If you recently moved or relocated to the wonderful city of Fenton, then first off, congratulations is in order. As you may have noticed, this amazing Michigan city has endless outdoor recreation, affordable luxury mobile homes located in great manufactured home communities, and a plethora of dining options.
As a new resident of this city of lakes, you may be wondering just where you can go to experience the best food around. Well, there are over a dozen restaurants and local eateries that will change your life in Fenton. That said, there are at least five top dine-in restaurants in Fenton that you absolutely must try.
Top Breakfast Spot
Fenton has a variety of chain restaurants and a few local spots that offer a comparable breakfast menu. However, our top pick here is none other than the Laundry. This local eatery has contemporary American cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Nevertheless, Nutella and Orange Marmalade on 104 Sourdough, Breakfast Pizza, and Bub’s Meat and Potatoes breakfast entrees truly make this restaurant stand out. The Laundry is also the current winner for the Travelers’ Choice 2020 award. Hours of operation are 7:00 am to 10:00 pm Monday through Thursdays, 7:00 am to 11:00 pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 7:00 am to 9:00 pm on Sundays.
Top Family Restaurant
If you are looking for a wholesome family dining experience, well then look no further than Beale Street Smokehouse BBQ. This barbeque joint is a great family dine-in restaurant, especially in the summertime. Clearly, here you will find amazing pulled pork sandwiches, sweet potato fries, smoked ribs, mac and cheese, and more. If this alone does not have you rushing the kids into the car, then you may need to read that sentence again. Located on North Fenton Road, there is no denying that you need this smokehouse in your life. With that said, the hours of operation are 11:00 am to 9:00 pm throughout the week, and 11:00 am to 10:00 pm Friday and Saturday. Beale Street is also open on Sundays from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm.
Best Date Night
Sometimes date night can be drinks at a local bar, and other times you need to pull out all the stops. Consequently, if you have found yourself needing to wine and dine your significant other, the best date night dine-in establishment around is definitely the Historic Holley Hotel Restaurant. Here, you can expect to have a fine-dining experience that rivals date nights past. Plus, there is a whole backstory to this restaurant, which makes this more of an adventure if you ask us.
The Historic Holley Hotel Restaurant offers American, contemporary, and healthy cuisine. This establishment’s hours of operation are 1:00 pm to 10:00 pm Monday through Saturday and 10:30 am to 8:00 pm on Sundays.
Best Sports Bar
In terms of sports bars, Fenton definitely knows what it is doing. Nevertheless, the best or top sports bar is easy to pick out in a lineup. The Fenton Fire Hall Kitchen and Taproom is, in our opinion, one of the top bars/taverns in the city.
Located on Leroy Street, here you will find large portions, juicy burgers, cold beer, plus a nice selection of wines and alcoholic beverages. What’s more, there are a few TVs on each of the three levels of this restaurant. The Fenton Fire Hall has an outdoor patio, indoor seating, and a rooftop bar. Typically, this establishment is open from 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm Monday through Thursday, 4:00 pm to 11:00 pm on Fridays, 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm on Saturdays, and 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Sundays.
Then again, if you are craving some tasty, cheap eats, never fear, Fenton has over 20 eateries that fit the bill. Besides having Culvers in the area, which many cities do not, Fenton has a few standout local delis too. In fact, our top pick here is the Fenton Deli. There is just something wonderful about a deli-made sandwich—maybe it is the bread, the special sauce, or the freshly sliced meat and cheeses. Regardless, there is something special about this deli, and we are here for it. Located on Silver Parkway, this deli is open 10:30 am to 9:00 pm Monday through Saturday, and 11:00 am to 7:30 pm on Sundays.
Our bonus dine-in pick in Fenton is Uncle Ray’s Dairyland—yes, you read that correctly. This amazing ice cream and hot dog spot has nostalgia and deliciousness written all over it. So, when you see this local eatery, make sure you stop in and try something amazing off of their treat menu like an ice cream cone, a sundae, or a frozen icy, and let’s be honest you might as well grab a hot dog while you are at it. Uncle Ray’s is located on North Leroy Street and is open from 11:00 am to 10:30 pm seven days a week.
Other Must-Try Restaurants
Other eateries and restaurants you should check out when you get the chance include the Sagebrush Cantina, Lucky’s Steak House, the Fenton Winery and Brewery, the Corner Bar & Grill, Ciao Italian Bistro & Wine Bar, plus the Fenton House.
Sagebrush is a great choice if you are in the mood for Mexican and casual dining. The other restaurants mentioned here are mid-range to fine-dining establishments and offer American, contemporary, and Italian cuisine or pub/brewery/wine bar style eats. Overall, the hours of operation vary at each restaurant, but most of these establishments are open seven days a week and serve alcohol.
Curbside and Outdoor Seating Available
With the new normal very much a part of everyday life now, it is understandable if you are a little gun-shy when it comes to dining in. However, all the restaurants mentioned earlier do offer curbside pick-up, and most have outdoor seating available. Moreover, Fenton restaurants are observing the current CDC guidelines and are only filling to half-capacity. Note, you are required to wear a mask when you are not eating or drinking. If you have questions regarding these guidelines or about wearing a mask, most establishments have signs posted that provide more information.
Dine-In at Home
Lastly, if you would prefer to cook at home, then there is nothing stopping you from doing so. Your new mobile home more than likely has brand new appliances and is begging to be broken in. Furthermore, with all the local farmers’ markets, wine shops, and local grocery stores in Fenton, it makes sense if you want to test out your culinary skills once you have officially settled into your new home. With that said, you can still do curbside pick-ups, carryout, or delivery from most restaurants these days. So, do not feel bad if you do not break in your new oven or kitchen right away.
There is a large selection of dining options in Fenton. Now that you are officially a resident in this amazing city, you should absolutely get out there and explore it. This should include trying out new restaurants and falling in love with local favorites. Moreover, if we are being honest, you have your work cut out for you because there are so many incredible restaurants here you may actually never break in that brand new kitchen. Therefore, if you would like to find out more about the restaurants closest to your manufactured community, a community management team member should be able to assist you with additional information and suggestions.