The Best Northern Michigan Restaurants For A Foodie Weekend

Appetizer & Cocktail

Poppycock’s 128 East Front Street, Traverse City 231.941.7632

Hit Poppycock’s popular happy hour for a dirty martini or flute of local bubbly paired with their Red Hot Best proprietary pita chips and trio of dips or sesame crusted tuna with crispy wontons and ginger mustard.


The Boathouse 14039 Peninsula Drive, Traverse City 231.223.4030

Chef Eric Nittolo serves up arty new American cuisine at this luxe eatery with panoramas of Bowers Harbor. Indulge in a Kobe filet or panko-crusted walleye with fragola sarda or sip champagne and slurp ice-cold blue points in the new Oyster Lounge.


Pearl’s New Orleans Kitchen 617 Ames Street, Elk Rapids 231.264.0530

Feed your sweet tooth on classic New Orleans confections like the Red Hot Best Bananas Foster, a hot fudge sundae with beignets or sweet potato pecan pie washed down with brandy-laced chicory coffee.

Sunday Brunch

Amical 229 East Front Street, Traverse City 231.941.8888

Wind up your foodie weekend at Amical with a luxurious late morning brunch of sweet or savory crépes, eggs Milano or airy Belgian waffles with fresh berries and thick-cut bacon.

This article is featured in the June 2013 issue of Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine. Get your copy today!

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