Official Mackinaw City Chamber of Tourism

Dixie SaloonDixie Saloon
401 E Central Ave
Mackinaw City, MI 49701

Come in and treat yourself to the relaxed atmosphere of the Dixie Saloon, a Mackinaw City Tradition since 1890. Wet your whistle at the bar and enjoy a full slab of our famous Dixie BBQ Ribs or a choice cut of steak prepared from certified angus beef. The Dixie Saloon is the perfect place to stop for a break either on your way or coming back from Mackinac Island. We are located right across from Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry, at the corner of Huron and Central.

Since the near end of the 1800's, the Dixie Saloon has stood as a landmark of the end of the Old Dixie Highway. The Old Dixie Highway ran the complete length of the United States Eastern coastline, stretching from Florida all the way up to Mackinaw City, eventually being replaced by Interstate 75. Travelers started the tradition of celebrating a journey's end with good friends and good drink within the walls of the Dixie Saloon, then known as the Dixie Tavern.

Today the Dixie Saloon continues that tradition of good times and good hospitality inside the newly renovated building. The new all cedar structure is two stories tall, with an inviting open-air interior that spans both stories. Large cedar columns rise from floor to ceiling and the second level offers additional seating and a top-side view of the level below. Those stopping by can enjoy the beauty that the Straits of Mackinac and the Mackinac Bridge has to offer year round through the many windows that encircle the saloon.

The Dixie Saloon is a must see attraction located at the corner of Huron and Central in Mackinaw City, right across from the Shepler Mackinac Island Ferry Docks. Sitting in the center of the downtown Mackinaw City shopping district, the Dixie Saloon has become the heart of Mackinaw City's night life offering a menu of Mackinaw's best steaks, ribs, and burgers and well as the largest bar in Mackinaw City. The Dixie has live entertainment on weekends, year round, and Karoake during the week.

Hours of Operation:
  • Restaurant & Bar
  • Steakhouse
  • Sandwiches & Burgers
  • Fresh Whitefish
  • Salads
  • Sports TV
  • Healthy Menu options
  • Kids Menu