Lake City Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Lake City

April 15, 2018 Jana Sager

The City of Lake City is a city in and the county seat of Missaukee County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 836. Lake City is locally known as the “Christmas Tree Capital,” because of the millions of Christmas trees produced annually.

1. Blue Heron Cafe

304 N Mitchell St, Cadillac, MI 49601-1871 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available American, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 231-775-5461
Excellent
76%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 202 reviews

Blue Heron Cafe

The Blue Heron serves an excellent breakfast and lunch in large proportions; they are not open for dinner. Food is always fresh and unique. Daily lunches include a choice of 2 homemade soups w/complimentary homemade sourdough bread and a variety of sandwiches on homemade sourdough bread or wraps. Salads are always freshly made and filled with fruit, vegetables, and/or meat with tasty dressings. Two baker's display cases are filled each morning with fresh cookies, fried cakes, muffins, bagels, pies, cakes, and a large variety of sweet rolls, baked on site. Customers congregate there for coffee and a choice of doughnut or cookie. Their breakfasts are hearty and delicious. The owner is the cook, and it is a treat to find such a high quality restaurant in this small tourist town.

Reviewed By Mark K

Fantastic breakfast. And what a surprise when we said it was our first time. Our server said, "That means you get a free loaf of bread" The restaurant is also and awesome bakery with amazing pastries and donuts along with breads and all kinds of other baked goods. Their menu isn't huge but they have a really great selection of amazing omelets. All their food is locally sourced and they have vegetarian options and Gluten Free items. They are only open for breakfast and lunch. Closed at 3 or 4PM

2. Food Factory and Pub

118 S Main St, Lake City, MI 49651-5101 Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible American, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner +1 231-839-3663
Excellent
46%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
6%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 45 reviews

Food Factory and Pub

Reviewed By nojo40 - Battle Creek, Michigan

In for a quick meal but not happening. Can't comment on food quality yet but our servers seem much more interested in visiting with friends than serving customers. If food is good I will repost food review but not expecting too much.

3. The Coffee Cup

84 N Morey Rd, Lake City, MI 49651-8585 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Diner Breakfast, Lunch +1 231-839-4859
Excellent
59%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 24 reviews

The Coffee Cup

Reviewed By Lorene V

The Coffee Cup is a very popular breakfast and lunch destination. There may be a wait. The decor is heavy on pigs and kitsch. The menu is varied and the specials are usually wonderful. The homemade cherry and blueberry breads are excellent. My daughters are partial to the strawberry short waffles. Ice cream is sandwiched between Belgian waffles and covered in strawberries and whipped cream.

I really like that no matter how busy the restaurant is there are never mistakes with my order.

The staff are friendly, efficient, and they remember customer preferences.

4. Tasty Treat

120 S Main St, Lake City, MI 49651-5101 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible American +1 231-839-7330
Excellent
83%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 38 reviews

Tasty Treat

Reviewed By duncan12424 - Grand Haven, Michigan

Mom & pop ice cream shop on the main street in Lake City which serves ice cream cones and sundaes and treats sized for giants.

If you want a "normal" sized serving - order the baby size. I think the large cone must be at least a quart of ice cream. You cannot drive and eat this cone at the the same time...

The medium sundae comes in a large drink cup with fudge from top to bottom.

If you like ice cream - this is the place to stop!

5. Frontier BBQ

104 N Main St, Lake City, MI 49651-5103 Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Barbecue Lunch +1 231-920-4227
Excellent
68%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 15 reviews

Frontier BBQ

Reviewed By appraiser02 - Lake City MI.

I have had many meals there, lunch, dinner, and take out. I have never had a meal that I didn't like. I especially like the ribs and pulled pork. The place is not cheap and because it is so lacking in physical comforts, some friends feel it is over priced. Another problem is that a set amount of food is prepared so that if, for example, you specifically want ribs, you may have to pick them up early and warm them yourself or they may be gone.

6. Marty's Pizza and Grill

615 N Front, Lake City, MI 49651-8566 Pizza Lunch +1 231-839-7560
Excellent
48%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
0%
Terrible
13%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 15 reviews

Reviewed By Joanna F - Lake City, Michigan

This is a local diner with seating inside and outside (covered). Friendly service and food was always cooked to order. I liked their deep fried green beans. They serve pizza, Mexican (sort of), everything fried, burger, the usual fare. Came with a pretty big group, the food came out pretty slowly since they cook everything fresh, but everyone was satisfied my the meal.

7. Don's All American Pizza and Subs

1972 S Morey Rd, Lake City, MI 49651-9380 Lunch, Dinner +1 231-839-2670
Excellent
75%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 4 reviews

Reviewed By JeanneConventionTrip - Lake City, MI

It's tiny. So it only seats about 8. But get take out. Don has been a local favorite baker in Lake City forever. Pizzas are good. He's the only one making pepperoni or other flavored "rolls", which make a great lunch. Make sure to get a smiley face sugar cookie!

8. Grillers

113 S Main St, Lake City, MI 49651-5101 +1 231-295-1313
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 3 reviews

Reviewed By Kim M - North Muskegon, Michigan, United States

Great food at even better prices! Good, friendly service and the place was very clean. We had breakfast but they also offered many lunch items including a salad bar! Try it , you will not be disappointed

9. LC Family Restaurant

119 S Main St, Lake City, MI 49651-5101 +1 231-839-8242
Excellent
0%
Good
68%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
16%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 6 reviews

Reviewed By CMChang - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

This is a small place that we stopped by as we were driving on the way to Brethren. What caught our eye was that it said 'family restaurant' since we are a family of 4. The food is simple but good, don't expect anything fancy. They even offered some Tex-Mex meals like nachos and burritos. I got the hot Turkey sandwich; admittedly it was a bit too much bread and the gravy overdone with cornstarch but the Turkey was good and I ate it with the sauce and fries. The kids had kids menu mini-burgers with fries. Husband had Turkey club but didn't like the bit too crispy bacon (we ate it for him!) It was a good, simple place to stop for lunch, much better than the McDonald's down the street!

10. Don's American Pizza

81 N Morey Rd, Lake City, MI 49651-8585 Lunch, Dinner +1 231-839-2670
Excellent
34%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
33%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 3 reviews

Reviewed By Bobby S - Kalkaska

Better than chain restaurants, and way better than the nearby BC Pizza. Really love Don's originals-rolled in homemade pizza dough, several to choose from. My two favorites are the Italian chicken roll and the Hot & spicy BBQ chicken roll.

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