When it comes to eating in Michigan there's one thing for sure, we're not lacking in amazing restaurants. Even better, there's a slew that have made their mark as being popular and a "must eat" kinda place.

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It would be tough for most Michiganders to narrow the list down and pick one restaurant to crown the "Most Famous" in Michigan, but  Business Insider didn't shy away from the challenge. Their team recently compiled a list of the "Most Famous Restaurant in Every State". The BI team went state by state to search out the most famous restaurants and measured the winners based on culinary awards, TV and movie appearances, and celebrity sightings.

"From fine dining restaurants to local barbecue joints, every state has at least one legendary restaurant that everyone knows about. The types of eateries vary from the oldest restaurant to the very best, but each has ultimately made a name for itself", they said.

Now that you know the criteria, what do you think the most famous place to eat is in Michigan? We're going to bet it's not what you thought.

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What is the Most Famous Restaurant in Michigan?

To find the most iconic place to dine in Michigan you'll need to travel all the way north to the mouth of Mullet Lake. The Hack-Ma-Tack Inn restaurant located in Cheboygan may not be as well known to everyone, but it has some serious longevity.

"The Hack-Ma-Tack Inn was founded in 1894 as a private hunting and fishing lodge, according to the inn's website, and was named the most iconic restaurant in Michigan by local news outlet MLive in 2019. The restaurant features classic dishes like escargot, prime rib, filet mignon, and roast duck", Business Insider wrote of the legendary eatery. 

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The pricing on the recent menu was surprisingly good, and the choices sounded amazing. Only a seasonal place, you'll need to time your visit with the warmer months if you're looking to check the timeless historic inn out.

Take a look at the full list from Business Insider of the Most Famous Restaurants in Every State here. 

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