Michigan

Restaurants in Michigan

Many restaurants in Michigan serve the state’s specialty dishes, which include the coney dog (a hot dog slathered in chili), fudge (while flavors vary, Michigan fudge is always creamy and rich), lake fish (particularly whitefish and lake perch prepared in a variety of ways) and tart cherry pie. In addition, Michigan restaurants in the northern part of the state are celebrated for their pasty, a dish traditionally made with meat, potato and onion, all wrapped in delicious dough.

For visitors with a sweet-tooth, Crane’s Pie Pantry – located in Fennville – is considered one of the best restaurants in Michigan for dessert. The joint offers an array of freshly baked pies. Come hungry: Crane’s Pie Pantry’s slices are notoriously massive and so delicious, you’ll want to finish every last bite. For a classic dining experience, don’t miss a visit to two of the most historic Michigan restaurants: Lafayette and American. Located next door to one another, both diners serve coney dogs and enjoy a longstanding rivalry.

As the name indicates, Evie’s is famous for its tamales—the real meat-or-cheese-filled kind that practically fall apart with tenderness when you pop them in your mouth.

One of those classic burger joints you don’t see much of these days, where a teenage waitress clips a tray to your car window.

Watch the sun set over Lake Michigan in Stevensville at the cottage-style restaurant. While there, enjoy steaks and seafood in the main dining area or grab a burger in the Cranberry Bog Bar.

Crowded with Formica tables that have seen better days, Lafayette Coney is a beloved institution that seems to have been in Detroit as long as its eponymous river.

One of those classic burger joints you don’t see much of these days, where a teenage waitress clips a tray to your car window.

Juicy steaks and rustic décor make this the perfect spot to refuel.

In 1982 Paul Saginaw and Ari Weinzweig cofounded this iconic deli, serving authentic traditionally made food.

The waterfalls, teak walls, and plentiful marble touches are giveaways that Mosaic is no ordinary Greektown restaurant. Uprooting their baklava and pastiso roots, the trio of sisters who own the place opted for a menu and atmosphere that’s sleek and modern.

A Ukrainian bakery in a cozy cottage run by bearded monks from the Holy Transfiguration Skete monastery.