Established in 1993 in downtown Frankfort, A. Papano’s Pizza is a popular take-out pizza parlor with five locations throughout the region. Priding themselves on offering a quality product, the culinary team procures the freshest ingredients available and makes the sauce and dough by hand daily. With something for everyone, the menu features selections for both meat lovers and vegetarians. Signature must-try pizzas include the Mediterranean – topped with artichoke hearts, roasted red pepper, black olives and feta, and the Buddha with pepperoni, artichoke hearts, tomato and feta. Diners can also create their own pizza or try one of several subs, salads, or wings.
A. Papano’s Pizza, 334 Main St., Frankfort, MI, USA, +1 231 352 6700
A family-owned establishment, The Cool Spot is a delightful ice cream parlor that anyone with a sweet craving will enjoy. Located downtown, this sweet place is a seasonal operation that is closed during the winter. Voted as having the best ice cream in Benzie County, guests will find a great selection of hard ice creams in an array of tantalizing flavors, including Mackinac Island fudge, amaretto cherry, raspberry chip cheesecake, and chocolate peanut butter cup. A host of other sweet treats are available as well, including homemade fudge, saltwater taffy, sundaes, shakes, malts, and more. There is often a line during the summer months, but it is definitely a worthwhile wait.
The Cool Spot, 306 Main St., Frankfort, MI, USA, +1 231 352 7312
Port City Smokehouse is a seasonal marketplace offering guests a selection of products, including smoked fish, paté, sausage, jerky, jams, and more, along with take-out dishes. Featuring ‘North Country, Big Water’ cuisine, the selection will please anyone wanting to experience local flavors. From whitefish to lake trout, the menu offers guests a variety of fish dinners, which are from the area’s waters, all of which are served with French fries and coleslaw. BBQ ribs, beef brisket, chicken, and pork along with sandwiches, side dishes, and daily specials also make an appearance on the menu.
Port City Smokehouse, 1000 Main St., Frankfort, MI, USA, +1 231 352 9192
Established in 2013, Stormcloud Brewing Company is a great venue brewing Belgian-inspired beers and serving tasty cuisine imbued with local flavors. Some of the brew’s beer lovers might find one of sixteen taps includes the flagship and award-winning brew, Rainmaker Ale, and the Barrel Aged Tap, which is a saison noir aged in red wine barrels. As for food, the menu features a variety of flat bread pizzas, soups, salads, and more. The brewery also hosts many events, including live music and trivia nights, adding to an already lively environment.
Stormcloud Brewing Company, 303 Main St., Frankfort, MI, USA, +1 231 352 0118