Redwood Lodge | 5304 Gateway Center Dr | Flint MI 48507 | 810-233-8000
This is a sophisticated upscale yet casual dining experience in the city of Flint. It is a great place to bring your party bus comrades for dinner and stay to enjoy drinks till 1 am in the Sequoia Lounge. There are so many things we enjoy here, the amazing microbrew selection, wine and martini bar with special programs that go with them. Our filet Oscar was cooked exactly the way we asked for it, melted in our mouths, no steak knife needed here. We squeezed in dessert, the chocolate stout cake, and we were happy we did. Awesome from start to finish!
Thompson Creek Turkey Farm | 2160 W Hill Rd | Flint MI 48507 | 810-234-5444
This place lives up to its name! If it can be made with turkey, it will be on the menu at Thompson Creek Turkey Farm. It was hard to know where to begin on our gobbling journey into tryptophan overdose, we were sure we’d be nodding off into our meal and wearing it all over our faces. We started with turkey noodle soup, which led to a hot turkey sandwich and finished off with some homemade jam and bread to take home. A great way to get your turkey fix without having to wait all the way till Thanksgiving – and minus the giant mess in your kitchen too!
Sam's Italian Restaurant | 4105 Grand Blanc Rd | Swartz Creek MI 48473 | 810-655-8063
Bring the whole family, friends, kids, the whole big party bus group to Sam’s Italian Restaurant. They have the room to fit your posse and are kid friendly especially with their reasonable prices. Décor is from the height of the disco era and it makes us want to put on our platforms and do the hustle, but the authentic Italian food is made fresh and classic in the present era. Samaritos are a must to eat here... these fried balls of crispy pizza dough are their own exclusive creation! We really could have just tossed these into each other’s mouths all night till our stomachs exploded with delight. But what a way to go!
Lotus Room Chinese Cuisine | 6004 Torrey Rd | Flint MI 48507 | 810-655-6000
Super cozy, clean surroundings sandwiched in a strip mall here at Lotus Room Chinese Cuisine. The beef bulgogi which is Korean bbq beef is so delicious, tasty and tender we are drooling with every bit of enthusiasm just thinking about it. They have friendly, efficient service with a relaxing quiet atmosphere if you dine in. Carryout is available and offers equally good tasting food. Lettuce wraps are another item to highlight. These babies are fresh, crispy, and full of flavor – just like the ones at that oh-so-familiar chain restaurant that serves them as well. These may even be a bit better!
Italia Gardens | 3273 Miller Rd | Flint MI 48503 | 810-720-4112
A place where they give you a free meal on your birthday is Italia Gardens. We are all over that! So, direct that party bus on over to this place where no one will get gouged with too-high prices, plus they have the room for all of you to relax and dine. Beer and wine complete your meal. Hello wood fired pizza and calzones, these Italian delights of perfectly cooked dough are calling our names before going promptly into our mouths. You can make your own creation or go with one of theirs like the New York, New York! These babies are filled with pepperoni, roasted green peppers and fresh mushrooms. Oh yeah, having a taste of NYC in Flint... priceless!