brought the wrong order! All... More 

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Galesburg, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Hotel desk recommended it and it was good. We enjoyed some appetizers which were good and the pizza was decent.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Let's start with the good: the outdoor seating is suitable for an active two-year-old (our nephew), and they've got a liquor license and decent bar menu, which isn't the case for many of Mackinaw City's dining establishments. The bad: we sat for 10-12 minutes before our server came to the table, despite a lightly attended patio; she blamed the delay... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Our waitress was friendly but seemed incredibly overwhelmed with the volume of guests on a Friday night. I sent back my entree, the Chicken Fettuccini Alfredo.The sauce lacked flavor and the chicken seemed to be from a can. Not worth the $20 I would have been charged. Mosquitoes were bad in the outdoor area however they didn't turn on their... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We were looking for a quiet place to grab dinner. We sat outside on the patio, and our waitress was so friendly and talkative. The pizza was half off and really great! The clam chowder was wonderful.

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Muskegon, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Food was so-so. Paid by bit card and found we were double charged. Called the restaurant Nd was told they have been having this problem all spring and the extra charge would disappear in 48 hours. Ok, so why didn't the waitress warn us this might happen and give us the option to pay cash

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Brantford On. Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Looking for a clean great looking restaurant for a light dinner, and right on hwy. 23 at the edge of town. The host was really nice and friendly and took us to a table in the window. Our waitress took our order of white fish and chips. When she brought them, they were golden brown with plenty of chips, and... More 

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Mackinaw City, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Great quality food. Reasonable pricing. Varied menu choices. Relaxed atmosphere. Fabulous customer service.

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Additional Information about Blue Water Grill & Bar

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

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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, Seafood
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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