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Top-Rated Restaurants in Gull Lake and Richland

Updated: Apr 16, 2019

Whether you are new to the Gull Lake area or you’re just looking for a recommendation, we have the resources for you. Below, we have listed some of our favorite restaurants in Richland and around Gull Lake. While this is not a comprehensive list of all the restaurants in the area, it should give you a great starting point to decide where to dine on your night out with friends or family:


The Local Restaurant

9805 E M89, Richland, MI 49083

Hours: Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to midnight and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.

For a night out with friends or a spot to enjoy the Lions game, heat out to The Local. The eatery offers an extensive local beer list as well as a great selection of appetizers and specialty pizzas!

Thai Hut

8742-8980 M89, Richland, MI 49083

Hours: Monday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Closed on Sundays.

In search of something other than classic American cuisine? If Thai food will do the trick, this place is great! Relax in a casual atmosphere while eating some of the best Thai food in the area.

Kitchen House

9975 M89, Richland, MI 49083

Hours: Tuesday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 5 to 9:30 p.m., Saturday from 5 to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 5 to 9 p.m.

Craving great Italian food? You’ve come to the right place. The Kitchen House is focused on serving Italian classics in a cozy environment. For something that’ll send your taste buds into a tizzy, try their Mascarpone Macaroni and Cheese – voted Kalamazoo area’s “Best Mac and Cheese”!

Liz’s Parkview Cafe

8972 E D Ave, Richland, MI 49083

Hours: Open daily from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Located in the heart of Richland, Liz’s Parkview Café serves up home style cooking that never disappoints. Pop-in for a quick breakfast or to enjoy a juicy, made-from-scratch burger and creamy milkshake for lunch! No matter which item on the menu catches your eye, the food is absolutely delicious!

Around Gull Lake

The Dock at Bay View

12504 E D Ave, Richland, MI 49083

Hours: Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Located just off the bay of Gull Lake, the Dock at Bay View offers an enjoyable atmosphere for everyone, no matter the time of year: relax on the outside deck during warmer months or cozy up by the fireplace during the cooler months. From burgers to steaks, the menu offers a little bit of everything - including daily specials for both lunch and dinner.

Charles and Darl’s Smokehouse & Grill

7417 N 38th Street, Augusta, MI 49012

Hours: Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

Views of The East course and great eats await you at Charles and Darl’s Smokehouse and Grill. Serving a little bit of everything, the real must-try items here are from the smokehouse. Dig into the brisket, pulled pork and baby back ribs – your taste buds will thank you! If BBQ isn’t up your alley, there is nothing to worry about as Charles and Darl’s also has a wide range of options from the grill, in addition to salads and sandwiches.

Dandelion Café & Bakery

1396 E Gull Lake Drive, Hickory Corners, MI 49060

Hours: Tuesday through Sunday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Closed on Mondays.

Located just a block east of Gull Lake, the Dandelion Café & Bakery serves a farm-to-table menu for breakfast, brunch and lunch in a welcoming and cozy atmosphere. Their bread, jam, salad dressings and more are made in-house daily with only the best organic and non-GMO ingredients. Must-try items include the Hippy Hash and grass-fed burger.


15450 S M 43 HWY, Hickory Corners, MI 49060

Hours: Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Pizzas, burgers and beer…what could be better? Try one of their thin crust pizzas along with a local beer from their huge selection.

Are you searching for something different? Give our team a call. We would be happy to share our expertise of the area with you.

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