Mackinaw Brewing Company

Brewery and Pub$$$$
Traverse City
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  • Don't forget it is Thanksgiving Day today. You may want to call to confirm this place is open.
  • Cody S.
    "Peninsula Pale Ale is delicious."(3 Tips)
    Mark J. C.
    "Belgian Whitecap draft beers"(3 Tips)
    Theresa S.
    "Also, try the cheddar ale soup - very light and flavorful!"(4 Tips)
    Dïck 🇺🇸
    "Enjoy the Open Face Meatloaf Sandwich!"(2 Tips)
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  • Darrah
    DarrahJuly 3, 2015
    Smoked pork has fantastic smokes flavor! My friend had the smoked rubin and said it was love on rye. The service was fast even at noon on a holiday weekend when it was packed!
  • Cherry B.
    Cherry BuzzJune 30, 2012
    Warm Mediterranean: Marinated & sautéed London broil w artichokes, black olives & fresh bell peppers in balsamic herbed vinaigrette over romaine greens topped with feta cheese. Best steak salad in TC.
  • Avey S.
    Avey S.April 5, 2015
    Good in-house brewed beers; best barkeeps in TC in Kathy and Marco. Stuffed mushroom caps are must-have. Buffalo-style wings are the best outside of, um, Buffalo. Mmm.
  • Avey S.
    Avey S.July 20, 2016
    Reaffirmed (for the umpteenth time): the best Buffalo-style wings you'll find outside of Buffalo, period. Get a couple dozen!
  • naomi r.
    naomi roquetJune 17, 2012
    Beer is good....food is good enough...but if you like wine and even are okay with cheap wine, make sure you ask for a sample first....I think they bought the cheapest of cheap....no bueno.
  • Alexandru B.
    Alexandru ButuzaJune 8, 2013
    Try the Red 8 Ale! They brew all of their own beer it's too good!
  • Patrick S.
    Patrick SchwayzeJuly 30, 2014
    Having retired the pairing of the open face meatloaf sandwich and Red 8 Ale here I can highly recommend it. Try it. Amazing!
  • Robert W.
    Robert WardJune 19, 2015
    Cool place. Good craft beer. Fantastic smoked meats. And one of the best team of bartenders I have ever met.
  • Cody S.
    Cody ShephardJanuary 31, 2014
    Really nice environment. Peninsula Pale Ale is delicious. Menu has a large variety of items to pick from.
  • Bob M.
    Bob MastersJune 11, 2014
    The Red 8 Ale is spot on for a red. Slightly sweet, very drinkable. They serve in 18-oz pints!
  • Mark J. C.
    Mark J. CarterMarch 6, 2010
    Try the cheddar ale soup and any of their great sandwiches. The Peninsula Pale Ale & Belgian Whitecap draft beers are a great way to enjoy happy hour (or lunch on the weekend) Read more
  • Curtis S.
    Curtis SloanMay 18, 2012
    Red eight ale is great. Oatmeal stout has good flavor but seemed a touch thin. Service was friendly and responsive.
  • Cassie M.
    Cassie MooreMay 12, 2011
    Awesome food. Ate for less than $30 with 2 ppl and beer. Pulled pork sandwich is AWESOME! as are the mozzarella sticks! Yum!
  • Daniel R.
    Daniel RuhlmanSeptember 20, 2011
    The ribs are delicious and the Cherry Heritage Lager is amazing! If you can get Lauren she is a great server.
  • Liliane B.
    Liliane BorbaJuly 13, 2016
    Try the white-fish with gorgonzola is delicious!
  • Ashley S.
    Ashley StarkOctober 19, 2014
    The root beer and fries are excellent! Waited a while to be seated, but it was Saturday night.
  • Kimberly D.
    Kimberly DittmarApril 28, 2012
    Sad they took Cheddar ale off the menu. At least the still have the smoke house platter and wonderful fish!
  • Samantha B.
    Samantha BJuly 24, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Best bartenders in town. Especially Kathy and Marco. Tip big. Beer shots.
  • Brian M.
    Brian MayerAugust 7, 2011
    Had the cheddar ale soup and the cheddar burger. Both were delish! Sweet potato was good but needed more butter and spice.
  • ENGMA
    ENGMAAugust 16, 2015
    The Brisket BBQ is very well done. :)
  • Theresa S.
    Theresa StagerJune 25, 2011
    The homemade root beer is amazing! Also, try the cheddar ale soup - very light and flavorful!
  • Eric B.
    Eric BarkmanJuly 29, 2011
    If you're in the mood for a steak, the 10 oz chargrilled sirloin. Goes great with a cold belgian whitecap.
  • Pete A.
    Pete A.June 18, 2014
    The Cherry Lager (when they are brewing it) is a must try with great flavor.
  • Rob N.
    Rob NortonAugust 21, 2012
    One of the best places to eat in Traverse. Great beer, great food and great people.
  • Clayton H.
    Clayton HauckJune 1, 2011
    Good food, good in-house beer. I had the pulled pork and Belgian Whitecap. Both legit.
  • Michael A.
    Michael AnthonyJuly 15, 2011
    All the meat is smoked in house. Get a meaty sandwich and a White Cap. Rueben is amazing.
  • Melissa N.
    Melissa NiernbergJanuary 24, 2015
    Appetizers were good. Their beer was..eh. They had others on tap. Cool building!
  • Julez W.
    Julez WaySeptember 14, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Dill havarti cheese sticks are the best, don't pass then up!
  • Crystal
    CrystalJune 2, 2013
    Best root beer I've ever had. Be sure to try it!
  • Justin L.
    Justin LockeMay 14, 2016
    Solid beer and plenty of seating, small outdoor area
  • Jon S.
    Jon ShawSeptember 8, 2011
    The ribs leave A LOT to be desired. NO smoke ring. Try the pulled pork sandwich, better than a punch in the junk.
  • Yensid M.
    Yensid MomMarch 7, 2012
    The cheddar ale soup is off menu....was a bummer since it was one of the reasons we revisited on vac...
  • Joanna P.
    Joanna PoeFebruary 9, 2013
    Ask for the beer flight and try the whitefish bake app!
  • Kary365
    Kary365September 14, 2014
    Bloody Mary's spicy. Blue cheese burger.
  • Daemian W.
    Daemian WilsonAugust 14, 2011
    Smoothest stout I've had in a long time. It's as smooth as a semi melted milkshake going down
  • Brandon L.
    Brandon LargentJune 8, 2012
    Jay is good people. Dill havarti cheese sticks are legit.
  • Paul A.
    Paul AlteslebenAugust 25, 2013
    Brisket sandwich comes with a sauce that is too overwhelming
  • Sydney B.
    Sydney BishopJuly 2, 2011
    Love the black and blue burger. The pricing is good and is a family friendly restaurant.
  • Michelle R.
    Michelle ReidzansAugust 14, 2013
    Very put off by the fact that a 2 person party "was not allowed" to sit in a booth, as "they are reserved for parties of 4 only." Wtf??? Really?! So much for keeping the customer happy.
  • Chris C.
    Chris ClineJuly 6, 2012
    Get the white chicken chili. You won't regret it!
  • Dïck 🇺🇸
    Dïck 🇺🇸February 16, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Enjoy the (in house smoked) Bangers & Sauerkraut!
  • Beth D.
    Beth DJune 13, 2015
    Food is meh to the max. Heard a hostess ask if a group would like to sit together. Duh. Pale ale was good though!
  • Amanda R.
    Amanda RoeslerJuly 8, 2012
    My boyfriend and I had the Mac n Cheese and Asian salad... Horrible! Mac and cheese had no flavor and my "toasted" almonds were burnt. There were too many to pick out. The food is over priced.
  • Jeff T.
    Jeff ThomasJanuary 20, 2012
    Chicken & Dumplings Special, Yum. Just like I wished my wife made it.
  • Michael S.
    Michael SitarzJuly 10, 2010
    Havarti dill cheese sticks are great for an appeitizer. Barbeque is excellent.
  • CaSandra
    CaSandraSeptember 2, 2012
    The stuffed mushrooms are the BOMB.com!
  • Shanna
    ShannaJuly 21, 2013
    Burgers pretty good, normal pub food. Nothing spectacular but not bad either.
  • Steve R.
    Steve ReamerDecember 23, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Best beer in TC! The Reuben is great too.
  • Reid B.
    Reid BarwickOctober 14, 2016
    All local product. Pricing is premium to volume offered.
  • Peter J.
    Peter JensenNovember 11, 2013
    food smelled great, great location, barely drinkable beer.
  • Travis
    TravisSeptember 2, 2012
    Pretzel crusted Grouper is legit!!! Supercalafragelisticexpialadotious
  • Nicki D.
    Nicki DJuly 1, 2013
    The onion rings are the BEST!
  • Tim A.
    Tim ArnoldMay 3, 2013
    Stuffed mushrooms are the bomb:-)
  • Dïck 🇺🇸
    Dïck 🇺🇸May 11, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Join the mug club. C'mon, do it!
  • Dïck 🇺🇸
    Dïck 🇺🇸February 19, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Ask about their Free Beer Tomorrow special!
  • Paul K.
    Paul KampeJune 30, 2012
    This cherry beer is great!
  • Fabio C.
    Fabio CunhaJune 6, 2015
    Lifetime membership... beer
  • Matthew S.
    Matthew ScheltemaFebruary 24, 2014
    The fries are great!
  • El C.
    El CalixoOctober 13, 2013
    Curry soup isn't spicy and the beef in it was kind of chewy... Not the best :(
  • Mike D.
    Mike De TurrisDecember 30, 2012
    Try the West Bay I.P.A.
  • Dïck 🇺🇸
    Dïck 🇺🇸June 24, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Enjoy the Open Face Meatloaf Sandwich!
  • Danny R.
    Danny RauhMay 22, 2012
    Great food and Great Beer!
  • Storm S.
    Storm StrausheimMarch 3, 2012
    Fish and chips rock!
  • Cryssy P.
    Cryssy PlumpSeptember 6, 2014
    Hot Wings!!!! Cherry Beer!
  • Stan P.
    Stan PittmanAugust 16, 2014
    I well recommended place.
  • Katie R.
    Katie RoetteleFebruary 20, 2016
    Whitecap tastes like blue moon!
  • Doug B.
    Doug BehnfeldtJanuary 15, 2013
    good food!
  • Anthony L.
    Anthony LarsonOctober 19, 2011
    The Octoberfest beer is the shit.
  • Rae Jean E.
    Rae Jean EricksonDecember 10, 2011
    Olive burger!
  • Paul K.
    Paul KalkaDecember 24, 2010
    the burgers are awesome
  • Donna D.
    Donna DettoreApril 5, 2011
    Jason is the best!
  • Kaitlyn B.
    Kaitlyn BurnsSeptember 3, 2011
    harvest moon!
  • The Freshest Herb
    The Freshest HerbJuly 21, 2010
    Peninsula Pale Ale kicks ass!
  • Jay G.
    Jay GSeptember 4, 2011
    Bland burgers and watered down beers, pass.
  • Kent G.
    Kent GarbinAugust 29, 2011
    Fun brewhouse Read more
  • Josh A.
    Josh AlexMarch 30, 2015
    Beer beer beer
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