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Old Channel Inn

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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6905 Old Channel Trail, Montague, MI 49437
+1 231-893-3805
12:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Wed - Thu 15:00 - 21:00
Fri 15:00 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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150 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was out driving along the coast and stopped by the road end to see the sunset and low and behold it was next to this restaurant. It was still early in the season so it was not too crowded but it had a steady local crowd. I ate simply that evening but the food was quite nice and the... More 

Thank Jonwal
Detroit, Michigan
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really expected more from this restaurant based on the reviews and description. The restaurant had a dark feel, the waitress was average at best and worst of all the food was poor. The London Broil was fatty and in gravy that tasted like it was from a jar; in addition, it was very over priced. Will not go back,... More 

Thank Lisa J
Montague, Michigan
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Old Channel Inn is definitely a dining experience to savor. The place exudes atmosphere. Service is good. I understand the burgers are great. It is a relaxing place next to Lake Michigan.

Thank 360mechelles
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

I live about 3 miles from the Old Channel Inn. Its a step back in time nothing seems to change and it set right on Lake Michigan. Its a must visit place for anyone traveling to the west side of Michigan. Check thier website for hours to make sure tbey are open. They have great adult drinks wonderful food and... More 

Thank Jan C
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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118 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

The setting for this restaurant is an old house . . . The interior is like a cottage complete with knotty pine paneling. While I wouldn't exactly refer to this place as a fine dining experience, it was pleasantly rustic and/or quaint. The service was attentive. We enjoyed the perch dinner and the walleye dinner, which were reasonably priced, nicely... More 

1 Thank Joy W
Tampa, Florida
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138 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

An old friend I reunited with took me here recently and, like a lot of things in life, one good thing led to another. My friend explained how this building was the original channel building for the active lumber mills in the area 100 years ago. The channel was re-routed some time ago, and this place became a fine restaurant/bar.... More 

Thank dgguido
Montague, Michigan
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Four of us dined here in August, service was poor and the food was overpriced for what you got. We've decided to take this off our dining places.

1 Thank Karen K
Aurora, Illinois
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

This place was a little difficult for us to find but well worth it. The food was awesome and it's got that summer cottagey feel. Parking can be a challenge as it is an old converted house but once inside the staff is attentive, helpful and friendly. We had the perch and the walleye and they were great. We finished... More 

2 Thank Hockeymcnic
Edcouch, Texas, United States
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Saw the place in passing and decided to come back for dinner. Sure glad we did. The place is an old house but don't let that fool you it is a quaint old restaurant inside. They seemed to be noted for have the best perch (aren't they all the same?) We ordered the perch and WOW, they have perfected the... More 

1 Thank Thomas C
Whitehall, Michigan
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

OCI consistently delivers...great food, historical environment....always run into people I know. It is relaxing, year round. Whenever I have out of town visitors we end up at OCI. Highly recommend!

Thank Sandra G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$26
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6905 Old Channel Trail, Montague, MI 49437
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Muskegon County  >  Montague
  • Phone Number: +1 231-893-3805

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