Southern Michigan Foodways

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From harbor towns to orchard country and from college towns to city streets, we invite you to come along for a southern Michigan foodways tour to savor the tastes and indulge in the regions rich culinary scene.

Great Tastes from Southwestern Michigan
Along the shore in St. Joseph, Schus serves signature cheesy-potato soup. Arrive early for limpa rye and pastries at the longtime Luisa's Cafe & The Swedish Bakery in Harbert. In South Haven, relax with a bottomless bucket of perch at the landmark Thirsty Perch Grille.

In the heart of Grand Rapids, Spanish-style San Chez Bistro features tapas. Pals Diner serves tasty burgers and blue-plate specials amid the snazzy pink-and-steel-gray decor, as the jukebox plays diners favorites.

Schulers, one of Michigan's oldest fine-dining restaurants, features prime rib and a lavish Sunday buffet in the picture-pretty 1800s town of Marshall. Farm country surrounds the nearby bustling Turkeyville U.S.A. complex, which specializes in turkey fixed every which way.

Don't miss Michigan State Universitys Dairy Store in Lansing for 32 ice cream flavors, such as popular green-and-white Sesquicentennial Swirl, plus grilled-cheese sandwiches made-to-order from a selection of fresh cheeses and breads.