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Local fare, local owned
A land
without
franchises
It’s all about local at Leelanau dining establishments, which tap into the county’s agrarian countryside to  ll menus.
Most county eateries use
as much local produce and meat as they can  nd, and local growers are more than happy to contribute. That’s why you’ll  nd Leelanau Raclette from Leelanau Cheese served at Martha’s Leelanau Table
in Suttons Bay, The Orchard sandwich with Leelanau cherries offered at the Cheese Factory in Fishtown, bread from 9 Bean Rows at Funistrada in Burdickville and even a smoked chub with the Cove’s famous bloody Mary.
Dining is a group effort in Leelanau County.
BURDICKVILLE La Becasse Restaurant
9001 S. Dunn’s Farm Rd., Burdickville. Corner of Hwy. 675 & 616. 231-334-3944.
Open for dinner. French country food. Cozy environment with a full- service bar. Patio seating available, handicap accessible. Locally sourced produce and meats and children’s menu available. MC, Visa, Disc., AE. Reservations preferred. Open daily all summer. Off-season schedule varies, please call or visit web site for current schedule. www.restaurantlabecasse.com
Laker Shakes Burdickville Market
8995 S. Dunns Farm Road
Glen Lake - Burdickville, 49664 Corner of CR 616 & 675
231-334-4669
www.lakershakes.com
A Glen Lake tradition for over 30 years! Laker Shakes specializes in local products such as Moomers ice cream, 9 Bean Row, Trish’s Dishes and local beer and wine. We offer hand-dipped cones, shakes, malts & sundaes + soft serve. In addition, we have sandwiches, hot dogs, espresso drinks, baked goods, newspapers, seasonal local produce, grocery basics, all in a Beautiful Garden setting across from Big Glen Lake in downtown Burdickville.
CEDAR
Big Cat Brewing Company
8699 Good Harbor Trail (CR 651), Cedar,
231-228-2282 www.bigcatbrewingco.com
Full service restaurant and
brewery. British style ales brewed on-site, and full bar with wine and liquor. Serving lunch & dinner,
with weekend breakfast service. Featuring American regional cuisine and casual family-friendly dining. Outdoor patio seating. Open year round with seasonal hours and reservations accepted but not required.
Blue Moon Ice Cream Shop
9032 S. Kasson St., Cedar 231-228-6350
Great selection of premium hard and soft serve ice cream, shakes, sundaes and tasty treats. Or grab one of our delicious hot dogs or chili dogs for a quick meal. Open 7 days a week, seasonally.
Buntings Cedar Market
9054 Kasson Street, Cedar, 231-228-7460 Complete deli including hot or cold sandwiches, pizza made to order, daily lunch & dinner specials, homemade desserts, complete grocery line, lots of meats for the grill, local wine selection, beer, full line of packaged liquor, and fresh produce. Stock up on picnic supplies before your cookout, or heading to the beach. Our specialty subs are made-to-order with Boar’s Head quality meats and cheeses!
GLEN ARBOR Art’s Tavern
6487 Western Ave., Glen Arbor, 231-334-3754, www.artsglenarbor.com.
Located on the corner of M-22 & Lake Street. A favorite of locals and visitors for over 80 years. One of the few remaining authentic “Up North” eateries. Serving breakfast, lunch
& dinner 7 am until late, 360 days
a year. Fresh ground hamburgers, steaks, homemade soups and fresh salads made to order. Full selection of beer, wine & cocktails, including several Michigan microbrew beers and Leelanau County wines. No credit cards; cash or checks only.
Foothills Cafe
7097 S. Dunns Farm Road, 231-334-7499. www.foothillsofglenlake.com. Breakfast (all day) and lunch. Family dining with sandwiches, salads. Specialties: Eggs Benedict. Ambiance: casual, window views onto a country setting. Vegetarian options. Children’s menu. No alcohol. 2.5 miles south of Glen Arbor.
Good Harbor Grill
6584 Western Ave., Glen Arbor, 231-334-3555, www.glenarborwest.com. Breakfast, lunch and dinner
menus. Fresh, made from scratch “summertime food” featuring local products with plenty of salad, fresh vegetables, grass-fed hamburgers and the ever-popular real turkey sandwich on fresh baked bread. Homemade pies, soups and chilies. Leland white sh daily and plenty of vegetarian choices all three meals. Best place in town for breakfast! Price range: $4-$12 on breakfast & lunch, $12-24 on dinner. Ambiance: casual, nautical theme. Children’s menu. Alcohol. Nonsmoking.
The Manor on Glen Lake
7345 Glenmere, Empire, 231-334-0150 www.themanoronglenlake.com. Lunch & dinner menu. Serving soups, salads, appetizers & sandwiches, lighter menu & children’s menu also available. Chicken and BBQ ribs is our specialty. Full bar including a variety of local Leelanau County wines. Call for schedule of dinners & special events, or visit our website. Open for lunch, dinner and Brunch on Sunday. Carry-out or delivery
to docks, but please call ahead to place your order. Located on the south shore of beautiful Little Glen Lake. Reservations recommended, but not required. Enjoy  ne dining in this gorgeous 100 year-old inn.
LAKE LEELANAU Bella Fortuna
104 W. Main St., Lake Leelanau 231-994-2400 www.bellafortunarestaurant.com
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Aaron and Nikki Ackley of Big Cat Brewing welcome guests to their “family” style restaurant in Cedar.
Family-style
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We also are working on plans for some major renovations and expansion for 2019 that are in early development.”
The long-term goal is to pass on a family tradition so Skip’s mother, Nancy, can retain her seat at the bar for dinners.
“Our daughter Carolyn and son-in-law Michael are architects who have just moved back to the area and their help will be invaluable.
Our son, Derek operates two pizza restaurants in Knoxville, Tenn., and maybe we can lure him back home to be a part of our family operation.”
That’s just a taste of being part of the family when you want to eat out in Leelanau County. Other possibilities include Fischer’s Happy Hour, The Cove, BooneDocks, Cedar Tavern, Funistrada and Martha’s to name a few. Stop on by to become a be part of the Leelanau family of restaurants.
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