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Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating
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Reviewed September 22, 2021

A step back in time through the screen door of this general store that Ernest Hemingway visited daily as he was growing up in the area. Unique gifts, bakery items, souvenirs.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed June 13, 2021

What a wonderful time don't know how Chip and staff do it. The atmosphere was close to prefect the food!!!!! And again the people made a night we will long remember. Thank you so much. Have a fun summer we will be back.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed August 20, 2020

Although it was kinda neat, the place is nearly barren of merchandise and certainly didn't carry a large assortment of "old time" goods, as was the word around town. (Cracker Barrel has 100 times more Old Time items in it's restaurant stores, for pete's sake!

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 26, 2019

Incredible atmosphere, fantastic service, and best tapas I’ve ever eaten. You won’t be disappointed!

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed August 25, 2019

We have had breakfast there many times. Never again!! We went to buy cookies from their glass case. There were big black carpenter ants running all over the baked goods. Disgusting. Can’t even imagine the cleanliness of the kitchen area!

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed May 19, 2019 via mobile

Wonderful friendly service and the food was great. I especially loved my quiche. My husband's favorite was the Turkey provolone with cranberry horseradish relish.

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

We visited this general store the last time we were in Boyne City and I must say how disappointed we we're in this visit. There is no friendliness. The provisions they use to have are gone. Very very little selection. Over hyped and disappointing to...say the least. They rely on the Hemmingway connection.More

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed August 8, 2018

Neat store, eclectic selection of goods and gifts. Fun candy counter. And this store gets a "shout-out" in Hemingway's short story, titled Up In Michigan!

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

If you are visiting the Charlevoix or Petosky area be sure to make reservations for dinner at The Horton Bay General Store! The atmosphere is charming, the staff is delightful and the food simply scrumptious!!!!

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed September 7, 2017 via mobile

We stopped in because of the Hemingway history and it didn't disappoint us. Memorabilia, articles, and pictures were displayed. The floors were uneven and creaked when you walked. This is an old building. We bought a couple of cookies and sat out back in the...garden and enjoyed themMore

Date of visit: September 2017
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Yes, Horton Bay General Store offers takeout services.

Horton Bay General Store is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 5