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!

Summer Trip Ideas

It’s summertime in the Great Lakes Bay, and there’s no better way to savor this delicious season than to dine al fresco! Gather up in inviting neighborhoods pleasantly packed with patios — and discover social zones where city streets become one big outdoor dining space!

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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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Summer Trip Ideas

Bringing delicious dishes, crave-worthy foods, and even gourmet selections to the streets (often at incredibly affordable prices), food trucks are popular for so many reasons! But which trucks serve what, and where can you find these mobile eateries when you Go Great Lakes Bay in Pure Michigan? We're here to dish.

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Things To Do

With intentional street closures paving the way for inviting outdoor spots, be sure to hit the streets of our Great Lakes Bay cities to fully enjoy this summer!

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Things To Do

Find yourself feeling carefree at these memorable outdoor spaces that will quench your thirst for good brews & great times when you Go Great Lakes Bay in Pure Michigan!

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Explore Six Cities Full of Unforgettable Flavors
Restaurants

From exquisite Italian dining to food trucks dishing up spicy Korean street tacos — this region has savory flavors for every craving.

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Waterfront Dining

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

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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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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
July 18th

Brickel Berry Farm

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July 18th

Bridgeport Historical Village (next to Fire Dept.)

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July 18th

The H Hotel

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July 18th

Auburn Park Pavilion

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July 18th

Downtown Midland

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July 18th

Drydock Beer Garden

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July 18th

Riverfront Grille & Lounge (DoubleTree)

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July 18th

The Tridge - Chippewassee Park

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July 19th

Fisher's Blueberry Farm

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July 19th

Downtown Saginaw Farmers Market

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July 19th

Throughout Downtown

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