Leelanau Dining, Restaurant & Food Guide

Wineries, Breweries & Cideries

Rare Bird Brewpub – A brewpub & tap room in Traverse City serving our own craft brews, great beers from all over, wine, ciders and cocktails and a full pub menu.

Tandem Ciders – Hard ciders, perry, hand-crafted sodas, light food for retail sales or to enjoy in a cozy, pub setting.

Publications & Organizations

Cherry Capital Foods – Working with farmers, growers and producers both locally and regionally but only from the state of Michigan.

Taste the Local Difference – Taste the Local Difference works to save farmland and build healthier communities with food that’s thousands of miles fresher.

Weddings & Events

Epicure Catering – Full Service Catering Company – The Leelanau-Traverse area offers a wealth of exceptional food products; exquisite wines, artisan breads and cheese, delicious produce, fine meats and fresh fish from Lake Michigan which are available to us locally.


9 Bean Rows – Organic farming operation with CSA and a bakery located just west of Suttons Bay on M-204.

Blue Bird Restaurant – From the casual 100 seat bar, to the more elegant, scenic dining room on the banks of the Leland River, the Bluebird tradition of excellence is always apparent.

The Leland Lodge – Bogey’s restaurant overlooks the country club & the lake, and the Lodge also has ample space for weddings & events with lodging as well.

Village Cheese Shanty – A never-trendy, tourist friendly, palate teasing, neighborhood store offering fresh, made to order sandwiches, over 60 imported cheeses, local cherry and related products.

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Grand Traverse Band Cannabis

Grand Traverse Band enters cannabis industry

Dispensaries and related businesses could soon open on tribal land in Peshawbestown, Acme and Whitewater townships now that the Grand Traverse Band Of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians (GTB) Tribal Council enacted a Tribal Marijuana Ordinance that goes into effect Sunday.
2021 Cedar Polka Fest

39th Annual Cedar Polka Fest this weekend!

This is one of very few Polka Festivals left in the United States featuring live Polka music from the best Polka bands in America along with food vendors offer beer, polish food, ribs, hotdogs, popcorn and so much more.
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