The Top Ten Bay City Restaurants

Historic Webster House

Dining out is an essential part of any vacation or weekend getaway, and thankfully, when you head to our cozy town on the Saginaw River, you’ll find no shortage of fantastic Bay City restaurants. Many of these local establishments are located on the water with beautiful views of the sailboats and sunset. Those without scenic views make up for it with flavorful menus, creative craft cocktails, and welcoming service. 

One of our favorite Bay City restaurants to get a taste of the local seafood is the Real Seafood Company. This is riverfront dining at its finest in Updown, with fresh options from the Great Lakes region and beyond. The spacious establishment is two floors with double decks for outdoor seating. You will find a fantastic happy hour menu, vegetarian dishes, and an outstanding wine list. Spending an afternoon or evening on the deck at the Real Seafood Company is always a treat. As a guest at our Bay City Bed and Breakfast, you’ll only be one mile from this great choice. 

Allow us to take care of your breakfast when you stay at the Historic Webster House; we’ll treat you to a wholesome and homemade morning meal with sweet and savory dishes, piping hot coffee, and personal service. Our location puts you within walking distance of many great things to do in our area and many of the best Bay City restaurants. Our guest accommodations are ideal for relaxation after a day of adventure in Bay City. We have six unique lodging options, all with en suite baths and some with a private sauna. We can’t wait to host you; reserve your lodging today! 

Many of the best Bay City restaurants are within walking distance of our Bay City Bed and Breakfast

The 10 Best Bay City Restaurants for Romantic Getaways in Michigan

For many couples, a meal together is one of their love languages! Thankfully, there’s such a lovely selection of Bay City restaurants, and for all styles of dining—from fancy and farm-to-table to casual eateries and fun waterfront experiences, there’s no shortage of great food and lively atmospheres in our charming riverfront town. As a guest at our Bay City Bed and Breakfast, leave your car at the Inn, and head out on foot, as most of these establishments are within walking distance of the Historic Webster House. 

Here are the top ten Bay City restaurants worth a stop during your stay: 

  1. The Real Seafood Company: Located in Uptown, this seafood-focused eatery is the place to enjoy the Great Lakes’ fresh catches. There are two levels of deck seating, pretty views, and a delectable menu for all appetites. 
  2. Old City Hall: Head to this stalwart restaurant in Bay City for casual fine dining with an extensive array of menu items spanning the globe in flavor, more than 150 wines from around the world, 23 beers on draft, and a remarkable spirits collection. 
  3. Costello’s Brazilian Steakhouse: This is one of the only options for Brazilian cuisine within a 100-mile radius of Bay City. You’ll experience the full authentic churrasco experience with 15 cuts of prime meat to choose from—by far, one of the best Bay City restaurants for a memorable dinner out! 
  4. MI Table: For the freshest farm-to-table cuisine, this local cafe offers seasonal menus filled with flavorful pizza, pasta, salads, and so much more. 
  5. Gatsby’s Seafood & Steakhouse: This steakhouse has been impressing diners for more than 20 years with beautiful cuts of beef and creative pairings. What may come as a surprise, this is one of the best Bay City restaurants for vegan options, as they have a dedicated chef to making meatless menus daily. 
  6. BJay’s Pizza & Coneys: Holding the number one spot of all the Bay City restaurants on TripAdvisor, guests rave about the pizza and hot dogs at this local eatery. It’s an excellent spot for a casual lunch before exploring the historic homes of Bay City. 
  7. Latitude 43 Bar & Grill: For fantastic craft cocktails and a welcoming atmosphere, this bar and grill is the perfect spot for a laid-back drink with locals and visitors alike. 
  8. Prost! Wine Bar & Charcuterie: There are two locations of this local wine bar, one in Uptown Bay City and the other in the nearby Bavarian town of Frankenmuth; this wine bar offers a lovely selection of wine by the glass and the perfect small plate pairings. 
  9. Tavern 101: This is one of the best Bay City restaurants for beer lovers! They have a long list ranging from domestics to unique craft ale finds. 
  10. H20’s Waterside Grill: Dine right beside the bustling marina at this casual waterfront grill. Grab one of the picnic tables with the fantastic views, and don’t miss the prime-grade steaks. 
many of the best Bay City restaurants are within walking distance to our Bay City bed and breakfast pictured here

Location & Luxury at our Historic Bay City Bed and Breakfast

Our Bay City Bed and Breakfast is the ideal destination if you’re looking for the perfect location for a quick weekend getaway or a longer, extended, relaxing vacation. Our historic Inn steps the tone for a memorable stay! The first perk of lodging with us is our fantastic breakfast service each morning; it’s one less thing to plan for during your trip. Let us start your day off on the right foot with hot coffee, homemade treats, and flavorful entrees to get you going. 

If you’d like personalized recommendations for the best things to do in Bay City, breakfast is the perfect time to plan, and we’re more than happy to offer our suggestions. Many activities are within walking distance of our Bay City Bed and Breakfast. It’s convenient to set out on foot without the worry of parking. Our Inn is only ten minutes from downtown, including all of the best activities, concerts, the waterfront, tall ships, antique shops, and so much more! 

After your busy day and a full belly from dinner at one of the best Bay City restaurants, your cozy guest room will await your return. We have six guest rooms, all unique, with beautiful furnishings, comfortable beds, and high-end amenities. You’ll want to make sure to book a massage at our on-site spa to make the best of your stay. Check out our upcoming availability at our top-rated Bay City Bed and Breakfast, and reserve your lodging today! 

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