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Mackinaw Brewing Company

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161 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684-5769
+1 231-933-1100
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

While visiting Traverse City we took ourselves on a little brewery tour and Mackinaw Brewing was our first stop! The beer was great and service even better. Our bartender was very nice and knowledgeable!

Thank nkleiber28
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great service, great location, great beer and, although we only had an appetizer, all of the food flying by our table looked amazing! We will definitely go back.

Thank Paul R
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tried two times to come here and ended up leaving because the place was understaffed and couldn't get served. Came back a third time because we heard French onion soup was a had to have. Luckily got a seat at the bar and way better experience. Decent beer, good service this time around and yes soup was fantastic!

Thank Meganvb4571
Ortonville, Michigan
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251 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had their teriyaki salmon and baked sweet potato and it was delicious. What a great meal and great service. Located right on the river with a gorgeous view of the Bay. Worth a stop when in Traverse City.

Thank Sue S
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I went to this restaurant a couple years ago, and had the whitefish, a dinner we enjoyed so much, that we couldn't wait to go back. My husband literally told everyone he knew how good it was. We also had their specialty appetizer, the Havarti Dill Cheesesticks, and they were incredible. So on our trip to Traverse... More 

Thank Nikki S
Traverse City, Michigan
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Mackinaw is my "Cheers" pub in TC, especially on $2 Tuesdays for mug clubbers. Bartenders are solid and servers keep the moderate cost food and drinks coming nicely. The food menu offers many options; favorites include hearty salads, wood-smoked meats (wings/brisket/pork/sampler), walleye and whitefish meals, and daily specials. The owner is a chef. Beer menu offers a few nice options;... More 

Thank wonka649
Toledo, ohio
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

My go to TC restaurant when I know I want fried fish. Perch, walleye or whitefish are all great. Nice beers plus samplers. BBQ is OK. Burgers and salads are good.

Thank EaglesNestTC
Collierville, Tennessee
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

The beer selection is great and the smoke meat sandwiches are excellent. It is not a New York Rueben but it a very enjoyable smoked Rueben

Thank jct2293
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83 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Their version of an olive burger was to top an undercooked beef patty with a pile of chopped olives. Our waitress never brought us silverware or drink refills. In fact, the next time we saw her was when she presented the bill.

Thank Jan C
Traverse City, Michigan
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Eaten here a few times, with friends and then with kids. Always a wait since it is so good. Love to eat here. Good, quality burgers, all American Food. If you like beer, they do have a good selection.

Thank Amber H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
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?