Known for its winter sports attractions and beautiful summer hiking trails, Boyne City’s outdoor activities can be found both on or off of the mountain. With some of the best outdoor dining found at Boyne Mountain and downtown, after hitting the cold slopes or one of more than 14 hiking trails in summer, making a stop at one of these restaurants with al fresco dining is sure to impress with views of Lake Charlevoix and some of the best eats you’ll find in Northern Michigan.

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1. The Strand at Sommerset Pointe

00970 Marina Dr. | 231.582.9900

A favorite spot for lovers of all things nautical, this lakeside retreat offers hearty glazed pork belly and NY strip steaks to freshly caught whitefish and perch entrees. For views of the finest boats in Charlevoix and plenty of options to choose from, a visit to The Strand makes for a great stop for both the sailing and food lovers in your life.


2. Cafe Sante

One Water Street | 231.582.8800

Sip Belgian beers and enjoy European Classics like wood-fired pizzas, paninis and pastas on either the covered or open air patios. The glass wall will shield you from any unruly lake breezes while providing a view of beautiful Lake Charlevoix.

3. The Argonne House

11929 Boyne City Rd. | 231.547.93321

A hotspot for everything from weddings to banquets to business events, the spacious seating and unique menu features including seafood, steaks and hand tossed wood-fired pizzas, the Argonne House’s beautiful views of Lake Charlevoix and delicious entrees will have your stomach itching to come back.

4, Lake Street Pub

202 S. Lake St. | 231.497.6031

A family-friendly pub, Lake Street caters to all ages with favorites like soft pretzels and melty cheese sticks to build your own mac and cheese and classic sandwiches like the Rueben and club. With comfortable outdoor seating and views of Lake Charlevoix, Lake Street is sure to become a family favorite destination with choices for everyone in your crew.

5. Beach House Restaurant

1 Boyne Mountain Rd. | Across from Gold Shop on Deer Lake | 855.688.7042

On the shores of stunning Deer Lake, Boyne Mountain’s Beach House restaurant menu includes seafood like fresh salmon and perch to delicious beef and ribeye. A favorite spot for families, the lakeside retreat offers fresh salads and savory appetizers that will make you want to come for the meals and stay for the sunsets.

6. Red Mesa Grill

117 Water St. | 231.582.0049

If you’re a lover of Latin American foods, Red Mesa Grill will help feed your appetite with classics like chips and guacamole to steak or shrimp fajita twisters. Enjoy one (or three!) of their delicious tacos while you relax at their pleasant outdoor seating in downtown Charlevoix.

7. Forty Acres Tavern

1 Boyne Mountain Rd. |The Village | 231.549.7270

A hot spot found at Boyne Mountain, Forty Acres brings you the best in beer and food with their extensive beer, cocktail and spirits list to pair with sandwich favorites like the French dip or loaded grilled cheese. With outdoor and indoor seating, Forty Acres is a great lunch or dinner spot whether it’s below 0 on the slopes in winter or a hot Michigan summer day.

8. Everett’s

1 Boyne Mountain Rd. | Mountain Grand Lodge| 231.549.7959

Another favorite for Boyne Mountain frequenters, Everett’s serves breakfast, lunch and dinner options for all the hungry mouths. With lunch and dinner menu that have everything from salads, sandwiches and pasta to seafood and choice cuts of meat, there’s options for everyone to enjoy while you take in the beauty of Boyne on their outdoor patio or indoor seating.

9. Trophy Room Pub & Pizzeria

1 Boyne Mountain Rd. | Clock Tower Lodge| 231.549.7283

Specializing in pizzas, grinders, pastas and salads, the Trophy Room Pub will have your pie favorites or you can build your own from their extensive topping’s menu. Finish off your meal and satisfy your sweet tooth with their giant brownie or cinnamon sticks on a hot summer day outside or a snow-blowing winter indoor getaway at Boyne Mountain.

Photo(s) by Rachel Haggerty