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Mackinaw Brewing Company

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American, Bar, Pub
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161 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684-5769
+1 231-933-1100
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12:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The food was OK at best, but the real let down: I ordered Buffalo wings and got BBQ wings. When I brought it up with the waiter, he tried to blame me until I said my husband doesn't eat BBQ because he's a diabetic. So when the wings were replaced you could still taste the bbq sauce under the Buffalo... More 

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Thank Rebecca S
Traverse City, Michigan
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Mackinaw Brewing Company is in the heart of downtown Traverse City. Love their salads, sandwiches and burgers. I substituted grilled tuna for the beef in the Mediterranean salad and it was delicious and no problem. Commonly very busy on weekends but always get in.

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Thank tcnorth2017
Traverse City, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fun, family, friends and friendly service, what more could you need! Staff was great. Service awesome! Fair prices too. Location keeps you in the mix of things in the heart of town.

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Thank Fishingfoolfem
Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While I had a "just" a sandwich (a tasty pulled pork), the menu had a wide variety of sandwiches, salads, appetizers and dinner entrees. The was a small selection of excellent beers on tap. Staff were extremely friendly and helpful.

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Thank WiscRNTraveler
Canton, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed the Smoked Bangers and Kraut and the BBQ Combo Platter. We enjoyed both meals but I did find a significant amount of fat on some of the smoked meat which seemed to have a good portion simply cut off and tossed. Service was very attentive.

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Thank RottieGuy951
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time there after we eloped and the bartender helped to celebrate. She gave a free tasting around to the bar and toasted us which was lovely.

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Thank Jackie S
Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Of all the times I have been in this area, I've never stopped here. But I am glad I did this time around. All the employees were nice and the food was delish! There was a table of 6 of us. We ordered our food and I would have to say within 10 minutes we were eating away! Definitely will... More 

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Thank giggly711
Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A group of four and none of us were impressed with our meals or service. Two ordered the ribeye dinner. The steak was good but the onions on top seemed to be boiled, not grilled. Do not order the BBQ brisket. It had no flavor at all. They serve BBQ sauce on the side which helped only a little. Again,... More 

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Grand Traverse County, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had the meatloaf which was very good. The turkey sandwich also good. The French onion soup was excellent. The beers are good. Nice place but not quite 5 stars.

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Thank Terry D
Traverse City, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

My wife and I had lunch there the other day. We love to sit by the window and watch TC go by. The Warm Mediterranean is one of my favorites. Service (Andrew) was polite, prompt, courteous.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?