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Mackinaw Brewing Company

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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161 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684-5769
+1 231-933-1100
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Windsor, Canada
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23 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were greeted by happy employees, seated right away & our waitress was there in less than 2 minutes. We ordered an appetizer - krab stuffed mushrooms - very good & we each had a local beer & burger, they were delicious. Can't wait to go back!

Thank SweetLynn10
Orchard Park, New York
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186 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is an all brick building fixed up cute inside, so an atmosphere we enjoy, with a nice bar, booths and tables. This was the 2nd time we stopped in for a couple beers while visiting the area. Beer choices were just ok for us, the IPA's here were definitely less exciting than what we drink elsewhere, and were on... More 

Thank snowfall1
Traverse City, Michigan
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mackinaw Brewing Company was one of the first brewpubs in TC and it's everything you want in a pub/restaurant, good food, good people, Good beer, and great atmosphere with its dark paneling and yellow TC brick. They have a full bar, and unlike the more recent trend in TC waitstaff actually come to your table and are both helpful and... More 

Thank Brian M
Oregon, Ohio
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a good place to sample craft beer. We did not eat here but the food we saw coming out to be served looked good. Wait and bar staff very friendly and prices were ok.

Thank HRCHChessie
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food here was amazing! I can't wait for my next trip back to Traverse City, this is definitely and must stop for a meal. Our service was great and our meal came out pretty quick considering how busy the place was. I can't stop thinking about their food 😋

Thank ARE715
Traverse City, Michigan
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were there on a Monday night. It wasn't crowded, but the kitchen must have thought it was. We waited forever for our meals. The waitress who was very sincere never got around to bringing us some condiments that we asked for. The burgers were properly cooked, a bit skimpy, but tasted more like a Burger King hamburger. I don't... More 

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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for a light lunch while shopping, received some of the FASTEST and friendliest service ever! Tried a beer sampler, my wife got the whitefish sandwich (super fresh, lightly crispy on the outside) and I had the beef brisket sandwich (so tender and juicy, if I didn't know better I would have thought we were at a Tennessee style... More 

Thank JBrass1190
Vienna, Austria
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166 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Highly recommend a visit but make reservations to assure a seat. This is a happening place with excellent food and fun atmosphere. Amazing sushi and wonderful and diverse menu. A must go!

Thank SXMCabanaBoy
Baroda, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

after a busy day of wine tasting and travel we decided to visit Mackinaw Brewing co. for an evening meal. Although crowed we were seated quickly and service was very good considering all the tables our server was taking care of. Wife and I both had burgers which were cooked to our liking as the server asked how we would... More 

Thank schrobc
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186 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While nothing was bad, nothing was great, or even better then average for that matter. Service was so so, had the walleye sandwich and it was small, over cooked and over spiced. With all the choices in Downtown Traverse City this is not keeping up.

Thank m2ice

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, 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: +1 231-933-1100

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?