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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.

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  • 220 & Edison

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    On the upper floor of 220 & Edison you'll find a relaxed local crowd that comes for dishes like the sautéed lake perch piccata. Downstairs, it's ab... More
  • Alpenrose Restaurant & Café

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
  • Amy J's Pasty & Bake Shop

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    A bakery that makes traditional Finnish ground-meat-and-potato pies, based on the Cornish pasty, and nissua, sweet bread made with cardamom. More
  • Baraga Drive-In

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    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. More
  • Blu, Glen Arbor

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    The Leelanau Peninsula’s bracing Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris—and its spectacular scenery—have begun drawing wine tourists to the eastern edge of Lak... More
  • Blue Plate Café

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
  • Boones Long Lake Inn

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Juicy steaks and rustic décor make this the perfect spot to refuel. More
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    The breakfast and lunch choice of CEO’s, judges, government officials, and other power people is designed to resemble a contemporary yet cozy livin... More
  • Evie's Tamales & Family Restaurant

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    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 po... More
  • Fitzgerald

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Go for a dinner of pecan-crusted walleye with Michigan dried-cherry butter. More
  • Fitzgerald's Restaurant

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Go for a dinner of pecan-crusted walleye with Michigan dried-cherry butter. More
  • Forté

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    American brasserie More
  • Grande Mere Inn

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    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... More
  • Harbor Haus

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    At this German bistro waitresses in dirndls serve schnitzels and grilled Lake Superior trout and whitefish; a 1,720-pound specimen of native copper... More
  • Jampot

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    A Ukrainian bakery in a cozy cottage run by bearded monks from the Holy Transfiguration Skete monastery. Choosing among the vast variety of exotic ... More

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