Friday, June 18, 2010

Great Seafood Place In Northern Michigan

There is a small town in Northern Michigan that has a history of being a Fishtown. Leland, Michigan is one of my favorite places to go during the summer. It is a quaint little town with friendly people and lots of beautiful scenery. This historic town runs charters out to Lake Michigan, trips to the Manitous, has shopping and dinning in great little local restaraunts such as The Blue Bird! I ran across this article in Coastal Living: The Best Seafood Dives: Long live the laid-back shacks where menus hang on the wall, the , the beers chill on ice, and the food comes piled high, deep fried, slathered, breaded, buttered and steamed.

'The Bluebird Restaurant & Bar, Leland
What to expect: The Bluebird, one block from Lake Michigan in this fishing village-turned-tourist town, has evolved into a white-tablecloth institution. Or at least the dining room has. The bar, with its more casual menu, remains a relaxed throwback to the restaurant’s 1927 roots as a sandwich and soda shop (with the addition of a wine list). Definitely try the fried whitefish, either the sandwich or the platter. On later visits you might explore the smelt, perch, or walleye.'

I can't tell you how many times I have eaten at The Bluebird (too many to count), but I can tell you that it is one if the best restaraunts in Leland and if you get a chance to go there definetely order the whitefish! Oh, and sit outside on their deck and soak up the scenery!

Stay with me this summer and there will be more posts about Leland and Northern Michigan where I grew up during the summer months! My heaven on earth!



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