Lulu’s Bistro (Bellaire) $$$$Upscale “City Bistro” atmosphere, great Pastas, Salads, Flatbread Pizza’s. Large wine selection. Very busy spot after 7pm! Best place around for anniversary or birthday dinners! Reservations are accepted. 7 minutes from the Inn. Short’s Brewing Company (Bellaire) $$ Fun, hip, eclectic award winning local Brewing Company; great array of home-brewed beers, excellent wraps, sandwiches and soups, awesome pizza. If you like beer and you like food, this is a must stop! Weekend Entertainment. 7 minutes from the Inn
Pearl’s New Orleans Kitchen (Elk Rapids) $$ Rollicking good-time Cajun & Creole restaurant; great Cajun music, traditional Cajun & Creole dishes like Blackened Alligator, Jambalaya, Crawfish Etouffee, fun staff. Very busy after 7pm. 25 minutes from the Inn Dockside (6340 S.E. Torch Lake Drive, Bellaire) $$:Gorgeous setting on Torch Lake at Clam River. Well known for Mexican specialties, salads, burgers, wraps and baskets. Beer, wine and cocktails available. Spectacular sunsets, outside seating weather permitting. 231-377-7777 Siren Hall (Elk Rapids)$$$$:Open for lunch and dinner, Siren Hall specializes in upscale fare from the sea. The restaurant offers an outdoor patio during the appropriate seasons. 25 minutes from the Inn. Same owner as Lulu's Bistro. The Blue Pelican: (Central Lake) $$$: Casual dining in Central Lake's landmark haunted brick Inn. Extensive menu of pastas, steaks, seafood, southern fare and local fish delicacies. 15-20 minutes North of the Inn on M-88. (231) 544-2583.
The Pelican's Nest Restaurant and Sports Bar: $ Located on the The Chief Golf Course, this is the place for awesome burgers, sandwiches and daily specials. Large screen TV's all around! Great place to catch the game!!!
Rowe Inn (Ellsworth) $$$$: Elegant fine dining on the lake with focus on cuisine native to Michigan; signature dishes include rack of lamb and pecan stuffed morel mushrooms. Extensive wine list. 40 minutes from the Inn; reservations suggested, call for hours. (866) 432-5873 Toonie’s Steakhouse (Bellaire) $ Casual family dining downtown by theatre. Nice selection of favorites; steaks, fish, chicken, ribs, pastas, sandwiches, wraps & classic entrees. 5 Minutes from Inn. Papa K’s (201 S. Division St., Bellaire) $$:Casual pizza and sub shop near Glen’s Market. Great pizza, subs and salads, and even an indoor mini golf course! Kind of rustic on the inside, but they deliver to the Inn. Find menus in the Dining Room. 5 minutes from the Inn
Shanty Creek Restaurants: (Bellaire) $$ - $$$:Shanty Creek Ski and Golf Resort offers several wonderful restaurants. From the elegant Lakeview or special occasions with candlelit tables viewing Lake Bellaire to the fun and casual Ivans, which features casual fare and entertainment.