See below for information on the Rialto Theater and N.Michigan Escape Rooms. Numerous restaurants and bars offering casual dining are located in Crawford County. Some display rustic décor, some offer unique Northern Michigan or Grayling specialties, while others focus on 50’s type dining or on local celebrities. Live entertainment is available on certain days and it is recommended to call ahead for details.
Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner at this full service restaurant in Grayling. The popular sports bar specializes in great steaks and seafood and on Fridays locals pack the place for the Friday fish buffet. A fully stocked bar and nice assortment of appetizers, make it a great pit stop for an after work get together.
Dead Bear Brewing Co is a cozy brewery and restaurant in Grayling Michigan that serves a full menu of great food including small plates, entrees, burgers, sandwiches, salads, soups, desserts and daily specials. With 21 beers on tap, including their own craft beer, a full bar and live music on the weekends, it’s no wonder the place is so popular for locals as well as out of towners.
This locally owned restraint and bar has something for everyone, from sandwiches to full soup and salad bar, Mexican specialties, seafood and steaks, vegetarian dishes and daily specials. The restaurant can accommodate small groups or large parties and the kitchen stays open on Friday and Saturday nights until the bar closes at 2am. The game room offers pool, shuffle board, bean bag toss, claw machine, air hockey, and video games.
Northern Michigan Escape Rooms offers a premier form of entertainment. An escape room is a new form of themed entertainment popping up across the country. Players are willingly locked in a room and must use elements of the room to find clues, solve puzzles and ciphers that will lead you to the key to unlock the door and freedom before time runs out. It is great family fun that challenges players to think outside the box and be more observant than normal. Escape rooms are being used by business and teams to promote teamwork and identify leaders among their employees.
This hot spot for Grayling locals was at first just a dream of owners Cindy and Dave Vargo. Now it’s a dream come true as locals flock to this promising new establishment which is breathing life into the local economy. The food is delicious and the menu diverse. Great beer selections and excellent wait staff make this the place to be any night of the week.
This is the Production Facility for Paddle Hard, and offers a tap room where visitors can taste beer, get flights of beer, or order by the pint. There are roasted coffee beans by the bag, and hot coffee, pour-over coffee, and cold-brew and nitro coffee on tap. There are loose-leaf organic teas for sale.
This legendary theater has been owned and operated by the same family for over 100 years. The original theater was built in 1915. The mission of the Rialto is to provide the best movie going experience at a price that is affordable for all of the citizens in the area. Newly renovated!
This friendly restaurant located on the banks of the AuSable River has been nicknamed “The Meeting Place of the North.” They’ve won the People’s Choice Award for best burger, best fish fry and best service and have been serving the Grayling community, tourists and the Camp Grayling military since 1933. The Friday night all you can eat fish fry includes Alaskan Pollock, fries, coleslaw and fresh rolls. The full service bar has a nice selection of draft beers.
The Ole Barn, located in a big ole barn, offers family dining in a causal and relaxed atmosphere. Meals are affordable and the food is great. The Ole Barn has live entertainment, DJ and karaoke nights and a full bar. It’s a great place to relax with family and friends or hold your next big party.