Michigan October 29, 2016
8 Places To Eat In Michigan That Are Often Overlooked But So Worth The Trip
We’ve all got our favorite go-to restaurants here in Michigan. Whether it’s a chain eatery in your hometown or a tourist favorite near your favorite vacation destination, there’s no shortage of great food in the Mitten State. But there are some restaurants that, despite their incredible food, might typically be passed by. Here are a few lesser-known but no less awesome spots to enjoy a meal.
1. Margarita’s (495 W 17th St, Holland)
It’s easy to grab a quick bite at a chain restaurant when you’re craving Mexican food, but Margarita’s offers incredibly delicious homemade cuisine in a modest and charming setting. Their portion sizes will leave you with delectable leftovers.
2. Bridgeview/Lenny’s Diner (110 W Central Ave, Mackinaw City)
This hole-in-the-wall diner in Mackinaw City offers an old-school vibe and an array of classic American fare to keep you full before your journey to the Upper Peninsula. Its decor is simple, but its menu is robust.
3. Pronto Pups (313 S Harbor Dr, Grand Haven)
A day in Grand Haven just isn’t complete without a visit to Pronto Pups, where you’ll find a very simple menu featuring just a few items. But don’t let this food stand’s small size fool you: Pronto Pups has been in business for over 60 years, and one taste of a famous “pup” will prove why.
4. Scooters Cafe & Pizzeria (322 Culver St, Saugatuck)
This casual restaurant in Saugatuck is just around the corner from a handful of fancier dining establishments, but its menu will satisfy your desire for all sorts of classic American fare. Order a thin-crust pizza or a carefully crafted sandwich as you look out onto the Kalamazoo River.
5. The Mac Shack (Detroit-based)
Mac ’n cheese lovers rejoice! You’ll find some of the most delicious dishes you’ve ever tasted during a visit to this Detroit food truck. Enjoy a multi-cheese blend topping over delectable noodles, then grab some garlic parm fries to complete the meal.
6. Benny’s Family Dining (1952 S Industrial Hwy, Ann Arbor)
This Ann Arbor eatery is a slight detour from downtown, but it’s well worth the trip. The setting is simple, but the service can’t be beat and the food is top-notch. Michigan fans will appreciate a variety of sports memorabilia on the walls.
7. Ray Ray's Italian Beef & Sausage (1715 Miller Rd, Kalamazoo)
This restaurant knows what it does best, and that means quick and delicious food for you. If you’re in the mood for a hearty Italian sandwich or sausage, Ray Ray’s has you covered. Its exterior is simple, but its food will absolutely keep you coming back for more.
8. Baywatch On The Beach Grill (6626 Beachway, Caseville)
You might not think to look right on the beach for an awesome restaurant, but Baywatch will prove you wrong. During your next visit to Caseville, stop in for a casual lunch or dinner in an amazing setting. It doesn’t get more convenient than this.
Are you hungry yet? Now you’ve got an entire new list of amazing eateries to explore. Did we leave anything off the list? Please feel free to leave a comment with your suggestions.