MaryEllen’s TC favorites guidebook

MaryEllen
MaryEllen’s TC favorites guidebook

Food scene

This is our favorite Mexican place anywhere. Everything is delicious...the pinto beans are smoked, the guac is great, everything is made onsite. They also vary their special depending on the season...asparagus specials in the spring, cherry items in the summer...Try their sour cherry margarita!!!
9 moradores locais recomendam
Red Mesa Grill
1544 U.S. 31
9 moradores locais recomendam
This is our favorite Mexican place anywhere. Everything is delicious...the pinto beans are smoked, the guac is great, everything is made onsite. They also vary their special depending on the season...asparagus specials in the spring, cherry items in the summer...Try their sour cherry margarita!!!
This is an iconic bar...oldest running bar in state. Great ribs, burgers, etc. Smooch the moose and buy the T-shirt!
13 moradores locais recomendam
Sleder's Family Tavern
717 Randolph Street
13 moradores locais recomendam
This is an iconic bar...oldest running bar in state. Great ribs, burgers, etc. Smooch the moose and buy the T-shirt!
Amazing fine dining, great golf course!
Grand Traverse Resort
Amazing fine dining, great golf course!
This place is our favorite old mission winery-Late Harvest Riesling is amazing!
30 moradores locais recomendam
Chateau Chantal Winery and Inn
15900 Rue De Vin
30 moradores locais recomendam
This place is our favorite old mission winery-Late Harvest Riesling is amazing!
Great BBQ and fun atmosphere.
17 moradores locais recomendam
Blue Tractor Barbeque
423 South Union Street
17 moradores locais recomendam
Great BBQ and fun atmosphere.
Pearl’s New Orlean’s Kitchen...great food, drinks, atmosphere! Same owner as Red Mesa Grill! Love this place...has Gluten free corn bread!
617 Ames St
617 Ames Street
Pearl’s New Orlean’s Kitchen...great food, drinks, atmosphere! Same owner as Red Mesa Grill! Love this place...has Gluten free corn bread!
Is on our list to visit this summer! Heard from a friend best beer garden he has been to outside of Germany. They have *igloos*!!!! In the winter time. We are totally going to try it this winter!!!
10 moradores locais recomendam
Hop Lot Brewing Company
10 moradores locais recomendam
Is on our list to visit this summer! Heard from a friend best beer garden he has been to outside of Germany. They have *igloos*!!!! In the winter time. We are totally going to try it this winter!!!
Great cherry foodie items!
20 moradores locais recomendam
Cherry Republic | Traverse City
154 East Front Street
20 moradores locais recomendam
Great cherry foodie items!
Great pizza! Have GF crust too!
6 moradores locais recomendam
That'sa Pizza
5430 U.S. 31
6 moradores locais recomendam
Great pizza! Have GF crust too!
Old fashioned car hop dining! Great burgers, fries (order a “car load”) and terrific milk shakes!!! All are good, but try cherry!
14 moradores locais recomendam
Don's Drive-In
2030 U.S. 31 N
14 moradores locais recomendam
Old fashioned car hop dining! Great burgers, fries (order a “car load”) and terrific milk shakes!!! All are good, but try cherry!
Drinks on the large deck at sunset overlooking the bay is the reason to go here!
15 moradores locais recomendam
Bayview Inn Bar & Grill
5074 U.S. Highway 31
15 moradores locais recomendam
Drinks on the large deck at sunset overlooking the bay is the reason to go here!
Iconic bar on Torch lake that you can boat to!
47 moradores locais recomendam
Dockside Torch Lake
6340 Old Torch Lake Drive
47 moradores locais recomendam
Iconic bar on Torch lake that you can boat to!

Activities

Great place to rent a boat for the day...right on Elk Lake which is a hidden treasure. Everyone knows about Torch Lake, but Elks is beautiful and not nearly as heavily used. Great water skiing lake!
8 moradores locais recomendam
Elk River Marina
118 Bridge St
8 moradores locais recomendam
Great place to rent a boat for the day...right on Elk Lake which is a hidden treasure. Everyone knows about Torch Lake, but Elks is beautiful and not nearly as heavily used. Great water skiing lake!
super close location that hosts concerts in summer Bourbon’s 72 is good restaurant there too!
Turtle Creek Casino (Main Ent)
super close location that hosts concerts in summer Bourbon’s 72 is good restaurant there too!
The film festival is a terrific event! highly recommend going to open viewing on the big screen on the bay!
11 moradores locais recomendam
Traverse City Film Festival
232 East Front Street
11 moradores locais recomendam
The film festival is a terrific event! highly recommend going to open viewing on the big screen on the bay!
Super cute local ski place with great tubing!
14 moradores locais recomendam
Mt. Holiday Ski and Recreational Area
3100 Holiday Road
14 moradores locais recomendam
Super cute local ski place with great tubing!
One of the best in the nation!
6 moradores locais recomendam
Great Lakes Equestrian Festival
6535 Bates Rd
6 moradores locais recomendam
One of the best in the nation!
Traversecity.com has listing of local live music locations, seasonal events etc.
133 moradores locais recomendam
Traverse City
133 moradores locais recomendam
Traversecity.com has listing of local live music locations, seasonal events etc.

Activities

Shanty creek/Schuss mountain is our favorite ski place in northern Michigan. It has runs for everyone. Insider tip...eat over in the condo area at restaurant...much better food and is still onsite. It is about 40 minutes door to door from our place!
15 moradores locais recomendam
Shanty Creek Resort
5780 Shanty Creek Rd
15 moradores locais recomendam
Shanty creek/Schuss mountain is our favorite ski place in northern Michigan. It has runs for everyone. Insider tip...eat over in the condo area at restaurant...much better food and is still onsite. It is about 40 minutes door to door from our place!
Take a beautiful 18 mile drive from base to tip of peninsula to the lighthouse. Do wine tasting tour along the way.
19 moradores locais recomendam
Peninsula Township
19 moradores locais recomendam
Take a beautiful 18 mile drive from base to tip of peninsula to the lighthouse. Do wine tasting tour along the way.
https://www.traverseticker.com/calendar The traverse ticker has area events listed in calendar format which is really useful!
133 moradores locais recomendam
Traverse City
133 moradores locais recomendam
https://www.traverseticker.com/calendar The traverse ticker has area events listed in calendar format which is really useful!

Sightseeing

Must do-dunes climb and sightseeing drive loop!
116 moradores locais recomendam
Sleeping Bear Dunes
116 moradores locais recomendam
Must do-dunes climb and sightseeing drive loop!
Great parks, wineries, etc. up this way!
Leelanau Peninsula
Great parks, wineries, etc. up this way!
Take a boat ride out to South Manitou island for the day and see the virgin white pine Forrest...amazing!
14 moradores locais recomendam
Manitou Island Transit
207 West River Street
14 moradores locais recomendam
Take a boat ride out to South Manitou island for the day and see the virgin white pine Forrest...amazing!

Groceries and incidentals

Open 24 hours, can get groceries and incidentals right up the street. Must try their dark chocolate covered cherries in the produce dept. they are big boxes but trust me...they won’t go to waste!
6 moradores locais recomendam
Meijer
6 moradores locais recomendam
Open 24 hours, can get groceries and incidentals right up the street. Must try their dark chocolate covered cherries in the produce dept. they are big boxes but trust me...they won’t go to waste!
Great meat and deli items this side of town. Check it out...right next door to Red Mesa Grill!
Bayside Market
1532 US-31
Great meat and deli items this side of town. Check it out...right next door to Red Mesa Grill!