Silver Lake has it all, from adventures on the dunes and lakes to entertainment, amusement parks, and more. But we’ve also got some of the best dining this side of Lake Michigan.

Choose from light grab-and-go snacks and treats to more intimate sit-down options that families and groups may enjoy. There’s Mexican, burgers, barbecue, ice cream, and many other fares to indulge in.

Sands Restaurant

The Sands Restaurant would be pleased to be your host for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The Sands offers family dining at a great price and is centrally located in downtown Silver Lake. As they like to say, “Our food is as good as the view!”
8448 W Hazel Rd, Mears, MI 49436
(231) 873-5257
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Country Dairy

Country Dairy is a working farm, milking over a thousand cows, three times daily. They bottle milk from their cows and make cheese, cream, and butter. In addition to offering tours of the bottling facility, show barn, and Moo School, there is also a farm store and deli, where you can have breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Finally, don’t forget dessert at Country Dairy—their 22 flavors of hand-dipped ice cream are some of the best in the region.
3476 S 80th Ave, New Era, MI 49446
(231) 861-4636
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Silver Lake Whippy Dip

For a quick ice cream cone, hamburger, or fries, head over to the Silver Lake Whippy Dip! Going here for a treat is one of the things our guests love doing most on a warm summer’s evening.
591 N 18th Ave, Mears, MI 49436
(231) 873-4715
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Brown Bear Bar & Grill

For the biggest burger you’ve ever seen, head to Pentwater for a “Bear Burger” at the Brown Bear Bar & Grill! This area favorite is indeed home to the famous “Bear Burger,” but if you’re looking for something a little lighter (“Wimpy Burger” anyone?), they have that too.
278 S Hancock St, Pentwater, MI
(231) 869-5444
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Boathouse Bar & Grill

The Boathouse Bar & Grill in Pentwater offers “Great Food With Character.” Open for lunch, dinner and after hour drinks, The Boathouse serves up classics like burgers, Reubens, and club sandwiches, but you can also get veggie burgers, gyros, and “BBQ Pork Lollipops” here as well.
5164 W Monroe Rd, Pentwater, MI
(231) 869-4588

La Fiesta Authentic Mexican

La Fiesta prepares and serves the best and most authentic Mexican cuisine in the area. Join them for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, or come anytime in between! Conveniently located in downtown Hart.
12 S State St, Hart, MI 49420
(231) 873-4345
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Parkside Store

Get delicious Parkside pizza made to order, and accompany it with a plate of warm breadsticks and special sauce! Or if you prefer, Parkside offers a wide variety of deli subs and sandwiches on Kaiser Rolls all ready to go. It’s a great place to stop on your way to the dunes or beach for a yummy summer picnic!
8587 W Silver Lake Rd, Mears, MI 49436
(231) 873-5457
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Pink Elephant Diner

"Home of West Michigan's Biggest and Bestest Breakfast,” the Pink Elephant is one of the cutest little American diners you’ll ever see. Located in downtown Hart, you can dine at the Pink Elephant for their famous breakfast fare, or try a cheeseburger or grilled cheese for an early lunch if it strikes your fancy.
207 S State St, Hart, MI 49420
(231) 873-9912
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Open Hearth Grille & Bar

The Open Hearth Grille & Bar offers excellent family dining at a great price. Centrally located between Silver Lake and the city of Hart, the Open Hearth serves up delicious hamburgers, steaks, and weekly specials.
2430 N 56th Ave, Mears, MI 49436
(231) 873-8800
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