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Blue Water Grill & Bar

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918 S Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9644
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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69 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had finished a day of walking and sight-seeing and were ready for dinner. Our Son and Daughter-in-Law had their dog with them and we looked around for a dog-friendly restaurant. The Blue Water Grill and Bar came to our rescue. The meal was top-notch, service was excellent -could not have been better, and they even had a menu for... More 

Thank MU S
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just wanted to say that we truly loved the Bluewater, we had a large group and they were so accommodating . Also we had our dog with us! The server was so sweet and the food was FABULOUS, loved the grilled white fish. But what really set this place above the rest for me was when the manager Jordan came... More 

Thank Laurie and Mark G
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We chose to dine at the Blue Water simply because it was the closest restaraunt to our hotel and we had a 10% off coupon. We walked in around 7:30 on a Sunday and the place was empty inside. We opted for the outdoor patio area where there were some patrons, but not many. Another family of four followed us... More 

Thank mdmeili
Jefferson, Oregon
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104 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Selected this place because of its location to the hotel, discount offered through the hotel and it had outdoor seating for our pet. They really welcomed pets at the outdoor seating. They even served our dog a bowl of water. The menu offered seafood and beef. How can you go wrong with that combination. Great service and excellent tasting food.... More 

Thank Barb B
Pittsburgh, United States
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133 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While our server was attentive and pleasant, not much else was about this restaurant. We chose it due to being in walking distance to our hotel, though I would suggest driving or walking further to get something better. The prices were very expensive for average to below average food. Six shrimp in an appetizer cost $12. They do not have... More 

Thank Laura M
New York City, New York
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ordered lunch there. Service was average and food needs lots of help. I had the Caesar"s salad. There was so much dressing on the salad that it was not edible, My husband had soup with a chef"s salad. The soup was passable,but, the chef"s salad had nor meat on it. Server was nice ,but, said there were new owners. Menu... More 

1 Thank Joan N
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After a long travel day, we stopped in for a late dinner. We were greeted immediately, seated and drink order taken. We saw our waitress within 5 minutes and ordered. The food was very good, (I recommend the chicken strips, not your typical strip). The only difficulty we had was getting our bill from the waitress, after she cleared our... More 

Thank RnMomma74
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143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After checking in to the hotel at the end of a long drive, we were ready for a great seafood meal and decided on the Blue Water Grill because it was a beautiful evening and we could eat outside! Service was fast, and the dining outside was excellent! I had fresh water perch with a baked potato and Mrs. Broke... More 

Thank Broke-and-Hungry
Portage, Michigan
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157 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

You would have thought that with a location like this restaurant has, the service would have been phenomenal since it is kind of on the outskirts of town. It was disappointing that it was actually the reverse...the service was horrible. It took 10 minutes to even get greeted by our waitress. It took another 15 minutes plus to get our... More 

Thank Krista P
Sylvania, Ohio
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

The menu that you see on Trip Advisor is not their current menu. We were told that this place changed ownership about a year ago. They do have fish on their menu, but it is not a high-end seafood restaurant. I had broiled and blackened whitefish with regular french fries. It was excellent. We also tried the burger and found... More 

Thank Pete V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 918 S Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9644
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Cheboygan County  >  Mackinaw City
  • Phone Number: 12314367818

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