We’ll take one righteous platter of country fried steak, please. These local diners near Traverse City are taking breakfast offer the classics to unique takes. Explore these best Northern Michigan breakfast restaurants as voted on by 15,349 lovers of Up North in MyNorth’s annual Red Hot Best.
45th Parallel Cafe // Suttons Bay
Halfway between the equator and the north pole, dine on real morel omelets and other fine specialties.
Dilbert’s // Interlochen
Home of the Hobo breakfast sandwich and a menu of other kicked-up morning dishes worth loosening your belt for. Better yet, leave it at home.
Flap Jack Shack // Traverse City
We’ll have a four-egg baked omelet with a short-stack side of buttermilk pancakes. Oh yeah!
J&S Hamburg // Traverse City
How we love this Traverse City icon where the counter stools swivel and you can sate your cravings for an old-timey breakfast with a righteous platter of country fried steak.
Omelette Shoppe // Traverse City
Experts in folding delicious and unexpected ingredients between eggs since 1975. Where do YOU want to get breakfast?
Randy’s Diner // Traverse City
An authentic diner where the likes of steak and eggs hang out with gluten free options.
Red Spire Brunch House // Traverse City
Get your food comatose on with over-the-top Benedicts, French toasts and pancakes (red velvet, anyone?) in this brunch house’s way-cool Building 50-digs at Grand Traverse Commons.
Round’s // Traverse City
Where the coffee is on at 5:30 a.m. and the service and the food have been downright awesome for more than 50 years.
Sparky’s Diner // Traverse City
There’s more than the corn beef hash omelet on this classic breakfast menu, but somehow we can’t get past it … Swiss cheese in it too.
The Tribune // Northport
If there’s a restaurant that can pull off microgreens on the biscuits and gravy, this is it.