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

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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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Restaurants

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

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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 boating 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
October 5th

Grandma's Pumpkin Patch

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October 5th

Downtown Saginaw Farmers Market

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October 5th

Midland Area Farmers Market

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October 5th

Johnson's Giant Pumpkins

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October 5th

Frankenmuth Farmer's Market

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October 6th

Jacques Orchard

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October 6th

Apple Blossom Orchard

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October 6th

Witzgall Apple Orchard

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October 6th

Richland Township Park

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October 7th

Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum

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October 8th

Midland Area Farmers Market

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October 8th

Downtown Frankenmuth, Michigan

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