Top 10 Northern Michigan Restaurants With a View

Here are the top 10 Northern Michigan restaurants with a view to visit for your next Northern Michigan vacation. The following winners were determined by more than 10,000 participants who voted in MyNorth’s 2014 Red Hot Best annual contest. Put on your finest threads, or stop by after a beach day, to one of these Top 10 Northern Michigan restaurants with a view. Find all 300 Red Hot Best winners in 101 categories in the 2014 June issue of Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine.


Hungry? This delicious burger with a view that feeds your soul can be found at the Dockside, overlooking Torch Lake in Alden.

The top three, which appear in the 2014 June issue of Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine, are as follows:

And the rest of the Top 10 Northern Michigan beaches in alphabetical order:

  • Arcadia Bluffs, Arcadia — Fuel up after a round of golf
  • Blu, Glen Arbor — European techniques fused with local ingredients
  • Cafe Sante, Boyne City — Enjoy a drink by the “fire ring”
  • Dockside, Torch Lake — Best way to get there is by boat
  • Knot Just a Bar, Omena — And it’s “knot” just a restaurant (think nightclub, lounge, bar, all in one)
  • Lakeview, Shanty Creek Resorts — Majestic sunset views of Lake Bellaire
  • Legs Inn, Cross Village — The historic restaurant with hearty Polish grub


June 2014 Red Hot Best of Northern Michigan issue of Traverse MagazineMore Northern Michigan Top 10’s