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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Bar
“Just down the road (yes, you could walk home :). Yard games, music, food and in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Brewery
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“A bar and a restaurant with beer and wine from in house as well as fantastic food. We love the perch. It is a lovely drive up Old Mission Peninsula too!”
  • 23 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
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“You can't visit Fishtown without grabbing a sandwich from the Village Cheese Shanty. Call ahead and order if you can because lines can get crazy in the summer. Cash only. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Amazing views of West Bay and an outstanding menu highlighting a variety of fish options. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Lovely farm-to-table dining. A little pricier, but great homemade fries and countless local delights. Small, so reservations are a good idea.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A friend owns it and its the best in town! Amazing fresh food. Get the huevos rancheros its my favorite!”
  • 17 locals recommend
Bowling Alley
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“bowling --- arcade ---- bar ---- restaurant --- outdoor seating ----- live bands”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
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“This is a classic restaurant/bar with pretty good food and a good selection of drinks. It's cash only though so be prepared! ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Steakhouse
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“A upscale place to get some great food overlooking the Leland River as the name implies. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Winery
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“If you consider yourself a wine connoisseur or you just love wine; then you’ll have to check out this local favorite! You won’t be disappointed. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“The gold standard. Pricier, but well worth every penny. Guaranteed to be a meal you'll remember for years. Reservations recommended.”
  • 11 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“A bit of a drive from Red Gate Farm, but it's got a water view with a reasonably priced menu. It's a nice drive to get there, and there's winery next door. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Enduring standby offering an American menu in a casual dining room & tavern with a riverside patio.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great family restaurant with outdoor seating in the summer. This is a local hangout that offers everything from pizza to tacos and has lots of great local beer on tap.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Reservations recommended. Excellent food with amazing views. This place has received national recognition and is a go-to spot for seafood dishes.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“My FAVORITE restaurant in Leelanau county. It's cozy, the food is consistently delicious, and it's only 2 miles from Red Gate Farm. Reservations required, so book early to guarantee your chance to eat here. This is my go-to restaurant when I host visitors. ”
  • 9 locals recommend