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The Fresh Palate

109 N 2nd Ave, Alpena, MI 49707-5304
+1 989-358-1400
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“salad” (22 reviews)
“pizza” (23 reviews)
“wraps” (8 reviews)
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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109 N 2nd Ave, Alpena, MI 49707-5304
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Fresh Pallet has fulfilled it's reputation, I ordered one of their speciality pizzas and it was fantastic. I will be coming back for more of this good food...

Thank Robert T
Reviewed 29 March 2018

It was quiet in the area which we sat yet the server seemed slightly frazzled. Food was great and the beer selection was quite good. Would go there again if i am in the area.

Thank Lauren F
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

First off... the beer selection is great. Lots of variety. Secondly the atmosphere is also top notch; not large but nice place to hang. The food was good but maybe a bit too fancy fancy. I didn't want a burger or pizza and the other...More

Thank Jeff H
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Dropped in while exploring downtown Alpena. We enjoyed the food and friendly and attentive staff. We look forward to our next visit.

Thank Heith C
Reviewed 6 November 2017

The food and service were great, parking can be pain but worth it. Had the Northern Lights and it was exceptional. My friend had the chicken ceasar salad and it was a good size salad with tasty dressing.

Thank l0ve2travel4real
Reviewed 26 October 2017

This is a delightfully different dining experience in a small town; quite creative menu and a unique setting in the old building, too. We really enjoyed our dinner here. The food was well prepared, and served with flair. It looked good and tasted delicious. And...More

Thank Lynda C
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

We went here on Sweetest day at about 5:30. It was not busy and were seated immediately. We split the candy apple salad, bread with E V O, sea sod [ seafood wrapped in steak] and pumpkin tart. The food was quickly served and was...More

Thank 446raymondr
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

I took two friends out for lunch at The Fresh Palate recently... This has always been my favorite restaurant in Alpena...but sad to say it was a complete letdown and an embarrassment today. The luncheon began by us being completely ignored for more than 15...More

Thank Desiree L
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Interesting menu, lots of Michigan Craft Brews. There is some running required for the wait staff as some of the brews are located at the front bar, some at the Nucleus bar at the back of the building.

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Stopped by Fresh Palate on a rainy, windy Thursday night (read, not many people out and about) and we were seated immediately. There were only a couple other diners at the time. I'd heard that this was one of the best restaurants in Alpena, so...More

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Lisa B
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Response from Rosemary S | Reviewed this property |
Personally I have not seen one however - they are connected to the Thunder Bay Winery. I believe that there is space separate for what you ask. It might be better to contact them directly to discuss options. It is a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 109 N 2nd Ave, Alpena, MI 49707-5304
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Alpena
  • Phone Number: +1 989-358-1400
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Come enjoy a Fresh, Local, and Organic gourmet eating experience! Featuring the Nucleus Lounge with 22 craft Michigan beers and craft cocktails.
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