Blue Plate Cafe | 15288 Red Arrow Hwy | Lakeside MI 49116 | 269-469-2370
You cannot miss this down home country type place with its cheery colored paint, inside and out. That's Blue Plate Café. This is a breakfast and lunch joint that serves you at a leisurely pace, so if you are in a hurry, we’d recommend getting a carry out. Bu't it’s worth the wait! A dish we loved was our eggs with pesto, fresh tomatoes and mozzarella, what a delightful combination. The homemade baked goods, we were able to see being prepared as we enjoyed our meal. We thought was pretty neat. It also encouraged us to buy some to go!
Cafe Gulistan | 13581 Red Arrow Hwy | Lakeside MI 49116 | 269-469-6779
A Turkish/Kurdish meal in this small town? We thought it was impossible but not when we headed on into Café Gulistan. Bring your friends on the party bus because with this much good food and a full bar including Turkish beer, who wants to drive after all that? Plus, they have the room to accommodate a larger group of patrons like yours. Try and go during warmer weather, it’s quite the welcome delight to sit in their outdoor seating area overlooking their scenic garden. A must is to get the Gulistan appetizer, which consists of grilled veggies and lamb with a dill/garlic sauce... Man our taste buds were enraptured!
Red Arrow Roadhouse | 15710 Red Arrow Hwy | Union Pier MI 49129 | 269-469-3939
Rustic old school roadhouse appeal from the 40s and 50s complete with stucco and knotty pine is the charm that Red Arrow Roadhouse is oozing. The food completes that era with wonderful flavor that gave us a warm fuzzy feeling from head to toe. Our favorite was the broasted chicken. Delicious right-out-of-the-oven moist tasty goodness had us swooning over every bite. They also have modern classics like grilled goat cheese and chicken salad and coffee drinks like a Nutty Irishman to top off our dining experience. Patrick Swayze wasn’t here to complete that "Roadhouse" vibe, but that’s okay, will be back all the same!
Capozio's of Harbert | 13982 Red Arrow Hwy | Lakeside MI 49116 | 269-4001
Bring your group on the party bus on down to Capozio’s of Harbert, home of classic Italian home cooking along with a full bar that will accommodate your whole party. This place has a lot of history, using the same pizza recipe since the 1950s. How could we resist that? So, pizza it was for us! It did not disappoint with every flavorful cheesy mouthful, we could nearly pull the cheese around our head, it stretched so far. This is the only place in this area you should be eating pizza at! No one else even compares!
The Casual Chef Cafe and The Pumpernickel Inn | 16090 Red Arrow Hwy | Union Pier MI 49129
We feel a touch of European charm in Union Pier with The Casual Chef Café and The Pumpernickel Inn. They serve a wide variety of foods to please everyone from a crab burger to vegetarian items along with good old fashioned meat dishes. Starbucks coffee and senior discounts on Tuesday and Thursday help round out the dining experience here. Reservations are taken and strongly preferred, especially on weekends, and that's a must with an oversized group coming in a party bus. You can also get take out and have a picnic with some of their awesome sandwiches and feel very Parisian right in Michigan!