Local Dining & Information

Here are “Rick’s Picks” for dining. Be sure to call ahead due to the COVID-19 situation. 
If you know of some “up-North gem” that I’m missing please let Ryan know – Ryan@ChaletSocial.com.
Thanks, Rick


Papa-K’s Pizza 231-587-0555 Mancelona (delivers to Chalet) or 231-533-6844 Bellaire (the Bellaire location has miniature golf for the kids)

Masons, 231-533-4300
Just past McDonalds behind Insurance Co., Bellaire
Open until 9pm; Delivery after 5pm

Short’s Brewery, 231-533-6622
121 North Bridge Street, Downtown Bellaire
Gourmet style pies and local brewed beer

Breakfast, Coffee & Lunch:

Toonie’s (was Village Chalet), 231-533-8513
216 N. Bridge Rd., Bellaire, MI
M-Sat 6a-8p (Dinner as well?)

Lunch Box, 231-533-6678
106 E Cayuga, Bellaire
M88 (on south side) just east of light in downtown Bellaire
Great soup and sandwiches; seasonal (open approximately April to November)

Moka, Trendy Independent Coffee Shop serving breakfast & lunch.
Downtown Bellaire at the light

Cafe Bellaire, 231-533-9901
730 E Cayuga St – just east of the “left bend” before downtown Bellaire


Short’s Brewery, 231-533-6622
121 North Bridge Street, Downtown Bellaire
Great sandwiches & pizza. Wonderful micro-brew beer. Tuesday is Growler Night – $5.00 growler refills in the off-season. Live music, Sunday Jazz. Everyone’s Favorite!!!

Helen’s at The Farm, 231-533-6886 (seasonal; call ahead)
3388 Eddy School Rd, Bellaire (NE of town)
Great Friday Night Fish Fry during the golf season

Bellaire Bar & Restaurant, 231-533-6536
217 North Bridge Street, Downtown Bellaire
Thursday is Walleye Night; all you can eat Walleye.The Rowe Inn, 231-588-7351

Apache Trout Grill, 231-947-7079
13671 South West Bay Shore Drive, Traverse City, MI 49684
Dine while overlooking the Grand Traverse Bay!
Moderate-high price, great seafood, salads, ribs, sandwiches etc.

Shanty Creek Resort Restaurants – Six restaurants offering a range of atmospheres including Italian, local, fun, casual, and snacks.

La Vigna Italian Bistro – a taste of Italy
The Lakeview – a taste of Northern Michigan with a great view of Lake Bellaire
Ivan’s Fun, Food, & Spirits – fun with entertainment (call ahead 231-533-8621)
Arnie’s – sandwiches, soups & cocktails for lunch & dinner
Weiskopf’s Grill – hearty breakfasts; sandwiches, soups, & cocktails for lunch.
Schuss Golf Deck – burgers, sandwiches, and cocktails.

Video Rentals:

Redbox, 415 N Williams St, Mancelona, MI 49659

Sunset Video
116 South Bridge Street, Bellaire, MI 49615
(231) 533-5918

Movie Theatre:

Bellaire Theatre, 231-533-8725
214 N Bridge St, downtown Bellaire
Shows typically at 7 and 9 pm. GREAT fresh hot POPCORN.

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Other Area Information:

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