Food and Drink

As You Wish Gourmet Eatery

Local eatery with fresh daily lunch specials, homemade baked goods, and full espresso bar.

Fresh salad bar, grab & go wraps, taco bar, sushi (Thursday’s & Friday’s) , fro-yo bar, bubble tea, and more.

104 N. Second Ave.


The Black Sheep Pub

The English pub of Alpena. Hearty food and English and Michigan craft beers on tap. Live entertainment on the weekends.

113 S. Second Ave.


Cabin Creek Coffee

Family-owned coffee house featuring full coffee bar and food menu of sandwiches, salads, toasted pitas, soups, and homemade baked goods.

201 N. Second Ave.


Downtown Scoops

Local ice cream shop featuring 24 flavors of hand-dipped ice cream, custom sundaes, homemade waffle cones, shakes, malts, and other gourmet treats.

101 N. Second Ave.


The Fresh Palate

Farm-to-table restaurant offering fresh, organic plates in a historic building with outdoor sidewalk seating. Back dining area (the Nucleus) offers weekly live jazz and music.

Sandwiches, burritos, pizzas, burgers, small plates, wide craft beer selection, full cocktail menu.

109 N. Second Ave.


John A. Lau

Casual American cuisine in a historic saloon.

Steaks, appetizers, burgers, outdoor beer garden.

414 N. Second Ave.


JJ’s Steak & Pizza House

Casual American cuisine with a wide variety on the menu and sports bar.

Pizza, burgers, sandwiches, Mexican, pasta.

411 N. Second Ave.


Latitudes Tavern

Local bar and tavern, popular nightlife spot.

307 W. Chisholm St.


The Nucleus Lounge

22 taps of Michigan craft beer and craft beer in a historic setting. Kick back and enjoy a drink while watching a sports game or check out live music every Tuesday.  Also serves food from the Fresh Palate’s menu.

Mango’s Tequila Bar

Mexican and American cuisine open for dinner and lunch with a tequila bar.

121 W. Chisholm St.


Take 5 Deli

Local deli offering sandwiches, wraps, soups, and salads. Lunch only.

130 W. Chisholm St.


Thunder Bay Winery

Local winery’s tasting room in the historic Center Building with outdoor sidewalk seating.

Wine tastings, wine flights, and a variety of red, white, rose, fruit and dessert wines available by the glass or by the bottle.

Order food through the Fresh Palate or bring your own.

109 N. Second Ave.