Restaurants in Muskegon

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Balancing on its hind legs, a polar bear stares intently outward, unaware of the grizzly rearing up behind it. This is the taxidermy trophy room at Whitlow's Forerunner, where heavy forks subdue similarly ravenous appetites in the adjacent dining room. Sirloin steak is paired with eggs at breakfast, or a juicy porterhouse arrives with a baked potato and greens from the salad bar, both of which accompany all of Whitlow's Forerunner’s dinners. American staples such as griddlecakes and patty-melt portraits of President William Howard Taft fill out the menu, but the kitchen's surprise specialty is seafood. The chefs casts a wide net, reeling in perch, rainbow trout, and even frog legs, which are among the marine delicacies deemed tasty enough for their all-you-can-eat dinners.

4620 Airline Rd
Muskegon,
MI
US

Fazoli's serves hearty Italian dishes such as oven-baked pastas, sub sandwiches, and pizzas. Dig into a baked penne with either chicken, broccoli, and alfredo sauce or marinara and meat sauces and mozzarella. A meatball smasher or turkey club italiano makes the perfect handheld meal while lighter options such as ravioli and salad bowls include taste buds with fewer calories.

1780 E Sherman Blvd
Muskegon,
MI
US

Over the searing hot coals of a traditional clay oven, skewered cubes of meat and veggies retain a tender interior while the heat imbues each morsel with a smoky crust. Discs of dough, pressed against the tandoori's walls, bubble and rise, baking into the fluffy Indian bread known as naan.

At Curry Kitchen, the family of chefs crafts flavorful, aromatic dishes in this traditional fashion, from tandoori-baked shrimp and chicken to fresh-pressed cheeses and crispy pakoras. During buffet hours, diners can build their own meals from a spread of locally sourced, from-scratch entrees and garnishes.

1141 3rd St
Muskegon,
MI
US

Brown Bag Boutique's fashion savants stock their clothing racks with new, revamped, and vintage looks for women. Jewelry lends its sparkle to outfits, with shoppers festooning lobes with head-turning earrings ($4–$6) or tossing bracelets ($4–$6) around their wrists as passing carnival barkers cheer. Fashion seekers can cozy up to denim by slipping their legs into Silver Jeans Co. jeans ($22–$26), as evening gowns and prom dresses ($49+) spark memories of dancing to romantic music under flickering lights. While perusing new ensembles, gals can step up to a tall mirror nestled against the boutique's bright yellow walls to scan over potential duds or chastise their reflections for ruining an otherwise accurate vampire costume.

2675 Henry St
Muskegon,
MI
US

At Handsome Hobo Pizzeria, the chefs put a local American twist on classic Italian cuisine. In the kitchen, they toss risottos with vegetables and seafood, and pastas with meats and sauce. They also prepare both Chicago-style deep-dish and New York-style thin-crust pizzas. At the bar, 16 wines pour from a refrigerated tap. The aromas of herbs and spices waft through an eclectic space created by interior designer and HGTV Star finalist Tylor Devereaux, conjuring an atmosphere that seems to fit the restaurant's name. Seats gather on the outside rims of striped banquettes, and against a brass-topped table curved around an open fire pit. The restaurant's walls, some painted and others covered with reclaimed wood, are hung with everything from vintage signs to typewriters.

1437 Whitehall Road
Muskegon,
MI
US

Fazoli's serves hearty Italian dishes such as oven-baked pastas, sub sandwiches, and pizzas. Dig into a baked penne with either chicken, broccoli, and alfredo sauce or marinara and meat sauces and mozzarella. A meatball smasher or turkey club italiano makes the perfect handheld meal while lighter options such as ravioli and salad bowls include taste buds with fewer calories.

1780 E Sherman Blvd
Muskegon,
MI
US