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Barnacle Bill's

American, Bar, Pub
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119 Newman St, East Tawas, MI 48730-1209
+1 989-362-5701
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Sarnia, Canada
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51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Brighton, Michigan
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 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
Dearborn, MI
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91 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 fries. Kinda small, and pretty basic. I came back for breakfast the next day and... More 

Thank Drapes33
Houston, Texas
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142 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Ok, this is purely a local casual pub with a definite low-brow style that won't fit some looking for a better quality environment. It's junky & funky & busy & loud. But while may be just a 2-star place it scores 5 stars for us: Really friendly staff made us feel welcomed & appreciated, the food was plentiful & very... More 

Thank TXhome1225
Macomb, Michigan
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Nice beer selection, prices slightly higher due to its location in a tourist town, but still ok. The inside only has a few tables, but there is an outside patio open during the summer. Food is pretty good, average for a bar. Sometimes on weekends they have live bands playing and it tends to get very loud quickly since the... More 

Thank Lost_my_keys_again
Mount Pleasant
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Love this place....located in the little downtown area. Fantastic food. We went there on our return visit because it was so good the first time! Will more than likely be back again. Good fish/ burgers/brisket. Friendly servers. Good variety of beers

Thank Deb D
Casco, Michigan
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

The food is amazing and the entertainment Joe Free music is top notch spectacular!! Today, enjoying great music with family and friends....we had ahi tuna and escargot stuffed mushrooms and they were very, very delicious!!! My mother in-law got a prime rib sandwich and all I heard all dinner was "mmmmm.... Mmmmmm!!!" She said it melted in her mouth. My... More 

Thank 252maryjow
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79 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Came here a couple years ago and had a "good" experience but this time we had a great experience! The staff were all super friendly and attentive. We sat at the bar this time and had a couple drinks while waiting for a storm to pass. Decided to get some nachos and they were seriously one of the best nachos... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Bar, Pub
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?