Guidebook for Frankfort

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Guidebook for Frankfort

Food Scene
Good beer, fun, outdoor seating.
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Stormcloud Brewing Company
303 Main Street
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Good beer, fun, outdoor seating.
Great food and cocktails.
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Birch & Maple
727 Main St
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Great food and cocktails.
A Papano's Pizza
334 Main Street
Seafood
Coho Cafe
320 Main Street
Seafood
Our favorite spot for coffee and a breakfast sandwich! They also serve donuts, fresh-baked bread, and lunch! Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
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Crescent Bakery and Cafe
404 Main Street
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Our favorite spot for coffee and a breakfast sandwich! They also serve donuts, fresh-baked bread, and lunch! Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Wifi
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Petals & Perks
429 Main St
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Wifi
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Dinghy's Restaurant & Bar
415 Main Street
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Take out fish and BBQ. They'll also smoke fish that you've caught.
Port City Smokehouse
1000 Main St
Take out fish and BBQ. They'll also smoke fish that you've caught.
Deli
L'Chayim Delicatessen
318 Main Street
Deli
Outdoor seating that overlooks the Betsie Bay Marina. My mom LOVES the perch fish and chips. Go for the outdoor seating and view of Betsie Lake.
Villa Marine Bar & Grill
228 Main St
Outdoor seating that overlooks the Betsie Bay Marina. My mom LOVES the perch fish and chips. Go for the outdoor seating and view of Betsie Lake.
Ice Cream. Serves Moomer's Ice Cream (a renowned Traverse City favorite!)
The Scoop of Frankfort
321 Main Street
Ice Cream. Serves Moomer's Ice Cream (a renowned Traverse City favorite!)
ice cream
The Cool Spot
306 Main St
ice cream
Ice cream, chocolate and fudge. You can't vacation in northern Michigan without fudge!
Kilwin's of Frankfort
413 Main Street
Ice cream, chocolate and fudge. You can't vacation in northern Michigan without fudge!
Classic soft-serve shack.
Frankfort Dairy Maid
1017-1021 Forest Ave
Classic soft-serve shack.
Mexican Bar and Grill. Margaritas and outdoor seating. Check out Fish Taco Fridays.
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Road House
1058 Benzie Hwy
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Mexican Bar and Grill. Margaritas and outdoor seating. Check out Fish Taco Fridays.
EXCELLENT ice cream! (probably my favorite) combined with cute little florist and home decor shop. (Also a great reward for the winner of nearby miniature golf.)
Hill Top Soda Shoppe
7117 South St
EXCELLENT ice cream! (probably my favorite) combined with cute little florist and home decor shop. (Also a great reward for the winner of nearby miniature golf.)
Sightseeing
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Point Betsie Lighthouse
3701 Point Betsie Road
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Alpacas are cute!
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Crystal Lake Alpaca Farm and Boutique
4907 River Rd
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Alpacas are cute!
Parks & Nature
Elberta Dunes South Natural Area (EDNA)
1200-1204 Frankfort Ave
A must! Iconic postcard views of the dunes and Lake Michigan. Kids will love the dune climb. If you plan to hike all the way to the lake, go early in the day and bring water!
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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
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A must! Iconic postcard views of the dunes and Lake Michigan. Kids will love the dune climb. If you plan to hike all the way to the lake, go early in the day and bring water!
Beautiful views of Betsie Bay and boats and a cool playground. There is often live music and/or farmer's markets here on summer weekends.
Frankfort Mineral Springs
630 Main St
Beautiful views of Betsie Bay and boats and a cool playground. There is often live music and/or farmer's markets here on summer weekends.
Porch-style beach swings for adults. The BEST way to watch a sunset!
Frankfort Public Beach And Playground
Porch-style beach swings for adults. The BEST way to watch a sunset!
Less crowded but more difficult to access.
Elberta Beach (Ebeach)
Less crowded but more difficult to access.
Lake Michigan too cold? Try inland Crystal Lake! This small beach is accessible from Frankfort by car or via the Betsie Valley Trail and includes a playground, restrooms, and there's an ice cream shop right around the corner. (Beware of "swimmer's itch" in late summer)
Beulah Public Beach
139 Lake St
Lake Michigan too cold? Try inland Crystal Lake! This small beach is accessible from Frankfort by car or via the Betsie Valley Trail and includes a playground, restrooms, and there's an ice cream shop right around the corner. (Beware of "swimmer's itch" in late summer)
Dune hikes
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Arcadia Dunes: The C.S. Mott Nature Preserve
Gilbert Road
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Dune hikes
Essentials
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Family Fare Supermarket
1002 Forest Avenue
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Drug Store
Corner Drug of Frankfort
401 Main St
Drug Store
More than just a hardware store...
Frankfort Hardware Inc
15 Main St
More than just a hardware store...
Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital: Emergency Room
224 Park Ave
Entertainment & Activities
Watch for film festivals and contests
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The Garden Theater
301 Main Street
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Watch for film festivals and contests
library, computers, printers available (15c/page), childrens' programs.
Benzie Shores District Library
630 Main St
library, computers, printers available (15c/page), childrens' programs.
Mini golf! a northern Michigan family tradition!
Crystal Falls Mini Golf & Ice Cream Shop
1405 Michigan Ave
Mini golf! a northern Michigan family tradition!
Rent Bikes, kayaks, SUP boards... They also rent bike carriages for young children.
Crystal Lake Adventure Sports
325 Main St
Rent Bikes, kayaks, SUP boards... They also rent bike carriages for young children.
Tube, kayak, canoe, or SUP the Platte river. Rentals available here.
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Honor Trading Post
8367 Deadstream Rd
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Tube, kayak, canoe, or SUP the Platte river. Rentals available here.
A round of golf here is pricey but the views are absolutely breathtaking!
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Arcadia Bluffs Golf Club
14710 Northwood Hwy
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A round of golf here is pricey but the views are absolutely breathtaking!
Drive-in Movie Theater! (Summer Only)
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Cherry Bowl Drive-In Theatre
9812 Honor Highway
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Drive-in Movie Theater! (Summer Only)
Canoe, Kayak, tube the Platte.
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Riverside Canoe Trips
5042 North Scenic Highway
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Canoe, Kayak, tube the Platte.
Arts & Culture
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Interlochen Center for the Arts
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Outdoor performances occur at the end of July, right across the street from the cottage at Tank Hill! More info at lakesideshakespeare.org
Lakeside Shakespeare Theater
336 Park Avenue
Outdoor performances occur at the end of July, right across the street from the cottage at Tank Hill! More info at lakesideshakespeare.org
Benzie Area Symphony Orchestra
8685 4th Ave
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Gwen Frostic Prints
5140 River Rd
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Shopping
Gourmet Food Gifts.
Lynn and Perin Mercantile, Co
433 Main St
Gourmet Food Gifts.
Antiques
EKlekTikA
735 Main St
Antiques