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Good burger. Good beer.

We all tried the burgers. Not a bad one in the bunch. This was recommended by the rafting guide... read more

Reviewed July 21, 2017
MxandKeelesMom
Thirsty Whale GREAT BURGERS and FUN

The thirsty whale has the best burgers in Dickinson County. rated # 1. Good company and nice... read more

Reviewed July 20, 2016
Chelsey C
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May 11, 2019
“Don’t believe the hype”
Sep 17, 2018
“Can't Go Wrong - A Must”
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Reviewed May 11, 2019 via mobile

Came with a group of friends for burgers after an event at the fairgrounds. Waitress was snippy to start with. Ordered a round of drinks and they came to us on average time and ordered food. Usually a server acknowledges you when you put in...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed September 17, 2018

I look forward to frequenting this restaurant/bar during my yearly visits to the UP and visited it four times during this trip. Bartenders are great and food is consistently excellent. Many "locals" hang out there and the atmosphere is typical friendly, small town. Very relaxing....More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 21, 2017

We all tried the burgers. Not a bad one in the bunch. This was recommended by the rafting guide. It's a very very small place. We stopped in at about 2:00 on a Monday and the place was not busy at all. I really liked...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank MxandKeelesMom
Reviewed July 8, 2017 via mobile

Chris, our bartender at Thirsty Whale bar and grill, gave fast and phenomenal service and was very personable. We heard that they served the best burgers in the state and eating is believing. "Award winning" and delicious is all I have to say. After 10...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Eleigha H
Reviewed July 20, 2016

The thirsty whale has the best burgers in Dickinson County. rated # 1. Good company and nice people. In the back of the bar they have volley ball courts, and have leagues playing in the summer every Tuesday and Wednesday. also an out door bar...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Chelsey C
Reviewed May 26, 2016

Small-town bar & grill. Food has always been wonderful and very large portions. Very good bar selections. Very friendly staff; you're never a stranger. ... None of the other reviewers have mentioned the "beach" volleyball games during summer weather. A young singles crowd hangs out...More

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank Sue H
Reviewed June 29, 2015

The Thirsty Whale has been "anointed" and I understand "voted" as having the best burger in Michigan. Well, for myself (a Wisconsinite with family in Norway), it's quite "good," but for me not the best I have ever had in Michigan. Place is a tad...More

Date of experience: June 2015
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