Things to Do & See near Our B&B in Michigan

Located near the gateway of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Arcadia House Bed & Breakfast is conveniently situated to help you take full advantage of the many wonderful activities and attractions that Northern Michigan has to offer. Spend your days hiking, biking, golfing, birding, boating, fishing, and more in the Great Outdoors, or plan to discover the Arcadia area while sightseeing, wine tasting, and gaming. In the evening, enjoy great dining and maybe a movie, concert, or theater performance, before retiring to your cozy guestroom at Arcadia House Bed & Breakfast.

Area Restaurant Guide (Restaurants) Nearby
Manistee County Blacker Airport(MBL), Manistee, MI (Airport) 18 Miles
Arcadia Bluffs Golf Club & Dining, Arcadia, MI (Golf) 2 Miles
Chestnut Hills Golf Course, Bear Lake, MI (Golf) 4 Miles
Crystal Mountain Resort, Thompsonville, MI (Golf/Ski) 14 Miles
Arcadia Public Beach, Arcadia, MI (Swim/Sun/Sunset/Viewing/Picnic) 5 Blocks
M-22 Color Tour, Arcadia, MI (Sightsee) 0 MIles
Sleeping Bear Dunes, Empire, MI (Hike/Bike/Nature/Sightsee) 35 Scenic Miles
Betsie Valley Trail, Frankfort, MI (Hike/Bike/Nature/Sightsee) 10 Miles
Arcadia Dunes Nature Preserve, Arcadia, MI (Hike/Mushrooms/Cross Country/Ski/Birding/Snowshoeing/Mountain Biking) 2 Miles
Arcadia Marsh Nature Preserve, Arcadia, MI (Hike/Birding) 0.2 Miles
Interlochen Center for the Arts, Interlochen, MI (Concerts/Arts & Entertainment) 31 Miles
Arcadia Veterans Memorial Marina ,  Arcadia, MI (Boat/Fish) 4 Blocks
Andersen Charter Services (Boat/Fish) 4 Blocks
Arcadia Marine & Lily Pad gift shop, Arcadia, MI (Ice Cream & Gift Shop) 3 Blocks
Riverside Canoes, Honor, MI (Canoeing/Tubing) 24 Miles
Wilderness Canoe Trips, Mesick, MI (Canoeing/Tubing) 31 Miles
Hawkins Outfitters, Manistee, MI (Fishing Guides) Rivers Vary
Little River Casino, Manistee, MI (Gaming) 17 Miles
Rockin R Ranch, Bear Lake, MI (Horseback Riding) 10 Miles
Point Betsie Lighthouse, Frankfort, MI (Area Lighthouse) 15 Miles
Leelanau Peninsula Wine Country, Leelanau County, MI (Wine Tasting) 50 Scenic Miles
Historic Arcadia, MI, Arcadia, MI (About Arcadia) 2 Blocks
Arcadia Township, Arcadia, MI (About Arcadia) 15 Miles
Cherry Bowl Drive In Theatre, Honor, MI (Drive-In Theatre) 21 Miles
Michigan Kayaking Guide (Area Water Trails) 0-30 Miles


Restaurant Guide

Area Restaurant Guide

KEY: B – breakfast L – lunch D – dinner C – cocktails s – seasonal J – our favorites

Business hours in the “great up north” can change on a daily basis – always call ahead!


Arcadia Bluffs Golf Club & Dining (Ls, Ds, C, J) 14710 Northwood Hwy (M-22), 231.889.3001
Full-service “casual” fine dining for golfing guests as well as the general dining public. The spectacular views and sunsets from the dining room and deck make it the most dramatic dining experience on the Lake Michigan shore. Bagpiper weekends at sunset during peak season. 2/$28 dinner Tuesday nights during peak season and weekends off season. Excellent wine list.

The Big Apple Bar
17080 Northwood Hwy (M-22), (L, D, C, J) our local up north bar – new owners – very cold beer, burgers, sandwiches and nightly specials!

Lily Pad Ice Cream & Gift Shop  (Arcadia Marine) (s, J) 17073 6th St (M-22) 231-889-4555
The Ice Cream Parlor was built with a nostalgic décor and recycled lumber from the early 1900’s that was retrieved from Lake Arcadia, Betsie River, an old hotel and local barns. Delicious specialty ice creams such as Arcadia Maple Nut and numerous Hudsonville ice creams are featured served in cones, sundaes, flurries and homemade pie.


Papano’s Pizza (Ls, D, J) 334 Main St. 231.352.6700
Pizzeria offers pizzas, subs, salads & wings.

A & W Restaurant  (B, L, D, J) 21 Lake St. 231.352.9021
Grab a mug of their famous root beer and a burger inside or experience the 50’s style fun with carhop service outside.

Bayview Grille  (B, L, D, C) 727 Main St. 231.352.8050
Homemade specialties including steak, pasta, burgers, tuna and salmon focusing on local northern Michigan products. Right across from the bay with outdoor patio dining.

Coho Café  (Ds, C, J) 320 Main St. 231.352.6053
This trendy café is casual yet elegant with a tempting menu featuring fresh local fare, fish, steaks and seafood. Innovative specials are offered daily and the salads and desserts are divine.

Cool Spot (s) 306 Main St. 231.352.7312
Cool off with all of your favorite ice cream treats at this popular dessert destination.

Crescent Bakery  (B, L) 320 Main St. 231.352.4611
Stop by for freshly made pastries and sandwiches plus a full coffee bar.

Cru Cellars  (L, D, C J) 411 Main St. 231.399.0200
New wine bar July 2013, featuring farmer’s platters of cured meats and bites as well as bistro dining. Steak, short rib, walleye, sandwiches, flatbreads and small plates.

Dinghy’s Restaurant & Bar   (L, D, C, J) 415 Main St. 231.352.4702
This popular bar/restaurant is known for its great ribs, pulled-pork sandwiches, burgers and much more. Check out the daily specials and Friday night fish fry.

Frankfort Dairy Maid (s) 1028 Forest Ave. Frankfort, MI
This local favorite offers soft serve ice cream treats at their walk-up window with picnic table seating.

Frankfort Deli (Ls) 402 Main St. 231.352.3354
Sandwiches, soups and deli fare.

Fusion Restaurant & Bar  (L, D, C, J) 300 Main St. 231.352.4114
Enjoy a fusion of contemporary Asian cuisine in the restaurant’s cool and spacious location with a view of the bay. The food is fresh and delicious.

Kilwins (s, J) 413 Main St. 231.352.4750
Indulge in their homemade fudge and chocolate treats and many flavors of hand-dipped ice cream.

L’Chayim Delicatessen (Bs, Ls, J) 325 Main St. Frankfort, MI 49635 231.882.5220
They offer freshly made bagels, breads, deli sandwiches, soups and desserts. Perfect “picnic” lunch!

Manitou (Ds, C) 4349 Scenic Hwy (M-22) 231.882.4761
If you’re looking for whitefish or perch, this rustic favorite won’t disappoint. They have a full menu including steaks and interesting nightly specials.

Port City Smokehouse (Ls Ds J) 1000 Main St. 231.352.9192
Besides a place to have your catch smoked and/or shipped anywhere in the US, they offer a take-out menu that includes BBQ chicken and ribs, wings and sandwiches. Also be sure to check out their fresh and smoked fish, smoked jerky, pâté and dips and other assorted specialty foods.

StormCloud Brewing Company (L, D, C J) 303 Main St. 231.352.0118
Traditional Brew Pub serving flatbread pizzas, soups, salads, meat/cheese/pickle boards and gourmet popcorn flavors.

Villa Marine Bar (Bs, L, D, C) 228 Main St. 231.352.5450
View of the bay with a full menu including burgers and huge chef salads. This is also a favorite nightspot with live entertainment on occasion.


Cabbage Shed (L, D, C, J) 198 Frankfort Ave. 231.352.9843
“The Shed” is a bustling rustic (old cabbage warehouse) nightspot during the summer months on Betsie Bay. They have a full menu or stop in for drinks and live entertainment. We love their porch seating, scallops, bbq ribs, great beer selection and famous English Toffee Sticky Pudding for dessert.

Conundrum Café (Bs, Ls, Cs J) 603 Frankfort Ave 231.352.8150
They offer a variety of local and regional specialty foods, sandwiches, coffee and alcohol sales. Stop by for an original Hawaiian Shaved Ice. Bike and kayak rentals available.

El Berto’s Taqueria (Bs, Ls, J) 619 Frankfort Ave 231.352.9460
Terrific take out Mexican fare, great burritos, tacos, fajitas and daily specials. Yum!

Lighthouse Café (B, L, D J) 735 Frankfort Ave (M-22) 231-352-5273
This little diner has good food and great prices. Stop in for a hardy homemade meal.

Mayfair Tavern (L, D) 515 Frankfort Ave Elberta, MI 49628 (231) 352-9136
Elberta’s “up north” home pub. Tasty, good prices, no fuss, outdoor patio bar/dining area.


M-22 Grill (B, L) 5159 Main St (M-22) 231.889.7133
Terrific breakfast. Plenty of sandwich fare for lunch until 2pm.

The Glenwood Restaurant (Ds, C, J) 4604 Main Street (M-22) 231.889-3734
Located in the town of Onekama, overlooking Portage Lake, featuring a unique array of appetizers, main courses, and mouth-watering homemade desserts every day. Crab cakes, coconut shrimp, perch tower, blue cheese filet mignon, pasta, fresh fish, luscious cheesecakes and pies to name a few wonderful selections. It’s all good!

Shay’s M-22 Resturant (L, D, C) 4427 Crescent Beach Road (M-22) 231.889.3121
Shay’s Chop House offers casual fine dining overlooking Portage Lake. Featuring steaks, chops and pastas, nightly features, all-you-can-eat fish fry and a full bar.

Shirley’s Lounge (L,D,C) 5424 Main Street, 231.889.0840
Onekama’s “Up north bar” offering pizza, Mexican and “bar food”.


Cherry Hut (Ls, Ds, J) 216 N. Michigan Ave (US-31), Beulah 231.882.4431
Step back in time when you visit this Benzie County landmark famous for its turkey dinners and cherry pies. It’s good food in a wonderful retro setting. Plus, you can load up on some cheery cherry souvenirs including jams & jellies or a smiling Cherry Hut logo T-shirt.

Grille 44 Bar & Restaurant (L, D, C) 12951 US 31, Bear Lake, MI 49614
Bear Lake’s “up north pub: featuring pizza, subs, broasted chicken, burgers, Bluegills, sandwiches and salads. Good, clean, local tavern next to Saddle Up. Nothing wrong with this place.

Roadhouse Mexican Bar & Grill (D, C J) 1058 US-31, Benzonia 231.882.9631
This local hotspot serves up fresh and delicious Mexican food year-round (and great frozen margaritas!) They also have a large patio for additional seating and live music in the summer.

L’Chayim Delicatessen (Bs, Ls, J) 274 S. Benzie Blvd., Beulah 231.882.5221
They offer freshly made bagels, breads, deli sandwiches, soups and desserts. We like to bike the Betsie Valley trail to here.