10 Under The Radar Restaurants In Michigan That Are Scrumdiddlyumptious
Every Michigan region has a handful of famous restaurants. Whether it’s a family-owned cafe or a big-time chain, there’s certainly something to be said for the familiarity of a well-known eatery. But the Great Lakes State is also home to plenty of under-the-radar restaurants that will soon be on your list of favorites, and we’ve compiled them into a list to make your selections easier. Happy dining!
1. Brick Road Pizza Co. (1017 Wealthy St SE, Grand Rapids)
This cozy restaurant in the Eastown neighborhood offers more than just great pizza. Try a delicious salad or sandwich as you mingle with friends and family -- you'll wish you had room for seconds.
2. El Huarache (517 Butternut Dr, Holland)
Looking for some amazing Mexican food? Your search ends at this unassuming eatery in Holland, which serves up perfect portions of your favorite spicy and savory dishes.
3. Latitudes Tavern (307 W Chisholm St, Alpena)
The building looks simple, but the food and drinks served inside are anything but. Meet some friends for dinner and a brew at this awesome local favorite.
4. Naing Myanmar Family Restaurant (3308 S Cedar St, Lansing)
Lansing residents are lucky to have access to authentic Burmese and Malaysian food. Your taste buds will thank you after your meal at Naing Myanmar Family Restaurant.
5. Alice’s Supper Club (402 W Adams St, Iron River)
Step inside Alice’s for a true bite of paradise. Homemade pastas and other delectable entrees await - you certainly won’t be disappointed.
6. Roxey’s Lounge (411 River St, Ontonagon)
This fantastic U.P. restaurant prides itself on having the best burger in town, and you’ll want to taste for yourself. Head in for a meal or drink, and stay for the conversation and friendly staff.
7. The Golden Egg (2660 Washtenaw Ave, Ypsilanti)
Don’t pass this breakfast joint in Ypsilanti without stopping in for a bite. It’s old-school in the very best way, and you’ll never forget the taste of its incredible omelettes or sandwiches.
8. Coachlight Restaurant (423 W Washington St, Marquette)
Head north for a visit to the Coachlight Restaurant, which is well-loved for its friendly service and full range of breakfast items. Try the cinnamon french toast if you have a real sweet tooth.
9. Sparks BBQ (439 E Front St, Traverse City)
Maybe you’ve never heard of Sparks, but that’s about to change - one visit to this unique BBQ restaurant and it will quickly move to the top of your favorites list. Be sure to try its best-selling "BBQ sundae."
10. Cafe Thai (28647 Northwestern Hwy, Southfield)
This Thai restaurant serves incredible food in a simple yet beautiful setting. Be sure to enter with an empty stomach, because you’ll be tempted by just about everything on the menu.
Is there an incredible yet little-known restaurant in your hometown? Tell us all about your favorite eateries and dishes in the comment section below.
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