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Dead Creek Saloon

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American, Bar, Pub
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8030 S Gera Rd, Frankenmuth, MI 48734-9550
+1 989-652-8382
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun 09:00 - 00:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat 09:00 - 02:00
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Palm Coast, Florida
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74 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has good food! I love breaded wing dings and can't get them down south, these were so delicious I ordered some to go! It's just a fun place to relax and have a cocktail or two.

Thank Robin M
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 17 April 2017

When coming into Frankenmuth, this conveniently located watering hole is just on the southern edge of town on the banks of the Dead Creek. Though nothing here would qualify as "gourmet", the offerings are solid renditions of typical tavern fare. The beer is quite good and varied.

Thank A Brian C
Clinton Township, Michigan
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

We drive by this place often and always say we should stop. Well, this time we did and it was terrific. Waitress was very attentive, beers were cold and the appetizers were wonderful. I have been told the burgers are the best....next time I will try one.

Thank Shannon D
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

The Dead Creek Saloon is a friendly local's spot for a meal or a snack. Always delicious popcorn! I recommend you give the burger a try! This place is comfortable and casual (in an awesome way!). Lots of interesting brews on tap, too!

Thank Dana M
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65 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

We visited family in Frankenmuth last week. We went to Deer Creek on Saturday for the Prime Rib. We all had the 10 oz which was a nice portion with a side salad that was almost as big as a dinner salad. Food and service was very good. Just finished the left overs last night 😋

Thank Robert E
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

We stopped in here for beers after shopping. The atmosphere was great, the servers were extremely friendly and very knowledgeable on how to make various drinks. We were only here for drinks, but I wish we were hungry enough for dinner since the steaks coming out of the kitchen looked delicious! We are planning on visiting again soon!

Thank Melanie S
Livonia, Michigan
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016

BBQ outside grilling steaks and salmon. People are very friendly, serve was great also. Husband and myself had Mushroom Bacon Burger and Reuben Sandwich. Yummy! Have been to Dead Creek a few times always excellent food.

Thank Laurie S
Grand Rapids
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2016

We visited later on a Sunday evening, not sure if kitchen would be open. The young lady that took care of us was working behind the bar and on the tables as well. Service could not have been better. We opted for the daily special...prime rib sandwiches. They were delicious and huge. They were offered with fries that were crispy... More 

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fostoria MI
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129 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2015

Came with a small group, I should have known when I saw household grills on the porch not to order. If your ordering beer ...not bad, ordering food...skip this place! The salad was fine, took a while before we got that...and then our dinner came, most of us ordered steak. If your ordering 8 ounce prime rib...dont worry its not... More 

Thank bantfarm
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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94 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2015

We stopped here to have lunch with my sister and her husband. There was only one waitress and cook. There were a few people at the bar and two booths with customers. We knew the waitress was busy so we order some bottle beers my sister and I requested glasses when we ordered and had to wait at least 10... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8030 S Gera Rd, Frankenmuth, MI 48734-9550
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Frankenmuth
  • Phone Number: +1 989-652-8382

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