7 Great East Michigan Restaurants for Your to Explore

When you are ready to explore Eastern Michigan, you are also prepared to discover the best East Michigan restaurants. From cozy cafes to fine dining, there is something for everyone. For guests of Freshwater Vacation Rentals staying in the area, this is a convenient resource and restaurant guide listing restaurants from north to south. The only question is, which area favorite will you try first?

East Michigan Restaurant Guide

Tait’s Bill of Fare

111 E Dwight St Frnt, Oscoda, MI


Tait’s Bill of Fare serves a wide selection of American cuisine. From delicious grilled cheese sandwiches to pasta and seafood, there is so much to choose from. Patrons love their weekly specials. Dine-in and carry-out are both available.

G’s Pizzeria

5226 US Route 23, Oscoda, MI


For delicious pizza, pasta, salad, and more, visit G’s Pizzeria. They have several locations throughout Michigan, including one in Oscoda. This East Michigan restaurant has been a family tradition since 1983.

Latitude 43 Grill & Bar

1013 N Henry St, Bay City, MI


Enjoy yummy creations that are made from scratch daily. The founder of Latitude 43 Grill & Bar has created a comprehensive menu that will satisfy any tastebuds. They also serve a wide variety of hand-crafted cocktails and ice-cold drafts.

Gatsby’s Seafood & Steakhouse

203 Center Ave, Bay City, MI


This fine restaurant offers a variety of seafood and steak options and serves the highest-quality ingredients. From superior 1855 beef to vegan delights, Gatsby’s Seafood & Steakhouse is sure to please. Reservations are available online.

Bobby Macs Bayside Tavern

8287 Dixie Hwy, Ira Township, MI


Bobby Macs Bayside Tavern offers a variety of classic seafood and steak entrees in a relaxed locale with a dockside patio for outdoor dining. Enjoy live music and a beautiful view.

Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant

17440 Hall Rd, Clinton Township, MI 48038


For a culinary delight, visit Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant. With an extensive menu offering everything from steaks and seafood to pasta and appetizers, you will not be disappointed. Pair the perfect wine with your menu items. This East Michigan restaurant is located near Detroit.

Testa Barra Kitchen & Cocktails

48824 Romeo Plank Rd, Macomb, MI


This airy and contemporary Italian eatery offers pasta & pizza dishes plus beer, wine, and craft cocktails. Just outside of Detroit, Testa Barra Kitchen & Cocktails features modern Northern Italian cuisine with fresh, made-from-scratch ingredients.


We look forward to your visit to the Wolverine State and your stay at one of our East Michigan vacation rentals. For more fun things to do in the area, check out our recommendations for the best hikes in East Michigan and the best beaches in East Michigan.

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