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 Northern Michigan outdoor dining spots.

Fresh air. Good eats. Endless fun.

First Place: Little Fleet, Traverse City
We love: the curated fleet of high-quality food trucks; tasty beverages; and, most of all, the endless summer block party vibe. Check out this Traverse Magazine feature about Little Fleet.

Second Place: Hop Lot Brewing Co, Suttons Bay
Awesome food and even better beer. Bring the kids for s’mores by a bonfire.

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Third Place: Dockside Torch Lake, Bellaire
Tie up the boat and enjoy the view with a Dockburger—it’s big.

The remaining Red Hot Best winners for Northern Michigan outdoor dining spots in alphabetical order:

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