Melissa’s guidebook

Melissa
Melissa’s guidebook

My favorite place for a romantic dinner.

Delectable with generous portions, best steak in town. A bit pricey, but worth it for a special night out.
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Terry's of Charlevoix
101 Antrim St
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Delectable with generous portions, best steak in town. A bit pricey, but worth it for a special night out.

My favorite family restaurants

Casual eateries that have kid-friendly menus and a laid-back, casual atmosphere.
Best whitefish dinner anywhere. Sharing a kitchen with Terry's, this is a family restaurant featuring a full menu at very reasonable prices.
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The Villager Pub
427 Bridge Street
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Best whitefish dinner anywhere. Sharing a kitchen with Terry's, this is a family restaurant featuring a full menu at very reasonable prices.
Fantastic gourmet food decently priced. Wonderful hamburgers served on a pretzel roll in delightful combinations; my favorites are the jalapeno cheeseburger and the cherry brie burger. Also, be sure to buy desserts to take home.
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Scovies Gourmet
111 Bridge Street
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Fantastic gourmet food decently priced. Wonderful hamburgers served on a pretzel roll in delightful combinations; my favorites are the jalapeno cheeseburger and the cherry brie burger. Also, be sure to buy desserts to take home.
This tropical themed open-air bar/restaurant is only open from Memorial Day to Labor Day, and boy is it busy! No reservations, but you can order drinks while you wait (The Heck Yeah is delightful). and enjoy watching boats pull up to the dock. Small menu, but everything is great, from the pork tacos to the dockmaster hamburger, to peanut butter and jelly sweet potato fries, to a very generously portioned lobster roll.
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The Landing
10231 Ferry Road
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This tropical themed open-air bar/restaurant is only open from Memorial Day to Labor Day, and boy is it busy! No reservations, but you can order drinks while you wait (The Heck Yeah is delightful). and enjoy watching boats pull up to the dock. Small menu, but everything is great, from the pork tacos to the dockmaster hamburger, to peanut butter and jelly sweet potato fries, to a very generously portioned lobster roll.

Sightseeing

Places to go for guests who want to explore beyond Charlevoix.
This is a great day trip. Start early and let the kids trek all over the dunes before noon. Stop in Glen Arbor for lunch, and then take a tour of Traverse City attractions.
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Sleeping Bear Dunes
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This is a great day trip. Start early and let the kids trek all over the dunes before noon. Stop in Glen Arbor for lunch, and then take a tour of Traverse City attractions.
This is a fun, informative, friendly tour of the adorable homes designed by self-taught architect Earl Young. Homes and cottages are located conveniently downtown.
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Mushroom House Tours
211 Bridge St
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This is a fun, informative, friendly tour of the adorable homes designed by self-taught architect Earl Young. Homes and cottages are located conveniently downtown.
Drive north on 31 from the center of Charlevoix, go over the bridge, and look for Mt. McSauba Rd. The winding road will take you past upscale homes to an outdoor recreation area with a big hill (Mt. McSauba). Used by locals for skiing in the winter, it is a short climb to the highest spot in Charlevoix, and you'll have beautiful views of Lake Michigan coastline for miles.
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Mount McSauba
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Drive north on 31 from the center of Charlevoix, go over the bridge, and look for Mt. McSauba Rd. The winding road will take you past upscale homes to an outdoor recreation area with a big hill (Mt. McSauba). Used by locals for skiing in the winter, it is a short climb to the highest spot in Charlevoix, and you'll have beautiful views of Lake Michigan coastline for miles.
This is a great day trip, especially if you start early and make the 70-80 minute drive by 10 AM. I recommend you rent a bike immediately upon arrival, and bike around the island, taking in the great views and stopping to climb up to arch rock, pictured above. In the summer, the restaurants are crowded, so get your name on the list at least an hour before you expect to be hungry.
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Mackinac Island
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This is a great day trip, especially if you start early and make the 70-80 minute drive by 10 AM. I recommend you rent a bike immediately upon arrival, and bike around the island, taking in the great views and stopping to climb up to arch rock, pictured above. In the summer, the restaurants are crowded, so get your name on the list at least an hour before you expect to be hungry.

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Vervoersmogelijkheden

You will need a car to get around!

If you are flying in, be sure to rent a car. Driving around the area is easy, and many attractions are within a 60-90 minute drive, but be aware that in the summer, the drawbridge in Charlevoix goes up for about 5 minutes every half-hour. This can cause an epic mile-long traffic jam when traveling through town. Plan ahead, or take the Ironton Ferry across the southern arm of Lake Charlevoix for a scenic drive.
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Mackinac Island

An 80-minute drive To Mackinac City straight north on 31, this is a must-visit. Go early. Try to arrive in Mackinac City in the morning, and purchase ferry tickets online. Rent bikes, a horse, carriage, or walk. Bring a camera.