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Mackinaw Brewing Company

American, Bar, Pub
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161 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684-5769
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Indianapolis, Indiana
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Average beers. Ribs were good. Fish sandwich was very, very small. Fries were cold and greasy. Overall the place seems like it needs some rehab. Sign out front advertises a happy hour, but the wait staff said otherwise.

Thank 415jeffreyn
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our server was great, beer was tasty, and the smoked Buffalo wings were really good. It was a nice change to have smoked wings, and not just deep fried.

Thank Thanks_Boss
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

mediocre at best, beers weren't to our liking and the food was so-so, at best. I would not recommend nor return

Thank Kat B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is a wide variety of craft beers available. But, as good as the beer is, the food is even better. I always get the BBQ ribs. They are awesome! My wife gets the steak, and loves it. I can't vouch for anything else because, I found something that I like, and I stick with it.

Thank Scott D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The craft beer selection is ok, not a real long list, but what is on it is tasty. Our table tried 4 kinds and all were enjoyable. The fried fish was tasty but dry and over cooked. The burgers were good and a nice selection.

Thank hevan4
Prescott, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Consistently good food. Our third time here over the years. The pulled pork sandwich was superb. It wasn't the moistest/tastiest pork I've had, but the sandwich overall was amazing. The soft bun, the sauce, the coleslaw and most importantly the generous serving of spicy pickles made the sandwich perfect. I don't normally eat fries but they were cooked so they... More 

Thank Andrew B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Weeknight visit in for dinner at 7:00pm. Front of restaurant (bar area) busy and loud - but dinner on the rear outside patio was great with views! Very good menu; meals well-prepared and very tasty.

Thank IllinoisILtraveler
Detroit, Michigan
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6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for a late night dinner. My wife ordered a burger (tasty) and I ordered a Ruben (also tasty), both were paired with a standard Mackinaw Lager. The food was good along with the beer. Nothing fancy but it hit the spot!

Thank Matt W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We go to Mackinaw Brewing every time we're in TC. My husband loves the pork bbq. Very cool atmosphere!

Thank Mandy D
Carol Stream, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good sandwich/burger and beer place. Salmon and other barbecue food a good selection. Beer is their own brew and a nice selection. Would definitely go back

Thank N4926BUjohnm

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
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: 231.933.1100

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