Where to Eat in Manistique: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Trinity Boughner

Manistique, formerly Monistique, is the only incorporated city in and the county seat of Schoolcraft County of the U.S. state of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 3,097. The city lies on the north shore of Lake Michigan, adjacent the southwest corner of Manistique Township. Manistique was founded where the Manistique River flows into Lake Michigan, forming a kind of natural harbor, which has since been improved with breakwaters, dredging, and a lighthouse. The city takes its name from the Manistique River. The economy also depends heavily on tourism.
Things to do in Manistique

1. The Upper Crust

375 Traders Point Dr, Manistique, MI 49854-1363 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Free Off-Street Parking, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards American, Delicatessen, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Brunch, Lunch, Breakfast SGD 4 - SGD 13 +1 906-341-2253
Excellent
88%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 146 reviews

The Upper Crust

Beautiful waterfront cafe with super fresh sandwiches, hearty soups & homemade desserts! Brunch menu served daily until 11am! Catering for all occasions! Call ahead for current hours of operation.

Reviewed By Gatorgolfer - Knoxville, Tennessee

Wanted lunch before we got to Mackinac area, so stopped at this highly rated place in Manistique.

The Upper Crust is on the channel leading to the harbor, with a nice view from the outside seating and limited view from the inside.

The interior has a high ceiling and an open feel. You order at the counter, then sit and your meal is brought to you.

My wife had a tomato soup special and a pastrami sandwich which is a close relative of a Ruben. Both were excellent. I had NE clam chowder and a roast beef sandwich on grilled sourdough.....also excellent.

The folks who work here are really nice and service was excellent.

2. Dairy Kream

182 River St, Manistique, MI 49854-1218 Wheelchair Accessible +1 906-341-5921
Excellent
50%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 12 reviews

Dairy Kream

Reviewed By Tigerman777

When in town a friend recommended that we visit the Dairy Kream, and that was a GREAT idea! I had a butterfinger dessert and it tasted very very good:-). Although I don't eat much dairy, I would go here again in a heartbeat if in Manistique. The worker that took my order was very nice as well.

3. The Grind Coffee House

111 River St, Manistique, MI 49854-1217 +1 906-286-1137
Excellent
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Good
100%
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4 based on 1 reviews

Reviewed By MstqMI - Manistique

The Grind is a new coffee house in Manistique, owned & operated by Manistique Area Schools students partnered with Limestone Federal Credit Union. I stopped today as I heard they had muffins from Huron Mountain Bakery (from Marquette). The muffins are big & delicious- not sure if they'll have them every day but I think it's listed on their Facebook page when they have them. I also had a hot chocolate- which was very good. The students waiting on me were friendly and efficient. I took mine home but there are tables if you'd like to sit and enjoy your muffin and coffee. It's a very unique decor. Also, it's non-profit. Hopefully, the town will support them as it's nice to have a coffee house in our community.

4. Cedar Street Cafe

220 S Cedar St, Manistique, MI 49854-1426 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 906-341-2469
Excellent
80%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 165 reviews

Cedar Street Cafe

Quaint venue in a completely renovated building serving delicious home made breakfast and lunch dishes. Also serving gourmet coffee drinks and desserts. Our specialties are our carmel and vanilla bean sauces, homemade soups, jams and dressings!

Reviewed By Aila A - Ham Lake, Minnesota

Pancakes, eggs to order and hashbrowns - all fresh and supremely delicious. Lovely decor. My husband and I were famished after giving the motel continental breakfast a pass. We get to Manistique every couple of years - we'll definitely stop by again.

5. The Haywire Family Restaurant

8912 Boot Lake Rd, M-94, Manistique, MI 49854-9306 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations American, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 906-452-6001
Excellent
78%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 208 reviews

The Haywire Family Restaurant

The Haywire Restaurant Is A Family Owned And Operated Business. We Opened In 2012. Our Food Is Made From Scratch - We Have Awesome Soups And Sandwiches... Slow Roasted Brisket, Pork Tenderloin, And Black Bean Burger To Name A Few. We Have The Best Pizza In The Area. We Serve Awesome Jumbo Shrimp Hand Breaded To Order Or Grilled. Hand Cut Steaks, Chicken And Biscuits ( One Of Our Top Sellers) Crab Cakes,pork Chops, Salads, Hand Cut Fries, Home Made Onion Rings, Hummus, And Made From Scratch Desserts ( We Use Only The Finest Ingredients) We Also Serve Ice Cream Year Around. We Serve Beer And Wine.check Us Our On Face Book... View Our Full Menu.

Reviewed By kjpjr - Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

We both had one of the best pasties ever for lunch. This is a great family restaurant a little off the beaten track. We met my wife's cousin there and had a great time. The wait staff and owner were very friendly and helpful. Worth...MoreThank you very much for your review, we are always happy to read that our customers are happy with the food we serve.

6. Three Seasons Cafe

6778W Highway US2, Manistique, MI 49854 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi American, Diner Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 906-341-3463
Excellent
47%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 257 reviews

Three Seasons Cafe

Three Seasons is a seasonal restaurant located in Manistique, MI. We serve a variety of menu items that homemade. We have the best homemade soup and pasties in the area. Our job is to offer you the best dining expierence we can. We serve breakfast all day long, fish everyday with a great fish fry on Friday nights. We are normally closed January, February and March.

Reviewed By FLWfan - Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin

Needed breakfast, read reviews and chose Three Seasons. Sat right down, menus, water and coffee arrived in a reasonable amount of time. Hubby had the biscuits and gravy with two eggs special and I had a ham and cheese omelette with toast and potatoes. Food was good, but had a bit of a struggle getting coffee refills. Good location right on Hwy 2.

7. Clydes Drive In

201 Chippewa Ave, Manistique, MI 49854-1313 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available American, Fast Food Lunch, Dinner SGD 9 - SGD 13 +1 906-341-6021
Excellent
74%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 106 reviews

Clydes Drive In

Clyde's is a drive-in located in Manistique, MI on Chippewa Ave. Clyde's was built in Sault Ste Marie in 1949 by Mr. Clyde VanDusen. In the early 90's Clyde's in Manistique has been owned & operated by Cliff & Gail Blose Bring Back the great old fashion taste of quality at Clyde's Drive In, home of the FAMOUS Big C Burger. Clyde's has been serving great burgers, fries and more for over 50 years! You can dine in or stay in your car and a carhop will come and take your order! Phone orders WELCOME! The Manistique Clyde's Drive in is open ALL YEAR LONG! We now accept CREDIT CARDS! Our burgers were voted the "2011 Best Burgers In the U.P", by a Fox 11 News Poll! Thanks to all who VOTED!

Reviewed By travelwi812 - Kaukauna

I had read these were the best pasties ever, but they seemed rather average. Also, there are rumors that Clyde's had the best hamburgers and I thought they were rather average. The prices were rather high for a family: we spent $50 easily.

8. The DownTowner

238 S Cedar St, Manistique, MI 49854-1426 Highchairs Available, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Parking Available American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 906-341-3000
Excellent
62%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 96 reviews

The DownTowner

Reviewed By Frank T - Chicago, Illinois

Found this place passing through, stopped in for lunch. Pretty good pasty (Upper Peninsula pot pie without the soup part, usually served with gravy). I took a bite from other stuff ordered around the table. All was good. Not expensive, low key, good food, good service. I'll be back.

9. Big Boy

Lakeshore drive, Manistique, MI Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 7 - SGD 13 +1 906-341-6941
Excellent
32%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
6%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 161 reviews

Big Boy

Reviewed By Voice1234 - Wisconsin

We stopped for lunch on our way through Manistique and chose the Big Boy because last year we had a decent, average, meal there. This year was a complete disappointment. Upon being seated we ordered decaf coffee and a diet pepsi. Our waitress brought us a coffee (who knows if it was decaf) and a glass of water.

I ordered a BLT with a cup of chili. She automatically assumed I didn't want the fries and simply substituted the chili without asking. I'm not even sure the price was adjusted accordingly.

The food was simply ok. When I paid, and mentioned the errors, I was asked if I'd like a diet pepsi "to go." There was really no apology offered, just explanation of what they did - assumed I didn't want the fries.

Suffice to say, we won't be going back.

10. Jack Pine Lodge and Campground

5350N State Highway M94, Manistique, MI 49854-9385 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible American, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner +1 906-573-2414
Excellent
63%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 51 reviews

Jack Pine Lodge and Campground

Reviewed By SamAdamsGhost - Chicago, Illinois

A perfect combination of rustic lodge restaurant and campgrounds! The grilled Whitefish was fantastic! The burgers are huge and cooked perfectly. The Horseradish coleslaw is incredible! Clean and quiet campsite (although I heard some "huffing" noises coming from the woods). Memorable campgrounds.

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