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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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9:00 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
109 N 2nd Ave, Alpena, MI 49707-5304
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 weeks ago

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 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had Eric and his team cater a business luncheon for me. They did a great job. The food was wonderfu, delivered on time, and fairly priced. After dining in with them with clients, I will definitely use them again for delivered catering.

Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I was in Alpena for work and a group of us tried The Fresh Palate since it had good reviews. There were 6 of us all with very different palates! Everyone ordered something different and at the end of the meal everyone was pleasantly surprised...More

Thank George L
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch on a Monday. Service was slllooowww! Waitress tried telling us that Monday's are really busy. But, it wasn't. Food was good. Great selection of craft beer. Just disappointed with the slow service and good delivery.

Thank Bruce S
Reviewed 21 August 2017

We were here on a beautiful Saturday afternoon and chose to sit outside. We got a couple of the pizzas and a caprese sandwich. All of the food was very good. We also had the Blackberry IPA from Perrin Brewing Company and I think it...More

Thank 652jeniferw
Reviewed 6 August 2017

The thing that sticks in my mind about this place is all the servers frantically running around in what seemed to be an insane layout. It's in one of those little malls on the ground floor of an old office building, with the restaurant facing...More

1  Thank FoodieOnAHarley
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Lisa B
21 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
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, 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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