Summer Time Favorites in/around Sutton's Bay area-Alissa & Ryan's Guidebook

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Summer Time Favorites in/around Sutton's Bay area-Alissa & Ryan's Guidebook

Shops/Stores/Boutiques

An eclectic book store that has a wide variety from new to old (reprinted classics). Besides adult books, they also have a great selection of kids books. My kids love to visit and pick a new book out when we're in town. The owner is very knowledgeable as well.
Bay Books
220 N St Joseph St
An eclectic book store that has a wide variety from new to old (reprinted classics). Besides adult books, they also have a great selection of kids books. My kids love to visit and pick a new book out when we're in town. The owner is very knowledgeable as well.
Truly unique games for kids of all ages. The owners are amazing and know everything about all their games, and let you touch and try them all out. If you have kids, this is an absolute must as ours beg to come here every time we're in town. We have a few at the cabin, so feel free to use them when you stay as we're starting a little collection :)
Brain Storm
221 N St Joseph St
Truly unique games for kids of all ages. The owners are amazing and know everything about all their games, and let you touch and try them all out. If you have kids, this is an absolute must as ours beg to come here every time we're in town. We have a few at the cabin, so feel free to use them when you stay as we're starting a little collection :)
This is your one stop shop to rent bikes (fat tire ones or E-Bikes too), SUP's, kayaks, snowshoes, cross country skis, etc. They also deliver (kayaks, etc) locally right to your door and pick up, free of charge! Talk about convenient :). They also offer guided tours as well.
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Suttons Bay Bikes
318 N St Joseph St
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This is your one stop shop to rent bikes (fat tire ones or E-Bikes too), SUP's, kayaks, snowshoes, cross country skis, etc. They also deliver (kayaks, etc) locally right to your door and pick up, free of charge! Talk about convenient :). They also offer guided tours as well.
You can't miss this store when you come into Suttons Bay. There is SO much to look at. Tons of outdoor yard ornaments, statues, unique wind chimes, etc. This is a MUST while in town.
Bayside Gallery
204 North Saint Joseph Street
You can't miss this store when you come into Suttons Bay. There is SO much to look at. Tons of outdoor yard ornaments, statues, unique wind chimes, etc. This is a MUST while in town.
Such a cool science store. Think astronomy, geology, biology, unique games, telescopes, etc. These are things you wouldn't find at your big chain stores. A great store to find unique gifts for all ages.
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Enerdyne
223 N St Joseph St
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Such a cool science store. Think astronomy, geology, biology, unique games, telescopes, etc. These are things you wouldn't find at your big chain stores. A great store to find unique gifts for all ages.

Restaurants/Pubs/Bars/Etc

Boone's is KNOWN for their 'Massive Mary'. If you love appetizers and bloody mary's this is a MUST. Try one, you won't regret it! They also have a rooftop deck that's open in the summer.
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Boone's Prime Time Pub
102 N St Joseph St
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Boone's is KNOWN for their 'Massive Mary'. If you love appetizers and bloody mary's this is a MUST. Try one, you won't regret it! They also have a rooftop deck that's open in the summer.
Amazing local beers and good food, set in a large beautiful lot. There's always a huge bonfire going, music, and cornhole. This is a MUST if you're in the area. This is about a 5 min drive from our rental.
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Hop Lot Brewing Company
658 S W Bay Shore Dr
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Amazing local beers and good food, set in a large beautiful lot. There's always a huge bonfire going, music, and cornhole. This is a MUST if you're in the area. This is about a 5 min drive from our rental.
Chimoski's has the most amazing pies, doughnuts, cookies, cupcakes, you name it! Probably because this family owns a few of the local orchards so they have baking in their DNA. Come early in the morning and you can have a treat warm out of the oven.
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Chimoski Bakery
720 N St Joseph St
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Chimoski's has the most amazing pies, doughnuts, cookies, cupcakes, you name it! Probably because this family owns a few of the local orchards so they have baking in their DNA. Come early in the morning and you can have a treat warm out of the oven.
This restaurant is our go to for pizza when in town. Our favorite is the white pizza which is spinach, tomato, basil, minced garlic & olive oil (used instead of traditional marinara Sauce). Also you can upgrade your crust to butter sea salt. Do it! It's so good! This is a 3 min drive from our rental so it's great to pick up carry out.
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Roman Wheel Pizza & Subs
116 N St Joseph St
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This restaurant is our go to for pizza when in town. Our favorite is the white pizza which is spinach, tomato, basil, minced garlic & olive oil (used instead of traditional marinara Sauce). Also you can upgrade your crust to butter sea salt. Do it! It's so good! This is a 3 min drive from our rental so it's great to pick up carry out.
Great setting that has a HUGE menu (burgers, steak, fish, mexican and bar food). In the winter months their outside patio has seating with fires and a few igloos. Something for everyone. Family friendly. Live music, Trivia. Pool table, Bar.
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V.I. Grill
201 N St Joseph St
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Great setting that has a HUGE menu (burgers, steak, fish, mexican and bar food). In the winter months their outside patio has seating with fires and a few igloos. Something for everyone. Family friendly. Live music, Trivia. Pool table, Bar.
There's coffee. And there's real coffee. This shop sells real coffee. Tasty coffee, teas, and espresso done right. Outdoor and indoor seating.
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Mundos Roasting & Co.
206 N St Joseph St
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There's coffee. And there's real coffee. This shop sells real coffee. Tasty coffee, teas, and espresso done right. Outdoor and indoor seating.
This is hand down one of our favorite places in Sutton's Bay. They make fresh croissants (chocolate, apricot, cherry, the list goes on and on). They also have the most AMAZING sandwiches. All fresh ingredients. You can take it back home or eat right there on the farm (picnic tables available there).
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9 Bean Rows Bakery
9000 E Duck Lake Rd
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This is hand down one of our favorite places in Sutton's Bay. They make fresh croissants (chocolate, apricot, cherry, the list goes on and on). They also have the most AMAZING sandwiches. All fresh ingredients. You can take it back home or eat right there on the farm (picnic tables available there).
This pub is in Glen Arbor and a MUST if you're visiting the sleeping bear dunes. It's been around forever and has the most eclectic decor. My kids love to play 'I spy' while we wait for our food as there's SO much (on the ceiling, walls, etc) to look at. And the food is awesome too!
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Art's Tavern
6487 W Western Ave
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This pub is in Glen Arbor and a MUST if you're visiting the sleeping bear dunes. It's been around forever and has the most eclectic decor. My kids love to play 'I spy' while we wait for our food as there's SO much (on the ceiling, walls, etc) to look at. And the food is awesome too!
If you'd like to dine outside in a romantic setting (think trees and Italian string lights), then look no further. Located right downtown Suttons Bay on the main strip. We've actually never dined inside, only outside on their little magical patio at night. Sometimes they have live music too.
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Martha's Leelanau Table
413 N St Joseph St
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If you'd like to dine outside in a romantic setting (think trees and Italian string lights), then look no further. Located right downtown Suttons Bay on the main strip. We've actually never dined inside, only outside on their little magical patio at night. Sometimes they have live music too.
Wide variety of dishes (steak, burgers, seafood, etc) and a good atmosphere!
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North Country Grill and Pub
420 N St Joseph St
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Wide variety of dishes (steak, burgers, seafood, etc) and a good atmosphere!

Wineries/Vineyards/Etc

A beautiful winery with a picturesque setting. Sit on the patio and enjoy live music (certain nights - check their website). Or take a stroll and visit the animals on the farm too. In the winter time you can take a sleigh ride through the vineyard.
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Black Star Farms Suttons Bay
10844 E Revold Rd
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A beautiful winery with a picturesque setting. Sit on the patio and enjoy live music (certain nights - check their website). Or take a stroll and visit the animals on the farm too. In the winter time you can take a sleigh ride through the vineyard.
Awesome hard ciders (we LOVE Smackintosh - try it!). Get a flight to try various local ciders, along with a cheese plate that has the most amazing pepper jelly to go with the crackers. YUM! This has a beautiful setting outside - lots of picnic tables and this backs up to a local vineyard. There's cornhole to play as well. Or on those chilly fall nights you they have firepits in private areas if you have a group. Also if you have kids (bonus tip!) there is a little seating area inside and there's a bench that has a 'toys' sign above it. It's nice that as a parent that you can relax and let your kids play while you enjoy a drink.
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Tandem Cider
2055 N Setterbo Rd
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Awesome hard ciders (we LOVE Smackintosh - try it!). Get a flight to try various local ciders, along with a cheese plate that has the most amazing pepper jelly to go with the crackers. YUM! This has a beautiful setting outside - lots of picnic tables and this backs up to a local vineyard. There's cornhole to play as well. Or on those chilly fall nights you they have firepits in private areas if you have a group. Also if you have kids (bonus tip!) there is a little seating area inside and there's a bench that has a 'toys' sign above it. It's nice that as a parent that you can relax and let your kids play while you enjoy a drink.

Hiking/SightSeeing/Fun Things to Do

This is a little drive from our rental, but if you've never been, it's BEAUTIFUL (water that is so blue and green). The sleeping bear dune national park covers a 35-mile-long stretch of Lake Michigan's eastern coastline. If you're fit and like a challenge, climb up the dunes and enjoy an absolutely breathtaking view. Our kids love running and jumping down. However if you're not looking for a challenge, there is also a scenic drive where you can enjoy a look out.
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Sleeping Bear Dunes
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This is a little drive from our rental, but if you've never been, it's BEAUTIFUL (water that is so blue and green). The sleeping bear dune national park covers a 35-mile-long stretch of Lake Michigan's eastern coastline. If you're fit and like a challenge, climb up the dunes and enjoy an absolutely breathtaking view. Our kids love running and jumping down. However if you're not looking for a challenge, there is also a scenic drive where you can enjoy a look out.
If you like hiking, this is a must. Stunning views or Michigan's coast line, and the opportunity to climb the dunes too. Water that looks so blue and green you'll think you're in the Caribbean.
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Pyramid Point Trail
Basch Road
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If you like hiking, this is a must. Stunning views or Michigan's coast line, and the opportunity to climb the dunes too. Water that looks so blue and green you'll think you're in the Caribbean.
Enjoy this beautiful garden by picking your own flowers (pay by the stem) for a bouquet or buy a pre-made one. Don't worry they have vases and jar there. Personally I love going here for the photo opportunities. If you like taking pics of your kids, you will have some fun capturing them here. Here's a few from our last trip.
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Omena Cut Flowers U-Pick
12401 E Freeland Rd
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Enjoy this beautiful garden by picking your own flowers (pay by the stem) for a bouquet or buy a pre-made one. Don't worry they have vases and jar there. Personally I love going here for the photo opportunities. If you like taking pics of your kids, you will have some fun capturing them here. Here's a few from our last trip.
Fishtown is such a cool little village. Walk on the pier, visit shops (like an old time candy store, etc), watch fisherman fish right from the dock. Buy some smoked fish spread to take back home, etc. My kids love this place,
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Fishtown
203 W River St
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Fishtown is such a cool little village. Walk on the pier, visit shops (like an old time candy store, etc), watch fisherman fish right from the dock. Buy some smoked fish spread to take back home, etc. My kids love this place,

Vegetarian / Vegan/ &/OR Gluten Free Recommendations

Farm to table restaurant that has a wide variety of ciders along with great food. They are known for their gluten free and vegetarian options. They take dietary restrictions and allergies very seriously.
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Taproot Cider House
300 E Front St
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Farm to table restaurant that has a wide variety of ciders along with great food. They are known for their gluten free and vegetarian options. They take dietary restrictions and allergies very seriously.
They have a variety of food non vegetarian dishes as well as some vegetarian dishes (including a Vegan Impossible Cheeseburger). And some tasty salads.
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Rare Bird Brewpub
229 Lake Ave
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They have a variety of food non vegetarian dishes as well as some vegetarian dishes (including a Vegan Impossible Cheeseburger). And some tasty salads.
Vietnamese restaurant with a good variety of vegetarian dishes. Cool twists to their cocktails. And a portion of the proceeds from their main dishes goes to charity.
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The Good Bowl
328 E Front St
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Vietnamese restaurant with a good variety of vegetarian dishes. Cool twists to their cocktails. And a portion of the proceeds from their main dishes goes to charity.
A trendy coffee shop serving pastries, veggie meals, dairy-free & vegan options. They also have a patio as well. I have not been here personally, but it comes highly recommended from some of our vegetarian guests.
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Hexenbelle
144 Hall St
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A trendy coffee shop serving pastries, veggie meals, dairy-free & vegan options. They also have a patio as well. I have not been here personally, but it comes highly recommended from some of our vegetarian guests.