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Key Hole Bar

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, ,
323 E Central Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9801
+1 231-436-7911
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“burger” (121 reviews)
“onion rings” (60 reviews)
“pretzel bites” (12 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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323 E Central Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9801
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you are looking for a great local bar, without the tourist trappings and pricing. This is the place. The drinks flow here and the food is good bar food. We just love the staff.

Thank tmcdonald2018
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I had lunch at Key Hole recently while passing through Mackinaw. The menu was varied and my food was tasty. I got the turkey reuben. Great serve and price.

Thank Bowmanator22
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place was surprisingly cleaned up from the last time I was there. Is usually a quick stop on my way to the Soo, as it is kind of a requirement of going up north to stop at the keyhole. The food was good although...More

Thank Sally C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We eat here a couple times a year when in the area. You gotta get the ribs and maybe an add-on of the perch! The ribs are oh so tender and the fish is wow. I'm not a big fan of the tarter they offer...More

Thank Allen B
Reviewed 27 March 2018

Food was excellent and the staff was very helpful. We would visit their again when in town! Friendly warm environment.

Thank mrey001
Reviewed 26 March 2018

We went here on recommendation of locals. Our hotel had only told us about Dixie Saloon (which we didn't care for) and O'Reillys. Thanks to the locals we enjoyed a very tasty dinner and beer in a great little bar. Prices were also very reasonable...More

Thank Jennifer W
Reviewed 8 March 2018

We have made annual trips to Mackinaw City/Mackinac Island for more than 30 years, and love the Key Hole Bar. It is so good!

1  Thank Julie H
Reviewed 28 February 2018

Little disappointed. Items on the menu were not available and "had not been for over a year" according to the server. Say What?? Had the ribs. were burned around the edges, and the bbq sauce was definitely out of a bottle and not homemade. Lettuce...More

1  Thank nanook6969
Reviewed 25 February 2018

The bridge was closed and the place was packed. We still got good service. The burgers were big and juicy. I opted out of my included fries so i could share my partners fries. I recommend getting the fries because you dont get very many....More

1  Thank TheRubberKitty
Reviewed 20 February 2018

We have eaten here many times and John the bartender has always waited on us with his quick wit, infectious laugh, and excellent service. We have tried everything on the menu and you won't be disappointed in the taste, portion or price. The beverages are...More

Thank Mattm5701
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Larry B
17 August 2017|
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Response from Annette K | Reviewed this property |
Yes, good for all ages.
Larry B
17 August 2017|
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Response from joan0314 | Reviewed this property |
I would not hesitate to take my grandchildren in.
Diana G
17 June 2017|
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Response from Tammy F | Reviewed this property |
It is not pet friendly- but Blue water grill allows your fur babies to sit outside with you! Great food & great service! Just on US-23 just south of the main drag! Take Huron street south til it ends at US-23- go left & it... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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: +1 231-436-7911
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