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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 #19 of 46 restaurants in Mackinaw City
Cuisines: American
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English first
Livonia, Michigan, United States
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Loved this place. Excellent food and the staff was great as well. I feel like this would be a weekly tradition kind of place if I lived in the area. The staff truly makes you feel at home. I ate the best crab cake I've ever had in my life here and dream about it to this day! I can't... More

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

sweetsandyc, Thank you for the great review. I am glad you enjoyed my establishment. My staff, and myself try to make every patrons experience special. Our crab cakes are homemade and are a special item. If you plan on having them the next time you come please call a day or two ahead and let me know you are coming... More

Battle Creek, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

whenever staying in the Mackinaw area, I would totally recommend this restaurant. The staff is police and friendly. the food is excellent.

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

R G, Thanks for taking the time to write us a review. My staff does a great job and we try to make everyones experience great. I hope you can make it back to see us again this season, but if not we will see you in the Spring. Sincerely, Vern Hiar, Manager More

Akron
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

if you want excellent fish and chips, we recommend the Blue Water. Fish are claimed to be fresh each day, but whatever, they are well prepared with good chips and a numbner of draft beers. Haven't tried any of their other menu items.

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

WshAkron, Our freshwater fish is fresh daily and comes from our local fish house. Our ocean fish is fresh frozen. The cod you had on your fish N chips came from the North Atlantic and it was fresh frozen, but it is delicious. I am glad you enjoyed your evening and I hope to see you next summer as well.... More

Willmar, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

It had been raining for 48 hours straight in an area where most people visit for the outdoor activities so you can imagine everyone was looking for some warm food and a place to spend some time. Despite the full house our service was great. The waitress was very friendly and kept everything going smoothly. The food was great and... More

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

Dbliving, Thanks for stopping in and enjoying our establishment. Thanks for the review too. The next time you come to MC, hopefully it wont't be raining and you can enjoy a dinner out on the patio. Sincerley, Vern Hiar, Manager More

Michigan
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

I've been here a couple times and like the casual ambiance, great beer selection with local craft beers, and the ability to eat outdoors. The menu features local fish as well as oysters, scallops, and the like. The salads are nothing special. My husband's walleye was cooked perfectly and my ribs were falling off the bone.

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

lietuva_9, Thanks for the great review. We try extremely hard to please everyone. I am glad you enjoy our establishment. If you are looking for a great salad try the Shrimp Harpoon Salad, it is awesome. Stop back and see us soon. Sincerely, Vern Hiar, Manager More

Thorold, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Our food was good. Ice tea tasted like water as if the machine wasn't working. Waitress seemed distracted

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

Lorna F., Thanks for the review. I am glad everyone enjoyed their dinner. The next time you stop by ask for Vern, and I will personally make sure the ice tea is fresh and you have our best waitperson. I take every response personally and try to make sure every person has a good experience. Without customers like you we... More

San Antonio, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

This place is just a little off the main drag but worth seeking out. Our visit was prompted by a quest for pizza that was stymied at another establishment down the road. The folks here were positively welcoming,sincerely friendly, and helpful. When they found out we were taking the food back to share at the hotel they offered us additional... More

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

Thanks for the review. Our pizza is great. It is a local favorite. Our restaurant is where the locals go. The next time try some of our gator tail. Yes, that's right we have the best gator tail. Once again thanks and hurry back. More

Tampa, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

A bit pricey but the food was awesome and generous portions. Wait staff friendly. Not in the hussle and bussle of downtown so it was relaxing.

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

Thanks for stopping in. I am glad you had a good experience. The next time you stop in make sure and try the Irish Nachos. Very inexpensive and delicious. More

Dallas, Texas
Top Contributor
1,401 reviews 1,401 reviews
1,019 restaurant reviews
561 helpful votes 561 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

This place was recommended to us and we even stopped a customer in the parking lot to ask about the food. We were promptly seated in the front but next to two tables with lots of kids. This dining experience was marred by the rowdy actions of all of those kids and it was impossible to enjoy your meal. I... More

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

Thanks for your review. I am sorry someone's kids made you meal uneventful. I cannot control patron's children but I can serve good food and drink. The next time you are in town stop in and sit in the lounge kids are discouraged from that section in the restaurant. More

Lansing, MI
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

We had a few drinks and ordered some burgers to go. We had such a good time that we bought a T shirt too.

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

bruiser_man, Go Green! Thanks for the review. Stop back the next time in Mackinaw, with you Blue Water Shirt on and get a discount off your meal. More

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