6 locals recommend · Estimated price 2 out of 4
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Beautifully located restaurant serving excellent European inspired cuisine. Enjoy views of Sleeping Bear Bay while on the shore of Lake Michigan. The chef focuses on quality ingredients & flavors and the wine list is diverse also offering delicious local selections.
Incredible food with a view of Lake Michigan. Chef Randy is a genius in the kitchen and we've loved every meal we've had at Blu. This is a busy, special occasion restaurant so reservations required. Don't miss your chance to dine at Blu if you can, it is an experience!!
Exceptional food, drinks and a view out the window of Sleeping Bear Bay and the Manitou Islands
The finest in fine dining ... with a view to match. The best dining experience outside of Traverse City in the entire area.
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“Excellent locally sourced food, vegan & gluten-free options on the menu. Expresso coffees and baked goods to go. Love the Da Bomb bagel and any of the salads.”
- 5 locals recommend
“Awesome ice cream in nearby Cedar, about 5 miles away. This is where many locals go. There are several different Michigan dairies featured here, and you can get food too. (hot dogs, chips, pulled pork, etc.) There is a great selection of flavors, sundaes, hard and soft ice cream, and the owner is great!! Go see Brett in Cedar and see where the locals go for ice cream.”
- 6 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Beautiful sandy, white beaches are found at Good Harbor Bay Beach. This beach is about 10-12 miles from Red Gate Farm, but worth the drive. There are trash cans, an outhouse, and water fountains at this beach. ”
- 3 locals recommend
“Alligator Hill is a great option for those looking to escape the sand and hike through a beech-maple forest. This hike offers a total of 8 miles of trail divided into 3-4.5 mile loops. We recommend checking out Big Glen Lookout. All the outdoor activities located within the Sleeping Bear Dunes require a Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Pass required for parking or entrance. The 7 day pass is $25 and can only be purchased in person at one of the visitor centers or Dune Climb Entrance (both limited hours and open seasonally). The more convenient method is to purchase an annual pass for $45 online at pay.gov - we recommend purchasing at least 2 weeks in advance to allow time for the pass to be mailed. ”
- 9 locals recommend
“This is a must do for visitors. Not for the faint at heart. It looks easier than it is. You can get to Lake Michigan from the dunes, but it is about a 3 mile hike. Kids love the dunes!”
- 12 locals recommend