Restaurants, bars and cafés with great food & drinks in the Munising area
Munising offers a variety of eating options for everyone’s taste buds. With Lake Superior in our backyard, many area restaurants offer fresh Lake Superior fish including salmon, trout and whitefish. Want to try a pasty (the ‘a’ pronounced as in ‘cat’)? You’re in luck, most Munising restaurants offer homemade pasties on their menus. There are also great breakfast and lunch options in the area to help you make it through the day. After a day of sightseeing why relax at one of our cafés or saloons for a tasty beverage. Many places offer live music throughout the year!
The Dream Bean Machine
The Dream Bean Machine is a 1966 VW coffee bus located in Grand Marais, MI specializing in organic, fair-trade espresso and coffee; smoothies, tea lattes, and baked goods — including a variety of vegan and gluten-free options.
Parked at their new retail building across from Woodland Park Campground all summer, the bus now offers seating, shopping, and reliable WiFi — perfect for remote work! The Dream Bean Crew strives to not only serve you the highest quality products but a vivacious and genuine experience as well. Fuel up and shop at The Dream Bean Machine while adventuring in the UP; you’ll be so glad you did
- Quality organic espresso
- Decaf espresso and teas
- Pet friendly (outdoors only please)
- Official Moana polarized bamboo sunglasses retailer
- On the North Country Trail
- Near Sable Falls, Log Slide, Agate Beach
Located just South of Munising, all trails lead to the Buckhorn Resort! Along with great lodging in a Northwoods setting, the Buckhorn offers a full-service restaurant and lounge. You will find yourself overlooking beautiful Hovey Lake while enjoying a great meal in a casual and comfortable setting. We are known for our burger selection, broasted chicken, fish & steaks.
- Open 11:00am, 7 Days a Week
- Broasted Chicken
- Sandwiches and Appetizers
- Steaks and Seafood
- Craft Beers
Muldoon's Pasties & Gifts
A trip to Muldoons for their award winning pasty (pronounced pass-tee) is a must if you are visiting Munising. Voted #1 in the Upper Peninsula, Muldoons offers traditional and vegetarian pasties that are sure to provide a hot and delicious meal anytime of day.
Pasties originated as a meal for the miners of Cornwall, England, and later Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. A pasty is a pie that is made without the benefit of a pan to shape it. Muldoons pasties are Cornish meat pasties made with potato, ground beef, onion, rutabaga, and carrot, baked in a piecrust. Vegetarian and apple pasties are also available.
- Award-winning pasties
- Fresh, made daily pasties
- Handmade fudge
- Beef, Veggie or Apple available
- Indoor & outdoor seating
- Frozen pasties available
- Large selection of U.P. gifts
The Duck Pond Eatery & Beer Garden
Our newly renovated building features an outdoor beer garden where you can marvel at the night sky while enjoying a Michigan wine or craft brew. Live music will feature local musicians, so bring your dancing sandals. The Duck Pond is the perfect place to stop by for lunch or dinner as you explore the great outdoors. We offer a variety of sandwiches, salads, pizzas, and our Lake Superior whitefish tacos can’t be beat. Bring the whole family!
We are within walking distance of Lake Superior and the Paddler’s Village.
- Beer Garden
- Friday Fish Fry
- Michigan craft beers & wine
- Outside fire pit
- Open 7 days a week
- Grand Island sunset cruise
Mama Cow's Ice Cream Shop
Mama Cow’s Ice Cream shop serves premium ‘The Chocolate Shoppe’ hand dipped ice cream, as well as soft serve, shakes, malts, and tail twisters. Hot dogs and quick burgers are also on the menu. M-94 is a popular route for waterfall enthusiasts, and a scenic route no matter the season. Take a minute to sit and relax at our picnic tables while enjoying your treats.
- The Chocolate Shoppe hand dipped ice cream
- Complete soft serve menu
- Close to ATV trails
- On waterfalls route
- Picnic tables
- Friendly staff waiting to serve you
Pictured Rocks Golf Course
Pictured Rocks Golf Club is a beautiful, 18-hole golf course that caters to all levels of play. The course features rolling terrain, natural hardwoods, carefully placed bunkers and a few water hazards. The course is best known for its excellent condition and genuine beauty. Pictured Rocks Golf Club also features a restaurant, driving range, putting green and pro shop. The public is welcome and call for tee times.
- 18 holes
- Public welcome
- Full rental service
- Driving range & putting green
- Twilight rates & 2 for 1 Tuesdays
- Restaurant & bar w/ happy hour, lunch and dinner
- Call for tee times
Grand Island Cruises
Grand Island Cruises located 3 miles west of Munising on M28. Experience lighthouses, sandstone cliffs, wildlife and Grand Island’s history aboard . Grand Island stretches 8 miles from its southern point at Williams Landing in Munising Bay to the north end at North Point. Enjoy lunch or dinner at the Duck Pond Restaurant and Beer Garden’s dock before departing from our Paddler’s Village Dock.
- Lunch Cruise: 11am – 3pm
- Dinner Cruise 4:15 – 9pm
- Reservations available online
- Private charters available
- Catamarans – certified for beach landings
Falling Rock Cafe & Bookstore
We are a local veteran owned coffee shop and café in downtown Munising. We offer free wireless internet, homemade food (vegan and gluten-free options available), custom roasted coffee, and delightful Jilbert’s Dairy Ice Cream. Beyond our cozy ambiance, delicious food, and great coffee, we showcase local art, live music, and a vast collection of hand-selected books. Come visit and stay a while!
- Specialty coffee
- Jilbert’s Ice Cream
- Local Art
- Used, New and Rare Books
- Play area for kids
- Alternate diet options
- Inviting atmosphere
Miner's Pasties & Ice Cream
Located in downtown Munising, we have two convenient locations to serve you! We offer a variety of traditional-style pasties as well as specialty pasties on a limited basis. Beyond pasties, we also have daily specials featuring soups, sandwiches, and sides. Our hand-dipped Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream is a must-have when you’re craving a cool treat. We hope to see you soon!
- Freshly-made pasties
- Specialty pasties
- Hand-dipped Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream
- Daily Specials
- Two locations to serve you
- Gift shop
Midway General Store
Located on scenic Highway 13, we are local favorite for everyday convenience items throughout the seasons. Whether you need grocery supplies, sporting goods or a tasty ice cream cone, we have it all. Need a bite? Our kitchen features smash burgers, pizzas, pasties, plus we have indoor and outdoor seating.
We’re also located just off the snowmobile/ORV trail and carry premium gas! Stop in for a pitstop for your toy and yourself!
- Gas (including ethanol-free)
- Grocery items
- Sporting goods
- Beer, wine & liquor
- Hand-dipped ice cream
- Smash burgers, pizza, fries & more
- Free wireless Internet
Whether you’re relaxing at the nearby Au Train beach or just exploring the area, we are a central stop when you’re looking for food and drinks. From homemade pizza and ice cream, to coffee, beer and wine, we can refuel you while out adventuring!
- Homemade pizza
- 18 flavors of premium ice cream
- Local coffee