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Barnacle Bill's

119 Newman St, East Tawas, MI 48730-1209
+1 989-362-5701
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good32%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“hamburger” (5 reviews)
“tacos” (4 reviews)
“onion rings” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Pub
119 Newman St, East Tawas, MI 48730-1209
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Yes they serve food during the day and have a full bar, but the real fun starts after 9:00 Thur-Sat with a live DJ or a band depending on the night you're there. Pool tables in the back and great drink prices mixed with everything...More

Thank His_N_Hers_USA
Reviewed 4 days ago

It was a cold and rainy Saturday in Oscoda and we were on the search for a sports bar to pass the day. We headed downtown Tawas and hit the shopping district and Barnacle Bill's. The food was good and reasonably priced, the alcohol selection...More

Thank Jeff H
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great Bar Menu, very kid friendly. We ate here for lunch.. Wasn't too busy inside, but the wait staff was just not on their game, too slow for drinks, food, refills, etc.. The food was good, kids were happy after they got it.. Might try...More

Thank crazistevo
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Ate here twice and enjoyed good food both times with the soups being number one. The tomato soup and split pea were sooo good. Had salad which was done with a nice selection of greens and fresh vegies. Good beers on tap

Thank Vireobird
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

We went to Barnacle Bill's for dinner, normally it's for a good breakfast or lunch, but tonight we felt like trying them for dinner. My wife ordered the taco salad and I ordered the rib eye steak done medium. Out came a hot loaf of...More

Thank Favsanknaves
Reviewed 28 February 2017

great food, nice place definitely return. Liked to be able to see out to the street. Menu is great. service was also very good

Thank Gr8Brit123
Reviewed 24 October 2016

We stopped here a couple times during our vacation. They have frequent specials like "hamburger day" or "taco day." Food is served quickly, nice bar, and great local atmosphere. Never had a bad meal here.

Thank Brad M
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We went there for breakfast and then went to play golf. We "tasted" our breakfasts many times through our round of golf.

Thank dsniegow
Reviewed 12 September 2016

The pizza was good and the wait staff could of been alittle faster. The atmosphere was great. Fun place to be for a night out on the town.

Thank Stacey S
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for a burger and beer on a Wednesday night, so not too busy. Lots of locals so that was good. The beer on draft selection wasn't bad. Like 15 different kinds. Food was mediocre. I just had a simple 1/4 pound burger and...More

Thank Drapes33
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Bar, Pub
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 119 Newman St, East Tawas, MI 48730-1209
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  East Tawas
  • Phone Number: +1 989-362-5701
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