Comfort Suites Benton Harbor - St. Joseph
Benton Harbor, MI 49022
Phone: (269) 925-8800
Fax: (269) 925-8700
Bars & Cafes
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 popular microbrewery, The Livery is hidden away in Benton Harbor. The brewery features an associated gastropub which makes for a great hang with a bunch of buddies. Housed within the a bare-brick-walled building, on the 5th Street, this popular dining destination includes comfortable furniture and a nice, friendly vibe makes you feel right at home. On offer here is a great variety of its own creations such as hard cider, The Blue Steel, The Livery Bourbon Cask Aged Wheat Trippelbock, some 16 of which are available on tap. You should call for the sampler tray which will give you an idea about their products. Apart from an amazing vibe and awesome craft beers, The Livery also offers a brilliant live music calendar that showcases the best of local talent.
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.
Biggby Coffee is a very popular coffee chain in the state of Michigan. Open since early in the morning, this branch of the chain serves as a spot where office-goers pick up their early morning caffeine dose. Later throughout the day, the cafe is explored by students, families and travelers alike. Enjoy a light sandwich, indulge in their luscious lattes and sample a few baked goods while getting work done, as the outlet is equipped with free WiFi service. The coffee shop also sells coffee and you can always pick up a favorite to enjoy the blend at home.
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.