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The Fresh Palate

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109 N 2nd Ave, Alpena, MI 49707-5304
+1 989-358-1400
09:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Wed 09:00 - 21:00
Thu - Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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Alpena, Michigan
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fresh Palate is where it's at...... especially if you want perfect flavor combinations in pizza, burgers, burritos, and specialty dishes. Must try the Big Creek and the Lake Atlantic. A must when you're hungry in Alpena!

Thank Stephanie G
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

This one of the best restaurants I've went too. They have a great menu with large variety of dishes ranging from burgers / pizza to pastas, steaks and seafood with a unique spin. They have terrific takes on standard foods (giving them cool names) without being overly artistic or sacrificing flavor or portion size. Would go back without a doubt.... More 

Thank Alicia R
Bay City, Michigan
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We stopped in for a couple wraps and beers. The food was fresh and tasty, huge selection of sandwich/wrap options and enough beer draft choices to be sure to find something you like. Ambiance was pleasing and welcoming as well. Note there are a few sections to the establishment and I believe we were in what might have been called... More 

Thank rjhenry
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

We've eaten here more times than I can count... NEVER had a bad meal yet. It is one of our "go to" places.

Thank Kirk M
Alpena, Michigan
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Decided to catch the game and lunch in their unique bar. Bloody Mary bar set up for anyone willing to partake. Lots of fixins' available and looked very good. We had very good panini sandwiches and great wait staff. The lunch menu is quite extensive with daily specials. Have been to this restaurant many times and have never had a... More 

Thank susancitysusan
Alpena, Michigan
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

First time there ever! Selection off menu not very traditional Alpena fare!! Almost like what you might find in Traverse City or a trendy out/down state area. Price and selection reasonable and what we ordered was very tasty! Should have gone during the nicer weather to try their sidewalk cafe service. Gonna try it again.

Thank Michael D
Traverse City, Michigan
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

This was an ecellent dining experience. The menu was very complete from pizza to fine dining. Kitchen was opena nd you could watch the meals being prepared in an adjacent space. Unique location where Restaurant, kitchen, bar, and a wine shop were all in the same building. Even though a distance from where I live, I will return. The city... More 

Thank Gordon G
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a scrumptious dinner at this restaurant based on a locals recommendation. We loved it! We ordered the vegetarian burger, the cowboy burger and hand tossed pizza! All of them were delicious and we were served very quickly by a super nice waitress. Will come back on another visit to Alpena.

Thank Kathy B
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Was there for breakfast and Fiesta burrito was delicious and generous in portion! Fresh veggies and flavor! Very relaxed atmosphere!

Thank Jamie C
Charlotte, Michigan
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Our group was on our annual weekend getaway and we have several people with special dietary requirements. The Fresh Palate met everyone's needs with flying colors, especially the gluten free options. The food is fresh, locally sourced and prepared with flare. Everything we tried was wonderful. They also carry many Michigan beers and wines. The staff was very friendly and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?