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Interesting old tavern

I had not been here in many years but stopped in with some friends while visiting Big Bay. It... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2017
Hillrm
,
Hebron, Illinois
via mobile
movie trivia fan must see

Stopped for lunch while snowmobiling on trail 5 to Big Bay. The fish basket was pretty good, but... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2017
flickjo1
,
Holton, Michigan
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The scene of a 1951 murder, resulting in a book and movie about the event.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good16%
  • Average24%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
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Hours Today: 12:00 - 02:00
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Big Bay, MI
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Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

I had not been here in many years but stopped in with some friends while visiting Big Bay. It remains full of historical references to the book and movie based on a murder that happened there. The bartender was friendly and took good care of...More

Thank Hillrm
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Stopped for lunch while snowmobiling on trail 5 to Big Bay. The fish basket was pretty good, but the atmosphere was really cool with the old chainsaws hanging around, and all the history involved with "anatomy of a murder" movie.

Thank flickjo1
Reviewed 13 October 2016

The food is below average, it will do, but no more than that. Very friendly local place, very local. Maybe on a weekend when they are serving more people the food is better. OK selection of beer with at least two local beers.

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We came here on a Thursday night while we were in town staying at the lighthouse nearby and we had SO MUCH FUN. We were a little afraid to go in, having heard stories about the rowdy local crowd and not being big bar people,...More

Thank bluebirdamie
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

This is the tavern made famous by the movie Anatomy of a Murder. Nothing fancy but beer is cold and locals are friendly. Go ahead and stop and enjoy the history

Thank Fishrwmn
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Tried to like this place. First visit was a Tues night and it was very busy. Was dump night for the locals and while people were friendly it was hard to get a drink or any kind of service so we knew a sandwich was...More

1  Thank Skibby1
Reviewed 31 August 2016

They painted on the floor the outline of the body of the murder that made this area famous. The waitress invited us to lay down and assume the position right on the floor! Good beers! We had Red Jacket Pale Ale and the Widowmaker--both excellent....More

Thank SuzieM13Detroit
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

We absolutely recommend a stop for a bite to eat, drink and hear stories. Sit at the bar and meet Joyce. She's lived in BB all her life and has a wicked sense of humor! Don't rush your stay as travelers and locals are great...More

Thank macspoon
Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

Stopped for lunch after checking out the nearby lighthouse. The bar was empty except for one guy finishing his lunch. There is a story to this place...there was a murder there in 1952 where an army lt. shot the bar owner because he believed he...More

Thank Wendy T
Reviewed 12 January 2016 via mobile

This is where the locals go to drink. It's worth the stop if you want to rub elbows with the local folks. Tip...aadon't order a fancy drink if you don't want to be called a tourist.

Thank Nathan D
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