The picturesque small town of Suttons Bay has everything you’re looking for in dining options. After a ride on the TART trail, enjoying a movie at The Bay Theatre or a day of shopping about town, these restaurants can fill you up with some of the best foods made with the finest local ingredients northern Michigan has to offer. With everything from classic bar settings and arcade fun to fine dining and craft brewery hot spots, you’ll find something for everyone’s tastes.

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1. V.I. Grill

 201 N. Joseph St. | 231.271.3300

Located in downtown Sutton’s Bay, the V.I. serves up spins on bar-classics like burgers and fried fish dinners, or come early and enjoy their breakfast specials. With weekly entertainment including trivia nights, the V.I. is the perfect place to indulge in contemporary local fare and the hometown beauty of Suttons Bay.

2. Boone’s Prime Time Pub

102 N. St. Joseph St. | 231.271.6688

An alternative American bar & grill, Boone’s serves favorites like burgers and wedges or stick to their deep-fried beer-battered cheese curds and homemade Arizona eggrolls. Their newly built outdoor, raised patio offers stunning views of Suttons Bay that will make your dinner or lunch stop here a memorable one.

3. Martha’s Leelanau Table

413 N. St. Joseph St. |231.271.2344

A farm-to-table restaurant inspired by the owner’s many travels, Martha’s offers fine dining tastes of different parts of the world with a consistently rotating menu of new delicious dishes. Utilizing only the best local and international ingredients, get a taste of the exotic savory and sweet at their quaint outdoor patio seating in downtown Suttons Bay.

4. Streetside Grille

111 N. St. Joseph St. | 231.866.4199

An intimate bar and grill setting, Streetside offers fresh salads, burgers, seafood options, soups and delicious flatbreads. You can indulge in their extensive drink and food options and enjoy bustling Sutton’s Bay from their open-garage-style seating that allows for comfortable breezes to flow freely on sunny days.

5. Hop Lot Brewing Co.

658 S. W. Bay Shore Dr. | 231.866.4445

A hotspot for locals who love craft beer and ciders, Hop Lot Brewing delivers in a large, tree-filled beer garden. Armed with their own brews, local favorites, a menu of appetizers and sandwiches and lots of outdoor seating, you can sip year ’round. Don’t miss their winterized igloos!

6. Premonitions Pizza & Arcade

100A Cedar St. | 231.866.4494

For a mix of food and fun, Premonitions is the prefect place to grab an easy lunch and play some classic arcade favorites. Offering arcade favorites like hot sandwiches, pizza and salads, you can enjoy from indoors or out on their patio in downtown Suttons Bay.

7. 45th Parallel Café

102 W. Broadway | 231.271.2233

A breakfast and lunch hotspot for many locals, 45th offers classic morning dishes and eggs any way you like them, followed by a robust sandwich and salad menu. With hot coffee pots at the ready and outdoor seating for the whole family, a stop at 45th Parallel will fill you up with your breakfast and lunch favorites.

8. Hearth & Vine Café at Black Star Farms

10844 Revold Rd. | 231.944.1297

Tucked into the beautiful vineyard setting, Hearth & Vine offers everything from soup & salad to pizza and sandwiches using only the best local ingredients. Enjoy a lunch stop with one of their signature cocktails or a glass of Black Star wine to make the perfect summer day at the winery’s spacious outdoor patio seating with views of the vineyards.

Olivia Fellows was a 2020 intern at MyNorth Media. She will graduate from Grand Valley State University in 2021 with a Communications and Multi-Media Journalism degree, and serves as the News Editor for GVSU’s The Lanthorn.