Classic Food and Restaurants of the Upper Peninsula


Michigan's Upper Peninsula is a veritable cornucopia of delicious dishes.  Over the centuries, the shared food knowledge and passion of Native Americans and immigrants of all kinds produced the region's iconic foods and beloved restaurants.  Mackinac Island remains the epicenter for fine food.  Here one can dine on freshly caught trout and whitefish at the Grand Hotel before tracking down the island's celebrated fudge for dessert.  Afield of the island, visitors and residents alike can attend a Friday night fish fry virtually anywhere in the area, savor a juicy "Big C" burger at one of the many Clyde's Drive-In locations or just have a refreshing glass of beer at Tahquamenon Brew Pub in aptly named Paradise.  Author and award-winning historian Russell M. Magnaghi delves into the delectable food history of the Upper Peninsula.