Savors and Flavors Along M22 and Sleeping Bear Dunes

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Stretching from Manistee to Benzie and Leelanau Counties, the M22 corridor is known for rolling through lush countrysides and along freshwater shorelines. Here, more than 30 restaurants and charter boat operators participate in the award-winning “Catch & Cook” program – where a day of fishing turns into a gourmet meal featuring your own fresh catch.

Blue Fish KItchen & Bar
312 River Street
Manistee, MI 49660
Phone: (231) 887-4188
This downtown eatery offers new American cuisine in a relaxed, lakeshore atmosphere. Featuring an extensive wine list, craft beer and artisan cocktails, hand-cut steaks, farm-to-table artisan fare, and a large selection of Great Lakes fish artfully prepared by a passionate team of chefs. Open seven days a week. Proudly participating in the Catch & Cook program. 
A Michigan Wine Restaurant serving a selection of Michigan wines.
Douglas Valley Organic Vineyards
5375 Douglas Valley Drive
Manistee, MI 49660
Phone: (231) 887-3333
Douglas Valley is truly a unique destination located in Manistee Michigan. Our Tasting House offers our unique, award-winning hard ciders and wines. Our Farm Market offers a unique variety of farm fresh organic produce June through October. We harvest organic cherries, blueberries, apples and of course wine grapes. During harvesting months we have a Farm Market overflowing with local organic vegetables including tomatoes, green beans, onions, peppers, zucchini, squash, fresh herbs and beautiful flowers. Our vineyard has 8,000 vines of Pinot and Pinot Noir. Open Monday-Saturday 11am-6pm and Sunday 12pm-5pm. GPS: N44°19.350, W086°13.500.
Pierport Farms
12467 Northwood Highway
Onekama, MI 49675
Phone: (231) 889-5958
Pierport Farms™ products are made from fresh fruit grown on farms and orchards surrounding Pierport, our Lake Michigan coastal community. The fruit is picked daily at its peak ripeness and prepared in small batches to create products with truly homemade flavor.
Elberta Farmers Market
M-22 and M-168
Dudley Penfold Memorial Marina Park
Elberta, MI 49628
Phone: (231) 383-5904
Established in 2002, this seasonal market operates Thursdays from mid-May through mid-October, from 8am until 12:30pm. Supporting local farmers and providing the best regional items from a five-county area, this market has grown into a community of friendships and business owners all with a common goal of providing the finest fruits, vegetables and other produce.
Coho Cafe
320 Main Street
Frankfort, MI 49635
Phone: (231) 352-6053
Coho fine dining and spirits is located downtown, with a covered deck overlooking Betsie Bay. Featuring feature fresh fish from the Great Lakes, locally-raised meats and produce, Michigan drafts, fine wine and spirits, visitors will find gourmet fare in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Coho is open daily, May through October, with private parties, events and catering off season.
Stormcloud Brewing Company
303 Main St.
Frankfort, MI 49635
Phone: (231) 352-0118
Operating with the “Belgian-inspired, Michigan-made” philosophy, these well-balanced beers are brewed with specific attention to the yeast profiles and are served up in the 85-seat vintage-inspired taproom or outside on a 1200-square-foot covered beer garden. The pub menu is focused on foods that pair well with the beer offerings – including flatbread pizzas, soups, salads, sandwiches, charcuterie (cured meats, cheeses and house-made pickles), uniquely-flavored popcorn, little bites and desserts. Open year round.
Hill Top Soda Shoppe
7117 South St
Benzonia, MI 49616
Phone: (231) 882-9697
We make all the ice cream here in Benzonia, Michigan. Our ice cream is super premium. 16% butterfat with low overrun. It is sweetened with michigan sugar beets, NOT corn syrup and there are no added hormones. We sautee the nuts and chop the chocolate by hand. We love our product and know you will too! If you're ever traveling through Benzonia, do take a detour off the main drag and visit our ice cream shop.
Nonna's Ristorante
1 Wood Ridge Road
Glen Arbor, MI 49636
Phone: (231) 334-5000
Classically-inspired contemporary Italian cuisine prepared with the freshest local ingredients by Chef John Piombo. Served in a three level, timber-framed structure with natural stone fireplaces, a chef’s table, two intimate dining areas and a warm and welcoming loft. Accompanied by full bar service and boutique wines. Located at The Homestead – America’s Freshwater Resort.
Proudly serving Michigan wines.
Carlson's Fishery
205 River Street
Box 881
Leland, MI 49654
Phone: (231) 256-9801
For more than a century, the Carlson family has operated this fishery in Northwest Michigan – now, five generations strong. The Manitou Islands, just 12 miles off shore to the west, offers some of the area’s best fishing. Here, in historic Fishtown, you’ll find both fresh and smoked fish, smoked fish sausage, smoked fish pate, beef and turkey jerky. Open seasonally.
Martha's Leelanau Table Cafe
413 N. St. Joseph St.
Suttons Bay, MI 49682
Reservations: (231) 271-2344
Phone: (231) 271-2344
Located at 413 North St. Joseph in Suttons Bay, Michigan, Martha’s has been a favorite gathering spot for friends, family, visitors, and regulars alike for over 8 years. Martha’s features breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus a full espresso bar, fine pastries and beer, wine and cocktails – it’s the place to go to enjoy specialties from Leelanau County.
A Michigan Wine Restaurant serving a selection of Michigan wines.
Leelanau Cheese
3324 S. West Bay Shore Drive M22
Suttons Bay, MI 49682
Phone: (231) 271-2600
Award-winning artisan cheeses include a variety of cellar-aged Swiss Raclette cheese – rated “Best of Show” by the American Cheese Society in 2007 – as well as French Style Fromage Blanc cheese spread. John and Anne Hoyt, cheese makers and proprietors, use only pure, fresh, local cow's milk adding no color or preservatives. Come visit the new creamery, which opened in early 2014.