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Meal Planning2017-09-07T18:24:45+00:00

Meal Planning


There’s no onsite food service at Sleeping Bear Resort, however, there’s lots of options when it comes time to plan for meals. Our kitchens are fully stocked with everything you’ll need to prepare any meal with the exception of specialty cooking utensils and spices. The Lodge and Bear’s Den both have gas grills and each of the cabins have a charcoal grill. You’ll need to bring the charcoal for the grills but we provide the propane for the gas grills. 

There’s plenty of picnic tables for outdoor dining for your entire group. Whether you enjoy cooking your own meals in our kitchens or on the BBQ, dining out or catering, there are lots of options we’ll list below.

Grocery Stores


OLESON’S – is a full grocery store (with liquor and beer) located 15 minutes from SBR. Click here for more information and directions.

LAKE ANN GROCERY – is located 3 minutes away in the Village of Lake Ann is a must stop for guests at the resort. They carry basic grocery items including a great beer selection. They also have hardware items, fishing supplies and any of those items you forgot at home. Lake Ann Grocery’s motto is “If we don’t have it, you don’t need it”.

GABES MEAT MARKET  – is located 3 miles north of SBR at the northeast corner of Reynolds Road and M72. Gabe’s has smoked meats and fish, a large selection of jerky and cheeses, Moomers hand dipped ice cream, beer and wine.

MEIJER – is located about 20 minutes away from SBR and has everything you’ll need. Click here for directions.

TRAVERSE CITY – is located 15 miles away from SBR where you can find several other grocery stores.

Click here for a map of all the grocery stores in the area.

Local Restaurants & Dining Options


STONE OVEN –  is located 3 minutes away in the Village of Lake Ann. It is a local favorite small family restaurant. They have excellent food but a very small kitchen. They have daily specials posted on their Facebook page.

LAKE ANN BREWING CO. – is located 3 minutes away in the Village of Lake Ann. LABC is located next door to the Stone Oven. Your food can be ordered at the Stone Oven and delivered right to your table at Lake Ann Brewing.

PAPA J’S – is located less than 5 minutes from SBR and is best known for its pizza but also has burgers, subs, ribs and wings. They also serve hand dipped Moomers Ice Cream. No alcoholic beverages. Papa J’s will deliver to the resort. Click here for a link to their website. 

RED DOOR COFFEE SHOP – is located 3 minutes away in the Village of Lake Ann. This local favorite coffee shop serves specialty coffee, breakfast sandwiches and panini’s. They are open 7am to 4pm.

MISTWOOD GOLF COURSE – is located less than 5 minutes from SBR and has a full service restaurant and dining room. They have a beautiful deck with seating overlooking the golf course during the summer months. Their hours are inconsistent so it’s best to call them at 231-275-5500.

TRAVERSE CITY – has many excellent restaurants and is located 15 miles away from the resort. Don’t hesitate to call us for our recommendations.