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Jun 23, 2010 06:29 AM

Northern Michigan -Petoskey, Harbor Springs, Charlevoix-Anything New?

We have been staying at a cottage north of Harbor Springs for several summers and are wondering if there is anything new or anything we missed during our stays. We would travel as far as Boyne City, Ellsworth, Mackinaw CIty or Cheybogan for a great meal. (Nothing like dinner out after a rainy day of cabin fever).

Has anyone been to the Fish since it re-opened? What about Douglas Lake Bar and Steakhouse since it was sold? Is Tapawingo still shuttered?

What about the Crowsnest or Adante-never been to either but have been intrigued?

Anything new and chowworthy in Emmet County and environs? Thanks so much in advance!

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  1. We haven't been eating out much lately, but I can tell you that the DLB is alive and well. We had a great meal there last fall.

    Tapawingo is closed for good, it appears. The owner is now operating as a personal chef in the Traverse City area. See this article -

    Cheboygan has a new restaurant in the former Boathouse location, which is a nice spot on the Cheboygan River. The menu is primarily seafood -

    1. Cafe Sante has just opened in Boyne City. ( Mussels, salads, fries, pizza) It has the same owners as Red Mesa.

      1. Thanks for the updates-we love the Red Mesa-sounds like Cafe Sante should be a welcomed addition. Ditto on the Rusty Anchor. We had a less than stellar meal at DLB right after the new owners took over-glad to hear they ironed out the bugs-it is an awesome locale.

        The Rusty Anchor
        106 Pine St, Cheboygan, MI 49721

        1. margib -
          Just read about a new Polish restaurant in Harbor Springs: Polish Kitchen, on 119 in the Harbor Plaza. It certainly sounds great -authentic dishes, family owned, and prices look very reasonable.

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          1. re: tokyo

            look like the Leg Inn ha some serious competition!!

            1. re: margib

              IMO, the best thing about Legs Inn is the outdoor seating. I thought the food was OK but spendy for what you get. But on a nice day, the view of the lake is worth the price of admission!

              Legs Inn
              6425 N Lake Shore Dr, Cross Village, MI 49740

          2. This certainly isn't new and it's been awhile since we've been, but Grey Gables in Charlevoix is one of my favorites if you haven't been.