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Reviewed August 3, 2020 via mobile

It could be so cool with all the true crime history and great location....we walked in and were not greeted by anyone. There were two people at the bar on their cell phones. The place is pretty much a dump. Just hate to see it...go to waste. I grew up hearing about “ anatomy of a murder” since my fathers family grew up in Marquette. Too bad it was such a downer.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed January 16, 2019 via mobile

Jack Thanks for a great lunch - 8 of us were snowmobile and rolled in hungry and thirsty. You and your staff were amazing. Also thanks for letting us borrow your car to get home with our broken snowmobile. See you next year.

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed October 4, 2018

We were staying at the Big Bay Lighthouse B & B and were looking for dinner. Before heading to the UP we watched the movie"Anatomy of a Murder" because we had heard there were connections in Big Bay. The Lumberjack Tavern was where all the...action happened. When we sat at the bar the owner brought over a binder full of press clippings, pictures and information about the making of the 1959 Otto Preminger film staring Jimmy Stewart as well as pictures and information about the real murder. Our intension was a drink here and dinner at the other movie location Thunder Bay Inn. After chatting with the bartender and owner we opted to try the hand-pattied burgers and fresh cut fries ... that was the right choice, they were great! We did stop at Thunder Bay Inn for a drink after dinner and I'm sure it would have been okay but Lumberjack Tavern was a fun stop with great food and people.More

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed September 22, 2018

Stopped in for a beer on our way to the lighthouse and thoughrly enjoyed it! The bar where the actual murder took place in the famous novel and movie “Anatomy of a Murder” lots of pictures and memorabilia to look at and if you sit...at the bar as we did, ask to see the scrapbook of actual pictures of the body of the victim and the murder suspect. He makes a really good garlic breadsticks too! Fun place!More

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

Fascinating little bar in a town that time may have forgotten. It was the site of a murder borne of passion and the source of an academy award winning movie, “Anatomy of a Murder”. The bar has a good choice of beers, but the wine...hides in a box that has never seen a refrigerator. The bread sticks are excellent. The bar has a stylized outline of a body still on the time-worn floor, and a notebook full of original clippings, autopsy photos, and first-person interviews. It is well worth a drink and will provide memories for conversation for years to come.More

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

This place is a must see. It’s the actual location of the film “anatomy of a murder”. Lots of cool stuff to look at. Our barmaid, Jill was so friendly. The deliciousness of the house made, bread and all, cheese garlic bread was something I...couldn’t even imagine existed.More

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Great homemade crust and breadsticks. Great pizza. Friendly people. The movie history is a fun bonus.

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed July 29, 2018

Seems like just a bar. Some interesting old things hanging from the ceiling. Lots of wood everywhere. Has a history associated with the movie "Anatomy of a Murder". Don't need to go back.

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed January 29, 2018

If you like vintage things to look at and read about, this is the place to stop. Nice people and an old time feel.

Date of visit: January 2018
Reviewed October 3, 2017

Had a great stay in Big Bay. One of our stops was the Lumberjack Tavern, scene of the bartenders murder back in the 50s story behind the movie "Anatomy of a Murder". Worth the visit, decent burgers, nice selection of craft beers, interesting place.

Date of visit: September 2017
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