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Olde Owl Tavern & Grille

$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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121 W Chisholm St, Alpena, MI 49707-2445
19893401082
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Alpena, Michigan
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband, myself and four of our very good friends celebrated St. Patrick's Day evening at the Owl. The were featuring a band that evening and the atmosphere was indeed festive. The menu was limited as they had tons of patrons. Since it was a Friday most of the people at our table ordered the fish and chips. The food... More 

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Thank rosanneo1954
San Antonio, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just here visiting. Hoo Fries are to die for! Southerner, shredded pork sammich was awesome. Grilled chicken and baked beans, coleslaw....was yum. Nothing but good things here! Jack & Coke was an added plus :)

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Thank Mgal1997
Upper Peninsula, Michigan
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79 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

I might have rated this higher based on some of the meals our group received however I will explain my reason for this very low rating...one of the diners in my group ordered the breaded fish dinner with two sides (roasted asparagus and potato salad). When her meal was served it came without the asparagus. As soon as I could... More 

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Thank justthe2ofus
Rogers City, Michigan
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 February 2017

I've been to the new and revamped Owl twice now, both times for lunch. I'm excited about the changes the new owners have made. I had the burger with bleu cheese which was very large, and cooked just right. I also had the brussel sprouts on the side, and I may just get a big order of those next time!... More 

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Thank QueenJustine2014
Alpena
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

I ate the steak meal which had a European flair to it. I also have eaten Sunday brunch here, which was also a fine meal. Wine is served, as well as cocktails, but children are welcome too.

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Thank 484karlc
1 review
Reviewed 13 January 2017

My first time eating at The Owl since the new owner's took over. I've heard mixed reviews, not about quality, but mostly about price. And while $10 is fairly steep for a grilled cheese and fries, it was worth every penny. Undoubtedly the best grilled cheese I've ever eaten. Stuffed with 3 cheeses, smoked pulled chicken (ample chunks of smoked... More 

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Thank Jeff S
Bay City, MI
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

My DH and I have eaten here several times over the last couple of months and have been very happy with both the food and service. Service is a little slow but the food reflects the extra time. We were a bit hesitant to try the Owl under the new owners from the earlier mixed reviews but they seem to... More 

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Alpena, Michigan
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Visited on a Saturday in November..We were asked to wait in the lounge for almost 20 minutes , but 3 tables were open ..I ordered a buttermilk fried chicken sandwich. The Plath's bacon, ham and sauce were excellent but for some reason they served up a completely charred and burned piece of chicken. Salad Toppings were difficult to locate. We... More 

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Thank 7eaters82
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

The food and the service were very good. Large selection of eats and drinks. Selection of sandwichs and entrées was varied. Good atmosphere a little noisy.

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Thank Joan R
Alpena, Michigan
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70 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

The owl was relaunched this year and the new owners have made it into an inviting atmosphere with excellent food. I enjoyed the single Dave burger with was great and my wife had one of thier salads which she said was great as well. Would recommend when in the Alpena area!

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Thank IrishFan2014

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 121 W Chisholm St, Alpena, MI 49707-2445
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Alpena
  • Phone Number: 19893401082

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