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Browns

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American, Bar, Pub
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Middle Channel, Harsens Island, MI 48028
+1 810-748-3640
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Metro Detroit, MI
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

I had heard about this place for years and then we finally went by boat with two other couples for dinner. My wife ordered a vodka Sprite and got a vodka tonic. I ordered Johnny Walker and ginger ale and got some low rent well scotch with ginger ale. A pitcher of water was brought to the table. It contained... More 

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Harrison Township, Michigan
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Adults only Saturday... Plan for swimming, drinking and Browns Throw in hurricane winds and a bunch of rain...still made it to Browns. It was packed, it was loud, it was slow, everyone was wet, still had a blast...just like when my parents went there and theirs before them. Storm blew over and it was a great ride home! Adjust your... More 

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GROSSE POINTE
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Pulled in in the boat for lunch, watch out there is some current to deal with when parking the boat. We got a table on the deck outside for lunch, service was hopping. Ordered the big fish sandwich, I don't think anything is made fresh here, but the rum runner was a really good drink and the people watching and... More 

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Thank Margebbss
Harrison Township, Michigan, United States
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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Looking for a great nautical spot this is it. Great views of the river. Fun loving people. Plenty of dockage or parking. Food was good. Beer cold. Everything you need for a great time.

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Thank Craig S
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015

First, as others have said, this is a bar. And it's location can not be beat. We were there two Saturdays ago about mid afternoon. The place is packed. Do not go here expecting great service, great food and great ambiance as you will set yourself up for disappointed. It's a place to go and DRINK and maybe have some... More 

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Sterling Heights, Michigan
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2015

Stopped on Saturday Aug. 1st for lunch with my wife, daughter and her boyfriend while on our boat. Was there by 11:30am before the lunch crowd came in. The place is a dive bar. Not "charming". Not simple. Not rustic...a dive. Should have left but we were hungry. Trying not to judge the book by its cover. Server was slow... More 

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3 Thank Jetboater57
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65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015 via mobile

In 20-30 minutes you can boat to this great spot in the middle channel and feel like your up north. Fun boating atmosphere where everyone is in a good mood!!! Food is above average and just about everything in menu is great. We like the buffalo wings and black and blue chicken wrap and burgers. Highly recommend.

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Thank Jeffmattes
Northville, Michigan
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105 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015

Went here for the first time today, had a great time. Food was pretty tasty - but hey its standard dive bar food - nothing wrong with that. It's a great place to go for an afternoon on the boat.

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Thank Jennifer H
Algonac, Michigan
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301 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2015

Were out boating and the idea of lunch came up. We were close to Browns and decided to try their food for lunch. They are open from May to October depending upon the weather. The menu has a great slection of quick food choices from starters, wraps, great burgers, sandwiches, and salads. On Monday they offer BGO on the Madison... More 

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Thank BigDMI
Marine City, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2013

Funky joint on the water. Looks like a place you would find on the drive to Key West. That's what makes this place work. We have gone by boat several times this summer. It is nice to have a place to grab a bite to eat. The food however is average, at best, bar food. Burgers, fries etc. Nothing to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Middle Channel, Harsens Island, MI 48028
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Harsens Island
  • Phone Number: +1 810-748-3640

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