Best Restaurants in Southwest Michigan

When you choose Castle in the Country B&B Inn for your romantic getaway in Michigan, a big part of your 5-star experience is the food, so here are the best restaurants in Southwest Michigan. Our friendly staff is ready to help you customize your experiences from start to finish. So, from the moment you arrive at our B&B, to the time we say “Goodbye,” we’re happy to be your go-to source for the top recommendations. We guide each individual couple in the right direction by using constant guest feedback as well as our own taste testing. We want to make sure we give you the best restaurant options.

If you’re having trouble deciding between our many amazing dinner options, then let our Innkeepers help you plan. Guided by their area expertise, they will provide you with plenty of fun things to do before or after dinner, identify which restaurants require or do not accept reservations, and help you map out the best travel route. We’re eager to help you with any stage of your getaway planning, so call us today at 888-673-8054 or e-mail us at

3 Tops Restaurants in Southwest Michigan

These top area restaurants are the three options included as dinner vouchers in our popular vacation packages. We make the reservations for you, and the restaurant of your choice has the Castle in the Country Dinner Voucher waiting for you when you arrive.

Salt of the Earth

This Fennville, MI restaurant is a previous Food Network feature with farm-to-table focused food and a rustic atmosphere. Featuring live folk music throughout the year on site, it has been a long-term guest favorite with many of our guests opting to eat there two nights in a row during their stay. Salt of the Earth is one of our innkeeper’s strongest recommendations for a romantic dinner date with your sweet someone. It is a longer dining experience and a very popular restaurant and they don’t take reservations, so we suggest arriving early and ordering an amazing shared plate right away to fully enjoy your meal.

Food Dance

Food Dance is a vibrant downtown Kalamazoo restaurant located about 30 minutes from our scenic country inn. This popular restaurant features an impressive number of vegan/vegetarian and gluten-free options. Food Dance also has an extensive gift shop, bakery/deli, and wine shop we recommend visiting before you leave, perfect for dessert with mini-cakes and cupcakes that are just the right size for two. We recommend Food Dance especially for busy week-end nights because they offer online reservations you can make directly through your smart device.

Butch’s Dry Dock

Butch’s Dry Dock is located about 30 miles from us in Holland, MI, one of our favorite day-trip destination towns. Our favorite features are the expansive wine cellar and upscale dining tables overlooking beautiful downtown 8th street of Holland. Butch’s is perfect for people watching and settling in after a day of shopping. They also takes reservations in advance, so we recommend requesting a window table if available upon reserving your time.

Best Restaurants

The following is a list of our area recommendations that have been tried and tested by Innkeeper’s and guests for years. At Castle in the Country, we know that great food and great experiences are tied together so make sure you discuss with your Innkeeper at check-in your tastes and preferences.

Most Romantic Saugatuck Area Restaurants

Restaurants Closest to the Castle

Best Craft Beer

Best Restaurants for Foodies

Top Restaurants with a Casual Atmosphere

Best Lunch Spots

Top Coffee Shops

Wineries, Distilleries, and Tasting Rooms