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Barrel Back

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04069 N M75 Walloon Lake, Walloon Lake, MI 49796
+1 231-535-6000
08:00 - 22:00
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Walloon Lake, Michigan
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This restaurant has great views of Walloon Lake. The exterior walls are garage doors that are all glass. They can be open to let in air and it provides and even better view of the lake. This is a great place for a sunset meal on the lake.

Thank Downstate2
Alba, Michigan
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went in for creme brulee. We had a lovely dinner at Red Mesa but wanted creme brulee for dessert. I googled it & found they have it here. Now we're not ones to cheap out for a meal out. We ordered two Moscow Mules. She asked if we had a preference on our vodka. Then she said it comes with... More 

Thank Brenda H
Traverse City, MI
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291 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed great service ( Wish I could remember her name). We had two of the best Bloody Mary's ever! My steak sandwich was literally melt in your mouth! Beautiful views over the lake also. We were there on a cloudy rainy day in May. I could imagine this place rocks during the summer. I cannot wait to return!

Thank MInone4
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43 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tonight we met up with some friends from Boyne City at the Barrel Back restaurant in Walloon. We arrived at 5:00 PM, in time for happy hour. Between the four members, we ordered: BBQ sliders, chicken spring rolls, chicken skewers, nachos, and hummus. In addition, we all consumed a couple of beers (or wine). The food was very good as... More 

Thank Paul H
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly waiters and great menu for Happy Hour. My favorite was the pork sliders. Very good selection of beers on tap.

Thank safinaIndiana
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396 reviews
268 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were able to experience both lunch and dinner. The entire dining area offers an amazing view of the lake plus a sunset if you are fortunate enough. The food is exquisite and it offers everything from appetizers, pizza to salads and delish entrees. you may enter through the store or the side.

Thank 12318
Grand rapids, MI
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are here many times while staying next door at Hotel Walloon. Great place you will like it Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx. Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Thank D K
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

This spectacularly located restaurant was a perfect surprise recommended by a lovely Dunes-comber we happened upon at the local state park! It was exactly what we were looking for! Right on the water, fabulous sunset, live entertainment, and of course great food! Would recommend to all! We had a variety of dishes...ribs, wings, fish, and tacos! Will visit again for... More 

1 Thank Kristina G
Macomb, Michigan, USA
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 April 2017

My husband is a regular food type of guy, but I like something different on vacation. Barrel Back was perfect for both of us. And we love the fire and views!

Thank Monica_Michigan
Charlevoix, Michigan
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is a real standout in the northern Michigan area. So many places just lack quality food and overcharge for garbage meals and waitstaff just don't care--Barrel Back is the polar opposite. I'm not a tourist here, I'm a newer resident, and it's been such a challenge to find a good place to go, with or without our kids,... More 

1 Thank juliepie1217

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$22
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 04069 N M75 Walloon Lake, Walloon Lake, MI 49796
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Charlevoix County  >  Walloon Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 231-535-6000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?