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Restaurants in Northern Michigan

Whether it’s a classic culinary temple or a local haunt, these Northern Michigan restaurants are destinations in and of themselves. Read on to discover Travel + Leisure’s picks for the best Northern Michigan restaurants and dining experiences. Browse our travel guides for insider information on food trucks, bakeries, cafés, coffeehouses, farm-to-table restaurants, diners, trattorias, bistros, pizzerias, ice cream parlors, tapas bars, noodle houses, sushi counters, fine dining establishments, and more.

Our global network of editors and writers selects the best restaurants in Northern Michigan to help travelers soak up the local scene and find authentic dishes. Whether highlighting an insider hot spot, a celebrity chef’s newest restaurant, a hip coffeehouse, or the best place for cheap eats, Travel + Leisure takes you there, serving up the best Northern Michigan restaurant listings. Below find T+L’s top picks for where to eat in Northern Michigan.

  • 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
  • Boones Long Lake Inn

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Juicy steaks and rustic décor make this the perfect spot to refuel. 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
  • 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
  • Juilleret's

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    The sweet French toast is worth the wait (ask for a loaf of the cinnamon bread to go). More
  • Old Hamlin Restaurant

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    With home cooking and affordable prices, the restaurant offers a pleasantly diverse menu that bounces from Mexico to Greece and Italy. More
  • Scotty's

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Traditional dishes like fried lake perch and prime rib are best enjoyed at a table by the fire. More
  • Seabiscuit Café

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    The horse-themed restaurant's casual menu includes old-time regionally inspired dishes like roasted Indian corn and shrimp chowder. More
  • Stafford's Weathervane

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    This restaurant offers the town’s only true waterfront dining; enjoy regional cuisine and a table near the fireplace or window. More
  • That Place Restaurant

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
  • The 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

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