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Best American Restaurants in Northern Michigan

Bennethum's Northern InnBennethum's Northern Inn
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American | Gaylord, Northern Michigan
Tracey'sTracey's
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American | Munising, Northern Michigan
Aerie Restaurant & LoungeAerie Restaurant & Lounge
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American | Acme, Northern Michigan
Mary's Bistro Draught HouseMary's Bistro Draught House
(31)
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American | Mackinac Island, Northern Michigan

Best Italian Restaurants in Northern Michigan

FunistradaFunistrada
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Italian | Glen Arbor / Maple City, Northern Michigan
PepeNero Ristorantino Italiano / Ballaro Wine LoungePepeNero Ristorantino Italiano / Ballaro Wine Lounge
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Italian | Traverse City, Northern Michigan

Popular restaurants in Northern MI

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Trattoria Stella
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Italian | Traverse City
Boathouse Restaurant
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European | Traverse City
PepeNero Ristorantino Italiano / Ballaro Wine Lounge
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Italian | Traverse City
Aerie Restaurant & Lounge
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Bennethum's Northern Inn1. Bennethum's Northern Inn
150 reviews
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American | Gaylord, Northern Michigan

Great service and perfect night to celebrate my birthday! Thank you again for another great experience! More

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Red Ginger of Traverse City2. Red Ginger of Traverse City
1463 reviews
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Asian | Traverse City, Northern Michigan

Excellent food and service as always. Was seated on back enclosed patio as requested. More

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The Table Restaurant at the H Hotel3. The Table Restaurant at the H Hotel
361 reviews
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Steakhouse | Midland, Northern Michigan

It was a great experience. We would come again if the occasion comes up. More

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The Rowe Inn4. The Rowe Inn
132 reviews
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French | Charlevoix, Northern Michigan

Great food. Outstanding wine menu. Excellent service. We dine here several times during our summer stay in Petoskey and we are never disappointed. More

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Tracey's5. Tracey's
75 reviews
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American | Munising, Northern Michigan

We are from Seattle so fine dining is a "must". Touring the American Great Lakes, in our pre-travel research, the one destination that grabbed our attention for great food was Tracey's (we even changed our itinerary to make this reservation happen). The indoor seating is light and airy and a great setting to end a perfect day of cruising "Pictured Rocks". Tracey's absolutely did not disappoint. From the appetizers (spring rolls- a tasty modern take on lumpia shanghai; breaded cheese curds- as comforting as comfort food gets savory seasoned) to the delicious main courses (pork belly, bison short rib ragout, potato chip encrusted whitefish, & trout hemingway; all too mouth watering to describe in words -- the best description was "you can taste all the simple flavors in one terrific explosion in your mouth") and to the final sweet notes of dessert (creme brulee- perfect example of how one should be made and taste special with a garnish of "thimbleberry glass"; miner's delight- a yummy discovery of complimentary flavors), this is a highly recommended culinary experience. Very special "thank you" to Heather our server and kudos to Ana (hope spelling is correct, I believe you own this fine establishment... you were very friendly and helpful to your guests and your staff). More

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Bourbons 72Bourbons 72
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Steak | Traverse City, Northern Michigan

Hand-cut steaks & chops seared over an open flame. Premium coastal seafood freshly prepared with a contemporary flair.

Enticing. Tantalizing. World Class.

Experience Northern Michigan's premier steakhouse, Bourbons 72. Offering unforgettable meals and exceptional service!

Begin with a bourbon flight and small plate in our cozy lounge area, followed by a mouth-watering meal in our spacious dining room that welcomes you to relax in a tufted leather booth or at an intimate table.


Featuring over 72 kinds of bourbon from Michigan, Kentucky and beyond, Bourbons 72 lives up to its name. After wetting your palate, settle in with a pour of your favorite or a handcrafted cocktailMore

Slate Traverse CitySlate Traverse City
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American | Traverse City, Northern Michigan

Your newest Front Street favorite, Slate proudly opened its doors on Friday, June 22, 2018. The name Slate was derived from its chalkboard style menu and will boast nightly features and other accoutrements that will tantalize your taste-buds. Slate’s chalkboard menus will likely change based on availability of the freshest food, the whims of our culinary team, and the seasonality of Northern Michigan. Join us!More

Sorellina - Traverse CitySorellina - Traverse City
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Italian | Traverse City, Northern Michigan

Sorellina, which means little sister in Italian, has been a part of the vibrant fabric of downtown Traverse City since its opening in 2012. Relax, unwind, grab a glass of wine and join us for both authentic Italian favorites and contemporary Italian culinary interpretations.More

WillowWillow
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American | Harbor Springs, Northern Michigan

Willow sits perched on historic Bay St. overlooking the beautiful waters of Little Traverse Bay in downtown Harbor Springs. The restaurant boasts an airy dining room with a rustic, yet modern atmosphere that pays homage to the beauty of Northern Michigan. Helmed by Chef Daniel Rutkowski, the menu embodies Modern American cuisine with an authentic approach to farm-to-table cooking, in which ingredients drive the menu. Rutkowski’s style is simple, but creative and refined, with a lean on his Midwestern roots and expansive culinary rapport. At the bar, Willow is complemented by a thoughtfully sourced wine and craft cocktail program that focuses on seasonality and the freshest local ingredients.More

Discover Northern Michigan

The Upper Peninsula of Michigan is a heavily forested region rich in game. This area features plenty of outdoor activities and a short but produce-rich summer season. Multiple wineries dot Northern Michigan, offering tastings and dining options paired with the intense and fruity wines made from short-season grapes. Freshwater fish, both cooked and smoked, are abundant and prepared to perfection. Fans of craft beer will enjoy both the beverages and the views of the surrounding lakes in the gorgeous country north of Lake Michigan. If the chill is hard to shake, you can warm things up in Marquette with a Cajun dinner. Be sure to save room for dessert. The Upper Peninsula is rich with wild berries, and you can't leave without trying some pie!