Northern Michigan

Restaurants in Northern Michigan

Traditional dishes like fried lake perch and prime rib are best enjoyed at a table by the fire.

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.

The Leelanau Peninsula’s bracing Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris—and its spectacular scenery—have begun drawing wine tourists to the eastern edge of Lake Michigan.

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.

With home cooking and affordable prices, the restaurant offers a pleasantly diverse menu that bounces from Mexico to Greece and Italy.

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

A bakery that makes traditional Finnish ground-meat-and-potato pies, based on the Cornish pasty, and nissua, sweet bread made with cardamom.

The sweet French toast is worth the wait (ask for a loaf of the cinnamon bread to go).

The horse-themed restaurant's casual menu includes old-time regionally inspired dishes like roasted Indian corn and shrimp chowder.

At this German bistro waitresses in dirndls serve schnitzels and grilled Lake Superior trout and whitefish; a 1,720-pound specimen of native copper is planted in the ground, ushering diners toward the lake-view restaurant’s copper-clad doors.

Executive chef Mickey Cannon's menu features a lively mix of Northern Italian fare. Tuscan Bistro has a dedication to fresh, seasonal ingredients.

This restaurant offers the town’s only true waterfront dining; enjoy regional cuisine and a table near the fireplace or window.

Go for a dinner of pecan-crusted walleye with Michigan dried-cherry butter.

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