Elk Lake Estate a Michigan Vacation Paradise

Siren Hall

151 River St. Elk Rapids, 231-264-6062

Minimalist, industrial-chic bistro (with street-front patio seating in season) run by Lulu's chef-owner Michael Peterson. Sup on classics such short ribs, steak frites, fresh-off-the-plane fruits de mer and homey sides like risotto tots and bleu cheese green beans

Price $-$$$

Chef Charles'

147 River St. Elk Rapids, 231-264-8901

Chef Charles' Culinary Institute of America-trained Chef Charles Egeler makes gourmet pizzas, Ligurian-style takeout pesto, salads and sandwiches in a classic pizzeria.

Price $

Pearl's New Orleans Kitchen

617 Ames Elk Rapids, 231-264-0530

Cajun / Creole cookin’ served up with a heap of Southern Hospitality and exotic libations to wash it down. The Pearl’s experience will transport you to New Orleans. Lunch / Dinner / Sunday Brunch

Price $-$$

Java Jones

131 River St. Elk Rapids, 231-264-1111

Java Jones Upbeat coffee klatch and eat spot with a fireplace and WI-FI

Price $

Torch Riviera

12899 Cherry Ave. Rapid City, 231-322-4100

Pasta, seafood, steaks, ribs, pizza.

Price $$.

Riverwalk Grill

106 Ames St., Elk Rapids, 231-264-9121

Whitefish, Perch, Burgers, Salads

Indoor seating and a large outdoor dining deck on Elk River.

Price $ - $$$