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The Fresh Palate

109 N 2nd Ave, Alpena, MI 49707-5304
+1 989-358-1400
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
109 N 2nd Ave, Alpena, MI 49707-5304
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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

1  Thank vwp11
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

I love the food and atmosphere there. The waitresses can be hit or miss but the food is always awesome

Thank AKEades
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Fun and funky with original food. Celebrated our anniversary here. Open air location along the streets of downtown. Good service, nice bar, unique food options and tasty desserts. Recommended!

Thank OriginalFrau
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Stopped in for a quick lunch. Was able to dine outside on a beautiful autumn day. Service was prompt and friendly. Ordered soup of the day and a salad. My husband ordered the Cuban sandwich. The soup was outstanding, my salad fresh and filled with...More

Thank Karen I
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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
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
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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