Best Up North

Traverse City Dining

Patisserie Amie
Since 2005 Chef Eric Fritch has been serving up a premier Traverse City dining experience. We are currently serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and an array of classic, authentic French pastries. Stop by our midtown neighborhood location for an experience you won’t soon forget. Patisserie Amie – Fine French Fare Patisserie Amie 237 Lake Ave Traverse…

Pearl’s New Orleans Kitchen – Elk Rapids
Cajun/Creole Cookin’ Formed from French roots, livened with Spanish spices, inspired by African vegetables, caribbeanized by West Indian hands, laced with black pepper and pork by the Germans, infiltered with potatoes by the Irish, blasted by garlic and tomatoes by the Italians. New Orleans cuisine is a rich melting pot of influences and ingredients, and…

Siren Hall – Elk Rapids
Fresh, local seafood and produce in a clean, crisp, and elegant atmosphere. We boast a variety of oysters from both coasts. Siren Hall provides a sophisticated menu within a unique brick and concrete dining environment, which is located right on the main street of beautiful Elk Rapids. The varied menu selections range from flavorful steaks…

Short’s Brewing Company – Bellaire
In April of 2004 we opened the doors to Short’s Brewing Company in the quaint Village of Bellaire. Beer was the mission, and liberation was the movement. With a lot of elbow grease, blind ambition and a little luck, the quest to create a community pub in Northwest Lower Michigan began to take shape. The…

Lulu’s Bistro – Bellaire
Welcome to Lulu’s Bistro, where you’ll find casual dining, classically prepared dishes, and a contemporary setting to rival the chic tastes of Chicago. Here, we value the tradition of bistro, using our culinary skills to craft fine flavors from simple, honest ingredients. With an abundance of fresh food sourced from local purveyors, an extensive yet…

The Rowe Inn – Ellsworth
The Rowe Inn of Ellsworth, Michigan, offers an intimate, casual atmosphere of fine dining for Charlevoix, Torch Lake and all of Northern Michigan. You’ll find our seasonal menus and expansive fine wine collection perfect for any occasion. Individuals, couples, groups and families are equally welcome and catered to. All our meals and wines are served…

Amical
Located in the heart of downtown Traverse City overlooking West Grand Traverse Bay, amical has been offering eclectic European cuisine to our dining patrons since 1994. Order from creative and revolving menus, fresh selections prepared in our open kitchen and served in the cozy dining room or on our vibrant street-side patio. Experience the local…

Mode’s Bum Steer
Steak. Fresh Seafood. Ribs. Our family has welcomed friends and guests since 1975, earning us the title “A Tradition in Traverse City”. Great steaks, fresh seafood and meaty BBQ ribs are skillfully prepared. Our homemade sauces and dressings are a blend of the finest herbs and the best ingredients to compliment every meal. We have…

Red Ginger
The cuisine of Red Ginger is an eclectic mix of bold flavors rooted in the cultures of China, Vietnam, Japan and Thailand just to name a few. Our owner and Executive Chef, Dan Marsh is passionate about Asian cuisine and he constantly strives to offer dishes of high quality and absolute consistency! Using only the…

The Cooks’ House
The Cooks’ House restaurant was opened to celebrate the bounty of agriculture and artisan made products that are found in Northern Michigan. It is our mission to use, promote and celebrate local sustainable foods. We invite you to join us and taste the difference that comes from practicing a field to plate philosophy. Come with…

Bistro Foufou
Classic French bistro in the heart of downtown Traverse City Bistro Foufou is located in the beautiful and historic former firehouse in downtown Traverse City. The long and narrow space has been delightfully renovated and features a stunning bar that seats 30 on one side, and a sleek dining room on the other. Additional seating…

Blue Tractor Cook Shop
Located in historic Olde Towne Traverse City, at the former site of Dill’s Olde Towne Saloon, Blue Tractor is an Old School Dining Establishment. Blue Tractor is salute to today’s working men and women of northern Michigan who carry on the tradition of meeting up after a long, hard days work for food, friends and…

The Cove in Leland
Historic Fishtown’s only Lake Michigan waterfront restaurant, featuring freshwater fish, acclaimed seafood, chowder, great burgers, and the home of the “Chubby Mary.” Lunch, dinner, cocktails daily, May through October. The Cove is known for its unique setting in Leland’s historic Fishtown, overlooking adjacent dam waterfalls, Lake Michigan & Manitou Islands. Outdoor dining provides beautiful views,…

Knot Just A Bar – Omena
Whether you’re looking for a nice place for family dining, the happening nightclub, or a cool place to hang out by the water and while away the day, it’s all at Knot Just a Bar. At Knot just a bar our culinary staff has created a splendid seasonal menu, filled with a taste of Michigan…

Art’s Tavern
If you know Glen Arbor, then you know Art’s Tavern. Maybe because we’ve got the best people-watching seats in the center of town, or because our food is just plain good. Being around for 75 years doesn’t hurt, either. Always locally owned and operated and where the retro is authentic, Art’s Tavern remains one of…

Apache Trout Grill
Outdoor Dining with a Breathtaking View Apache Trout Grill offers outstanding waterfront dining with an energetic, casual atmosphere and great views of West Grand Traverse Bay. Signature dishes include, award winning BBQ ribs, fresh seafood, hand-cut, aged, choice steaks and amazing homemade keylime pie. Apache Trout Grill has an atmosphere of warmth that makes a…

Bradley’s Pub & Grille (at Interlochen Golf Course)
Bradley’s Pub & Grille at Interlochen Golf Course serves lunch and dinner year-round. The menu features a full range of smoked and BBQ foods, as well as local food selections. Enjoy the full bar, local beers and craft cocktails, while sitting just feet from the course. Entertainment and live music throughout the season. Executive Chef,…

Jolly Pumpkin Restaurant, Brewery, Distillery
The Jolly Pumpkin, Restaurant, Brewery, and Distillery Traverse City, is historically situated among the generous cherry orchards and distinguished lakes of northern Michigan. Inspired by natural surroundings, our esteemed restaurant and brewery offers a rustic atmosphere marked by fireside warmth and earthy woods in a comfortable cottage like setting. Our highly skilled chefs are dedicated…

Boathouse Restaurant
Nestled on the shores of beautiful Bowers Harbor the Boathouse takes full advantage of its delightful view of the docks and bay with wide-open windows and a summer deck. Indoors, the charming decor invokes a relaxed cottage atmosphere where both the casually and formally attired feel welcome. Chef Eric Nittolo pays attention to the entire…

Mission Table
For years, we were known fondly as Bowers Harbor Inn. In spring 2010, we officially reopened as Mission Table at Bowers Harbor Inn. We still hold true to the basic ideology that made us one of Michigan’s most highly regarded culinary destinations for decades, but have focused and renewed our vows to our valued patrons:…

Old Mission Tavern
Situated on beautiful Old Mission Peninsula in Northwestern Michigan, surrounded by the crystal clear blue waters of Lake Michigan, and in the midst of orchards, vineyards, and farmland, the Old Mission Tavern provides a beautiful relaxing dining experience in an inspirational setting. In the finest tradition of old world European taverns, the “art gallery” restaurant…

Crystal Mountain Dining Featuring The Thistle Pub & Grille
The Thistle Pub & Grille is Crystal’s most elegant dining. Its Celtic-inspired ambience and northern Michigan accents are home to signature appetizers, authentic dinner entrées and dessert dishes, as well as a full bar featuring Scottish ales and flavored martinis. Great for families, the Wild Tomato Restaurant & Bar features a variety of appetizers, entrées,…

Stormcloud Brewing Company – Frankfort
“Belgian Inspired / Michigan Made” Now open just two blocks from Lake Michigan in the lakeside town of Frankfort, MI, a small brewery crafting ales within the time-honored Belgian brewing tradition of ignoring time-honored brewing traditions. Stormcloud Brewing Company 303 Main Street Frankfort, Michigan 49635 231-352-0118 Visit Stormcloud Brewing Company Website >>>>

The Fusion Restaurant – Frankfort
Va and Bobbiesee serve Pan-Asian cuisine married with American flair. Their cutting edge techniques will make even old favorites new again. Come get a 5-star experience in this sexy, waterfront restaurant. The Fusion boasts of Michigan’s largest sake list, most innovative small plates, decadent dessert bar, and coolest clientele. Everything we do at The Fusion…

The Hotel Frankfort
Centered in Frankfort’s historic Main Street, just two blocks from one of the most picturesque beaches of Lake Michigan, sits the historic Hotel Frankfort. Our 83 year old boutique hotel boasts 17 guest rooms, all with private baths, individually controlled heating and air-conditioning units and each decorated with a unique theme. Our larger suites feature…

Coho Cafe – Frankfort
Elegant dishes served in a relaxing atmosphere. Coho has a covered deck over-looking Betsie Bay, in addition to indoor seating. We feature locally sourced, creative dishes (including emu. walleye, rabbit, and venison…), and a great variety of fresh fish and seafood. Serving spirits, fine wine, and Michigan beer. Seasonal restaurant open from May to October.…

Dinghy’s Restaurant and Bar – Frankfort
After 19 years Dinghy’s has established itself as one of the best local eateries Up North. Steve Christian has been owner of Dinghy’s for the past 14 years. Customers come from far and wide to enjoy the experience at Dinghy’s. Formerly Baker’s Bar – for 40 years – Dinghy’s is a landmark in Downtown Frankfort,…

Shanty Creek Resorts Dining Featuring The Lakeview Restaurant
Delicious and Inviting. Within Shanty Creek Resorts’ three villages, choose from a variety of cuisines and environments. Everything from grabbing a quick bite or wining and dining in luxury overlooking Lake Bellaire. The Lakeview Restaurant Overlooking Northern Michigan – Located in Summit Village, The Lakeview Restaurant features innovative regional fare with majestic views of Lake…

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