Waterfront Restaurants in the Great Lakes Bay

Nothing beats finding great places to eat while you're on vacation — unless those places happen to come with waterfront views! Read on to dive into a few of our favorite restaurants on the water in Michigan's Great Lakes Bay:

Real Seafood Company Bay City

Watch boats pass by on the Saginaw River while you dine on the two-level wraparound deck at this Uptown Bay City seafood restaurant. Serving fresh catch from the Atlantic, the Pacific, the Great Lakes, and the Gulf of Mexico — try favorites from clams to king crab legs, sea bass to scallops, or oysters on the half shell from the rawbar!

Riverfront Grille & Lounge

Dine on the waterfront in Bay City without ever leaving your hotel when you stay at DoubleTree by Hilton - Bay City Riverfront! Enjoy seasonal outdoor seating with gorgeous views of the Saginaw River — and favorites from Lamb Tacos to Shrimp & Grits.

Frankenmuth Brewery

Experience America's oldest microbrewery and Michigan's original craft brewery — paired with gorgeous views of the Cass River and scratch-made pub fare like Lump Crab Mac 'N Cheese, Slow Roasted Pulled Pork, and Smokehaus Tacos.

Tavern 101

Tucked near Bay City's Saginaw River with gorgeous views of waterfront Wenonah Park, this tavern serves up 54 craft brews on tap alongside its American gastropub menu — flatbreads to burgers, Beer-Brined Smoked Brisket Sliders to Bacon Jam Bruschetta.

Castaways Bay City

Cozy up on a deck overlooking the Kawkawlin River and enjoy live weekend entertainment alongside comfort food favorites like Famous Hand-Breaded Walleye, Slow-Roasted BBQ Baby Back Ribs, or Cajun Catfish Dinners.