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The Fresh Palate

109 N 2nd Ave, Alpena, MI 49707-5304
+1 989-358-1400
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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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 6 days ago

The fresh palate was a breath of fresh air as it offered amazing food on a varied menu. The food was different but mostly delicious!

Thank Lea701
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited several times over the past couple of years and the quality of the food is consistently very good here with many options from the bar. Not always the fastest when they are busy, but not unusually slow, this is a sit down...More

Thank TammiV64
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I went here for a birthday dinner and we loved it. The burgers, pizza, and soup were all great. I really enjoyed the Mango Margarita. Other reviews said that the service was slow and I will admit that it is not speedy...More

Thank Ellen P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We both had the special of the day sandwich which was very good. We sat outside and that was enjoyable. Service was slow.

Thank Barbinator2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The venue is a bit pricey, but the food and service is worth the money. Eat inside or outside. Alcoholic beverages are available.

Thank Sharon L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Seven of us met at The Fresh Palate for lunch. We chose a variety of entrees. Everyone was pleased with their meals, including Me. I'm usually the problem-child due to having several food allergies. But the waitress was helpful and the chef was able to...More

Thank KarCam07
Reviewed 9 June 2017

We ordered a pizza and it was so good! The "Fresh" Palate is a suiting name. We also enjoyed a flight of beer. We like trying different beer.

Thank Mary P
Reviewed 24 May 2017

The Fresh Palate is the type of restaurant that you expect to find in a large city. Alpena, Michigan is not a large city. The vibe is at the Fresh Palate is youthful. The service is typically good--smiling, friendly waitresses. There are unique drinks, like...More

1  Thank KJ S
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for dinner after a short walk from the marina. The weather was warm and the front of the restaurant was open to the street. Our server, Heidi, was friendly and attentive and the food was very good. After dinner, we repaired to the...More

Thank Mike P
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

We walked in from the marina after a long day of boating. I don't often review restaurants, but we had a group of 5 people for dinner. I ordered the lamb burger with root veg fries medium rare. The fries were cold and soggy, and...More

1  Thank Julie H
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Lisa B
20 January 2017|
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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
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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