What are the Best Places to Eat in Northern Michigan?

No matter where your destination is, there is one thing that can make or break any vacation: food. Eating is something that forms strong memories connected to people and locations, and often becomes the centerpiece of a day’s plans when you’re away from home, so read on to learn about all the best places to eat in northern Michigan!

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Different Kinds of Restaurants Around East Jordan


Sometimes kids can be picky with food, so it’s important that you pick out the right place that can cater to everyone in the family. The Landing is a waterfront restaurant that has been serving Lake Charlevoix for over 50 years! The energetic and fun environment is perfect for a night out with the family where you can enjoy a delicious menu that includes dishes inspired by places across the nation.


After a long day out in the town, it’s better to keep things quick and simple. B.C. Pizza is a quick-and-easy, yet high quality pizza chain available across Michigan. B.C. Pizza was founded in 1988, with the first restaurant opening in Boyne City! Ever since then, business boomed, and the founding brothers set out to establish up to 30 more operating restaurants.

Bar and Grill

Bar and Grills around the country always deliver similar (although delicious) menu items. That can often turn visitors away from these restaurants when they are trying to explore new foods, but you won’t find that repetition at Foundry Bar and Grill! Foundry has a menu full of unique dishes like Korean Pork Belly Skewer, Spicy Jaaam Burger, and the local-favorite: the Grease Monkey Grilled Cheese! If you’re ready for a fun twist on Bar and Grill classics, you have to try out Foundry!


When you want to kick things up a notch and head out for some fine dining, Cafe Santé is where you’ll want to go. This European-style bistro has a high-class menu filled with delicious hors d’oeuvres, impeccable European entrees, and even wood-fired pizza! Make it a night to remember with a first-rate wine paired with your meal! Cafe Santé is an especially great restaurant for the summertime, when you can sit out on the patio and soak up the sun and amazing views of Lake Charlevoix.


This list couldn’t be complete without places ready for the most important meal of the day! South Arm Café is just around the corner from our property, and is the place to go for a tasty, traditional American breakfast before you head out to explore Lake Charlevoix! Their menu includes steak and eggs, breakfast skillet, and even a breakfast-style burger.

Stay Right Around the Corner from the Best Restaurants, at South Arm Retreats!family suite

Make South Arm Retreats your home-base as you explore the best places to eat in northern Michigan! Our conveniently located property is just a short drive from any of the restaurants on this list, as well as pretty much anything you would want to do as you visit Lake Charlevoix. Kick back and relax in our comfortable and affordable guest rooms and work up a good appetite for these amazing restaurants while taking part in fun activities, like kayaking on Lake Charlevoix! Book your escape to South Arm Retreats today!