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Eating in Leelanau

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Bakeries, and Coffee Shops
Leland, MI. Laid-back seasonal riverside grill & bar serving gourmet seafood & steaks amid fishing-cabin decor.
25 moradores locais recomendam
The Cove
111 River Street
25 moradores locais recomendam
Leland, MI. Laid-back seasonal riverside grill & bar serving gourmet seafood & steaks amid fishing-cabin decor.
Lake Leelanau, MI. Fresh seafood and wood-fired pizza
13 moradores locais recomendam
Nittolo's Pizza
104 Main Street
13 moradores locais recomendam
Lake Leelanau, MI. Fresh seafood and wood-fired pizza
Suttons Bay, MI. A charming lunch and dinner spot serving scratch-made regional specialties with European accents, plus beer & wine. *Check their social channels for live music offerings
32 moradores locais recomendam
Martha's Leelanau Table
413 North Saint Joseph Street
32 moradores locais recomendam
Suttons Bay, MI. A charming lunch and dinner spot serving scratch-made regional specialties with European accents, plus beer & wine. *Check their social channels for live music offerings
Traverse City, MI. Farm Club is a farm, restaurant, brewery, bakery and marketplace. They are located 7 miles from downtown Traverse City and easily accessed by the TART trail.
50 moradores locais recomendam
Farm Club
10051 South Lake Leelanau Drive
50 moradores locais recomendam
Traverse City, MI. Farm Club is a farm, restaurant, brewery, bakery and marketplace. They are located 7 miles from downtown Traverse City and easily accessed by the TART trail.
Maple City, MI. Elevated Italian cuisine & notable wines served in snug, warm surrounds in a time-tested building, located near Glen Lake. Reservations strongly encouraged.
20 moradores locais recomendam
Trattoria Funistrada
4566 West MacFarlane Road
20 moradores locais recomendam
Maple City, MI. Elevated Italian cuisine & notable wines served in snug, warm surrounds in a time-tested building, located near Glen Lake. Reservations strongly encouraged.
Lake Leelanau, MI. Fast, casual, eclectic breakfast and sandwich shop serving beer, wine and cocktails.
Fiddleheads
202 West Main Street
Lake Leelanau, MI. Fast, casual, eclectic breakfast and sandwich shop serving beer, wine and cocktails.
Leland, MI. Restaurant in the charming Leland lodge serving lunch and dinner with indoor and outdoor seating.
Bogey's 19th Hole
565 Pearl St
Leland, MI. Restaurant in the charming Leland lodge serving lunch and dinner with indoor and outdoor seating.
Northport, MI. An ice cream parlor and eatery serving fresh, from scratch breakfast, lunch and takeout.
29 moradores locais recomendam
The Tribune Ice Cream & Eatery
110 East Nagonaba Street
29 moradores locais recomendam
Northport, MI. An ice cream parlor and eatery serving fresh, from scratch breakfast, lunch and takeout.
Sutton's Bay, MI. A menu featuring rustic bistro fare, comfort food & cocktails in a casual space with patio seating.
12 moradores locais recomendam
Wren
329 E State St
12 moradores locais recomendam
Sutton's Bay, MI. A menu featuring rustic bistro fare, comfort food & cocktails in a casual space with patio seating.
Suttons Bay, MI. A 4-seasons Northern Michigan brewery & beer garden in the woods serving beer, cider, wine, and food with a family-friendly setting.
71 moradores locais recomendam
Hop Lot Brewing Co.
658 S W Bay Shore Dr
71 moradores locais recomendam
Suttons Bay, MI. A 4-seasons Northern Michigan brewery & beer garden in the woods serving beer, cider, wine, and food with a family-friendly setting.
Maple City, MI. Local market offering an upscale deli experience combined with the charm of the ‘Up North’ feel. Signature sandwiches, wraps, salads, soups, candy and fresh baked goods are made from scratch with fresh ingredients. Also known for their Detroit-Style pizza.
20 moradores locais recomendam
Market 22
497 East Harbor Highway
20 moradores locais recomendam
Maple City, MI. Local market offering an upscale deli experience combined with the charm of the ‘Up North’ feel. Signature sandwiches, wraps, salads, soups, candy and fresh baked goods are made from scratch with fresh ingredients. Also known for their Detroit-Style pizza.
Maple City, Michigan. A British Gastro Pub with a fun atmosphere serving classic English dishes and Indian fare with a great offering of ales and local wines. *Check their social channels for live music offerings
17 moradores locais recomendam
Little Traverse Inn
149 East Harbor Highway
17 moradores locais recomendam
Maple City, Michigan. A British Gastro Pub with a fun atmosphere serving classic English dishes and Indian fare with a great offering of ales and local wines. *Check their social channels for live music offerings
Leland, MI. Delicious seasonal fare with an eclectic wine list and excellent service all overlooking the picturesque Leland River. Reservations encouraged.
26 moradores locais recomendam
The Riverside Inn
302 East River Street
26 moradores locais recomendam
Leland, MI. Delicious seasonal fare with an eclectic wine list and excellent service all overlooking the picturesque Leland River. Reservations encouraged.
Leland, MI. A must-visit sandwich shop in historic Fishtown offering 60+ types of cheese, sandwiches & bag lunches with chips & cookies. Pro tip: Lines can get very long as noon approaches. Call in advance to place your order (231) 256-9141. Their menu can be viewed here: https://www.villagecheeseshanty.com/menu
38 moradores locais recomendam
Village Cheese Shanty
199 West River Street
38 moradores locais recomendam
Leland, MI. A must-visit sandwich shop in historic Fishtown offering 60+ types of cheese, sandwiches & bag lunches with chips & cookies. Pro tip: Lines can get very long as noon approaches. Call in advance to place your order (231) 256-9141. Their menu can be viewed here: https://www.villagecheeseshanty.com/menu
Glen Arbor, MI. Upscale New American food & wine pairings with panoramic water views in a chic space. Reservations encouraged.
11 moradores locais recomendam
Blu
5705 South Lake Street
11 moradores locais recomendam
Glen Arbor, MI. Upscale New American food & wine pairings with panoramic water views in a chic space. Reservations encouraged.
Leland, MI. Breakfast spot on Main Street in Leland offering an extensive menu of omelettes and other brunch favorites.
Leelanau Coffee Roasting Company Breakfast Bistro
101 South Main Street
Leland, MI. Breakfast spot on Main Street in Leland offering an extensive menu of omelettes and other brunch favorites.
Lake Leelanau, MI. Friendly bakery serving ice cream, cupcakes, cookies, cakes, pretzels, and sandwiches.
Hannah's
112 East Philip Street
Lake Leelanau, MI. Friendly bakery serving ice cream, cupcakes, cookies, cakes, pretzels, and sandwiches.
Suttons Bay, MI. Specialty Coffee Bar. Artisan House Made Pastries. Full Espresso Bar with one Single Origin Espresso and House Blend Espresso. Slow Bar with Pour Overs, Siphon, Aeropress, Iced Flash Brew. Nitro Cold Brew.
9 moradores locais recomendam
Mundos Roasting & Co.
206 North Saint Joseph Street
9 moradores locais recomendam
Suttons Bay, MI. Specialty Coffee Bar. Artisan House Made Pastries. Full Espresso Bar with one Single Origin Espresso and House Blend Espresso. Slow Bar with Pour Overs, Siphon, Aeropress, Iced Flash Brew. Nitro Cold Brew.
Lake Leelanau, MI. Coffee, Espresso, Latte, Frozen Drinks, Smoothies and more.
9 moradores locais recomendam
Pedaling Beans Coffeehouse
116 East Philip Street
9 moradores locais recomendam
Lake Leelanau, MI. Coffee, Espresso, Latte, Frozen Drinks, Smoothies and more.
Northport, MI. A neighborhood bakery serving donuts, baked goods, coffee, and their world famous cinnamon twists
15 moradores locais recomendam
Barb's Bakery
112 Mill Street
15 moradores locais recomendam
Northport, MI. A neighborhood bakery serving donuts, baked goods, coffee, and their world famous cinnamon twists
Blue Boat Coffee
106 N Main St
Northport, MI. Breakfast (all day!), lunch, treats, coffee and espresso drinks.
17 moradores locais recomendam
New Bohemian Café
110 S Waukazoo St
17 moradores locais recomendam
Northport, MI. Breakfast (all day!), lunch, treats, coffee and espresso drinks.
Suttons Bay, MI. A local favorite! Artisan bakery, cafe, and farm market. Be sure to try their delicious croissants and pastry goods.
13 moradores locais recomendam
9 Bean Rows
5441 N Overlook Rd
13 moradores locais recomendam
Suttons Bay, MI. A local favorite! Artisan bakery, cafe, and farm market. Be sure to try their delicious croissants and pastry goods.
Glen Arbor, MI. Coffee shop and cafe.
9 moradores locais recomendam
Leelanau Coffee Roasting Company
6443 W Western Ave
9 moradores locais recomendam
Glen Arbor, MI. Coffee shop and cafe.
Suttons Bay, MI. Featuring local and Michigan made products. They offer delicious soup, wraps, and subs for order online and pick up in-store.
MI Market Suttons Bay
321 N St Joseph St
Suttons Bay, MI. Featuring local and Michigan made products. They offer delicious soup, wraps, and subs for order online and pick up in-store.
Suttons Bay, MI. A family owned and operated restaurant serving breakfast and homemade soups and sandwiches to order. You can order online, by phone or in person. Dine in or to go.
Lylah's
112 E Philip St
Suttons Bay, MI. A family owned and operated restaurant serving breakfast and homemade soups and sandwiches to order. You can order online, by phone or in person. Dine in or to go.

Leelanau Wineries

A list of select wineries with great wine, friendly staff, comfortable atmospheres, and scenic views.
Lake Leelanau, MI. Good Harbor Vineyards is located three miles south of Leland on M-22 and 16 miles north of the Sleeping Bear Dunes. A family owned and operated winery, Good Harbor Vineyards has been producing award-winning, affordable, quality wines since 1980. Enjoy a wine tasting with their friendly staff or have a glass of wine or a flight trio on the patio.
9 moradores locais recomendam
Good Harbor Vineyards
34 South Manitou Trail
9 moradores locais recomendam
Lake Leelanau, MI. Good Harbor Vineyards is located three miles south of Leland on M-22 and 16 miles north of the Sleeping Bear Dunes. A family owned and operated winery, Good Harbor Vineyards has been producing award-winning, affordable, quality wines since 1980. Enjoy a wine tasting with their friendly staff or have a glass of wine or a flight trio on the patio.
Lake Leelanau, MI. Aurora Cellars is a boutique winery with old-world charm nestled in the heart of the Leelanau Peninsula. They produce wine from grapes grown on the Leelanau Peninsula and offer an assortment of locally produced food to complement the wine and enhance your wine tasting experience. Enjoy their fun, welcoming environment with a professional and knowledgeable staff to better help you enjoy some of the rich treasures the Leelanau Peninsula has to offer.
9 moradores locais recomendam
Aurora Cellars
7788 E Horn Rd
9 moradores locais recomendam
Lake Leelanau, MI. Aurora Cellars is a boutique winery with old-world charm nestled in the heart of the Leelanau Peninsula. They produce wine from grapes grown on the Leelanau Peninsula and offer an assortment of locally produced food to complement the wine and enhance your wine tasting experience. Enjoy their fun, welcoming environment with a professional and knowledgeable staff to better help you enjoy some of the rich treasures the Leelanau Peninsula has to offer.
Leland, MI. Verterra offers many award-winning wines and ciders for your tasting experience. They are located in the quaint village of Leland, across the street from Historic Fishtown and the Bluebird.
Verterra Winery
103 River St
Leland, MI. Verterra offers many award-winning wines and ciders for your tasting experience. They are located in the quaint village of Leland, across the street from Historic Fishtown and the Bluebird.
Suttons Bay, MI. A unique stop on the Leelanau wine trail, Tandem Ciders specializes in artisanal hard ciders. They use Michigan apples in our ciders and work closely with neighboring growers that produce the fruit. Their tasting room is a place that stresses the importance of the region, the significance of community, and a warm and comforting atmosphere that fosters communication and camaraderie.
30 moradores locais recomendam
Tandem Ciders
2055 North Setterbo Road
30 moradores locais recomendam
Suttons Bay, MI. A unique stop on the Leelanau wine trail, Tandem Ciders specializes in artisanal hard ciders. They use Michigan apples in our ciders and work closely with neighboring growers that produce the fruit. Their tasting room is a place that stresses the importance of the region, the significance of community, and a warm and comforting atmosphere that fosters communication and camaraderie.
Suttons Bay, MI. Enjoy their Elm Valley property with two tasting room experiences. MAWBY produces a range of sparkling wines with tastes to suit most any palate, each uniquely approachable, each with their own personality and purpose. Adjacent to MAWBY, bigLITTLE produces table wines in a variety of styles.
37 moradores locais recomendam
MAWBY Vineyards and Winery
4519 Elm Valley Road
37 moradores locais recomendam
Suttons Bay, MI. Enjoy their Elm Valley property with two tasting room experiences. MAWBY produces a range of sparkling wines with tastes to suit most any palate, each uniquely approachable, each with their own personality and purpose. Adjacent to MAWBY, bigLITTLE produces table wines in a variety of styles.
Suttons Bay, MI. Located at the base of Leelanau Peninsula, just minutes from downtown Traverse City, this historic estate offers more than wine. Shady Lane Cellars is a boutique estate winery and vineyard driven by a passion.
9 moradores locais recomendam
Shady Lane Cellars
9580 East Shady Lane
9 moradores locais recomendam
Suttons Bay, MI. Located at the base of Leelanau Peninsula, just minutes from downtown Traverse City, this historic estate offers more than wine. Shady Lane Cellars is a boutique estate winery and vineyard driven by a passion.
Northport, MI. Dune Bird is a collaboration of the unexpected. In a twist on the traditional, Dune Bird elevates a craft espresso bar right alongside an exceptional menu of exciting, cool climate wines in a warm, inviting space complete with a hint of aviation and industrial design. Dune Bird’s focus is people. Small, hot plates and later hours are their invitation to linger and to lean in.
7 moradores locais recomendam
Dune Bird Winery
5620 North Manitou Trail
7 moradores locais recomendam
Northport, MI. Dune Bird is a collaboration of the unexpected. In a twist on the traditional, Dune Bird elevates a craft espresso bar right alongside an exceptional menu of exciting, cool climate wines in a warm, inviting space complete with a hint of aviation and industrial design. Dune Bird’s focus is people. Small, hot plates and later hours are their invitation to linger and to lean in.
Lake Leelanau, MI. Born out of the beauty and love for the land, the Soul Squeeze brand is about enjoying life’s gifts…from wines and ciders to friends and laughter. Their mission is to craft the best expression of Michigan wine and unveil its ultimate potential. Visit their tasting room located off M-204 adjacent to the Lake Leelanau narrows and taste Michigan's beauty.
Soul Squeeze Cellars
105 East Philip Street
Lake Leelanau, MI. Born out of the beauty and love for the land, the Soul Squeeze brand is about enjoying life’s gifts…from wines and ciders to friends and laughter. Their mission is to craft the best expression of Michigan wine and unveil its ultimate potential. Visit their tasting room located off M-204 adjacent to the Lake Leelanau narrows and taste Michigan's beauty.
Glen Arbor, MI. Find Glen Arbor Wines tucked between Glen Arbor's busy M22 strip and the sandy public beach/boat launch on Sleeping Bear Bay. Their vintage-style tasting room is surrounded by ancient oaks and white pines where you'll find a relaxing, intimate setting for tasting local wines. Their lovely grounds—outfitted with a bocce court and other lawn games--are made for lounging after a day on the beach.
6 moradores locais recomendam
Glen Arbor Wines
5873 S Lake St
6 moradores locais recomendam
Glen Arbor, MI. Find Glen Arbor Wines tucked between Glen Arbor's busy M22 strip and the sandy public beach/boat launch on Sleeping Bear Bay. Their vintage-style tasting room is surrounded by ancient oaks and white pines where you'll find a relaxing, intimate setting for tasting local wines. Their lovely grounds—outfitted with a bocce court and other lawn games--are made for lounging after a day on the beach.
Cedar, MI. Delight in their panoramic view of South Lake Leelanau and relax in our tasting room, front porch, or outdoor seating while enjoying their extensive list of excellent wines and ciders.
9 moradores locais recomendam
Bel Lago Vineyards & Winery
6530 South Lake Shore Drive
9 moradores locais recomendam
Cedar, MI. Delight in their panoramic view of South Lake Leelanau and relax in our tasting room, front porch, or outdoor seating while enjoying their extensive list of excellent wines and ciders.
Lake Leelanau, MI. Located on M204 at the bridge in the Village of Lake Leelanau, the tasting room is right on the water. Enjoy a glass of wine on their covered porch or at the water’s edge in the Adirondack chairs. Boaters Welcome!
7 moradores locais recomendam
Boathouse Vineyards
115 St Mary's St
7 moradores locais recomendam
Lake Leelanau, MI. Located on M204 at the bridge in the Village of Lake Leelanau, the tasting room is right on the water. Enjoy a glass of wine on their covered porch or at the water’s edge in the Adirondack chairs. Boaters Welcome!

Beaches in Leelanau

A list of some popular beaches in Leelanau County.
Glen Arbor, MI. Good Harbor Bay Beach is a magnificent beach along Good Harbor Bay. This beach offers clear views out to the islands and has a long sandy beach. Just a few seconds walk south is a stream running from the woods into Lake Michigan. The stream is great for kids to play in, it's fun to follow into the woods, and it's nice to just stand in the warmer waters of the stream after a cold dip in Lake Michigan.
17 moradores locais recomendam
Good Harbor Bay Beach
6748 S Dune Hwy
17 moradores locais recomendam
Glen Arbor, MI. Good Harbor Bay Beach is a magnificent beach along Good Harbor Bay. This beach offers clear views out to the islands and has a long sandy beach. Just a few seconds walk south is a stream running from the woods into Lake Michigan. The stream is great for kids to play in, it's fun to follow into the woods, and it's nice to just stand in the warmer waters of the stream after a cold dip in Lake Michigan.
Leland, MI. Van's Beach is a public, sugar sand beach just beyond Van's Garage, and is a local favorite. The trail head to the beach is just past Van's Garage at the end of Cedar Street in downtown Leland.
14 moradores locais recomendam
Van's Beach
205 Cedar St
14 moradores locais recomendam
Leland, MI. Van's Beach is a public, sugar sand beach just beyond Van's Garage, and is a local favorite. The trail head to the beach is just past Van's Garage at the end of Cedar Street in downtown Leland.
Sutton's Bay, MI. Located on the west arm of Grand Traverse Bay, 15 miles north of Traverse City on M-22 in the village of Suttons Bay, the Suttons Bay Beach is a fun spot in a beautiful location. There is a beach, picnic facilities, a playground, and restrooms here.
8 moradores locais recomendam
Suttons Bay Beach
416 Front St
8 moradores locais recomendam
Sutton's Bay, MI. Located on the west arm of Grand Traverse Bay, 15 miles north of Traverse City on M-22 in the village of Suttons Bay, the Suttons Bay Beach is a fun spot in a beautiful location. There is a beach, picnic facilities, a playground, and restrooms here.
Empire, MI. This beach at the foot of Niagara Street in Empire has views of the stunning Empire Bluffs. It is located 22 miles west of Traverse City on M 22. Restrooms, picnic facilities.
20 moradores locais recomendam
Empire Beach
20 moradores locais recomendam
Empire, MI. This beach at the foot of Niagara Street in Empire has views of the stunning Empire Bluffs. It is located 22 miles west of Traverse City on M 22. Restrooms, picnic facilities.

Golfing in Leelanau

Cedar, MI. Manitou Passage Golf Club is an award-winning 18 Hole championship course layout, designed by Arnold Palmer. Here, amid stunning scenery and hushed seclusion, is a course created by Palmer with his design tenants - beauty, strategy, risk-reward, fun - and full respect the area’s history of glacial formation. Moraines and outwash plains from melting glaciers characterized the lower elevations of the site. Long ridges or “drumlins” characterized the higher. Palmer's solution begins in a sprawling meadow at the lowest elevation, climbs and winds with the ridges and returns to finish by a sparkling pond beside the clubhouse terraces. Along the way, carefully framed views of fescue filled meadows, hardwood and Pine forests, expansive ridges, and Lake Michigan’s Manitou Passage await the golfer. So, too, does a respite far from concrete, crowds, and chaos. This is Manitou Passage. and it welcomes you.
Manitou Passage Golf Club
4600 South Club Drive
Cedar, MI. Manitou Passage Golf Club is an award-winning 18 Hole championship course layout, designed by Arnold Palmer. Here, amid stunning scenery and hushed seclusion, is a course created by Palmer with his design tenants - beauty, strategy, risk-reward, fun - and full respect the area’s history of glacial formation. Moraines and outwash plains from melting glaciers characterized the lower elevations of the site. Long ridges or “drumlins” characterized the higher. Palmer's solution begins in a sprawling meadow at the lowest elevation, climbs and winds with the ridges and returns to finish by a sparkling pond beside the clubhouse terraces. Along the way, carefully framed views of fescue filled meadows, hardwood and Pine forests, expansive ridges, and Lake Michigan’s Manitou Passage await the golfer. So, too, does a respite far from concrete, crowds, and chaos. This is Manitou Passage. and it welcomes you.
Suttons Bay, MI. Bahle Farms Golf Course is an 18-hole public golf course located in the heart of Leelanau County, just minutes from downtown Traverse City. Immerse yourself in the natural, unfiltered beauty of Leelanau with rolling hills, dramatic views of Suttons Bay, and gorgeous terrain that weaves through an active cherry orchard. Fantastic greens-keeping and dramatic elevation changes makes for the ultimate “Up-North” golf experience.
Bahle Farms Golf Course
9505 East Otto Road
Suttons Bay, MI. Bahle Farms Golf Course is an 18-hole public golf course located in the heart of Leelanau County, just minutes from downtown Traverse City. Immerse yourself in the natural, unfiltered beauty of Leelanau with rolling hills, dramatic views of Suttons Bay, and gorgeous terrain that weaves through an active cherry orchard. Fantastic greens-keeping and dramatic elevation changes makes for the ultimate “Up-North” golf experience.
Northport, MI. One of Northport’s greatest charms is that it’s not on the way to anywhere. Perched at the end of the Leelanau Peninsula, Michigan’s “little finger,” the town of a few hundred people looks out on the crystalline blue waters of Grand Traverse Bay. A couple of miles away, on the other side of the peninsula, is the “big lake,” Lake Michigan, with its towering dunes and sugar sand beaches.
Northport Creek Golf Course
Northport, MI. One of Northport’s greatest charms is that it’s not on the way to anywhere. Perched at the end of the Leelanau Peninsula, Michigan’s “little finger,” the town of a few hundred people looks out on the crystalline blue waters of Grand Traverse Bay. A couple of miles away, on the other side of the peninsula, is the “big lake,” Lake Michigan, with its towering dunes and sugar sand beaches.
Cedar, MI. Feel the history as you navigate your way around the rolling hills of the golf course. The unique structures and windmills have withstood the test of time and now pave the way for a great Northern Michigan golfing experience.
Sugar Loaf The Old Course
4512 S Town Line Rd
Cedar, MI. Feel the history as you navigate your way around the rolling hills of the golf course. The unique structures and windmills have withstood the test of time and now pave the way for a great Northern Michigan golfing experience.

Watersport Recreation

Crystal River Outfitters Recreational District
6249 River Road
24 moradores locais recomendam
Leelanau Watersports
14 moradores locais recomendam
Manitou Island Transit
207 West River Street
14 moradores locais recomendam
Sleeping Bear Surf & Kayak
10228 West Front Street

Bike Trails & Rentals

15 moradores locais recomendam
Suttons Bay Bikes
15 moradores locais recomendam
Grand Traverse Bike Tours
318 N St Joseph St
The Cyclery
6298 West Western Avenue
11 moradores locais recomendam
Sleeping Bear Heritage Trailhead
11 moradores locais recomendam

Hiking Trails

Clay Cliffs Natural Area: The Leelanau Conservancy
4755 N Manitou Trail
9 moradores locais recomendam
10 moradores locais recomendam
Leelanau State Park — Hiking Trailhead
10 moradores locais recomendam
32 moradores locais recomendam
Empire Bluff Trailhead
32 moradores locais recomendam
44 moradores locais recomendam
Pyramid Point Trailhead
44 moradores locais recomendam
Whaleback Natural Area: The Leelanau Conservancy
1639 N Manitou Trail
7 moradores locais recomendam