The finest eats around.

Biggby Coffee

Hot, iced or frozen beverages for the coffee and non-coffee drinker alike. Light meals. Sweet Snacks!

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Bistro on the Boulevard

Discover the Bistro on the Boulevard, an extraordinary dining experience in downtown St. Joseph, MI. Our seasonally changing menus feature one-of-a kind appetizers, entrees, and desserts made with locally sourced ingredients.

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Bit of Swiss

We have dedicated ourselves to creating the finest, freshest, most unique baked goods for our customer for more than 40 years.

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bread + bar by Bit of Swiss

A comfortable, warm, casual spot on the riverfront with excellent food and service.

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Cabanas Ice Cream

Ice Cream and a whole lot more!

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Caffe Tosi

Caffe Tosi is a quaint Italian style caffe in the heart of Michigan's Great Southwest located in beautiful downtown St. Joseph, MI at 516 Pleasant St.

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Chan's Garden

Chinese food right in the heart of downtown St. Joseph.

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Chocolate Cafe

The South Bend Chocolate Company was founded in 1991 by Mark Tarner and now has 10 company-owned stores in northern Indiana and 10 franchised locations throughout Indiana and Michigan, one being the Chocolate Cafe in downtown St. Joseph, MI.

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Clementine's Too

Experience a relaxed atmosphere overlooking the Ol' St. Joe River" that is known by the locals for its view as well as its food.

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Coach's Bar and Grill

Family friendly sports bar with extensive menu.

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Fernwood Botanical Garden & Nature Preserve Cafe

Fernwood Botanical Garden & Nature Preserve Cafe offers a scrumptious lunch led by Chef Tim Carrigan. Catering is also available.

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Golden Brown Bakery

Full service retail bakery and cafe featuring espresso and cappuccino drinks. Serving SW Michigan since 1969. Enjoy a casual experience with a hot panini sandwich or an espresso with a unique pastry in a cute 20 seat cafe.

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Grande Mere Inn

Family owned for 31 years! Cozy setting, friendly and attentive staff with stunning sunsets over Lake Michigan. Lake perch, seafood, steaks, chicken and ribs. Casual menu in the Cranberry Bog Bar. Cocktails, beer, wine.

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Hot Dog Kart

The Hot Dog Kart is locally owned by the same family since 1984. We serve a generous Vienna ALL Beef hot dog on a poppy seed bun.

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Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches

Freaky Fast! Freaky Good! America's #1 sandwich delivery located at the corner of Broad and State streets in downtown St. Joseph and in Benton Harbor at 1040 E. Napier Ave - (269) 934-6660.

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Old fashioned confectionery shoppe serving enjoyment with delicious ice cream, fudge & chocolates.

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LakeHouse Restaurant & Bar

Overlooking Lake Michigan, LakeHouse by Cravings offers breathtaking sunset views and exquisite food.

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Papa Vino's Italian Kitchen

At Papa Vino's Italian Kitchen you'll enjoy generous portions of classic and contemporary Italian favorites like our signature Sizzlelini(R), delicious appetizers, wine and tempting desserts. Private dining room available.

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Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut has been making pizza America loves for 50 years now!? We were America's first national pizza chain and we have so many different pizzas on our menu - each as distinctive as the person who orders one.

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Plank's Tavern

Located inside The Inn at Harbor Shores with approachable modern cuisine. Dock your boat in one of our transient slips and dine waterside.

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Rooftop dining overlooking gorgeous Lake Michigan.

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Silver Beach Pizza

Serving the Best Pizza in Michigan since 2005! Inside dining, patio dining, and rooftop dining available. 3 Full Bars. Only Restaurant located below the bluff. Located in the train depot 200 yards from Silver Beach.

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Deli style sandwiches made hot and fresh with a variety of meats, cheeses and vegetables custom made. Subway also offers, soups, salads, cookies and chips.

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Tabor Hill Winery & Restaurant

Provides a romantic atmosphere, elegant dining and an extensive list of homemade fine wines. Enjoy a tour as a wine consultant leads you through a tasting tour of Tabor Hill's wines sparkling wines and non-alcoholic juices.

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The Buck Burgers and Brew

The Buck is a fun, laid back family dining restaurant where everyone is sure to have a great time. The Buck has a variety of different burgers to try or you can build your own! Also, the sweet potato fries are awesome.

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The Grille at Harbor Shores

Amazing Locally Sourced Farm to Table Cuisine | Everything Made in House | Outdoor Patio Featuring Amazing Fireside Seating | Best Outside Patio View in Southwest Michigan

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The Livery

A great place offering 'Hand Forged Microbrews,' the Livery is the place to get together. Live entertainment all throughout the week is a big draw for the Livery.

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The Mason Jar Cafe

We are a small breakfast and lunch cafe that takes great pride in serving the best quality food possible.

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Thornton's Hometown Cafe

"Enjoy the taste of Home Town cooking" at reasonable prices with great service in a friendly atmosphere.

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Tim's Too

You Choose...We Fuse!

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Tosi's Restaurant

Tosi's Restaurant specializes in northern Italian cuisine and is widely renowned for the consistently high quality of its food and drink, warm hospitality and authenticity of its Italian dishes.

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Twisted Dawg

The TWISTEDDAWG is offering: A Twisted Grilled dawg,Chicago dawg, New York dawg,Chili,Cheese dawgs, reg steamed dawgs too! Don't forget chips and coke diet coke lemonade or water!

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Yo-Bubbs Frozen Desserts

Yo Bubbs is a self-serve frozen dessert shop featuring 18 flavors of premium Frozen Yogurt, Custard, Gelato, Gelati, Italian Ice, Sorbet, 8 kinds of premium hand scooped ice cream and a topping bar with 36 toppings, 12 syrups, whip cream & sprinkles.

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Zoup! St. Joe

Founded in 1998, Zoup! is the leading fast-casual soup concept restaurant that is defining the category with its premium and proprietary soups and other recipes.

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Wednesday Round Up: Summer Looks from Lana's

Written by Tess Carragher on 07/13/2016

Lana’s Boutique is a shopping destination for Michigan’s Great Southwest. For this Wednesday’s Round Up, staff at the St. Joseph boutique shared some of their favorite summer looks, perfect for a day right off Silver Beach. 



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Member Monday: Friends By Design

Written by Tess Carragher on 07/18/2016

Friends by Design
318 State St.   |   St. Joseph, MI 49085

The name “Friends by Design” has stuck with Susan Mason for 20 years. Strong friendships between women bloom with shared appreciation of clothes, accessories, and other expressions of personal style, so when Susan entered the retail world in early 2014 she aimed to create a place where these bonds could be cultivated and flourish. Friends by Design opened in March 2015, true to Susan’s long-term vision. 


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Wednesday Round Up: Traditional Chicago-Style Hot Dog Toppings with The Hot Dog Kart

Written by Tess Carragher on 07/06/2016

Standing at the corner of Broad and State St., the Hot Dog Kart is a destination for residents and visitors, with a hotly anticipated arrival each season. They are famous for their Chicago-style hot dogs, loaded with the traditional toppings.  For this Wednesday’s Round-Up, let’s talk Chicago-style hot dog toppings (as well as a great family business!). 

So what is a Chicago-style hot dog? It's a combination of tangy, sour, sweet, and seems strange at first glance. Here’s the building blocks:

7.6PoppyseedBun7.6TheFrank     7.6YellowMustard

poppyseed bun + all-beef franks + yellow mustard


chopped white onions + tomato wedges + dill pickle spears

7.6SportPeppers7.6CelerySalt  7.6SweetPickleRelish

sport peppers + celery salt + sweet green relish

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Get the inside scoop!


Whitney Behnke

Executive Director
St. Joseph Today

 Tess Carragher

Tess Carragher

Membership Coordinator
St. Joseph Today

Jill Stone

Former Executive Director
St. Joseph Today

Lauren Kniebes

Lazy Ballerina Winery