Friske Orchards

Bakery | Donuts | Grocery Store | Health Food | Roadside Stand | Sandwich Shop
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Michigan is apple country. One of the best places to appreciate that fact is the apple room at Friske Orchards. When you open the door of this room within the farm stand – a room filled with baskets and bags full of a dozen different varieties of apple – you may get dizzy from the smell. There is an apple intensity in the air that, while unfermented, is positively intoxicating. You can buy them by the bushel or single apples for eating out of hand.

If your tastes run towards more creative things to do with fruit, step over to the bakery area and get yourself a piece of caramel apple pie a la mode to eat at one of Friske’s tables. Or a warm apple dumpling, apple fritter, apple donut, or slice of German apple cake with cream cheese frosting.

All these items are available to eat by the piece here or to take home. Those who hanker for a meal before dessert can sit down at a table in Friske’s Orchard Café, where the menu includes cold-cut sandwiches and such local specialties as an apple brat with kraut and apple relish, a cherry brat served with cherry-flavored barbecue sauce, and chicken salad made with dried cherries. Pizzas are a specialty, available to eat here or take-and-bake. Salads are made with fresh fruit; and of course the beverage list includes flagons of apple cider.

What to Eat
Friske Orchards, Apples
Apples
Friske always offers an assortment of apples for eating or cooking.
Friske Orchards, Apple Pie
Apple Pie
Behind the counter is a selection of the day's pies.
Friske Orchards, Donuts
Donuts
Pride-of-Michigan cherry donuts
Directions and Hours
closed now
SundayCLOSED
Monday9am - 5pm
Tuesday9am - 5pm
Wednesday9am - 5pm
Thursday9am - 5pm
Friday9am - 6pm
Saturday9am - 6pm
Roadtrips
This restaurant is featured in the following eating tours.
5 stops | 165 MILES | 3 hr 28 min

The northern part of Michigan is known to Michiganders and Midwestern vacationers as "Up North." It's a natural wonderland, surrounded by Great Lakes coastline, covered with forests and farms, and dotted with convivial taverns, town cafes, and remote restaurants with ambitious chefs as well as downhome diners and old-time drive-ins. It's cherry and apple orchard…

Information
Price
$
Seasons
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Breakfast, Lunch
Credit Cards Accepted
Yes
Alcohol Served
No
Outdoor Seating
Yes
Website

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