Leelanau Dining, Restaurant & Food Guide

Wineries, Breweries & Cideries

Black Star Farms – A small winery with a hand-crafted approach to winemaking in a glorious setting with inn, stables, creamery and full wedding & event hosting capabilities.

Wine Country Limo Tours – If you’ve ever wanted to experience northwest Michigan’s wine country from an insider’s point of view, or simply wanted to go wine tasting with a designated driver who knows the wine country like the back of his hand, then kick back in the air-conditioned comfort of our luxury limo coach for a fun-filled scenic tour of local wineries and attractions with our knowledgeable local guides.

Longview Winery – Making the best wines possible from the grapes we grow to reflect the moment in time when they were created.

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.

Up North Distributing – A distributor of wines & spirits from Northern Michigan to the entire state of Michigan.

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

Publications & Organizations

eatdrinkTC – Culinary almanac for Leelanau & Traverse City with great restaurant guide & features.

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.

Martha’s Leelanau Table – European-style cafe where every entree is made from scratch with breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus a full espresso bar, fine pastries and beer, wine and cocktails.

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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