There are many options for nearby dining, but if you don't live at the lake full-time, it can be difficult to know where to go (or when) in order to get the best deals.  Here are some suggestions from around the area we have received from local residents for you. (Note: We have not confirmed nor edited these items yet, and are simply putting them in as we go.)  If you'd like to add an item or a review to this list, please let us know!

  • Latitude 42 Brewing Company: 7842 Portage Rd, Portage, MI
    I-94 East to Portage Rd (Air Zoo Exit), then South
    Nice
  • The Grill House: 1071 32nd St, Allegan, MI
    North on M-40 from Paw Paw, almost to Allegan, about 20 Miles, but well worth the drive
    Highly Recommended and Famous: ****
  • Easy Street Inn: 275 N Paw Paw St., Coloma, MI
    Main Street in Coloma, Behind John's Glass
    Very good; good Mexican food option
  • Clementine's Too: 1235 Broad St, St Joseph, MI
    St. Joseph, on the river
    Very good.
  • Mark III Grille & Bar: 4179 M-139, St Joseph, MI
    I-94 to Scottdale Rd, then South
    Excellent Steaks and great Mexican food
  • Tosi's Restaurant: 4337 Ridge Rd, Stevensville, MI
    I-94 to Red Arrow Exit 23, then North
    Area's best Italian food, one of the Top 100 Restaurants in the US
  • Gala-T-Inn: 65108 Red Arrow Hwy, Hartford, MI
    Red Arrow Highway in Hartford
    Great pizza and sandwiches
  • TJ's Sports Bar & Grill: 195 S M 140, Watervliet, MI
    I-94 to M-140 in Watervliet, then South
    Good food, pizza, burgers, and sandwiches
  • Arrowhead Bar & Grill: 20 W Main St, Hartford, MI
    Main Street (Red Arrow) in Hartford
    Fresh hand-pressed burgers, only $1.50 on Tuesdays 5-8pm
  • Lakeside Bar & Grill (???: Couldn't find on-line, maybe a different name?)
    Little Crooked Lake, Off M-152
    $1.50 Burger Special on Thursday Nights, with Karaoke!
  • Silver Beach Pizza: 410 Vine St, St Joseph, MI
    Broad & Vine, in St. Joseph
    Very, very popular location overlooking Lake Michigan, Voted best pizza in SW MI every year!
  • Tea Pot Dome Grill & Grocery: 42887 W Red Arrow Hwy, Paw Paw, MI
    Tea Pot Dome (M-51 & Red Arrow)
    Great food; Inexpensive lunch/breakfast
  • The Strand Brewery & Grill: 93415 Co Rd 690, Dowagiac, MI
    Overlooking Round Lake on CR690
    Excellent!
  • Sister Lakes Brewing Company: 92500 Co Rd 690, Dowagiac, MI
    Sister Lakes
    Craft Microbrewery