Hankering for comfort food but touring on a budget? Fret not, as Michigan’s and Ontario’s food scenes are quite lively and diverse. Numerous restaurants are scattered all around Lake Huron that can cater to different palates and budgets. After a tour to the lighthouse or a boating excursion, head to one of these gastronomic stops to have a taste (literally) of Lake Huron life:
Expect reasonably priced dishes with hefty servings at this classic American diner. Established in 1960s, Cavis Grill takes pride in its award-winning breakfast omelets, hamburgers, chili, hand-dipped malted milks, and many other home-style meals. This family restaurant is also vegetarian-friendly.
401 Quay St., Port Huron, MI
(Opens from 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM)
Another great breakfast stop in Port Huron! Aside from the usual diner classics like burgers, steaks, and philly dogs, American Grill also serves pastas, Mexican dishes, and seafood. Get your fill of coffee while enjoying its warm and welcoming mom-and-pop vibe.
2900 Lapeer Rd., Port Huron, MI
(Opens from Sun 7:00 AM – 9 PM; Mon – Sat 6:00 AM – 9:00 PM)
Ted’s Coney Island’s homemade chili and coneys have been a Port Huron favorite since 1985. Dedicated to serving quality food at affordable prices, Ted’s has expanded into two other branches in Michigan. Watch out for its Coney Days on Mondays and Tuesdays for its 99-cent coneys and Italian Nights on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
3962 24th Ave., Port Huron, MI
618 24th St., Port Huron, MI
67176 Gratiot Ave., Richmond, MI
(Opens from Sun 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM; Mon – Wed 6:00 AM – 9:00 PM;
Thurs – Sat 6:00 – 10:00 PM)
Nick’s 4 Roses serves typical American diner fare like omelets and meatloafs, only more affordable. Do not expect gourmet meals here, but try to dig in at its chicken cordon bleu sandwich. Clean place and efficient service are a plus, too.
Nick’s 4 Roses
1329 24th St., Port Huron, MI 48060
Located in the heart of Port Huron downtown, Chef Shell’s serves doughnuts, barbecue, apple fritters, and fresh sandwiches all day! Its cinnamon rolls and potato wedges are must-trys. Chef Shell’s also cater to special events like weddings and anniversaries.
Chef Shell’s Restaurant & Catering
324 Superior Mall, Port Huron, MI 48060
(Opens from 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM daily)
Reopened last July 2015 under new management, Powers Diner still serves many of the dishes that Michiganders have come to love, like its sliders and onion rings. Vintage car owners and motorcycle riders come to this quaint little place during its special Ride Nights. Walk-ins are accepted and outdoor seating is available.
1209 Military St., Port Huron, MI 48060