During check-in at our Castle in the Country Bed & Breakfast, one of the first questions guests ask us is, “Where would you suggest we go for dinner?” While there are many amazing restaurants in the area, these are 2 of the best restaurants in Southwest Michigan that we always recommend: Salt of the Earth in Fennville and Butch’s in Holland.
Salt of the Earth
Featured on the “Food Network Channel” in May of 2011, this amazing “Rustic American Eatery & Bakery” focuses on local and fresh ingredients. With a stone oven for producing their own bread and a great eye for innovation, they craft their own masterpiece entrees and small plates. When we send guests to Salt of the Earth, we know they’ll be getting great service and amazing food. Their Aged Cheddar Pierogi and Fried Brussel Sprouts are fantastic. Plus, they always feature a new “Fresh Board” consisting of dishes made from the best in-season ingredients. We tell all our guests to save room for dessert! Or you can always bring it back here with you to enjoy on the screened gazebo or in your luxurious guest room. You definitely don’t want to miss out on their chocolate cake with sea salt frosting or their delicious S’mores dessert with homemade marshmallow! Salt of the Earth is only a 20-minute drive from our Allegan bed and breakfast.
Butch’s Dry Dock
Located just 30 minutes from our romantic Michigan B&B in Downtown Holland, Butch’s is one of only 10 Restaurants in Michigan to hold the Wine Spectator’s Best Award of Excellence. They strive to bring out the very best in wine and beer offerings to complement their food perfectly. With a menu that changes seasonally, Butch’s serves only the highest quality food. They also work very hard to provide guests with a full exploration of flavors – all in beautiful surroundings. The beverages have earned a solid reputation that the restaurant has worked hard to uphold. With a global selection of wine, beer, and spirits, there is something for everyone. What’s more, they know that a good wine is a terrible thing to waste. So. if you buy a bottle of wine with your dinner and want to save some for later, they’ll re-cork it for you! This allows you to bring it back to the Castle to enjoy later. You can also browse their extensive wine and spirits and purchase a bottle of your favorites.
Wine never tasted so good as it does while relaxing in our 65-acre slice of paradise. We always have lots of suggestions for relaxing and enjoying the end of the day in total peace and quiet. Try the Adirondack chairs overlooking the pond, the front porch swing at the Castle, or in the screened porch by our 80-acre private lake. If one of these amazing restaurants has grabbed your attention, then add one of our bundled romance and spa packages. The Royal Treatment or the Celebration Packages include a dinner voucher to one of these two local favorites. Sometimes, the best way to get a reservation is through us during your stay. In some cases, it’s the only way! Book now.