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Mackinaw Brewing Company

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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161 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684-5769
+1 231-933-1100
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11:00 - 00:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Traverse City, Michigan
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Thank batc6366
Grayling, Michigan
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly staff, clean atmosphere, great selection of brews. Love the Harvarti Dill Cheese sticks! When we're in the area, we always stop! Try the White Sangria!

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Thank BMHarland
Traverse City, Michigan
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly, Food is good bar food, Busy restaurant in downtown, Always, enjoy going here for a quick bite sitting at the bar with friends.

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Thank cookiemccullough
Traverse City, Michigan
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here after having something to eat across. We really like the casual bar feel, the great beer on tap and the friendly staff. We will be back.

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Thank northexcursion
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Every time my boyfriend and I are in Traverse City we stop here. The drinks are great and the food is even better! The Raspberry chicken is the perfect meal. My boyfriend loves the pulled pork!

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Thank Nicole L
Columbus, Ohio
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a wonderful dinner at Mackinaw Brewing. The atmosphere is great and the food was excellent. I had that evening's special which was the most awesome stuffed peppers and mashed potatoes. I enjoyed the light house beer as well. Was a great place!

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Thank worldtravellori
Michigan
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We showed up without a reservation and had a group of about 15. Our service was great and the food all came out at the same time. Typical brew pub food, but very good.

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Thank mm_strong
Greenville, Michigan
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed a dinner here with my wife on a recent visit to Traverse City. The service was prompt and friendly. Our server was very knowledgable and helpful when explaining menu choices. I had the Pecan Crusted Walleye. It was excellent! My wife enjoyed a Pub Salad and said it was delicious as well. I will return here on future visits... More 

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Thank Josh S
Saugatuck, Michigan
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77 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had one of the best Reuben sandwiches I have ever had! The havarti cheese sticks are pretty amazing as well. A little pricey, but the food was excellent. I seriously cannot stop thinking about that Rueben!

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Thank KimZ28
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A little noisy, with excellent draft beer, (Oatmeal stout), brewed on premises. Try the whitefish, smoked brisket, and hamburger. Located in central Traverse City.

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Thank Rdhsen

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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
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?