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We will be renting a cottage near Port Sanilac Michigan. Anything or place in a 40 mile radius to try or eat?

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    1. Right in downtown Port Sanilac is a little hole in the wall called Mary's Diner. For dinner only, they serve a very good chicken marsala with the brightest neon orange sweet potatoes you've ever seen. The dish is very good (I've had it myself) and my parents love it. Gotta say this, though: my dad went there within the last month, and apparently the chef in the kitchen that night was a new/different person, because the chicken marsala wasn't up to its usual snuff.

      That being said, it's still a pretty solid bet, and it's walkable in downtown Port Sanilac. The place itself isn't much to look at, but that chicken marsala is worth it (dinner only, remember), and I understand that their salads at lunch are not just huge, but good, too.

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      1. re: boagman

        We had breakfast at Mary's last fall, and it was standard but well prepared.

        If you want dive bar atmosphere and a good burger, the Port Hope Hotel, up the road a bit, will fill the bill.

      2. Last year I posed a similar question about Michigan's Thumb in general. Someone recommended the Farm and it was very worth it. However, the place is just south of Port Austin, which I think is outside your 40 radius.

        1. Thanks all will report back!

          1. If your drive takes you by Sarnia, ONT, you might cross the border for:

            Purdy’s Fish Market
            1 Riverfront Road
            (South of the Casino)
            Point Edward, ON


            It's right near the bridge on the water with a river view and a great seafood reputation.

            1. Sorry I didn't see this sooner, hope this isn't too late!

              Well, since I'm a cottage owner just north of Port Sanilac (Forester) I can give you the low down on the area.

              Forester Inn - decent burgers, steak, pizza, slow service
              Huron Shores Golf Club (http://www.huronshoresgolfclub.com/di...) only been there once and the food was quite good!
              Mary's Diner (Port Sanilac) - ehhhh it's OK, been there a couple times and it's at best a small town diner. Food wasn't bad, but nothing to rave about.
              Blue water Sports bar & grill (Port Sanilac) - great burgers, typical bar food and a few good beers on tap
              URI's Landing (port Sanilac) http://urislanding.blogspot.com/ - since the new chef started it has been quite amazing!! Have been there several times and everything from apps to dessert has been really up to par! Gotta try the beef tips for an appetizer!
              Stone Lodge (Port Sanilac) - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Stone-... The lodge has been our mainstay go to restaurant in the area, try the walleye and you will be hooked! great menu, we've always had great service indoors and outdoors and never had a bad meal yet.
              There is a new bakery in town - Lighthouse Bakery https://www.facebook.com/LighthouseBa... that makes some excellent passtries, pasties, pizza, sandwiches etc......

              Now, down the road in lexington (About 11 miles south)you do have some more choices as well...