Places to Eat + Drink in the Great Lakes Bay

If you’re looking for places where comfort food finds its perfect companion in easy-drinking pints — or ones where the local bites pair just right with the global wines and artisan cocktails they're served with — you're sure to get your fill in this flavorful region.

Savor at casual fine dining spots where they keep the good wine flowing, or waste no time trying no-frills staples at local barbecue joints and food trucks. Pull up a seat to a fleet of craft handles at cozy breweries, taprooms, and taverns, or find low-key wine and cocktail bars where the bites and sips look every bit as good as they taste!

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Handcrafted Sips + Comforting Dishes
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Explore Six Cities Full of Unforgettable Flavors
Restaurants

From casual fine dining in mood-spot-on ambiance to food trucks dishing up tasty ‘cue or spicy Korean street tacos — this come-hungry region has a depth of flavor that soars on every palate.

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Outdoor Dining

From summer’s bocce ball courts and outdoor beer gardens to fall and winter’s cozy igloos and toasty-warm fire bars — these al fresco spots squeeze every delicious drop out of patio season.

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Waterfront Dining

When it’s been an afternoon of tall ship sailing, breezy boat tours, or lounging on the beach? Stay a little longer for flavors you’ll love, on waters you won’t want to leave.

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Breweries + Taprooms

If you prefer porters or IPAs — blondes, ambers, or all of the above — these breweries and taprooms are each pulling pints of delicious.

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Wineries + Wine Tasting

Clinking glasses of peach & honey wine on a dreamy sunset river cruise or toasting rosé flights on a sun-drenched patio: you’ll find the Great Lakes Bay an inviting place to drink in the scenery, too!

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Distilleries + Craft Cocktails

With a handful of places to cozy in for craft spirits — some pairing their local libations with pretty scrumptious bites — the only tough part will be picking what you’ll order up!

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Get a Taste at These Upcoming Food Events
June 21st

Downtown Saginaw Farmers Market

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June 23rd

Midland Area Farmers Market

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June 23rd

Andersen Enrichment Center & Lucille E. Andersen Memorial Rose Garden

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June 23rd

Downtown Frankenmuth, Michigan

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June 24th

Zehnder's of Frankenmuth

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June 24th

St. Stan's Athletic Club Complex

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June 24th

Downtown Midland

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June 25th

Tri-City Motor Speedway

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June 25th

Bay City Boat Lines

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June 25th

Downtown Midland in front of Tri-Star Trust Bank

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June 25th

Downtown Frankenmuth, Michigan

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