Throw on your flip-flops and a beach cover-up and hit the downtown. Shopping in Frankfort, Michigan, is a part of this beach town experience that you won’t want to miss on a Northern Michigan vacation. Even the biggest beach freaks need a break from the sugar sand Lake Michigan beach just a block away from the shopping district. Start with a stop in Beach Nut Surf Shop for some colorful Guatamalart jewelry and maybe come out with a surf board? Who knows what adventures shopping in Frankfort will bring.

Enjoy this video of the exciting Lake Michigan harbor town, then read on for what to expect when you go shopping in Frankfort, Michigan.

Apparel & Shoes

Bay Wear

332 Main St., 231.352.4489

Michigan-themed clothing, accessories and gifts. The shop carries products from vendors like M-22, Life is Good, Weekender and more.

Frannie’s Follie’s

313 Main St., 989.321.0320

Women’s and men’s clothing along with jewelry and humorous novelties.


413 Main St., 231.352.6253

Find the top trends in men’s and women’s apparel, shoes and accessories.

Hull’s of Frankfort

419 Main St., 231.352.4642

Name brand women’s apparel and accessories with brands such as Neon Buddha and FDJ French Dressing Jeans.

Michigan Rag Co.

433 Main St., 231.352.7028

Handprinted clothing and accessories with a sense of humor.

Art & Antiques

Gwen Frostic Prints

5140 River Rd., 231.882.5505

Visit the home and studio of artist Gwen Frostic. Watch as her prints of landscapes and animals from Northern Michigan are made and pick out a few for yourself.

Huff’s Crystal Art

338 Main St., 734.439.7166

Hand blown glass jewelry, figurines and more.


Crystal Gardens

1299 Pilgrim Hwy., 231.352.9321

An experience for the whole family. Visit their Garden Center for your landscaping needs or the Barn Swallow for antiques, art and gifts. The Rock Shop has stone lamps and jewelry, exotic rocks, geodes and much more. For the kids, the Nature Exhibit is a sanctuary for many animals and plants.

Food & Drink

Crescent Bakery

404 Main St., 231.352.4611

Their goods are baked fresh daily. Satisfy any sweet tooth with their cakes or donuts, or grab a loaf of bread or rolls for dinner.

Frankfort Dairy Maid

1028 Forest Ave.

Offering ice cream and original Coney Island hot dogs.


413 Main St., 231.352.4750

Homemade waffle cones, Mackinac Island style fudge, caramel corn, and brittle are made fresh in the store. The shop also has handmade chocolates, confections, and their original recipe ice cream.

The Cool Spot

306 Main St.

On a hot day stop by for an ice cream cone, cappuccino chiller, old fashioned soda, banana split or any of their sweet treats.

Gifts & Souvenirs

Olsen-Sayles Gift Shop

331 Main St., 231.352.9915

Find a gift for everyone on your list from their selection of jewelry, candles, kitchenware and more.

It’s the Berries

336 Main St., 231.352.6120

The boutique is your stop for gifts.

Hobbies & Toys

Beachnut Surf Shop

1100 Main St., 231.352.5249

Add some zest to your day with their bikes, surfboards, skateboards and stand up paddleboards for rent and purchase. Or try one of their gourmet smoothies.

Corner Toy Store

401 Main St., 231.352.9900

This family-owned shop will delight your kids with their large selection of Legos, Breyer Horses, Folkmanis Puppets, Calico Critters and other toys.

Home Decor

Betsie Bay Furniture

311 Main St., 231.352.4202

Their design team can help you select a piece of furniture for a room, or help you with an extensive interior design project.

Specialty Shops

Corner Drug of Frankfort

401 Main St., 231.352.4471

A full service pharmacy and gift shop.

Crystal Lake Alpaca Farm & Boutique

4907 River Rd., 231.920.7085

Watch the alpacas graze in the fields, or browse the boutique filled with alpaca sweaters, hats, stuffed animals and yarn.

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Photo(s) by Katie Joe