Meals

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 large meals 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.

 

  • Oleson’s is 15 minutes and Meijer is 20 minutes from SBR
  • Lake Ann Grocery is 3 minutes away for anything you forgot
  • Gabes Meat Market is 4 minutes away
  • Call Phil at Deerings Market in Empire for catering options
  • Traverse City is located 15 miles away from the resort with lots of restaurants.
  • The Stone Oven in Lake Ann is 3 minutes away
  • Papa J’s Pizza is 3 minutes away
  • Mistwood Golf Course and Restaurant is 3 minutes away
  • Red Door Coffee House is 3 minutes away
  • Lake Ann Brewing is 3 minutes away

Dining and Grocery Options

Lake Ann or very near the Resort

  • The Stone Oven – This small diner is a gem. Located right next to Lake Ann Brewing, they have a lunch and dinner menu with seating at The Stone Oven or next door at Lake Ann Brewing. They’ll deliver your meal right to your table at Lake Ann Brewing.
  • Lake Ann Brewing – This small town brewpub is known for their great beer and also their great live music. During the summer months Lake Ann Brewing has live music on their outdoor stage three days a week. They have live music indoors every Tuesday during the winter. 
  • Gabes Meat Market – Located 3 miles north of the resort, Gabes Market needs to be on your shopping list for summer and fall stays at the resort. They have great fresh local beef, pork and chicken for the grill. They also carry homemade jerkies, meats, cheeses, crackers and some other basic grocery items. They also sell beer and wine.
  • Papa J’s Pizza – They have more than just pizza and have a dining area large enough for groups. This is a good dining option for family reunions. They don’t serve alcoholic beverages.
  • Mistwood Golf Course – This 27 hole golf course has indoor and outdoor dining during golf season. It’s outdoor deck has a great view of the course looking west so it’s a great place to go for dinner on a nice night. We recommend advance reservations for larger groups. Make sure you tell them Sleeping Bear Resort referred them.
  • Red Door Coffee House – This downtown Lake Ann Coffee house offers specialty coffees, breakfast sandwiches and bagels. They also have a limited lunch menu. 
  • Lake Ann Grocery – 

Other Nearby Dining and Grocery

  • Oleson’s Market – This is the closest full size grocery store to Sleeping Bear Resort. It’s located 15 minutes away on the west side of Traverse City.
  • Tom’s Food Market and Ric’s Food Center in Interlochen are located 15 minutes away.
  • Meijer is 20 minutes from Sleeping Bear Resort and located in Traverse City.
  • Lake Ann Grocery is 3 minutes away for anything you forgot
  • Call Phil at Deerings Market in Empire for catering options
  • Traverse City is located 15 miles away from the resort with lots of restaurants.