Mary's Guidebook

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Mary's Guidebook

Food scene

The local hangout. Good food and atmosphere. Sometimes there is a wait
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Art's Tavern
6487 West Western Avenue
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The local hangout. Good food and atmosphere. Sometimes there is a wait
Very popular Italian food - need a reservation
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Trattoria Funistrada
4566 West MacFarlane Road
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Very popular Italian food - need a reservation
Best French restaurant in Michigan. Chef is French and you won’t be disappointed. Call for reservation
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La Becasse Restaurant
9001 South Dunns Farm Road
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Best French restaurant in Michigan. Chef is French and you won’t be disappointed. Call for reservation
Great pizza-take out too.
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Market 22
497 East Harbor Highway
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Great pizza-take out too.
Everything cherries and a restaurant there too. Great gifts to take home.
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Cherry Republic | Glen Arbor
6026 South Lake Street
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Everything cherries and a restaurant there too. Great gifts to take home.
Great local food and ambiance. Its about a 20-25 minute drive but worth the trip. One of our new favorites.
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Farm Club
10051 South Lake Leelanau Drive
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Great local food and ambiance. Its about a 20-25 minute drive but worth the trip. One of our new favorites.
This place is booming. Huge outside dining. You won't be disappointed. In the winter they put up Igloo which is fun. Also, have several fire pits running most of the time.
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Hop Lot Brewing Co.
658 S W Bay Shore Dr
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This place is booming. Huge outside dining. You won't be disappointed. In the winter they put up Igloo which is fun. Also, have several fire pits running most of the time.
Can't get enough of this place. Local with great ice cream and shakes. Also, they do have beer and wine now for take out. I've been coming here for 20+ years
Laker Shakes Burdickville Market
8995 S Dunns Farm Rd
Can't get enough of this place. Local with great ice cream and shakes. Also, they do have beer and wine now for take out. I've been coming here for 20+ years
best Japanese food around- love the curry chicken. Also have a bar and sushi selections. Reservation needed. Worth the 30 minute drive into Traverse City
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Red Ginger
237 East Front Street
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best Japanese food around- love the curry chicken. Also have a bar and sushi selections. Reservation needed. Worth the 30 minute drive into Traverse City
Good food. Funky because they have a regulation sized curling rink (yes, its an ice rink). You can take a lesson. About 10-15 minutes from the town house
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Broomstack Kitchen and Taphouse
172 W Burdickville Rd
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Good food. Funky because they have a regulation sized curling rink (yes, its an ice rink). You can take a lesson. About 10-15 minutes from the town house
Closest place for groceries. Yes, you pay more than going to Meijer's in Traverse City but its 10+ minutes away and they cater to the summer visitors with selections you ordinarily don't find in local grocery stores. Also, large selection of Beer and wine. I go here probably once a week.
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Anderson's Glen Arbor Market
6545 Western Avenue
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Closest place for groceries. Yes, you pay more than going to Meijer's in Traverse City but its 10+ minutes away and they cater to the summer visitors with selections you ordinarily don't find in local grocery stores. Also, large selection of Beer and wine. I go here probably once a week.
really good submarine sandwiches. pretzel rolls for buns are great.
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Shipwreck Cafe
11691 S Lacore Rd
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really good submarine sandwiches. pretzel rolls for buns are great.
Eric, the owner is full of energy, and he is driven to make this place swing. Italian food and pizza. The Ceasor salad is huge and great-real fresh.
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Nittolo's Pizza
104 Main Street
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Eric, the owner is full of energy, and he is driven to make this place swing. Italian food and pizza. The Ceasor salad is huge and great-real fresh.
Do you like chocolate? Look no further. Made locally and is very popular--downtown Empire. 5 minutes away.
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Grocer's Daughter Chocolate
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Do you like chocolate? Look no further. Made locally and is very popular--downtown Empire. 5 minutes away.
About 15 minutes away-- on the way to Traverse City. Great bakery and local produce-- only open during the summer. Love it!
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GALLAGHER'S FARM MARKET AND BAKERY
7237 East Traverse Highway
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About 15 minutes away-- on the way to Traverse City. Great bakery and local produce-- only open during the summer. Love it!

Sightseeing

A must see. Climb the dunes or go to pierce stocking drive to end up in a breathtaking view of Lake Michigan and the dunes on a tall bluff.
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Sleeping Bear Dunes
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A must see. Climb the dunes or go to pierce stocking drive to end up in a breathtaking view of Lake Michigan and the dunes on a tall bluff.
A canoe or kayak trip down the river is a must. One or 2 hour trips. Across the street they have bike rentals too.
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Crystal River Outfitters Recreational District
6249 River Road
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A canoe or kayak trip down the river is a must. One or 2 hour trips. Across the street they have bike rentals too.
Women's clothing that is great. Right across from Art's Tavern. I spend way too much here every year.
Cottonseed Apparel
6501 Western Avenue
Women's clothing that is great. Right across from Art's Tavern. I spend way too much here every year.
Art gallery with all local Michigan Artists-- plus jewelry and pottery. Great selection
Synchronicity Gallery
6671 Western Avenue
Art gallery with all local Michigan Artists-- plus jewelry and pottery. Great selection
The Spa at the homestead is smashing- look over the Manitou islands and swim. Have a massage (my daughter works here and it gets rave reviews if you like spa's. You don't have to be staying at the Homestead to book at the spa.
The Homestead
1 Woodridge Road
The Spa at the homestead is smashing- look over the Manitou islands and swim. Have a massage (my daughter works here and it gets rave reviews if you like spa's. You don't have to be staying at the Homestead to book at the spa.
Empire has a great family-friendly beach on Lake Michigan. Lots of places for children to play-- swings etc. This is really 5 minutes from the town house
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Empire has a great family-friendly beach on Lake Michigan. Lots of places for children to play-- swings etc. This is really 5 minutes from the town house
Do you like to fish? Choose from a few different captains who will take you out on Lake Michigan to fish. Best access is out of Leland, MI
Whitecap Charters in Leland, Michigan
Do you like to fish? Choose from a few different captains who will take you out on Lake Michigan to fish. Best access is out of Leland, MI
This is the BOMB! The golf course is like being in England or Scotland. Only trouble is you have to get a reservation like a year in advance. However, you can eat there without playing golf and its worth it because they have someone who plays bagpipes before sunset while you look at the course. About 30-45 minutes south of the townhouse
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Arcadia Bluffs Golf Club
14710 Northwood Hwy
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This is the BOMB! The golf course is like being in England or Scotland. Only trouble is you have to get a reservation like a year in advance. However, you can eat there without playing golf and its worth it because they have someone who plays bagpipes before sunset while you look at the course. About 30-45 minutes south of the townhouse
Check out what Interlochen has for performances--world-class singers and performers. Reservations are needed ahead of time. It's also a year-round performing arts school.
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Interlochen Center for the Arts
4000 Michigan 137
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Check out what Interlochen has for performances--world-class singers and performers. Reservations are needed ahead of time. It's also a year-round performing arts school.

City/town information

About 25 minutes away. They call it fish town. quaint shops and right on Lake Michigan with a marina. Get fresh and smoked fish from Carlson's. The Bluebird restaurant is an institution.
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Leland
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About 25 minutes away. They call it fish town. quaint shops and right on Lake Michigan with a marina. Get fresh and smoked fish from Carlson's. The Bluebird restaurant is an institution.
About 30 minute drive. Shopping, food, and this is where the great brewery- HopLot is located.
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Suttons Bay
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About 30 minute drive. Shopping, food, and this is where the great brewery- HopLot is located.
About 10 minutes from the town house and has food, shops, as well as access to Lake Michigan. Art's Tavern and Cherry Republic are here.
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Glen Arbor
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About 10 minutes from the town house and has food, shops, as well as access to Lake Michigan. Art's Tavern and Cherry Republic are here.