Northern Michigan Waterside Dining: 65 Gorgeous Picks

Mackinac Island

Carriage House at Hotel Iroquois

Old-World charm, piano bar. Regional menu: whitefish, filet mignon and seafood. BLD • BAR • $$$ MAIN ST. ON THE WATER, 906-847-3321

Chippewa Hotel

Centennial inn with American cuisine in the Harborview Dining Room. BLD • BAR MAIN ST., 906-847-3341

Grand Hotel

The movie Somewhere in Time was filmed here. Boasts the world’s largest front porch. Jockey Club—Sandwiches, salads, full dinner menu. LD Dining Room—Lunch buffet. BLD Geranium Bar—B Carlton’s— Sandwiches, salads. L Woods Restaurant—Fine dining, extensive wine list. D ALL RESTAURANTS: BAR • $$-$$$ GRAND AVE., 906-847-3331.

Lake View Hotel’s Pilot House

Seafood dishes, late-nightdining. BLD • BAR • $$ MAIN ST., 906-847-3384

Mary’s Bistro

Serving chicken pot pie, wood grilled tuna, sirloin with horseradish sauce and grilled bananas. LD • BAR • $-$$ MAIN ST. AT STAR LINE DOCK. 906-847-9911

Mission Point Resort

Bistro on the Greens—LD • BAR • $ The Round Island Bar & Grill–Burgers and sandwiches LD The Pink Pony Bar & Grill The island’s entertainment oasis—loud, bustling, with pastas and steaks. LD • BAR • $$ MAIN ST., 906-847-3341.

Tea Room at Fort Mackinac

Refreshments with a view of the harbor and Straits of Mackinac. BL • BAR • $ 906-847-3331.

Cheboygan

The Boathouse

Dine on ultra fresh cuisine with contemporary presentation in a 1940’s boathouse right on the Cheboygan River. LD • BAR • $-$$ 106 PINE ST., CHEBOYGAN, 627-4316

Chateau-North Restaurant

Hikers on Black Mountain love settling in post-walkabout for the glorious view of East Twin Lake and freshly prepared trout, perch, quail, lobster and homemade bread with honey-walnut butter. D • BAR $$-$$$ 10621 TWIN LAKES RD., CHEBOYGAN, 625-9322

 Hack-Ma-Tack Inn

Classic 1894-era hunting and fishing lodge on the Cheboygan River near Mullett Lake specializes in steaks and seafood. Dock space and overnight slips. LD • BAR • $-$$ 8131 BEEBE RD., CHEBOYGAN, 625-2919

Harbor Springs

Little Traverse Bay Restaurant

Spectacular views of Little Traverse Bay, the course and surrounding countryside. Patio or inside seating with great sunsets, steaks, º vegetarian. LD • BAR • $$ 995 HIDEAWAY VALLEY, HARBOR SPRINGS, 526-7800.

Stafford’s Pier

Regional cuisine. Pointer Room—Fresh seafood. LD • BAR • $$ Dudley’s Deck—LD • BAR • $$ Chart Room—D • BAR • $$ 102 BAY ST., HARBOR SPRINGS, 526-6201.

Pellston

Dam Site Inn

With views of the Maple River, this classic family dining establishment offers a bit of everything plus all-you-can-eat chicken dinners. D • BAR • $$-$$$ 6705 WOODLAND RD., PELLSTON, 539-8851.  

Douglas Lake Bar & Steakhouse

Up North ambience, two fireplaces and a view of the lake pair with big steaks, whitefish, ribs and lamb. D • BAR • SF • $$$ 7314 DOUGLAS LAKE RD., PELLSTON, 539-8588.

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