Escape to Beaver Island, Michigan
Where to eat
The Restaurant at Beaver Island Lodge The menu at this shoreside fine-dining spot sometimes features whitefish with cherry sauce (pictured at left; 231/448-2396; beaverislandlodge.com).
Daddy Frank's May through September, Daddy Frank's offers better-than-average fast food in a cheery place that feels like a 1950s diner (231/448-2570).
Dalwhinnie Bakery and Deli For breakfast, try the Michigan blueberry pancakes (231/448-2736; mcdonoughsmarket.com/dalwhinnie).
Harbour Market The market serves fresh baked goods (including delicious raspberry scones) and locally famous Moomers Ice Cream (231/448-2950).
Shamrock Bar and Restaurant The signature Shamrock Angus burger comes loaded with cheese, bacon, mushrooms and onions (231/448-2278; shamrockbarrestaurant.com).
Stoney Acre Grill Service can be unbearably slow, but the lightly breaded whitefish is worth the wait (231/448-2560).