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!

Eat + Drink

Staring into each other’s eyes amidst soft candlelight, enjoying ambiances that rival the tantalizing flavors, and indulging in delicious desserts on magical evenings you’re sure to remember — dreamy date nights await, lovebirds!

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Things To Do

No matter the season — or whether you’re craving craft beer, wine, or cocktails — you’ll find plenty of places to savor in Pure Michigan’s Great Lakes Bay Region. Make your way through this hand-picked guide of artisans & opportunities, and discover for yourself!

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Fall Trip Ideas

With full menus to small plates for savoring, baked goods and pastries made fresh, and java jolts to mellow-mood teas at the ready, enjoy tasting your way through these cozy coffee shops and tea lounges in Pure Michigan’s Great Lakes Bay Region.

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Explore Six Cities Full of Unforgettable Flavors
Restaurants

From casual fine dining to food trucks dishing up tasty ‘cue or spicy Korean street tacos — this region has savory flavors for every craving.

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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

Cozying up with mulled wine by the wood-burning fireplace at Harless + Hugh or sampling from a global menu, including six selections on tap, at Prost! Wine Bar & Charcuterie — you’ll find the Great Lakes Bay an inviting place to unwind this winter.

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Distilleries + Craft Cocktails

With a small 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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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

At any eatery on these wintry waters, indulge in each satisfying forkful and the scenery!

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Get a Taste at Upcoming Food Events
December 4th

Downtown Frankenmuth, Michigan

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December 4th

Downtown Bay City

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December 9th

Buds to Bloom

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December 9th

Roberts Park

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December 10th

Zehnder's of Frankenmuth

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December 14th

Mi Element Grains & Grounds

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December 31st

Zehnder's Splash Village Hotel & Waterpark

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January 13th

The Dow Event Center

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January 25th

Zehnder's of Frankenmuth

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April 19th

Zehnder's of Frankenmuth

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May 11th

Zehnder's of Frankenmuth

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