The Grasshopper | 116 S Winter St | Adrian MI 49221 | 517-263-9965
Be prepared to eat till you burst at The Grasshopper… that’s what happened to us! Bottomless fresh piping hot chips, salsa we wanted to drink out of a cup, and homemade creamy perfect-for-dipping cheese sauce, need we say more? Paired with a margarita, we really didn’t need to eat dinner but we went for it anyway. And we were glad we did! The chicken enchiladas with delightfully tender shredded chicken just made for us to eat so much we seriously felt we’d never have any need to eat again. Plus, we had some leftovers for lunch the next day. Awesome!
Lyons Tavern | 735 Manitou Rd | Manitou Beach MI 49253 | 517-547-9735
There is a woodsy feel to this log cabin style motif at Lyons Tavern. We felt like we were eating in the forest but without all the bugs and the possibility of a big brown bear attacking us for our food! Well-made and presented were our dinners. We went for a local fish, the walleye… no disappointment there, flaky and moist along with a very fresh salad and buns that were a cut above the usual bread you get at a similar type restaurant. Wait staff was very pleasant and plentiful, answering any menu questions without batting an eye. Highly recommended.
China Garden | 1557 W Maumee St | Adrian MI 49221 | 517-263-4828
Take your hungry party bus friends to China Garden which has plenty of room to accommodate your entire group. Plus, this food is easy on the pocketbook, with two full dinners for around $20. We enjoyed the egg drop soup and fried wontons so much that we took some carry out to eat for lunch the next day. The owners and wait staff are really nice and make you feel welcome. The place is sparkling clean, and we really enjoyed ourselves a lot. The best Chinese food in nearby Adrian, hands down. A return trip will be in order!
Blue Cactus Cafe | 905 N Main St | Adrian MI 49221 | 517-920-4141
Where do I start with all this incredible food at the Blue Cactus Cafe, so much for so little money? The lentil soup is brought to your table to start with, we could have just eaten a vat of this and been happy but it all just keeps getting better. The sampler platter we decided to go with after mulling over many other great menu choices was certainly big enough to feed all the people in your party limo. We could not finish and had enough for our midnight snack! Owners and wait staff made us feel right at home.
Red Lobster | 1420 S Main St | Adrian MI 49221 | 517-263-3811
The wait staff at Red Lobster in Adrian is one of the best in the entire city. We think they should just travel from restaurant to restaurant that we dine at every night and be at our service. Typical under the sea type décor randomly spread about with some fish net tacked up. You don't find that too often around here, and we enjoy the kitsch! This is the place to go if you want lobster but don’t want to pay market price for it like most dining establishments in Michigan that have it on the menu. We live for those garlicky cheddar biscuits that are served.
Fiesta Ranchera | 1675 E US Hwy 223 | Adrian MI 49221 | 517-263-9815
One of the more interesting Mexican restaurants we’ve encountered, complete with jukebox and a pool table, is Fiesta Ranchera. With their full bar, blaring music, and spacious surroundings, you could easily bring the gang from the party bus to hang for some grub and drinks. We enjoyed our food, but more of it would have been nice, portions definitely could have been bigger. Pitcher of margaritas went down smoothly. Wait staff were hilarious. This is a great dive Mexican restaurant at its best. Good for kids, since it’s plenty loud. We’d go again! You can’t go wrong with somewhere you can have fun.
Margarita's | 521 S Meridian Rd | Hudson MI 49247 | 517-448-3100
We can’t help but sing the praises of Margarita’s especially now that they are under new management. Two thumbs up! The portions are very generous and make our tummies happy and over-the-top full. Wait staff is polite, prompt and speedy. Chips and salsa are refilled without asking. The place is great for kids, groups on a party bus, and your pocketbook. Takeout is an option and fast even if you do not call ahead. Straightforward type of place that we like, no bad surprises to make us unhappy. We always leave Margarita's with a smile on our faces!
El Chapulin Restaurant | 118 S Winter St | Adrian MI 49221 | 517-263-9965
Full bar, casual dining at its best with El Chapulin. What you see is what you get, just really delicious food that you can wash down with an icy cold Corona Beer. This is no frills, no muss, no fuss Mexican food that will make you wish you had more once you’ve ate every morsel off your plate. The server will think you licked it clean. You don’t want to miss a single tasty bite! You leave gleefully stuffed, dreaming of the next visit and what Mexican dish you will try next. We could eat this every night and not think twice.
Garfield Restaurant & Pub | 1357 S Main St | Adrian MI 49221 | 517-266-1512
Typical sports bar food here at Garfield Restaurant and Pub, the staples like BBQ chicken wings, burgers, salads, you get the picture. They make the dishes well and they are worth the price they are charging for them, and all that great fuel just makes us cheer even louder for our favorite sports teams while we're there. This place is ideal to watch any sporting event that you are interested in watching, a big plus in our book. Despite washing our dinners down with frosted mug beers perfectly chilled, we still had to find room for the Oreo milkshake for dessert. Could there be any better of combination? Oreo and milkshake… Yum!
The Hoagie Man Deli | 103 Sand Creek Hwy | Adrian MI 49221 | 517-263-3801
This is the go to place in Adrian to get your cheesesteak fix on at The Hoagie Man Deli. This sandwich is perfect. Even the bread is completely ideal. It should be since they have it shipped in from Philadelphia, PA home of the cheese steak. This cheesy meaty goodness paired with some of the most awesome waffle fries we’ve ever eaten in our entire lives, fried to a golden crispness that is hard to capture. Eat in or take out, your sandwich will still be the same incredible mound of food that you can barely fit your mouth around! Highly recommended.