Best Northern Michigan Restaurants
On Your Mackinac Island or Northern Michigan Vacation
Best Northern Michigan Restaurants? That’s a question Marcia and Kathy are asked quite a bit on their Contact Us page. Let’s face it – it’s a great question for when you are on your long awaited vacation you want to know the great restaurants whether you are on Mackinac Island or in Harbor Springs, Petoskey, Boyne City, Traverse City or all the small in between towns from the Straits of Mackinac to Traverse City.
It’s not fun to have a lousy meal during a time when you just want to enjoy the moment of a great time. So, we are beginning to compile our Mackinac Island Insider Tips’ Northern Michigan Restaurant Guide. We would truly appreciate your input if you have a favorite that we need to check out…that’s what we love about our business – checking out recommendations and then reporting back to you, our readers, about the best places to eat, visit, stay and shop!
Mackinac Island Restaurants
Mackinac Island Restaurants: There are some great restaurants on Mackinac Island. We have a whole page that provides you a list of them and our thoughts about them.
Click here to read our Mackinac Island Fine Dining Page which begins our Northern Michigan Restaurants Guide.
Pellston and Cross Village Michigan Restaurants
#1. Cross Village, Michigan – Legs Inn. If you are heading towards Harbor Springs or Petoskey on the historic Tunnel of Trees route you must stop at this restaurant! It’s great food especially if you enjoy Polish dishes. They also have terrific hamburgers and white fish. The outdoor terrace on the lawn is absolutely relaxing with the blue sky of Michigan touching the Lake Michigan water. Your cares will just drift away while you are enjoying your lunch or your dinner. Take a sweater if going in the evening for there can be a chill in the air off the lake.
#2. Pellston – Dam Site Inn. When you pass the bar in this restaurant you will think that maybe Frank Sinatra might be in the next room…the decor has not changed since they built this super dining place and it’s totally worth dining here. The fried chicken is awesome…! It’s family dining so enjoy. Make reservations for every all American Northern Michigan family eats there at least once in the summer! It’s off US-31 at 6705 Woodland Rd. 231-539-8588
#3. Pellston – Douglas Lake Steakhouse. Two fireplaces and great food makes this a popular place to dine. It’s overlooking Douglas Lake. Their specialties are big steaks, whitefish (of course), yummy ribs and lamb. Douglas Lake Road is just east of Pellston’s Airport. Reservations are recommended on the weekends! Weather permitting they have live music on the lawn in the summer. 7314 Douglas Lake Road. 231-539-8588.
Stay Tuned…we are writing about more northern Michigan Restaurants…as we head towards Harbor Springs and Petoskey.
Read more about Cross Village and Legs Inn.
Travel to Harbor Springs from Mackinaw City on the Tunnel of Trees Route.
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