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Mackinaw Brewing Company

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161 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684-5769
+1 231-933-1100
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good37%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
161 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684-5769
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Reviewed 1 week ago

While visiting Traverse City we took ourselves on a little brewery tour and Mackinaw Brewing was our first stop! The beer was great and service even better. Our bartender was very nice and knowledgeable!

Thank nkleiber28
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great service, great location, great beer and, although we only had an appetizer, all of the food flying by our table looked amazing! We will definitely go back.

Thank Paul R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tried two times to come here and ended up leaving because the place was understaffed and couldn't get served. Came back a third time because we heard French onion soup was a had to have. Luckily got a seat at the bar and way better...More

Thank Meganvb4571
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had their teriyaki salmon and baked sweet potato and it was delicious. What a great meal and great service. Located right on the river with a gorgeous view of the Bay. Worth a stop when in Traverse City.

Thank Sue S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I went to this restaurant a couple years ago, and had the whitefish, a dinner we enjoyed so much, that we couldn't wait to go back. My husband literally told everyone he knew how good it was. We also had their specialty...More

Thank Nikki S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Mackinaw is my "Cheers" pub in TC, especially on $2 Tuesdays for mug clubbers. Bartenders are solid and servers keep the moderate cost food and drinks coming nicely. The food menu offers many options; favorites include hearty salads, wood-smoked meats (wings/brisket/pork/sampler), walleye and whitefish meals,...More

Thank wonka649
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My go to TC restaurant when I know I want fried fish. Perch, walleye or whitefish are all great. Nice beers plus samplers. BBQ is OK. Burgers and salads are good.

Thank EaglesNestTC
Reviewed April 14, 2017 via mobile

The beer selection is great and the smoke meat sandwiches are excellent. It is not a New York Rueben but it a very enjoyable smoked Rueben

Thank jct2293
Reviewed April 13, 2017 via mobile

Their version of an olive burger was to top an undercooked beef patty with a pile of chopped olives. Our waitress never brought us silverware or drink refills. In fact, the next time we saw her was when she presented the bill.

Thank Jan C
Reviewed April 12, 2017

Eaten here a few times, with friends and then with kids. Always a wait since it is so good. Love to eat here. Good, quality burgers, all American Food. If you like beer, they do have a good selection.

Thank Amber H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 161 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684-5769
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-933-1100
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