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The Fresh Palate

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109 N 2nd Ave, Alpena, MI 49707-5304
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Wed 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We all had very good sandwiches. Fresh ingredients. Good service. It's kind of in a small mall in the middle of the block. I think they've opened another "room" in the back. We walked past at night and it was packed inside and out. They can open the whole restaurant to the street.

Thank Brook Q
Midland, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have dined here a few times while in Alpena on business. The Fresh Palate offers a little bit of everything and everyone is likely to find something they can sink their teeth into. The food was well-prepared and very tasty. I have tried burgers and salads that the flavors are always fresh and delicious. I highly recommend Fresh Palate... More 

Thank jmkru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is the most unique menu in Northern Michigan with quality that is outstanding. They use locally sourced food but it feels like a top level California establishment with Alpena, Michigan friendliness. The service is great and I love the front of the building that opens right up to the sidewalk for outdoor or covered outdoor like dining.

Thank hlpoppy
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I eat at Fresh Palate every chance we get. The food is always fresh, well prepared, and delicious. This is easily my favorite place to eat in Alpena. My husband is a vegetarian and they have many options for him to choose from. I am NOT a vegetarian and they have plenty of choices for me too.... More 

Thank Mischele K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sarah was the most attentive, helpful, suggestive, friendly wait person. The menu had great choices from sandwiches to burgers to entrees to vegan choices. Wide variety of alcohol choices. Desserts were delicious although not house made.

Thank Jane D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking for a "where the locals eat" type of place rather than a chain place. We were very happy with our choice. Food was good and they have a very varied menu.

Thank Nancy S
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome food many choices are vegitarian. Nice place to sit outside and have wine with friends on a nice day.I think Chef was trained in the NW lots of references to Portland OR area on menu. Uses lots of locally sourced food. Love this place!

Thank diana673
Clarkston, Michigan
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant has a very ambitious menu. Unfortunately the kitchen couldn't make it happen and the service was bad, very bad. We waited over an hour for our meals without even being given the change to order a second drink. There were six in our party and when our meals came they arrived individually over a 10 or 15 minute... More 

Thank Meredith115
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in for lunch on my way to vegan fudge on Mackinac Island. Usually veggie wraps and such. You can substitute tofu for any of the meats. I first wanted the curried chicken sandwich but with tofu. The waitress said the non-vegan dressing was all mixed up with the rest of the ingredients so that couldn't be made vegan. :(... More 

Thank 9g1a6j
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Doesn't matter what you order here - it's fresh, delicious and delightful. Their pizza's are devine and anything else you wish to try is superb. Worth the trip to visit!!

Thank Rosemary S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
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: 9893581400

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?