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Barnacle Bill's

119 Newman St, East Tawas, MI 48730-1209
+1 989-362-5701
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good32%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“hamburger” (5 reviews)
“onion rings” (4 reviews)
“taco” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Pub
119 Newman St, East Tawas, MI 48730-1209
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here during the week in the off season. The place was empty so we grabbed a seat at the bar. It's definitely a place where the locals come bc the bartender knew most by name. The service was good. We ordered a couple of...More

Thank fapd733
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for appetizers and beer. Tuna bites were very good. Was told their breakfast was excellent so we came back in morning and had a huge breakfast.

Thank Tina T
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Let me say first that their French Fries were very good. After that, it's all so very average. The only thing that makes this place stand out is that it is in a great spot in a cool Lake Hudson resort town. At least they...More

Thank DuncanRipple
Reviewed 14 August 2017

We ate here for lunch on Friday. We ordered the fried mushrooms holy cow it was a huge order. The were awesome and big hand dipped. I wish they would have warned us we would not have ordered anything else. We ate here again for...More

Thank sunkissedlady
Reviewed 10 August 2017

This was very average. A couple of weeks later and I can't even remember what we had. Service was so -so.

Thank Lyndell O
Reviewed 3 August 2017

This place has upgraded from what it used to be. They've added several drafts and have a nice selection of craft beers to pick from. Daily specials offer some good meal options. Pizza was think crust and very good. Nothing fancy but good food/drink at...More

Thank MichiganTraveler313
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Yes they serve food during the day and have a full bar, but the real fun starts after 9:00 Thur-Sat with a live DJ or a band depending on the night you're there. Pool tables in the back and great drink prices mixed with everything...More

Thank His_N_Hers_USA
Reviewed 26 July 2017

It was a cold and rainy Saturday in Oscoda and we were on the search for a sports bar to pass the day. We headed downtown Tawas and hit the shopping district and Barnacle Bill's. The food was good and reasonably priced, the alcohol selection...More

Thank Jeff H
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Great Bar Menu, very kid friendly. We ate here for lunch.. Wasn't too busy inside, but the wait staff was just not on their game, too slow for drinks, food, refills, etc.. The food was good, kids were happy after they got it.. Might try...More

Thank crazistevo
Reviewed 26 May 2017

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, 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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