Places to Eat + Drink in the Great Lakes Bay

If you’re looking for places where comfort food finds its companion in ice-cold pints — or ones where the bites pair perfectly with wines and artisan cocktails — you're sure to get your fill in this flavorful region.

Savor casual fine dining vibes, or nosh on no-frills staples at local barbecue joints and food trucks. Pull up a seat to a fleet of craft handles at cozy breweries and taprooms, or find low-key wine and cocktail bars where the sips look every ounce 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 sings.

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Outdoor Dining

From summer’s 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. Cozy in & order up!

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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 sip on!

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Get a Taste at Upcoming Food Events
May 28th

Downtown Saginaw Farmers Market

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May 28th

Dow Diamond Parking Lot

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May 28th

Midland Area Farmers Market

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May 28th

Downtown Frankenmuth, Michigan

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June 1st

Midland Area Farmers Market

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June 3rd

Tri-City Motor Speedway

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June 3rd

Horizons Conference Center

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June 4th

Michigan Antique Festival

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June 4th

Downtown Midland

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June 4th

Downtown Midland

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June 8th

Castle Museum of Saginaw County History

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June 9th

Zehnder Park: Corner of Covered Bridge & Main Street

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