Mike’s On The Water

I’m not going to say this too loud in case I jinx myself but . . . the sun is out.


I’m very much a heliophile – if the sun isn’t out, I’m not a happy person.

When the sun is out, you’ll find me skipping all over town.

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As of late, my skipping has been taking me to Mike’s.

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Growing up on the water, it just doesn’t feel like summer unless you’re sitting in the sun, looking across a body of water to the horizon.

My dad had a boat for a good portion of my childhood and we’d spend days out on the water, docking and swimming and going to dock bars for lunch which is why I love Mike’s so much.

It’s just an added perk that the sweet potato fries are utterly groan worthy.

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Nestled right against the marina, it’s the perfect spot to spend a lazy afternoon or a fun night.

The warmer it gets and the longer you’re there, you’ll see boaters start docking and pouring in asking for burgers and drinks with big smiles and sunburned faces.

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To me, it’s the perfect spot to grab some lunch and soak up as much sun as I can.

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If you’re anything like me and you don’t like eating a heavy lunch, the wedge salad is amazing!

A big cut of fresh crisp lettuce with big rings of onion, soft chunks of blue cheese and crispy bacon.

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And the sweet potato fries. Perfectly salted and crispy.

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Order a side of BBQ sauce to dip them in. You won’t regret it. In fact, you’ll probably pop on back over to WW to tell me what a genius I am!

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If you’re reading this and you’re from Michigan. Go! It’s the perfect day! Plus, please tweet me a picture so I can be green with envy since I have to be inside at work.

If you live on the water and have good summer stories – leave me a link to your blog so I can check it out!


6 thoughts on “Mike’s On The Water

  1. carolann May 5, 2016 / 5:05 pm

    I’ve always lived near the water and there is nothing I love more than being able to go outside in the sun and have a good meal!


  2. Louise May 5, 2016 / 7:56 pm

    We have a lake nearby and I used to work part time at the restaurant… I was always SO jealous of the folks coming off the water! Haha! I can’t stand to sit on the shore if there’s a boat to be on! 🙂


    • Caitlin - Wanderer and Wolf May 6, 2016 / 3:00 am

      You and me both! That’s the only bad thing with the restaurant, sitting there being jealous of all the boaters! X


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