Comfort Suites Benton Harbor - St. Joseph
Benton Harbor, MI 49022
Phone: (269) 925-8800
Fax: (269) 925-8700
After a long shopping haul, if you wish to treat your palate with some scrumptious food then there cannot be a place better than El Rodeo; a Mexican restaurant delighting locals and travelers alike. Here, in a relaxed and casual ambiance patrons can enjoy generous portions of tacos, nachos, enchiladas, tamales, quesadillas and more. Food tastes even better when accompanied with their well crafted cocktails and bottled beers, while kids can wash down their meals with classic sodas and colas. Ideal for families as well as for solo diners, every meal at El Rodeo is sure to delight your palate and your wallet.
Located at a walking distance from Dove's Nest Bed and Breakfast, Mark III Restaurant & Lounge is the perfect place to grab some dinner, especially if you are craving some Mexican food. Although mostly made in the Tex-Mex style, the food here is delicious and ranges from steaks and burgers to salads and seafood. You can try out a selection of Mexican dishes like tacos, burritos, enchiladas and more and sip on some craft beers or their famous margaritas to go along. All in all, this is a great stop, both for the local regular and the weary traveller.
Right at the riverfront with beautiful views of the St. Joseph River, Bread + Bar has a warm, welcoming atmosphere that beckons yo to come in and try the food. The food itself is all homemade and made from scratch with handmade artisan bread coming from the Bit of Swiss pasty shop which is located nearby. The fresh, flavorful meals can be accompanied by a range of fresh-made, zippy craft cocktails and micro-brew beers. With specials each night, the restaurant keeps the menu fresh and updated.
The Library Pub & Eatery, located on Territorial Road is a wonderful gastropub and restaurant, in Central Benton Harbor. While the menu comprises of the regular pub grub variety - chicken wings, burgers, pizzas, sandwiches and such, the bar program features some of the best local craft beers and wines. There's KENO lottery daily, and they often have game nights happening. The ambiance is cozy and there's a great homey vibe going on, while the prices are just right. If you're looking for a casual hang to catch up with friends over a few pints, this is a good place to be.
The charming breakfast cafe, The Mason Jar Cafe is located on Water Street, is a gem of Benton Harbor Arts District. The smallish place has a nice, homey vibe, that puts you at ease at once. The indoor dining space is cozy affair, with mismatched dining table sets that add to its small-town charm. There's also a pretty patio arrangement where you can retire to if weather permits. On offer here are hearty preparations for breakfast and brunch, that have been handcrafted with the best available local produce and ingredients (organic whenever possible). Their creations such as the homemade granola, quiches, omelets and French toast and such prove to be great for breakfasting. They also have a selection of salads, sandwiches, waffles and lots more for brunches. The Mason Jar also serve gluten-free and vegetarian options.
Your visit to St. Joseph is incomplete without a meal at this favorite local eatery called Clementine’s Too. The restaurant overlooks a gorgeous marina and its outdoor seating gives picturesque view of the waterside. The interior of the place is very well furnished thereby making it ideal for a family gathering or for a meal with many friends. Their menu dictates American delights with options like chicken and steak salads, Fiesta Taco salad, then sandwiches like The Drawbridge which comes infused with ham, the Brewmaster burger, and many more options. Their stack of onion rings deserves a special mention because it's a house specialty. Clementine’s Too has a limited but robust wine list on offer, and patrons can rely on waiters for suggestions over pairing.
Come to La Pita Mediterranean Cuisine after you have worked an appetite because the portions here are simply generous, which is one of the many reasons why the place is bustling with patrons, locals and travelers alike. La Pita delights you with their quintessential Mediterranean dishes, from meat, seafood and poultry infused specialties to vegetarian creations, here there is something for everyone. Start your fare with their Tabouli Salad or the Greek Salad, follow these with the delicious lentil soup, falafel, and the Vegetarian Grape Leaves. Entrees like the Shish Kafta Kabob, hummus with meat, and Chicken Galaba cannot be left out while the pita sandwiches also come recommended. They have quite a selection of raw juices and smoothies that ensure you won't miss alcohol, while the Baklava and rice pudding mark the end of a superb fare here.
While on the Main Street, the exposed-brick exterior of this bar and grill is hard to miss, this is 221 Main also known as the Players Bar & Grille. Delighting locals and travelers alike, this restaurant is known for their delectable spread of American dishes which are rightly served with a twist. At 221 Main, the ambiance is always lively with patrons cheering their favorite teams while some challenging their pals to a friendly game of pool. In the company of all the vigor, your palate deserves to have conversations with dishes like Seared Scallops, Crab Cakes, chicken wings, caesar salad, the Players Burger, Blackened Chicken and their Reuben. Quench your thirst by making your own Bloody Mary, or ask for a their popular drafts beers.
If you are busy sightseeing in St Joseph, Buck Burgers & Brew, located close to the Amtrak as well as museums, galleries and churches is a great place to drop in for a quick bite to eat. The bar is well known for its variety of local craft beers and micro-brews which is a novelty in Michigan. There are more than 50 beers on draft and even more can be found in bottles. If you are unsure as to which beer you want, you can always ask to sample some before you pick. The burgers here are also famous and made from fresh, local ingredients. You can build your own burger or go with one of the favorites on the menu which is then served with a side of homemade potato or sweet-potato fries. If you're not feeling much like having a burger, there are sandwich and salad options. If you are in too much of a hurry to stop in, you can always get some take-out.
With a view of the beautiful Lake Michigan from their rooftop, Ryebelle’s serves up a mix of traditional American and sea-food. Dine on scallops, dips, cheeseburgers, shrimp baskets, chips and salsa and more while you sip on a beer and enjoy the stunning blues of the lake. Live music concerts are also often held here. Since there is plenty of space, you can come in with a big group of friends or family or bring a date to see the spectacular vistas of the lake.
Caffe Tosi is a warm, friendly and unassuming neighborhood cafe, a popular breakfast and lunch spot for locals stopping by to pick up an order of freshly brewed coffee and a flaky pastry or to enjoy a casual lunch out with friends or colleagues. The menu features flavorful, fresh sandwiches, soups, paninis, pizzas and salads. A great option for vegans and vegetarians, their menu also features delicious smoothies, fresh juices and cold beverages. Wine and beer is served as a nice accompaniment to an evening meal or a casual lunch date. Free wifi is available for patrons looking to catch up on some work as well. Fresh breads and pastries are available for take-away at the counter to enjoy at home. A pleasant alternative to the regular chain coffee shops and cafes, Caffe Tosi's welcoming ambiance and delicious, if simple, cuisine explains why it is such a popular eatery.
With a rustic, warm ambiance, Schu's Grill & Bar resembles a country home with its wood and stone walls, leather chairs and cozy fireplace. While indoors is warm and toasty in the winter months, outdoor seating is especially pleasant during the summer months where visitors can relax over a tasty meal and a cold beer. The menu features classic southern and mid-western dishes like the slow roasted baby back ribs, Shu's jumbo perch fresh from the lakes, Michigan cherry salad, baked potato soup and crab cakes. Kids can enjoy comfort classics like grilled cheese sandwiches and chicken strips. The wine list features a nice selection of local wines from Michigan like the Red Demi-Sec from Tabor Hill winery and the Pinot Noir from Domaine Berrien Cellars. Local brews and craft beers are also featured like offerings from the Darkhorse Brewing Company and Founder's Brewing Company.