Just a few hours away from Chicago and located near the Amtrak station, this restaurant is a great stop if you are looking for some food on a weekend getaway. You could sit out in the patio and enjoy the beautiful views of the lake as you dine or indoors where the dim lighting and burnished wood furniture make for a cozy atmosphere. There is a wide variety of dishes available on the menu which mostly focuses on pizza. Gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options can also be found. This is also a god place to catch a game on their TV and get a drink. With thin crusts and delicious toppings, this pizzeria definitely gives Chicago pizza some serious competition.
Caffe Tosi is a warm, friendly and unassuming neighborhood cafe, a popular breakfast and lunch spot for locals stopping by to pick up an order of freshly brewed coffee and a flaky pastry or to enjoy a casual lunch out with friends or colleagues. The menu features flavorful, fresh sandwiches, soups, paninis, pizzas and salads. A great option for vegans and vegetarians, their menu also features delicious smoothies, fresh juices and cold beverages. Wine and beer is served as a nice accompaniment to an evening meal or a casual lunch date. Free wifi is available for patrons looking to catch up on some work as well. Fresh breads and pastries are available for take-away at the counter to enjoy at home. A pleasant alternative to the regular chain coffee shops and cafes, Caffe Tosi's welcoming ambiance and delicious, if simple, cuisine explains why it is such a popular eatery.
Located at a walking distance from Dove's Nest Bed and Breakfast, Mark III Restaurant & Lounge is the perfect place to grab some dinner, especially if you are craving some Mexican food. Although mostly made in the Tex-Mex style, the food here is delicious and ranges from steaks and burgers to salads and seafood. You can try out a selection of Mexican dishes like tacos, burritos, enchiladas and more and sip on some craft beers or their famous margaritas to go along. All in all, this is a great stop, both for the local regular and the weary traveller.
Biggby Coffee is a very popular coffee chain in the state of Michigan. Open since early in the morning, this branch of the chain serves as a spot where office-goers pick up their early morning caffeine dose. Later throughout the day, the cafe is explored by students, families and travelers alike. Enjoy a light sandwich, indulge in their luscious lattes and sample a few baked goods while getting work done, as the outlet is equipped with free WiFi service. The coffee shop also sells coffee and you can always pick up a favorite to enjoy the blend at home.
If you are busy sightseeing in St Joseph, Buck Burgers & Brew, located close to the Amtrak as well as museums, galleries and churches is a great place to drop in for a quick bite to eat. The bar is well known for its variety of local craft beers and micro-brews which is a novelty in Michigan. There are more than 50 beers on draft and even more can be found in bottles. If you are unsure as to which beer you want, you can always ask to sample some before you pick. The burgers here are also famous and made from fresh, local ingredients. You can build your own burger or go with one of the favorites on the menu which is then served with a side of homemade potato or sweet-potato fries. If you're not feeling much like having a burger, there are sandwich and salad options. If you are in too much of a hurry to stop in, you can always get some take-out.
While on the Main Street, the exposed-brick exterior of this bar and grill is hard to miss, this is 221 Main also known as the Players Bar & Grille. Delighting locals and travelers alike, this restaurant is known for their delectable spread of American dishes which are rightly served with a twist. At 221 Main, the ambiance is always lively with patrons cheering their favorite teams while some challenging their pals to a friendly game of pool. In the company of all the vigor, your palate deserves to have conversations with dishes like Seared Scallops, Crab Cakes, chicken wings, caesar salad, the Players Burger, Blackened Chicken and their Reuben. Quench your thirst by making your own Bloody Mary, or ask for a their popular drafts beers.
Your visit to St. Joseph is incomplete without a meal at this favorite local eatery called Clementine’s Too. The restaurant overlooks a gorgeous marina and its outdoor seating gives picturesque view of the waterside. The interior of the place is very well furnished thereby making it ideal for a family gathering or for a meal with many friends. Their menu dictates American delights with options like chicken and steak salads, Fiesta Taco salad, then sandwiches like The Drawbridge which comes infused with ham, the Brewmaster burger, and many more options. Their stack of onion rings deserves a special mention because it's a house specialty. Clementine’s Too has a limited but robust wine list on offer, and patrons can rely on waiters for suggestions over pairing.
With a view of the beautiful Lake Michigan from their rooftop, Ryebelle’s serves up a mix of traditional American and sea-food. Dine on scallops, dips, cheeseburgers, shrimp baskets, chips and salsa and more while you sip on a beer and enjoy the stunning blues of the lake. Live music concerts are also often held here. Since there is plenty of space, you can come in with a big group of friends or family or bring a date to see the spectacular vistas of the lake.