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!

Eat + Drink

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

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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
July 23rd

Birch Run Premium Outlets

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July 23rd

Tri-City Motor Speedway

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July 23rd

Downtown Saginaw Farmers Market

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July 23rd

Morley Plaza: Between Temple Theatre & Huntington Bank.

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July 23rd

Bay City Boat Lines

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July 23rd

Downtown Midland in front of Tri-Star Trust Bank

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July 23rd

Downtown Frankenmuth, Michigan

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July 24th

Midland Area Farmers Market

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July 24th

Downtown Frankenmuth, Michigan

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July 25th

Memorial Park - Frankenmuth

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July 28th

Midland Area Farmers Market

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July 28th

Downtown Frankenmuth, Michigan

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