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Nov 18, 2011 09:45 PM

New Buffalo, Michigan Restaurant

We love going to Four Winds. Any suggestions for someplace great to eat in New Buffalo?


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  1. If you don't mind driving about a half an hour, I really like the Tabor Hill Winery Restaurant in Buchanan, MI.

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    1. re: Gonzo70

      Thank you that sounds lovely. We will consider Tabor Hill Winery Restaurant on our next visit to Michigan.

      1. re: pippi1807

        The thing with places in that area is that some of them are seasonal since it a resort area. If open, places I like in NB are:

    2. I second the Tabor Hills recommendation, although it is a bit of a drive.... make sure to do some wine tasting before heading into the restaurant. Also, if you make a reservation, try to get a window seat.

      Brewsters is also a great recommendation.... and much closer.

      You won't be disappointed in either.

      1. What are you looking for? For a nice dinner after the beach, we like to go to Skips.

        And there is a hamburger place with almost cultlike status called Redamaks

        Great ice cream at Oinks.

        And we also love the restaurant at the hotel we stay at, The Bentwood Tavern at the Harbor Grand Hotel.

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        1. re: Chicago Wine Geek

          Redamak's does have a cult-like following, but honestly it isn't that good, their burgers are nothing special. Plus it's closed for the season, so no dice.

          Oinks is very good, but call ahead as I don't recall if they're open during winter.

          They've done a lot to revitalize the strip leading to the lake, tons of new restaurants and whatnot. The Stray Dog is pretty good, for openers.

          1. re: JReichert

            Redamak's in any other location would have closed long ago. It's not worth a stop. I've always liked Blue Plate in Union Pier (great breakfasts), open all year but breakfast/lunch only, so it may not be what you're looking for.


            My favorite place in the area is Soe in Sawyer (a quick drive). They pride themselves on local sourcing and it's been very good on my recent visits.


            1. re: ferret

              We tried Soe last night, it was quite good. Recommended. It's a foodie restaurant, with a surprisingly good cocktail list (they stock Carpano Antica), and they have a high quality kids menu. As a parent of 3, it was perfect.

          2. re: Chicago Wine Geek

            Skips for prime rib and lake perch and walleye!!!! Old fashioned ambiance and good, non frou frou food!

          3. Thank you all for the great recommendations. Next trip we have someplace to go.

            "I get by with a little help from my friends"!

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            1. re: pippi1807

              Stop 50 Pizza is the one place in the area that I go out of my way to vist very time I'm in the area. My favorite wood fired pizza in Chicago area. Perfect crispy yet chewy crust, wonderful fresh toppings, nice grilled veggie appetizers. House made Gelato.


              Stop 50 Pizza
              500 S El Portal
              Michigan City, IN

              1. re: wak

                I think Stop 50 is closed for the winter?

                1. re: garryd451

                  Yes, according to their website, they are closed for December, January, and February.

            2. We never visit New Buffalo without dining at Pierre Anne Crepes. It's only open Fri., Sat., and Sunday in December and is closed January and February. Please check out the website and give it serious consideration. You won't regret it.