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Mackinaw Brewing Company

161 E. Front St., Traverse City, MI 49684
231.933.1100
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Ranked #46 of 257 Restaurants in Traverse City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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English first
Saint Louis, Missouri
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71 reviews 71 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We stopped in for lunch. Had the wings with spicy BBQ sauce. Excellent! Main course was the Brew Pub club and Walleye sandwich. Also excellent. Good beer. Excellent service.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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50 reviews 50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We have eaten lunch here before when visiting the area. We enjoyed it then so returned this time. We each had a sandwich - the Olive Burger and the Pulled Pork. Both arrived quickly, served nice and hot, and were very tasty. Our server was especially attentive, checking on us frequently in a nice relaxed way.

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Portage, Michigan
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We had dinner here on Friday night- the place was pretty busy, but we were able to get right in, it was an earlier dinner about 5 o'clock, any later and we might have had trouble getting in so quickly. We had the fish 'n chips, and the perch dishes- they were both excellent, and we even tried their Oktoberfest-... More

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Ontario, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We wanted to sit outside, so there was a bit of a wait. The Hostess was very friendly and chatted with us during the wait. Our food was excellent and the atmosphere was great. Would definitely return.

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I like coming here every time I visit Traverse City. The food is good and the wait times have always been reasonable. I order gluten free and dairy free food and I don't feel like I am missing out here when I have to adjust my order.

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Riverside, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This was a very nice place to eat for a late lunch. Burgers and sandwiches and good beer. Staff was friendly and the service was good.

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Bay City, Michigan
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68 reviews 68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The food was alright, but it reminded me of an Applebees. The beer wasn't that great either. This place is really overrated and I can't figure out what all the hype is about. There is nothing special about it and it reminds me of a chain restaurant. I don't see myself going back here again.

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IL
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We had to wait about 15 minutes to be seated. family of 5. we were sat outside. there were papers and debris on the floor from the entrance to our table…they needed to sweep and clean up a bit. the food came out pretty quickly. nothing special, typical bar food.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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88 reviews 88 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We didn't have beer here so i can't speak to that. We stopped in for lunch. I had a salad, which was actually really good. My husband had the Whitefish sandwich, which he said was also very good. Fries were excellent. Staff was friendly. Would recommend.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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62 reviews 62 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I wasn't impressed at all. my husband had a steak, me a salad. while his meat was more or less ok to eat my salad smelled disgusting and tasted like this. the employee were nice but they were cleaning the whole time around us, so we felt quite uncomfortable. wouldn't go there again.

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