Just Outside of Harbor Country

Silver Beach Pizza and Upper Deck

410 Vine Street, St. Joseph, Michigan 269-983-4743

Definitely worth the trip up to St. Joseph.  Silver Beach Pizza is great for families and large groups located on St. Joseph’s Silver Beach.  Their expansive menu includes vegan and gluten-free appetizers and entrees including some of the best gluten-free crust you have ever had.  Indoor and outdoor seating options.  The Upper Deck is their 21 and older area and is reservations only beginning at 4:00 pm EST.

  • 🐟BF Local Tip:  If you have children, they are given tubs of pizza dough to help keep them occupied.  After dinner, make a stop across the street to the Curious Kids museum and ride on the restored carousel.

Stop 50 Wood Fired Pizzeria

500 South El Portal, Michiana Shores, Indiana 219-879-8777

Perfect for families, Stop 50’s specialty is the authentic Naples Style Pie prepared and cooked just as it was 168 years ago in a wood fired hearth oven at over 900° F. They provide guests with authentic Napoletana pizza, house made gelato, and fresh salads using only the finest fresh ingredients, cooked using time honored traditions and served in a warm inviting atmosphere. They also offer the finest micro-crafted beer and wine. Added this season are Greenbush and Bell’s brews.  Most food sensitivities and allergies can be accommodated.

  • 🐟BF Local Tip:  Call ahead for a reservation and request to sit outside.  You’ll want to try their firecracker breadsticks and spicy dipping sauce.

Tabor Hill Winery and Restaurant

185 Mount Tabor Road, Buchanan, Michigan 269-422-1161

Tabor Hill was the first winery in southwest Michigan to offer a fine-dining experience.  Chef John Paul Verhage creates seasonal menus that feature fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. Menus change daily.  From standard fare to unique twists on classic dishes, there is something for everyone when you dine.  Award winning wines, imported and domestic beers, and cocktails.

  • 🐟BF Local Tip:  Excellent appetizers all around, including a tomato bruschetta and an eggplant and squash dish.  The raspberry chicken and New York strip steak are outstanding.  
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Bartlett’s Fish Camp

12 On the Lake, Michigan City, Indiana 219-879-9544

Bartlett’s Fish Bar Oyster Bar and Kitchen is Nicole Bissonnette​ of Bartlett’s Gourmet Grill​ latest concept. It brings thoughtful seafood dishes to the region along with locally sourced meat and vegetarian options. While seafood and fresh oysters are a focus, be assured that there is something on the menu for everyone. Look for the outdoor patio in summer and cozy dining room all year long at the mouth of Lake Michigan harbor!

  • 🐟BF Local Tip:  Make a reservation with a preference to sit out on the patio.  Live music on Sunday afternoons.