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Middle Channel, Harsens Island, MI 48028
810-748-3640
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Harrison Township, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Adults only Saturday... Plan for swimming, drinking and Browns Throw in hurricane winds and a bunch of rain...still made it to Browns. It was packed, it was loud, it was slow, everyone was wet, still had a blast...just like when my parents went there and theirs before them. Storm blew over and it was a great ride home! Adjust your... More 

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GROSSE POINTE
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pulled in in the boat for lunch, watch out there is some current to deal with when parking the boat. We got a table on the deck outside for lunch, service was hopping. Ordered the big fish sandwich, I don't think anything is made fresh here, but the rum runner was a really good drink and the people watching and... More 

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Thank Margebbss
Harrison Township, Michigan, United States
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Looking for a great nautical spot this is it. Great views of the river. Fun loving people. Plenty of dockage or parking. Food was good. Beer cold. Everything you need for a great time.

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Thank Craig S
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

First, as others have said, this is a bar. And it's location can not be beat. We were there two Saturdays ago about mid afternoon. The place is packed. Do not go here expecting great service, great food and great ambiance as you will set yourself up for disappointed. It's a place to go and DRINK and maybe have some... More 

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1 Thank Wife2Table45
Sterling Heights, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Stopped on Saturday Aug. 1st for lunch with my wife, daughter and her boyfriend while on our boat. Was there by 11:30am before the lunch crowd came in. The place is a dive bar. Not "charming". Not simple. Not rustic...a dive. Should have left but we were hungry. Trying not to judge the book by its cover. Server was slow... More 

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2 Thank Jetboater57
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65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

In 20-30 minutes you can boat to this great spot in the middle channel and feel like your up north. Fun boating atmosphere where everyone is in a good mood!!! Food is above average and just about everything in menu is great. We like the buffalo wings and black and blue chicken wrap and burgers. Highly recommend.

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Thank Jeffmattes
Detroit, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Went here for the first time today, had a great time. Food was pretty tasty - but hey its standard dive bar food - nothing wrong with that. It's a great place to go for an afternoon on the boat.

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Thank Jennifer H
Algonac, Michigan
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217 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Were out boating and the idea of lunch came up. We were close to Browns and decided to try their food for lunch. They are open from May to October depending upon the weather. The menu has a great slection of quick food choices from starters, wraps, great burgers, sandwiches, and salads. On Monday they offer BGO on the Madison... More 

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Thank BigDMI
Marine City, Michigan
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142 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Funky joint on the water. Looks like a place you would find on the drive to Key West. That's what makes this place work. We have gone by boat several times this summer. It is nice to have a place to grab a bite to eat. The food however is average, at best, bar food. Burgers, fries etc. Nothing to... More 

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Kingman, Arizona
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

The food here is nothing to rave about, mostly fast things tossed into a deep fryer. Not much on offering a decent meal, just junk that you can get in any bar. I wish they had a better menu, so I was disappointed in the offerings. The restaurant itself is okay, service was mediocre and slow, and as another reviewer... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Bar, American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Middle Channel, Harsens Island, MI 48028
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Harsens Island
  • Phone Number: 810-748-3640

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