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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%
Travellers talk about
“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 weeks ago

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

Thank mrey001
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

We had an hour to kill before our room was ready and decided to take our daughter and two grand daughters to have a little snack and a drink. We made a great decision! What a fantastic place! Our server was a very kind and...More

Thank johnsdi
Reviewed 18 February 2018

Stopped there in February for a meal. They advertised great chili. It was just exactly how they described it. One of the best tasting chili I've had in a long time. Glad I ordered a bowl and not a cup. My husband had a perch...More

Thank travelersfr0m0h
Reviewed 11 February 2018

Stopped there for a meal in January. Thought the food was good. Had the wings, and thought they were good. Even better with the beer that was served. Turned out to be a nice bar food kind of place. I will definitely go back.

Thank JAJSt_Clair_Mi
Reviewed 26 January 2018

The food is really good and the atmosphere is really cool. It is easily accessible for snowmobilers to stop and have lunch

Thank tamma1968
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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
Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, 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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