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pippi1807 Nov 18, 2011 09:45 PM

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

TIA

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    trapani Dec 3, 2011 08:12 PM

    10 miles up the Red Arrow Hwy: the Blue Plate in Lakeside. Only open for breakfast and lunch. Fine, fresh breakfasts, excellent baked goods.

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      pippi1807 Dec 4, 2011 05:42 AM

      Sorry to say I checked this one out on Yelp and the reviews were not good! :(

      http://www.yelp.com/biz/blue-plate-ca...

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        Michigan Mishuganer Dec 22, 2011 12:49 PM

        reviews can be subjective, last time i ate there it was wonderful, but it was some time ago

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      SonyBob Dec 3, 2011 09:35 AM

      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.
      www.pierreanne.com
      Bob

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        pippi1807 Dec 2, 2011 11:24 AM

        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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          wak Dec 2, 2011 07:39 PM

          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.

          http://stop50woodfiredpizzeria.com/in...

          Stop 50 Pizza
          500 S El Portal
          Michigan City, IN

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            garryd451 Dec 25, 2011 11:37 AM

            I think Stop 50 is closed for the winter?

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              nsxtasy Dec 26, 2011 06:53 AM

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

        2. Chicago Wine Geek Nov 21, 2011 12:50 PM

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

          http://skipsrestaurantandcatering.info/

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

          http://www.redamaks.com/

          Great ice cream at Oinks.

          http://www.yelp.com/biz/oinks-dutch-treat-new-buffalo

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

          http://marinagrandresort.com/bentwood

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            JReichert Dec 2, 2011 07:46 AM

            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.

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              ferret Dec 2, 2011 08:04 AM

              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.

              http://www.blueplatemichigan.com/menu.php

              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.

              http://soe-cafe.com/index.htm

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                rapruitt Jun 16, 2012 11:42 AM

                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.

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              vezerne Dec 22, 2011 12:57 PM

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

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              wineaux Nov 20, 2011 09:40 PM

              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.

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                Gonzo70 Nov 19, 2011 06:48 AM

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

                http://www.taborhill.com/htdocs/html/...

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                  pippi1807 Nov 19, 2011 07:39 AM

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

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                    ddfry3 Nov 20, 2011 07:48 PM

                    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:
                    http://www.brewstersitaliancafe.com/index.html
                    http://marinagrandresort.com/bentwood

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