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The Roadhouse Mexican Bar & Grill is the latest addition to the Traverse Traveler Visitor Channel. Watch the video to get a glimpse into what makes The Roadhouse Mexican Bar & Grill one of Benzie’s finest restaurants.
Affordable Dining on Vacation
If you’re planning a visit to beautiful Benzie County, we’ve got a restaurant for you. Stop by The Roadhouse Mexican Bar & Grill at the top of the hill in Benzonia, Michigan. This place has authentic Mexican cuisine that won’t break the bank. They are located just 12 miles from Crystal Mountain Resort along US 31 and M-115 near Crystal Lake. It’s a convenient stop for anyone traveling from Traverse City south towards Manistee.
This locally-owned restaurant and bar is open year-round for dinner service, beginning at 4pm. The Roadhouse was named Outstanding Business of the Year by the Benzie County Chamber of Commerce in 2017. It’s very busy in the summer, so locals look forward to the off-season. (Not to mention that Taco Tuesday is only available October 30 – April.)
What Make The Roadhouse Unique?
They have an impressive selection of tequila —with over 70 in stock. This includes Blanco, Reposado and Anejo tequilas, as well as Mescal. So it should come as no surprise that their homemade margaritas and cocktail menu are top notch. Try the Don Juan, a favorite of owner Gretchen Boekeloo-Nahnsen.
In case you haven’t heard, The Roadhouse is known for their salsa. It’s made fresh daily along with the tortilla chips. If you fall in love with the salsa it is available to-go, and for purchase in several local grocery stores.
Their dinner menu features all your classic Mexican dishes, from enchiladas and burritos to fajitas and salads. Chef Miguel has been with the Roadhouse for over 15 years. He has dialed in the recipes to produce consistent, quality food.
Traverse Traveler Tip:
If you’re looking for a menu recommendation, the shrimp fajitas are my personal favorite. In fact we featured them on the cover of our Dining Guide. And Miguel’s award-winning wings were pretty popular with my kids.
For more info about The Roadhouse Mexican Bar & Grill visit their website at RoadhouseSalsa.com. You’ll also find their menu in the Traverse Traveler Dining Guide here. If you’re traveling, don’t forget to download our app. The Roadhouse is listed in our Restaurants section. When you use the Traverse Traveler app you can even access driving directions!