A boomerang is designed to come right back, but it only works if you throw it perfectly. In that way, the Australian toy makes a fitting logo for The Comeback Inn, since it reflects a commitment to quality food that keeps drawing diners back. That philosophy shines through in every item on the menu, whether it's a plateful of jumbo buffalo wings or a signature Highland Station sandwich, made with fresh pastrami, corned beef, and homemade coleslaw. Although the bulk of the menu is sandwiches and wraps, pasta dishes also make an appearance, as do a fleet of pizzas?including a weekly changing specialty pie, just in case diners have memorized all five proteins on the Meat Meets Meat pizza.
However, there are more reasons to return to Comeback Inn than just food. The restaurant has drink specials and live entertainment several nights a week, including Monday's "My Trivia Live" with Devin, the resident Trivia Jockey. During summer months, Comeback Inn's parking lot transforms into a car show each Tuesday, complete with classic automobiles and live music.
Guests at The Blue Grill customize their own Mediterranean dishes. First, they decide on whether meals will be served in a pita wrap, rice bowl, salad, or edible pita bowl. Then come the meats and vegetables?fire-roasted beef shawarma seasoned with spices, chicken kebabs, crispy falafels, stuffed grape leaves, and spicy couscous. Housemade hummus and bake pita chips arrive on the side, if desired. The Grill staff also whips up raw juices, including a carrot-celery-apple mix that works to boost immune systems, unlike ice fishing from below the ice. The mix-and-match concept earned the eatery an Excellence in Customer Satisfaction award from Talk of the Town..
Sports on the sand are a specialty at On the Dunes Sports—you can dive to return a volleyball or even chip out of a digital bunker when playing their golf simulators. There's a grid of 10 sand volleyball courts outside, plenty of space to play a game and give deflated balls a proper burial in the sand. The dunes also double as a training ground for weekly workouts, such as beach yoga and boot camp. Meanwhile, the eight golf simulators onsite can take you to any of 18 virtual courses. Hone your game with amenities such as swing analysis and an adjoining putting green. After any game, you can retire to the onsite restaurant for burgers, entrees, and cold buckets of beer.
Though Ultimate Sports Bar & Grill is a great place to watch sports—its more than 30 HDTVs play NFL Sunday Ticket games each week—visitors don’t have to just sit there. Instead, they can play arcade machines, shoot pool at 15 tables and test their luck at darts. During breaks from Club Keno rounds and Golden Tee games, guests amble up to the bar to sample more than 50 Michigan-brewed beers. On Saturday evenings the bar brings in live bands to serenade guests until the music overtakes them and they put their shoes on their hands to prove they can still be spontaneous.
Voted No. 4 in the Top 10 Birthday Chains for Kid Birthday Parties in 2010 by Parents magazine, Pump It Up pulses with inflatable play sets and actually encourages kids to bounce off the walls. Within the indoor playground, a stalwart staff oversees the neighborhood of bounce houses and air-filled playthings, such as a classic bounce castle and slick inflatable slide that cushions children's heartfelt reenactments of Cool Runnings. Throughout the week, families can pop in for open play, or tote along their own mini entourage for birthday-party packages complete with private rooms and complimentary invites. Parties come as straightforward packages or as themed events that place the birthday child in structured story adventures where they take on the role of a mighty and clever superhero or pirate captain that drank too much saltwater.
Every day, the team at Kensington Grill fires up the smoker at 5 a.m., ensuring that by the time diners arrive, they've cooked the meat slow and low. Mopped with secret-recipe sauces and served with housemade sides, barbecue is at the center of the menu, from St. Louis?style ribs to Texas-style beef brisket and the 800 miles of snacks in between. Diners can pair burgers, sandwiches, and barbecue with a variety of ice-cold beers, choosing from 14 drafts or more than 20 types of locally made beers in bottles.