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Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Gift Cards Available
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Reviewed June 18, 2017

I had lunch there. The food is wonderful and the ambiance so nice. We ate outside and although it was cool that day the terrace is protected from the breeze and it was delightful. The owners are ever-present and so very helpful

Date of visit: June 2017
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Reviewed October 24, 2016

Many historic places are made to look as if they still existed in 1925 or 1899, but Horton Bay General Store feels as if nothing has changed since Hemingway sat on a bar stool here and had his nightly cup of coffee. Magical, writerly place...to dream! The food is fresh and well prepared, too, if you need more than a literary feast.More

Date of visit: September 2016
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Reviewed October 4, 2016

Great historical setting in one of Ernest Hemingway's old favorites. Casual and gently upscale. Chef provides excellent variety of delicious and imaginative tapas. Service is very good and Owner is always there to meet, greet, and insure good food and a fun dining experience. Wine...list is very good and reasonably priced. A very nice alternative to typical fine dining.More

Date of visit: August 2016
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Reviewed August 21, 2016

Very interesting store, just a shame we were not hungry. Everything looked very tasty. We plan to stop back on next trip.

Date of visit: August 2016
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Reviewed August 15, 2016

It is like stepping into a museum! the owner was charming and so nice! Food was yummy and we felt like family! baked goods were especially wonderful! Great for breakfast and lunch. Sorry we could not have their tapas for dinner, but they were booked....Make reservations for dinner!More

Date of visit: August 2016
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Horton Bay General Store & Inn is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 5