More than 10,000 voters from across the state weighed in on 101 things they love about Northern Michigan. Their votes determined over 300 Red Hot Best winners and 700 honorable mentions. Here you’ll find the best new restaurants in Northern Michigan. Come hungry.

First Place: Mama Lu’s, Traverse City
Second Place: Alliance, Traverse City
Third Place: West End Tavern, Traverse City

The remaining Red Hot Best winners for Northern Michigan new restaurants in alphabetical order:



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