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Barnacle Bill's

119 Newman St, East Tawas, MI 48730-1209
+1 989-362-5701
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good32%
  • Average16%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“hamburger” (5 reviews)
“onion rings” (4 reviews)
“hot dog” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Pub
119 Newman St, East Tawas, MI 48730-1209
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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 1 week ago 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 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
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
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:...More

Thank TXhome1225
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...More

Thank Lost_my_keys_again
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
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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
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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