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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: Dinner

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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 8
    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
Was Hoping for Waterfront Dining....

Key West atmosphere, broiled whitefish was tasty. Staff a little brusque, but they were busy. Definitely enjoyed the Beach Cooler.

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
Dete48
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Howell, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Great basket's, good service, cold beer, relaxing atmosphere. Value priced food, family oriented, nice menu selection.

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Hale, Michigan, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

So glad we decided to stop here in spite of some not so great reviews. They had all you can eat crab legs, so we took a chance. Dinner was excellent & we were pleasantly surprised at the size of the crab legs. Refills were brought promptly. a tour bus showed up right after we did, but did not affect... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Awesome place for dinner. Great whitefish basket. We sat outside the one evening and sat at the bar the 2nd time (raining outside). Very friendly staff.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Service very very slow. Took a long time to order food, to get the food and to get the bill. Most of our evening was spent waiting at this establishment. Not what I wanted to do in Mackinaw. They can not handle the amount of customers with the staff. I will avoid this restaurant in the future.

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Lapeer, Michigan
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Me and my husband Had dinner there and we can't stress how terrible this establishment was. From the rude geriatric server, the owner behind the bar speaking very rude to his employees right in front of customers, to the outrageous price of food. My husband ordered the whitefish basket and asked how much for an additional piece of fish. She... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Friendly staff, delicious corn bread like nothing I've ever tasted! The crab legs were delicious, and the patio seating is nice but wear your bug spray!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

I was not impressed with the atmosphere considering the price of the food. Was a very small place with cafeteria type seating. I ordered steak medium well and it was very chewy, for $22, I expect it to melt in my mouth.

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Canton Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Enjoyed the salad with shrimp on a skewer and a wonderful frozen margarita. Walked from my motel to enjoy outdoor seating just to watch folks go by. Waitress was a doll & gave me little crackers to go with my salad. (not a cornbread fan) Menu is diverse with ribs, fish, steak & pork options and will give those a... More 

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Howell, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Key West atmosphere, broiled whitefish was tasty. Staff a little brusque, but they were busy. Definitely enjoyed the Beach Cooler.

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Fenton, Michigan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

#Trainwreck #HighwayRobbery #ClassicTouristGouging They resort to parking a limo out front to lure customers (still there the next morning). Most plates are over $20 but it's barely even decent diner food. Pop was watered down and flat. Cornbread offered as a bread basket but it was so dry and bland I had to spit it out (not even Jiffy quality).... More 

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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, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?