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These 12 Amazing Michigan Restaurants Are Loaded With Local History

Michigan has a long history in the restaurant business. Long ago when the state was a hub for weary railway travelers, small inns, pubs, and diners were needed to nourish the business people and vagabonds who were on the road.

Many of these establishments remain, mostly as they were founded, and continue to be popular dining destinations. Whether you go for the history or the comfort food many of these spots serve up, you’ll appreciate the legacy behind them.

What cool stories behind these places. Bet some of you didn’t know just how long these places have been around. And we know there are many others, with similar pasts. Tell us, which are your favorites?

Serena Maria Daniels
Serena Maria Daniels is an award-winning freelance journalist in Detroit, by way of Chicago, by way of the West Coast. She writes about Michigan for OIYS. Serena enjoys learning about language and culture and taking road trips with her beagle Ralph.