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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
General Entertainment
“Great all four seasons. Downhill and ccc skiing. Golf, good food, nice trails and wooded art exhibits. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Locally made liquor from grains grown next door. Award winning vodka, gin, rum and whiskey. Wood fired food. Part of the trip is on a dirt road but it's worth the ride for a hand crafted cocktail.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Casino
“Typically has entertainment. Buffet-style food. Located within 15 minutes.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Visit the dining room here for a special dinner. The view makes this experience spectacular. After dinner take a bottle of wine out to the Adirondack chairs to watch the sunset. Bagpiper is there on Friday nights too.”
  • 11 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Dine on the screen porch, lake views, casual fine dining. Celebrating 25 years in business in 2019.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Movie Theatre
“This non profit theater has been splendidly renovated. Enjoy first run movies here. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“The local grocery store with EVERYTHING you'll ever need! You must try all the different Jerky and the homemade dips!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Cafe
“Nice atmosphere, yummy scones, muffins, and sandwiches, organic ingredients, art!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“Love the menu here~chef prepared local sourced ingredients. Deck outside facing the Manistee River. Fish, steaks,etc.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Cafe
“Cool hip spot for unique Americana food. Amazing truffle fries! Good live music on weekends!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“Unique restaurant with a large craft beer selection on tap. No fryer, so it's not the typical bar food. Located in historic downtown Manistee. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“See the place where James Earl Jones got his start. Call for a tour of this lovely theater and for performance schedules. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Park
“This is one of the most beautiful sections around, just steps from the cabin! The trail system runs throughout MI and goes from NY to ND. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Cafe
“Great for a early morning coffee and muffin. Coffee is great and there are a lot to choose from. Also the lunch menu is wonderful. Everything is made right there and the service is terrific ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“This bar is full of history- ask where the bullet hole in the bar is! Super fun atmosphere. Food truck and patio seating in season. ”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

American Restaurant
“Dine on the screen porch, lake views, casual fine dining. Celebrating 25 years in business in 2019.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“Love the menu here~chef prepared local sourced ingredients. Deck outside facing the Manistee River. Fish, steaks,etc.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“Unique restaurant with a large craft beer selection on tap. No fryer, so it's not the typical bar food. Located in historic downtown Manistee. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Dive Bar
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“Seriously good food! The broasted chicken, meatloaf, fish fry and Caesar salad are a few of my favorites. The decor is also fun and so is the staff!”
  • 4 locals recommend

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