Mary's Bistro Draught House

3.8
33 reviews
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$30 and under
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American

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About

Mary's Bistro Draught House features Northern Michigan’s largest collection of craft beers with 50 beers on tap. Located downtown, next to Star Line Ferry with waterside dining and an outdoor patio offering daily drink specials. Local musicians provide live entertainment each weekend. Come watch your favorite games on large screen TV's in HD.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Cocktail Bar
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Hours of operation


Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(906) 847-9911
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Amy Hurt
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Bicycle parking located right in front of the restaurant.
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Entertainment
Local musicians play each weekend throughout the season and nightly in our peak months.
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 33 People Are Saying
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3.8based on recent ratings
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3.8
service
3.7
ambience
3.4
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our server was great and the pot pie was delicious, just wish had been a little bigger for the price. Will definitely go again on our next trip to the island.

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J
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Dinner was nice but I enjoyed the atmosphere better the next day when we hung out in the bar and listened to live music!

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Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Had the whitefish and mozzarella stuffed meatloaf. Both good, but nothing special. The side of garlicky green beans was overwhelmed with garlic. Service was not the best (and the room was 1/3 filled for 3 servers). Our server shattered a glass, delivered the wrong meals, and was in a constant state of motion when trying to order or ask about the menu.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the cheese curds and the Michigan chicken salad. Wonderful place to dine especially after Labor Day. Beautiful view of the harbor is a bonus :)

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London
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Was nearing end of the tourist season so don’t know if that effected anything on island. Hostess was a bit short and rude but the waitstaff was friendly. Food was good but probably compares to most of the groups other restaurants which makes probably half of the restaurants on the island.

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J
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 2

The person next to our table was shouting expletives at his girlfriend throughout the entire meal. It was a horrible to witness and experience. The wait staff and manager did nothing to curb his behavior.

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MR
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Barbecue chicken pizza was perhaps the best we have ever eaten!

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GB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food was above average. Service was excellent. Rachel C was extremely pleasant and did a great job handling our dinner.

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JB
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

I was super excited to try Mary’s Draught House. I made an online reservation (which was very easy, and convenient).
My husband and our 3 kids arrived at the restaurant. We told the hostess that we had a reservation. We asked if we could sit outside (outside is gorgeous on the water, inside is dark). She asked “if our reservation was for inside, or outside”? Choosing outdoor seating wasn’t an option when I booked the reservation....which was a bummer, because I made the reservation so we wouldn’t have to wait. We went outside to put our name in, the hostess (that quoted us 20 mins) was less than friendly, and seemed as if she had “too much sun”....
Thinking we could grab a drink while we waited, we proceeded into the bar area. We were immediately told our kids had to leave (being under 21). There wasn’t any signs posted...... We walked into another area, and waited awkwardly until someone asked us if they could get us anything. My husband and I happily ordered 2 beers, and pop for our kids. The sever who helped us very very nice and helpful.
After waiting longer than the time quoted, I walked outside to ask about our table. I was about “tackled” from one of the severs saying “I couldn’t bring any beer purchased inside, outside”. I was told we had to “chug it” or wait until we were done to sit at our table.
Two things- First, we were drinking double IPA’s, you don’t chug a double IPA. Second, I’ve never ordered a drink while waiting for a table and not been able to bring it to the table (even though we cashed out).
The beer selection inside was awesome, but unfortunately, the selection outside consisted of just a few mediocre beers (which was a bummer, because that’s one of the main reasons we went there).
My husband ordered ribs, and I ordered pasta. Our food was great w/ the exception of my daughters kids pizza (which was the size of a postage stamp). Although, after chugging my beer, anything would’ve tasted awesome!

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KD
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Dined outside, limited draft beer selection compared to inside seating! We are seekers for variety of Breweries brews. Food was average tasting; meatloaf & Salmon dinners. Service was great.

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MO
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

We went with our two younger kids. Has a great bar and lots of menu options. The service was average but the food was really good. Biggest complaint is if you're like me and want to try local beers since they advertise such a large selection don't opt on sitting outside. Once outside there were only two on tap and the drink menu was non-existent. Went back a few nights later and sat at the bar. Was able to sample a few other beers but they still do not have a full menu or complete list of what they offer which I find strange. Good atmosphere though and fun place. Worth checking out regardless.

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r
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

If you sit outside, there are far fewer drink selections. They were out of some of their appetizers. Food was good though.

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MS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 5

Terrible food. If you decide to eat get a flat bread and skip the meatloaf. Awesome band! I would go again for the great beer selection and to listen to their band.

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Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was a relaxing evening. We had an inside table that looked out over the harbor. The food and service were good.

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Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Remember to get your 906 rewards, I forgot:(

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S
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I planned to have a dinner meeting at Mary’s Bistro and they failed to contact me that they were closed a private event. I was very disappointed by their lack of consideration for my reservation which I received a notification from them via open table to confirm the reservation.

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Omaha
15 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beginning of the season, few guest, awesome food and friendly servers. Pick any seat you want, go with the lake view ones!

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S
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great restaurant. Prices are fairly reasonable for the island and the food was great. The Mack and Cheese was great and my wife loved the chicken pot pie

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RW
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was fast, and we had a great view of the water.

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AM
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of my favorite restaurants on Mackinac Island! Been going since they opened in 2004.

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PA
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We have a great family dinner with really good service.

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SB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2017
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

Decent food, once it came. Horribly rude service by the owner, Mary.

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Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to Mary's, by we were so glad we came! We had a 3 yr old with us and needed a place that accepted reservations - they were one of a select few that did. Our waiter was awesome, the food was delicious, and the ambiance was perfect. We couldn't have asked for a better meal after a long day on the island.

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Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

All food was very salty. Wife ordered short rib mac n cheese but received mac n cheese with pieces of ham mixed in. We chose Mary's for their large beer selection but many of their beers were unavailable. Not worth the money at all. If you have small kids its nice bc the place is very loud so you wont feel bad if your kids are loud too.

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MM
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There were 12 of us gals up for the Great Turtle Race. We split our reservation up 6/6 for easier accommodation. When we arrived at the island on Friday night. I physically went into the restaurant and confirmed out reservation for Saturday evening..."YES" and he showed me the 2 reservations with the names that they were reserved under. When we got there at 7 on Saturday...no reservations :-( BUT...they were able to accommodate non the less and we all had a wonderful time and the food was amazing (a little pricey, but fantastic).

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e
Milwaukee
21 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2016
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Excellent view from the dining room. Good live music in the bar.

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Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2016
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Lack of hospitality. We asked permission to have 1 tv tuned into the baseball playoffs. We knew it was the night of a Michigan game. So we actually visited the restaurant mid day and asked if I we could be accommodated. Once we arrived. We were treated like criminals. Stay away. The owner was unconcerned the bar tender was a bully and the server was a twirp. No one was in the place. Mediocre food. Poor service. Out of most stuff forgetful staff. Don't go. Many other more hospitable places on the island.

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Detroit
33 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The server was friendly & efficient. The bibb salad with pork belly & blue cheese was excellent. The deviled eggs were good, but nothing special.

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Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 1

Very family and very casual... not my kind of place

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p
Detroit
42 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The restaurant was very nice and reasonably priced with a great selection of beers if you are interested in Micro brews. However, they seemed disorganized and a number of the items on their menu were not available.

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New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and made to order due to diet restrictions. Thank you

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Northern MI
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a very nice place to eat at and the food was very delicious.

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LM
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Deviled eggs were good and so was the BBQ Chicken pizza. Easy to get seated and great view although it was raining so we had to sit inside.

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