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The Manitou

4349 N Scenic Hwy, Frankfort, MI 49640-9719
+1 231-882-4761
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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“perch” (19 reviews)
“pie” (8 reviews)
“fish” (26 reviews)
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4349 N Scenic Hwy, Frankfort, MI 49640-9719
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant was chosen for a family celebration...a 90th birthday. The staff were helpful and reasonably professional. The food was quite good; some of the best I've had in this area.

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had broiled whitefish and acorn squash. Very good. Nice veggie appetizer comes complimentary before the meal. Bread was good, too. Bar seating for casual diners. Formal dining area seemed too elegant for backpacker types. Blueberry-raspberrry pie pretty good. Worth a night or two.

Thank wlamb123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A popular place - be sure to make reservations. Tables are squeezed in everywhere to accommodate more people. Wide selection of entrees and they all sounded good. I had rack of lamb and my friend had prime rib. Both were good and generous size portions.

Thank Isabella-McKania
Reviewed 11 October 2017

A log cabin in the woods with 5 star food. Meat and sea food from the surrounding area fresh, not frozen. Service is very friendly and courteous. Call ahead to insure availability. Lake perch is excellent as is the steak.

Thank Harold L
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

We come here with some regularity, but this time they were booked the whole night when we called for reservations. However, there is first come, first served early bird seating starting at 4p. We arrived at 5:30, sat outside and had their fantastic sautéed perch...More

Thank crystalhaven
Reviewed 15 September 2017

The food was very good, friendly atmosphere, and enjoyed watching sports while eating in the bar side. Small area (bar side) made it cozy. Dining room was much larger.

Thank dowie2017
Reviewed 13 September 2017

I like to cook at home so I when I go out to eat I want food I don't cook at home. The Manitou food is consistent which says a lot but it is pedestrain

1  Thank Pam R
Reviewed 13 September 2017

I've been going here since I was a child and had a lot of good memories from here. However, the atmosphere this past visit was very different. Our server was helpful and prompt - and I have no complaints about the food. However, the bar...More

Thank hyerimshin
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

We love The Manitou. This place has great food and the feel of an old UpNorth Supperclub. It sits on scenic M-22 right in the heart of one of the states most scenic areas. Never had a bad experience here, always good. Love their signage...More

Thank 248Engineer
Reviewed 5 September 2017

The Manitou is a restaurant we always visit when we are in the north country. Their pan seared lake perch are the best! Although a little pricey, we have never had a bad experience there. The owner is always there to make sure everyone has...More

Thank Michael W
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23 April 2016|
Response from Patricia D | Reviewed this property |
Hi! I have had the frog legs a couple of times and they are great! However, I am not sure how they compare to the size of Louisiana frog legs :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4349 N Scenic Hwy, Frankfort, MI 49640-9719
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Benzie County  >  Frankfort
  • Phone Number: +1 231-882-4761
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