Mt. Pleasant is home to a diverse and creative food scene. It has many unique restaurants that are hubs for gathering students, residents, families and friends in the community. These 5 restaurants showcase the best Mt. Pleasant has to offer and are definite stops for your next visit or evening out.
5 Best Restaurants in Mt. Pleasant, MI:
The Quarry Grill - Bucks Run Golf Club
The Quarry Grill, located at Bucks Run Golf Club, offers fine dining in a secluded, rustic setting, conveniently located in Mt. Pleasant. Guests are seated where they can enjoy their meal with sweeping views of Lake Fisher and one of the state’s most pristine golf courses. In warmer months, a covered patio is a comfortable dining space to take in the views. During the winter months, tables gather around the stone fireplace to share in the warmth of the hall.
The Quarry Grill restaurant specializes in a traditional and hearty dinner menu with large salads, creative sandwiches, as well as locals’ favorite steaks and burgers. On Fridays and Saturdays, The Quarry Grill features its famous Surf & Turf Special, which includes a 12oz prime rib with choice of scallops or shrimp. All served with a side of seasonal fresh vegetables, choice of potato, garden salad, and crusty french bread.
The Quarry Grill is also perfect for larger events, like wedding receptions or corporate meetings, because of its amenities and space. All dining spaces and the spacious banquet facility can be reserved for private events. Located a short distance from downtown Mt. Pleasant and a few short miles from the casino, its seclusion, intimacy, and rustic-feel make it a special choice for a romantic evening or anniversary celebration.
On the edge of downtown Mt. Pleasant, attached to Mountain Town Station, you’ll find Camille’s Prime; an upscale dining experience that specializes in steak and seafood. Their protein-heavy menu explores various cuts and cooking styles. They offer a charcuterie board as an appetizer to sample their cured meats and cheeses, as well as a 16oz pork chop main dish paired with roasted mushrooms and asparagus.
Camille’s Prime also houses a wine lounge with an extensive list of regional as well as international wines. They craft specialty cocktails and small plates, as well, making them a perfect spot for lunch meetings or a quiet date night.
Private events can be hosted at Camille’s Prime or at their neighboring Mountain Town Station, which has its own brewery and steakhouse menu.
Midori Sushi and Martini Lounge
Located on bustling E. Broadway Street, Midori Sushi and Martini Lounge offers creative meal and drink choices, in a classy and modern environment. They specialize in quality Japanese seafood and handcrafted cocktails, particularly their signature martinis, for which they offer twenty different variations to try. Midori serves lunch and dinner, and also boasts rich desserts. Be sure to try their best selling firecracker shrimp and a specialty martini, such as strawberry basil or double espresso.
Midori Sushi and Martini Lounge does not offer catering or private events, but their dining space is great for small groups. It would be the perfect spot for a date or drinks with friends. Consider stopping in for a late-night dessert. The kitchen is open until 10PM during the week and 11 on the weekends.
Max & Emily’s Bakery Cafe
Max & Emily’s Bakery Cafe is a cute breakfast and lunch spot that is known for its quick and delicious sandwiches and soups. They also offer popular breakfast items, including scrambles like their “Green Eggs and Ham.” Max & Emily’s also caters breakfast and lunch if you want to enjoy their tasty menu without leaving the office. Vegetarian options and a highly customizable menu are also available.
Situated just a block off Main Street, this cafe is the perfect spot to split a fresh-baked pastry with a coffee date, visit for a lunch meeting with officemates, or when you need to grab a quick bite on your way through town.
Max & Emily’s is also home to a summer concert series featuring local bands and regional talents. Central Michigan University students and Mt. Pleasant residents gather to hang out, share a meal and enjoy many of Michigan’s talented music groups during the warm-weather months. Be sure to see a show if you’re in town.
Brass Cafe & Saloon
A sister company of Midori Sushi Lounge, The Brass Cafe serves lunch and dinner in a fun and friendly locale. Calling themselves a “big city restaurant with small town appeal,” The Brass specializes in meat and seafood. Their Brass Mac & Cheese uses a blend of 7 cheeses with roasted tomato and bread crumbs, combined with a choice of short ribs, lobster or chutney.
This downtown location, perched right on Main Street, has a private room upstairs that can be reserved for events or receptions. They also offer catering that can be served off-site. The Brass would be an ideal location for a dinner party or large birthday gathering.
Whether you’re planning a party or want to experience fine dining with your significant other, the great city of Mt. Pleasant has the perfect spot for you.
Looking for a new favorite spot in Mt. Pleasant? Check out the Quarry Grill Restaurant! We're offering our fantastic Surf & Turf Special on Fridays and Saturdays throughout the winter, so be sure to stop in soon.