Michigan January 02, 2017
The 14 Places You Should Eat In Michigan In 2017
If there’s one thing that brought joy to people in 2016, it was delicious food. We can all agree that there’s nothing more wonderful than sharing a well-made meal with beloved friends and family, and Michigan is home to plenty of amazing eateries. As you welcome the new year, be sure to add these fourteen awesome restaurants to your Michigan foodie bucket list.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. Blu (5705 South Lake Street, Glen Arbor)
Enjoy sweeping views of Sleeping Bear Bay and the Manitou Islands while you dine at
elegant eatery in Glen Arbor. Whether you’re enjoying a delectable seafood dish or sipping on a glass of wine, you won’t be disappointed.
2. Golden Harvest (1625 Turner Street, Lansing)
incredibly quirky brunch locale in Lansing is known for its unique decor and undeniably delicious food. Try an order of Captain Crunch french toast or bacon and cheese-loaded “Killer Sandwich.” Talk about mouthwatering.
3. Station 885 (885 Starkweather, Plymouth)
Train enthusiasts will love dining at
converted station in Plymouth, which features railroad decor, top-notch views of the nearby train tracks, and a full menu of amazing food to match.
4. The Antlers Restaurant (804 E Portage Ave, Sault Ste. Marie)
You’ve never seen quite so many wall-mounted animals in one place.
is more than just a wonderful place to grab dinner: it’s an entirely new experience. Stop by on your next visit to Sault Ste. Marie and see what all the fuss is about.
5. Legs Inn (6425 N Lake Shore Dr, Harbor Springs)
Venture to Cross Village Township for an unforgettable dining experience at
, which serves all sorts of delightful Polish fare. For more than 90 years, this restaurant has drawn in locals and visitors alike.
6. Brewery Vivant (925 Cherry Street SE, Grand Rapids)
You’ve never dined in a restaurant quite like this before.
is situated in a converted funeral chapel in Grand Rapids’ East Hills neighborhood. Whether you’re stopping in for a pint of beer or enjoying dinner with the family, you won’t leave dissatisfied.
7. Olivia’s Chop House (205 E Chicago St, Jonesville)
You don’t need to venture to the big city to find a gourmet meal in Michigan. Stop in at
Olivia's Chop House
in Jonesville, which offers top-of-the-line food in a modern setting. You’ll never want to leave.
8. Gandy Dancer (401 Depot Street, Ann Arbor)
Ann Arbor fixture is located in a majestic converted train station, and its fabulous setting is just the tip of the iceberg. Sip on a perfectly made cocktail, dig into a delicious steak, or simply enjoy the warm ambiance of the eatery.
9. Sleder’s Family Tavern (717 Randolph St, Traverse City)
restaurant and saloon has drawn in visitors from all walks of life. Indulge in a fantastic burger, enjoy a pint of beer, and be sure to kiss Randolph the moose before you leave!
10. Crane’s Pie Pantry Restaurant (124th Avenue, Fennville)
is the ultimate place to be in Michigan when you’re craving down-home farm cooking. After you finish your meal, don’t forget to enjoy a dessert of homemade pie — and maybe even grab a few freshly picked apples for the road.
11. Cafe Cortina (30715 W 10 Mile Rd, Farmington Hills)
For incredible Italian fare, head to
stunning eatery in Farmington Hills. You’ll wonder if you’ve been transported out of Michigan and straight into a photo from a Tuscany travel guide. The unforgettable food is just the icing on the cake.
12. Zehnder’s Restaurant (730 S Main St, Frankenmuth)
You’ve never truly experienced the wonders of Frankenmuth until you’ve enjoyed a full chicken dinner at
. Servers dressed in traditional Bavarian garb will charm you, and the friendly service is matched by awesome food.
13. Muldoons Pasties (1246 M-28, Munising)
Head to Munising and stop in at
small but sweet pasty shop, which is located in a converted home just off the highway. These pasties are perfectly prepared: flavorful, rich, yet not too heavy.
14. Palm’s Krystal Bar (1535 Pine Grove Ave, Port Huron)
retro bar will absolutely charm you, and its famous “Chicken in the Rough” meal will fill you right up. Visitors swear by the food and charm at Palm’s, and you’ll want to explore it for yourself.
Did you discover a new favorite Michigan restaurant in 2016? We’d love to hear your suggestions in the comment section below. Have a safe and happy 2017!