The entire staff here at The Rowe Inn takes pride in our efforts to make
your fine dining experience relaxed, casual, and in an unparalleled atmosphere.
Our most valued accolades come from you - our guests.
We're also proud of the many praises we've received in our industry - including Wine Spectator's 2015 Best of Award of Excellence.
is a small feedback sampling of those who enjoyed their visit as much as we know
Ellsworth, Michigan Going Home: Roots, but
The food is exceptional -- strongly accented country French, read off
a chalkboard...I have heard that people from Ohio fly here in private
planes, eat and fly back. A scheduled airline would not be excessive.
- John Skow
Ode to the Rowe: A 'magical'
High on the list of dangers known to restaurant reviewers is death by
gratification -- and (visiting the Rowe Inn) had me concerned to the
point of drool.
- Matt Sutherland
Traverse City Record Eagle and author of Savor Michigan Cookbook: Michigan's Finest
Restaurants, Their Recipes & Their Histories
Rowe regulars appreciate that a good restaurant need not be fancy, formal,
or even elegant. They know, too, that good meals require good wine and
conversation. Much of the charm of The Rowe is in the utterly relaxed
nature of a meal there. However good its food and wine, the Rowe is still
essentially a simple, unpretentious roadhouse where, on a slow night,
the proprietor may well pull up a chair for a little conversation.
- The Connoisseur
The Food-Lover's Guide to Northern Michigan