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The Blue Slipper Tavern - CLOSED

8058 1st St, Onekama, MI 49675-9756
+1 231-889-7266
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good25%
  • Average17%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible8%
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“pizza” (2 reviews)
“beers” (4 reviews)
“slippers” (16 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Italian
8058 1st St, Onekama, MI 49675-9756
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

Comfortable and ecclectic place to have a cocktail and craft beers. Just appetizers(which looked good) and peanuts, throw your peanut shells on the floor. Can bring in your own pizza from down the street, or the Taco truck outside, good tamalies and tacos.

Thank Gary M
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

The Blue Slipper is back, so I'm not sure why TripAdvisor is listing it as closed? According to our server they reopened in July 2016. We went to try it out last night while visiting our cottage for the weekend and loved it! The decor...More

Thank BGfamily
Reviewed 23 August 2016

The iconic Blue Slipper Tavern has re-opened under new management. Craft beers and locally sourced appetizers are featured items. The tavern has a friendly, relaxed vibe.

Thank AnPete9
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Went for after dinner drinks. They currently serve only appetizers so don't go for a meal. Super inviting atmosphere and friendly invested staff.. Will keep getting better . Several beer and a couple cocktails on tap and wine cider and bottled beer. Awesome addition to...More

Thank Jbensing50
Reviewed 7 July 2013

The Blue Slipper, an Onekama staple, is now closed. I have eaten there for years growing up even when it was a bar under previous management. I am sad to see this wonderful place close its doors after many great years and I hope to...More

2  Thank fratstar89
Reviewed 25 June 2013

IF YOUR LOOKING FOR SOME OF THAT BLUE SLIPPER BISTRO FOOD COME CHECK US OUT AT THE OSPREY GRILLE @ MANISTEE NATIONAL RESORT With the passing of my wife (Cheryl) this past winter I had to close the Blue Slipper. with mounting medical bills and...More

1  Thank Chefkissel
Reviewed 19 June 2013 via mobile

If you are I this area, The Slip As my group calls it, is a must ! The food is second to none in that area and has great value. There are loads of local micro brews ... Which we have tried ALL on more...More

Thank Spencertaylor
Reviewed 24 March 2013

Pretty basic but popular dining. Service is very good. Walleye and whitefish offerings are excellent. Busy busy on weekends - locals and vacationers - often a waiting list. Enjoy.

Thank TreborR1943
Reviewed 10 October 2012

In an area with limited places to get a decent meal, this is a good choice - cute little restaurant - it was recommended by our fishing guide. Nice mix of locals and people visiting. Excellent pizza, good beers, with some creativity in our pizza...More

1  Thank JennyWoof
Reviewed 28 September 2012

I've eaten here for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and it equals similar cafes that I've been to in Los Angeles, New York, and Washington, DC. The menu is varied, the food fresh and well prepared, the wait staff friendly, and the values excellent!

1  Thank GreggWestHills_CA
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  • Address: 8058 1st St, Onekama, MI 49675-9756
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Manistee County  >  Onekama
  • Phone Number: +1 231-889-7266
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