Where to Eat in Union Pier: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Emerita Lamoureux

Discover the best restaurant in Union Pier, United States including Red Arrow Roadhouse, Oink's Dutch Treat, Cafe Gulistan, Pumpernickel Inn and Izzy's Bean & Gelato Shoppe, Dave's at Lakeside Inn, New Buffalo Bill's Wood Fired Bbq, Heston Supper Club, Nani's Cafe & Beach SHop, The Stray Dog Bar & Grill, Beachside Scoops
Things to do in Union Pier

1. Red Arrow Roadhouse

15710 Red Arrow Hwy, Union Pier, MI 49129-9708 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 269-469-3939
Excellent
50%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 310 reviews

Red Arrow Roadhouse

Reviewed By MelindaMC74 - Lake Station, United States

We've vacationed in the Union Pier area several times but somehow always manage to miss eating at this restaurant. This trip we said we definitely must try it. Our first night we decided to, but really just wanted to stay in our cottage and not eat out. We were literally 2 min. away so we ordered take out. I got the rib mac n cheese and my husband got the flat iron steak. We both were soooo disappointed. The mac n cheese was not cheesy at all. It was kind of a soupy mess. The "rib meat" was more like pulled pork, but stringy, grisly in some spots, and hard as a rock in other. Then it was drenched in bbq sauce on top. Now I love me some BBQ sauce, but this was ridiculous. My husband's steak was WAY under cooked when it was supposed to be medium. I'm pretty sure we still heard it moo. Also it was completely unseasoned. For $40 it was a tremendous let down. The portions were huge BUT does it really matter when you don't want to eat it?! Oh...and also I was upcharged for soup instead of salad. When asked what dressing I wanted I asked if there's any other options than salad. I was told I could get soup instead but never told there was an extra charge. Well...there was. It was only a $1 but still. Things like that should be brought to the customer's attention. FYI: Take out is picked up at the bar...which was crazy busy, and the bartender didn't really want to deal with take out orders so it took forever to get their attention. :(

2. Oink's Dutch Treat

227 W Buffalo St, New Buffalo, MI 49117-1807 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible American Late Night, Drinks +1 269-469-3535
Excellent
63%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 257 reviews

Oink's Dutch Treat

Reviewed By lindareilly2016 - Villa Park, Illinois

Cute, little place with a wide variety of ice cream flavors. One scoop equals two mini scoops. I can never decide what I want, so I get two mini scoops so I can have 2 ice cream flavors. The portions are generous and prices arent bad. Place is filled with hundreds of different pig figurines, etc. Fun to look around. Expect a crowd in the summer months/peak season.By sharing your experiences, you're helping travelers make better choices and plan their dream trips. Thank you!

3. Cafe Gulistan

13581 Red Arrow Hwy, Harbert, MI 49115-5109 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner +1 269-469-6779
Excellent
64%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 105 reviews

Cafe Gulistan

Reviewed By Kasia73731 - Prospect Heights, Illinois

Friend recommended this restaurant which is know for people from Chicago to drive just to have meal. Gorgeous outside sitting watching native garden but when food arrived you just forget about everything else. Menu is not big but anything on it is delicious. There were three of us so got chance to try 3 dishes and they were amazing and so tasty. Even presentation of rice is so colorful. Would drive there from Chicago area anytime again just to taste the food.

4. Pumpernickel Inn and Izzy's Bean & Gelato Shoppe

16090 Red Arrow Hwy, Union Pier, MI 49129-9707 Waitstaff, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch SGD 5 - SGD 13 +1 269-469-1200
Excellent
71%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
0%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 26 reviews

Pumpernickel Inn and Izzy's Bean & Gelato Shoppe

A Unique Turn Of The 20th Century Building That Includes A Small Inn With Cafe And A Gelato And Coffee Shop. 3 Charming Rooms With Private Baths Have The Capacity To Sleep 10 Are Above The Area's Most Unique Cafe Featuring Soups, Chowders, Salads, Gourmet Sandwiches, & Amazing Crab Cakes. Attached Is A Wonderful Gelato And Sorbet Shoppe With 24 Award Winning Gelato Flavors And A Dozen Sorbets. With The Fare We Proudly Brew Starbucks And Kobricks Coffees.

Reviewed By TakenByTravel777 - Michigan

The Cafe at the Pumpernickel in Union Pier was a great local eatery. The outside appearance with old brick implied an outdated mom & pop diner, but inside, the restaurant was modern and clean and decorated well.
We would have LOVED to see the teen staff trained to make our experience even better as the food was good. I had a HUGE portion of locks on my bakery bagel and my husband was very pleased with his frittata. With that said, since the food is pretty important, the teen staff wasn't able to effectively serve, focusing on only one table at a time, so we waited a long time to get water, order, and get the extras we needed during the meal. Friendly, but inexperienced. We were anxious to get on with our vacation day, so spent too much time inside waiting.
Take your time, and go. Only real breakfast served right in Union Pier.

5. Dave's at Lakeside Inn

15251 Lakeshore Rd, Lakeside Inn, Lakeside, MI 49116-9712 American +1 269-469-4511
Excellent
50%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 6 reviews

Reviewed By joanieanchovy - st joseph, mi

Dave's is located in the historic Lakeside Inn hotel. I have not viewed the rooms but the public areas are very woodsy, welcoming, and from another era. Dave's restaurant serves breakfast, weekend brunch, and special seasonal events. I ordered the sourdough French toast, excellent as was my extra crispy bacon. My partner enjoyed the Kitchen omelet, generous portions, fresh, hot, plus the host/chef was professional and cordial. You are surrounded by woods and Lake Michigan, hard to beat the ambiance.

6. New Buffalo Bill's Wood Fired Bbq

603 E Buffalo St, New Buffalo, MI 49117-1518 Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards American, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 9 - SGD 31 +1 269-469-9992
Excellent
73%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 169 reviews

New Buffalo Bill's Wood Fired Bbq

*Fresh smoked meats daily* *Variety f fresh hot & cold dishes* *Gluten Free and Vegetarian options* *Kids Menu* *Beer & Wine Available* *Customized Catering * *Outdoor Pet Friendly Patio*

Reviewed By mytravelexperiences1 - Ohio

Tried sample platter that included brisket, ribs and pulled pork. Ribs had meat falling off, brisket was very juicy. Pulled pork was a little dry for my taste but still good. The BBQ was a bit on a too sweet side for my taste. Loved the corn bread. Plenty of delicious food.
Service was very welcoming. The owner came out and greeted, made sure we were satisfied.
The restaurant was clean, nice decor, spacious bathroom.
Come enjoy:)

7. Heston Supper Club

2003 E 1000 N, LaPorte, IN 46350-8859 Takeout, Television, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner SGD 22 - SGD 76 +1 219-778-2938
Excellent
64%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 260 reviews

Heston Supper Club

Fine Dining In A Casual Atmosphere. Table Cloth / Cloth Napkin Dining

Reviewed By LFA11111 - Crown Point, Indiana

It is in a secluded area not far from the Four Winds Casino. Primarily a Steak house, but they do have a variety of seafood. Servings are very generous and served quickly and efficiently by a friendly staff. The restaurant also has two private meeting...MoreWe are so happy to hear you enjoy your dining experiences with us! We appreciate your kind words & thorough review!

8. Nani's Cafe & Beach SHop

16117 Red Arrow Hwy, Union Pier, MI 49129-9339 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating American, Cafe Breakfast, Lunch +1 269-469-7000
Excellent
80%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 89 reviews

Nani's Cafe & Beach SHop

www.naniscafe.com

Reviewed By Palmview - Naperville, Illinois

This little shop is a great place to stop for breakfast or lunch. We have only eaten breakfast there, but continue to go back regularly. They have a huge variety of muffins (not cheap -$4) and a variety of breakfast items. My husband loves the Mexican sandwich. I had the lemon/rosemary muffin. Due to Nani's being located in a resort community, it is closed during the winter. I believe it opens in May on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Mid June it is open every day.

9. The Stray Dog Bar & Grill

245 N Whittaker St, New Buffalo, MI 49117-1170 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +1 269-469-2727
Excellent
55%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 976 reviews

The Stray Dog Bar & Grill

Reviewed By applegirl57 - Detroit, Michigan

Iconic local spot. We were there on St Patrick's Day, a Saturday. Full of revelers and fun. The service did not suffer as a result. Food was very good....I had the fish tacos and my sister had the cod sandwich; plus very good fries. The dozens and dozens of photos of dogs in all kinds of poses, and over a 100 year span, hung throughout the restaurant: the most memorable part of the experience and worth the time to view. In season, there is outdoor seating. The Stray Dog is a must when visiting New Buffalo. Highly recommend.

10. Beachside Scoops

225 N Whittaker St Unit 1, New Buffalo, MI 49117-1284 Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards American SGD 4 - SGD 7 +1 269-231-5186
Excellent
63%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 39 reviews

Beachside Scoops

Beachside Scoops is now closed for the season in New Buffalo Michigan. Stop by on your way to the beach, or after a hot day of sun and sand! Beachside Scoops is a full-service ice cream parlor, specializing in premium ice cream, gelato, frozen yogurt, and espresso-based coffee drinks. Enjoy our air-conditioned space and free internet.

Reviewed By A TripAdvisor Member - Bloomington, IN

Excellent variety, fantastic service, and generously sized scoops of ice cream. I will make this a regular stop during my future trips to New Buffalo.

Sure, there were a few kids present, but it's an ice cream parlor. If you can't cope with kids, try visiting one of the nearby bars.

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