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Key Hole Bar

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American, Bar, Pub
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323 E Central Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9801
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Cheboygan, Michigan
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If I'm in Mackinac City, I know where to go for lunch! I don't have to wonder if it will be good - they are consistent. I don't worry about the service or atmosphere - I know choosing to go to the Key Hole is guaranteed to be excellent food, customer service, and a fun environment. Anybody that's willing to... More 

Thank UpNorthJewel
Plymouth, Michigan
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stopped on trip down from UP. Perch was superb and Chicken Caesar salad was excellent. Staff was attentive and food quick between lunch and dinner hours Parking was available right in front -- good because rain was falling Highly recommended for a late lunch

Thank Cynthia W
Windsor, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After a day on the island and walking many miles we stopped back here to have a night cap. Keyhole was very friendly and cozy

Thank jem0408092016
Haslett, Michigan
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Ate here twice. Excellent meals and freindly service both times. Prepare for short waits at busy times, this is a popular spot.

Thank Bob B
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Reluctantly took advice of a local business owner and decided to dine in a casual pub. Ambiance is typical. Thankfully all Michigan hotels and restaurants are smoke-free so that was not a concern but eating "bar food" was. Bar food is on the diverse menu but seafood dinner is also included. We had been informed this restaurant does fish wonderfully.... More 

Thank Doctor_SkiBum
Jackson, Michigan
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice atmosphere and decor, friendly staff, and great burgers !! Our only regret is we didn't get the onion rings (after we saw an order come to the table next to us).

Thank Kenneth M
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was good , the sides were not as ordered ... payed for coffee, never received the coffee... never seen a waitress at all ...until the the bill came ... five minutes after the food came

Thank Ginny M
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food - great service! Came highly recommended and lived up to it. Nothing fancy but very welcoming. Can't wait to go back.

Thank Ellen H
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to eat, service was quick and food was very good!! I will definitely recommend this place to my friends!

Thank Melissa N
Fenton, Michigan
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here after hiking 11 miles at Wilderness State Park. It was busy so we ate at the bar which was fine with us. I had a perch sandwich and my husband had the perch dinner. The food was outstanding. The service was great too even though they were swamped. We highly recommend this place!

Thank djpeters

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Pub
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 323 E Central Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9801
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Cheboygan County  >  Mackinaw City
  • Phone Number: 231-436-7911

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?