Top 10 restaurants in New Buffalo, United States

April 14, 2018 Florencio Paulino

New Buffalo is a Lake Michigan beach getaway convenient to Indiana and Chicago. The large, broad public beach is the main attraction, but you can also explore downtown New Buffalo's shopping and dining options. Or, if you feel like taking a chance, the Four Winds Casino Resort has 130,000 square feet of gaming space. Owned by the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, its design evokes their heritage.
Things to do in New Buffalo

1. New Buffalo Bill's Wood Fired Bbq

603 E Buffalo St, New Buffalo, MI 49117-1518 Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards American, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 9 - SGD 31 +1 269-469-9992
Excellent
73%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 169 reviews

New Buffalo Bill's Wood Fired Bbq

*Fresh smoked meats daily* *Variety f fresh hot & cold dishes* *Gluten Free and Vegetarian options* *Kids Menu* *Beer & Wine Available* *Customized Catering * *Outdoor Pet Friendly Patio*

Reviewed By mytravelexperiences1 - Ohio

Tried sample platter that included brisket, ribs and pulled pork. Ribs had meat falling off, brisket was very juicy. Pulled pork was a little dry for my taste but still good. The BBQ was a bit on a too sweet side for my taste. Loved the corn bread. Plenty of delicious food.
Service was very welcoming. The owner came out and greeted, made sure we were satisfied.
The restaurant was clean, nice decor, spacious bathroom.
Come enjoy:)

2. Oink's Dutch Treat

227 W Buffalo St, New Buffalo, MI 49117-1807 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible American Late Night, Drinks +1 269-469-3535
Excellent
63%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 257 reviews

Oink's Dutch Treat

Reviewed By lindareilly2016 - Villa Park, Illinois

Cute, little place with a wide variety of ice cream flavors. One scoop equals two mini scoops. I can never decide what I want, so I get two mini scoops so I can have 2 ice cream flavors. The portions are generous and prices arent bad. Place is filled with hundreds of different pig figurines, etc. Fun to look around. Expect a crowd in the summer months/peak season.By sharing your experiences, you're helping travelers make better choices and plan their dream trips. Thank you!

3. The Stray Dog Bar & Grill

245 N Whittaker St, New Buffalo, MI 49117-1170 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +1 269-469-2727
Excellent
55%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 976 reviews

The Stray Dog Bar & Grill

Reviewed By applegirl57 - Detroit, Michigan

Iconic local spot. We were there on St Patrick's Day, a Saturday. Full of revelers and fun. The service did not suffer as a result. Food was very good....I had the fish tacos and my sister had the cod sandwich; plus very good fries. The dozens and dozens of photos of dogs in all kinds of poses, and over a 100 year span, hung throughout the restaurant: the most memorable part of the experience and worth the time to view. In season, there is outdoor seating. The Stray Dog is a must when visiting New Buffalo. Highly recommend.

4. Beachside Scoops

225 N Whittaker St Unit 1, New Buffalo, MI 49117-1284 Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards American SGD 4 - SGD 7 +1 269-231-5186
Excellent
63%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 39 reviews

Beachside Scoops

Beachside Scoops is now closed for the season in New Buffalo Michigan. Stop by on your way to the beach, or after a hot day of sun and sand! Beachside Scoops is a full-service ice cream parlor, specializing in premium ice cream, gelato, frozen yogurt, and espresso-based coffee drinks. Enjoy our air-conditioned space and free internet.

Reviewed By A TripAdvisor Member - Bloomington, IN

Excellent variety, fantastic service, and generously sized scoops of ice cream. I will make this a regular stop during my future trips to New Buffalo.

Sure, there were a few kids present, but it's an ice cream parlor. If you can't cope with kids, try visiting one of the nearby bars.

5. Brewster's Italian Cafe

11 W Merchant St, New Buffalo, MI 49117-1835 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Television, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Pizza, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch, Late Night SGD 5 - SGD 42 +1 269-469-3005
Excellent
59%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 381 reviews

Brewster's Italian Cafe

Over the last 25 years, Brewster's Italian Cafe` has grown from a small bakery to a full-service Italian restaurant in the heart of Harbor Country. Located in downtown New Buffalo, Michigan, Brewster's offers seasonally-inspired items and locally sourced ingredients that change every meal, every day. Our chefs meticulously select only the highest quality ingredients that reflect the true nature of what it means to eat rustic Italian cuisine. Whether you're looking for a classic plate of spaghetti and meatballs or a handmade pizza from our wood fire oven, Brewster's Italian Cafe is more than just your average Italian restaurant. Along with our ever-changing menu, we also make most of our desserts right here at the restaurant, including our creme brûlée and tiramisu. We proudly serve local craft brews from the likes of Greenbush Brewery and Bell's Brewing along with our extensive craft cocktail list featuring the finest of liquor from Journeyman Distillery. Our outdoor patio is perfect for any occasion as we accommodate to your specific needs-whether it be a special event or just a night out with the girls, Brewster's has something for everyone. Our menu changes every day, our chefs are constantly creating new dishes and flavor combinations, but our tradition remains the same from day one: provide the highest-quality ingredients that reflect the beauty in the simplicity of Italian fare.

Reviewed By RiderDan48 - Long Beach, Indiana

Four of us went to Brewster's on a Sunday evening. An unexpected crowd slowed things down, but we were seated in the bar and promptly served drinks while we waited. The waiter was very straightforward and apologetic about the delay. all in all, service was...MoreThank you! So glad you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again sometime soon!

6. Nancy's

142 N Whittaker St, New Buffalo, MI 49117-1169 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American Lunch +1 269-469-4240
Excellent
25%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
23%
Poor
11%
Terrible
9%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 43 reviews

Nancy's

Reviewed By BurtB312 - Oak Park, Illinois

Ok, so, in town over Labor Day weekend, and landed here for lunch. All your favorites can be had - fried appetizers, hamburgers, hot dogs - all of which are good. I got on good authority from friends that used to live there that you have to get the strawberry shake. check! and CHECK!! That was awesome! Don't sleep on this - it's a bucket list kind of thing. Just do it. support it, and rock it! Get the shake!

7. Bentwood Tavern

600 W Water St, New Buffalo, MI 49117-1903 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Drinks SGD 12 - SGD 33 +1 269-469-1699
Excellent
51%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 389 reviews

Bentwood Tavern

Chef Jenny Drilon's sophisticated spin on pub fare, responsibly sourced and beautifully prepared. A warm, friendly gathering place featuring eight Michigan craft beers on tap and a curated wine list. Waterfront dining with outdoor seating available whenever weather allows. Lunch and dinner daily, with brunch from 9am on weekends. Please be advised that the restaurant is operating on Eastern Standard Time.

Reviewed By Candice C

First time visit to the Bentwood. Since New Buffalo is an old, somewhat rustic, lakeside community, I was surprised by the simple, elegant, modern interior decor of the lobby and restaurant. Choices were creative, but two of our dishes were not as good as they sounded. But I would definitely give it another try.

8. Terrace Room

111 W Water St, New Buffalo, MI 49117-1907 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining Italian, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks SGD 16 - SGD 41 +1 269-469-7950
Excellent
54%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 143 reviews

Terrace Room

Enjoy rustic Italian cuisine with a waterfront view. Handmade pastas and regional dishes inspired by the season are complemented by a carefully curated wine list and an intimate fireside setting. When weather allows, the outdoor terrace is one of Harbor Country's most beautiful dining spots.

Reviewed By Susan S - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Saturday lunch menu was small and a bit precious: 1/2 of the small menu had egg type brunch items and 1/2 had salads and sandwiches. We each ordered a salad (carrot and farro) and (cobb salad). They looked pretty and were bountiful enough but neither...MoreHello Susan. Thank you for sharing your experience with us. I am sorry to hear that our restaurant did not meet your expectations. I would like to connect with you. If you are interested, please email me at [email protected] Thank you. Inga

9. Copper Rock Steakhouse

11111 Wilson Rd, Four Winds Casino Resort, New Buffalo, MI 49117-8888 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Valet Parking American, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner SGD 34 - SGD 105 +1 866-494-6371
Excellent
64%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
6%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 173 reviews

Copper Rock Steakhouse

Feast on USDA Prime 42-day dry aged steaks, succulent cold water lobster, gourmet desserts and more. Dining at Copper Rock Steakhouse is an experience like no other.450 wines available by the bottle and glass!Stop by the bar in Copper Rock Steakhouse for pre-dinner martinis, or an after-dinner cognacCopper Rock guests must be 21 years of age to dine.

Reviewed By Sugar Grove Guy - Sugar Grove, Illinois

This was our 3rd and 4th time to this restaurant located within the New Buffalo Four Winds Casino--I did not review in the past but considered it 4-5 star for service and food-beef and anticipated our return for two consecutive nights. The first night I had prime rib -I ordered it medium to medium plus--it arrived rare at best. It was tender and flavorful but for a steakhouse I was disappointed it was not cooked as ordered. I fail to understand why a steakhouse cannot cook meat exactly as ordered especially when it was not very busy that evening. Additionally I have a food allergy to the onion family and so stated to the server-the butter was served with the bread with chives as garnish and I was told the chef said it was OK--WRONG! The next night was a disaster. My wife ordered king crab legs and I- the seafood medley. As the server brought the entrees-the fishy smell was overwhelming. My wife had a two ice cold crab legs in her selection, I - the crab leg was cooked appropriately but the knuckle was ice cold! Obviously, the chef does not know how to steam king crab legs uniformly--I recommend avoid seafood half of the menu and stick to the meat. Both the service and food quality were inferior from our previous two experiences, however, we will still return because of the excellent food and service in the past. Its now strike two, and a third will result in never returning. We hope these two experiences were just an aberration not a trend.

10. Skip's Restaurant & Catering

16710 Lake Shore Rd, New Buffalo, MI 49117-8210 Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Buffet American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options Dinner +1 269-469-3330
Excellent
59%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 146 reviews

Skip's Restaurant & Catering

New Buffalo's only awarding-winning steakhouse, featuring prime rib, hand-carved steaks, seafood, chops, ribs, pastas, sandwiches, salads, Friday and Saturday night seafood and prime rib buffet, banquet facilities and catering services. A casual fine-dining establishment that welcomes families with children, offering a children's menu for children up to 12. Celebrating 44 years in New Buffalo.

Reviewed By ZazuS1965 - Grand Rapids, Michigan

Good food, very nice atmosphere! A nice little gem I didn't expect to find hidden away in this small area along the lakeshore. Delicious prime rib. Service was slightly less than I would have expected for the atmosphere and food, but not a complete disappointment.

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