Local restaurants

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9 Bean Rows Bakery

9000 East Duck Lake Rd., SUTTONS BAY; 231-271-1175 9BEANROWS.COM

We are a small farmstead and artisan bakery + cafe with a wood-fired pizza oven. Our year-long CSA specializes in seasonal, just-picked no-spray produce and fresh bread.


309 N. St. Josephs St., SUTTONS BAY; 231-271-1175

Wren cultivates an experience that not only showcases Northern Michigan at its best, but also focuses on supporting environmentally responsible and sustainable farming methods. 

The restaurant offers a casual and a genuinely unique, upscale dining experience. Wren offers cuisine created with passion and curated from quality sources.

Wren offers a simple yet ever-changing menu built upon the best products that Northern Michigan has to offer. The cuisine can best be described as comfort food.

Martha’s Leelanau Table

413 ST. JOSEPH ST., SUTTONS BAY; 231-271-2344

A European-style bistro, inspired by the owner’s travels to Europe. The Suttons Bay restaurant works hard to create a cosy and inviting atmosphere, and then emphasis is on the food made from scratch. Every year, Martha herself leads foodie tours to Europe, and customers can enroll on her Traverse City cookery classes if they want to recreate Martha’s delicious meals at home. With items on the menu like authentic paella and Swiss raclette, it’s no wonder customers want to learn how to cook like Martha.

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Dick’s Pour House


If you are looking for a throwback to the simple basic traditional fish fry and hamburger place where the locals hang out, it doesn’t get better than this wood-paneled, drop-ceilinged, ever-busy watering hole where the pickup truck and beer on tap still reign. And harried servers deliver plates under the dead-eyed gaze of mounted deer heads and antler plaques for a genuine Up North atmosphere.

Riverside Inn


Arrive by boat or car at this highly popular family style restaurant that has dockside parking, sunny, pretty rooms in the front, and more rustic deck dining out back. The menu includes house-made charcuterie choices — terrines, rillettes, coppa, and a selection of more traditional items: pork chops, whitefish, short ribs with gnocchi, and duck confit with duck breast.

La Becasse

9001 South Dunns Farm Rd,.Maple City; 231-334-3944

The original fine dining restaurant on the peninsula was launched two generations ago and now run for the last decade by Chef Guillaume Hazaël-Massieux. He keeps the menu brief and traditional: seared chicken breast with wild mushrooms, breaded whitefish with a beurre blanc, and duck two ways: a confit and a grilled breast in a demi-glace and sweet potato gratin, all done with style and elegance.

This article appears in the  August 2014 issue of Hour Detroit.

Streetside Grill

111 N. St. Joseph Street, Suttons Bay; 231 866-4199

Neighborhood restaurant & bar specializing in seafood, sliders, pasta salads & flatbread pizzas with 16 beers on tap.

Hop Lot Brewing Company

Whether you’re biking from Traverse City on the TART Trail, hiking the Sleeping Bear Dunes or just shopping in the Traverse City area, stop by Hop Lot for a refreshing brew and a bite!

658 S. West Bay Shore Drive, Suttons Bay, 231.866.4445



Nittolo’s Seafood & Pizza

Welcome to the Authentic method of making Wood Fired Pizza.
Call us: (231) 994-2400

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