Eating Your Way Across the Eastern Upper Peninsula Foodie Tour
It is time to take your taste buds on an adventure through the Upper Peninsula. You will find fresh fish from the Great Lakes, meals that fill your belly, wines and beers unique to the north, cranberry farms along with local farmers markets. The Eastern side of the UP encompasses amazing Michigan food as well as some of the most beautiful un-touched landscape the state has to offer. Let Pure Michigan captivate all your senses.
1. THE DRIFTWOOD RESTAURANT & SPORTS BAR
590 N. State Street
St. Ignace, MI 49781
Ph: (906) 643-7744
If you are craving some yummy Michigan food then you will want to stop at The Driftwood. They prepare Michigan Whitefish in a variety of ways such as smoked spread, battered bites, planked and in a bag. Along with all the choices of whitefish they have sandwiches, homemade soups, specialty burgers, Mexican, brick oven pizza, steak and pasta. To add to their already fantastic menu they offer Michigan wine and beer to make your dinner complete. One look at the menu and you won’t know where to start.
2. GALLEY RESTAURANT & BAR
241 N State Street
St Ignace, MI 49781
Ph: (906) 643-7960
Galley Restaurant & Lounge has been family owned and operated since 1976, which makes for decades of delicious home cooking. Their menu reflects the abundance of fresh Whitefish and Trout caught daily in Michigan’s Great Lakes. Other menu items that keep customers returning are their slow cooked prime rib, homemade soups, sizzling steaks, hearty pastas, and don’t forget the UP staple food, pasties. This is a restaurant that everyone will enjoy.
3. SAULT STE. MARIE FARMERS’ MARKET
110 East Portage Avenue
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
Ph: (906) 635-6368
Sault Ste. Marie Farmers’ Market is the best place to meet the friendly people that grow your local food every day. The market offers the freshest produce, eggs, poultry, meats, breads, honey and maple syrup in the UP. The market is open every Wednesday and Saturday for you to come and enjoy what the UP has to offer.
4. TAHQUAMENON FALLS BREWERY & PUB
M-123 Upper Falls Drive
Paradise, MI 49768
Ph: (906) 492-3300
As you are traveling to see the majestic Tahquamenon Falls? Stop by and warm up in the rustic atmosphere of Tahquamenon Falls Brewery & Pub. The micro brewed selections will entice your senses as well as the aromas from the pub kitchen. Some of their delicious brew flavors are Lumberjack Lager, Porcupine Pale Ale and Black Bear Stout. This is a great place to come and relax while you enjoy some amazing Michigan beer and delicious food.
5. CENTENNIAL CRANBERRY FARM
30957 W. Wildcat Road
Paradise, MI 49768
Ph: (877) 333-1822
Michigan’s only historic cranberry farm started in 1876 and is known as Centennial Cranberry Farm. This farm sells fresh cranberries, cranberry products and cranberry gifts for anyone who loves cranberries. They are open from Memorial Day though October and offer farm tours and farm markets. Visiting a Michigan cranberry farm is a rare treat and a look back on Michigan’s history.
6. SYDNEY'S FAMILY RESTAURANT
400 Cedar Street
Munising, MI 49862
Stop into Sydney's Restaurant for a casual dining experience and enjoy some home cooked meals in a friendly atmosphere. Their menu caters to everyone as it includes a full breakfast, lunch and dinner menu. You will find delicious omelets, sandwiches, burgers, steaks, fresh Lake Superior Whitefish and mouth watering desserts.
7. THREEFOLD VINE WINERY
5856 NN Road
Garden, MI 49835
Ph: (906) 644-7089
If you are a Michigan wine lover, then you may not have guessed that Threefold Vine Winery is one of three wineries in the Upper Peninsula. In 2002, Andrew and Janice Green began planting grapevines which has now turned into a Michigan winery full of delicious wines. The Threefold Vine Winery is open for tours to show you how grapes are harvested and wine is produced. Their tasting room is open for all to experience their exciting new wines grown in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
For more culinary destinations, please visit St. Ignace Visitors Bureau, Sault Ste Marie Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB), Paradise Area Tourism Council, Munising Visitors Bureau, Bays De Noc CVB and Upper Peninsula Travel & Recreation Association.