Northern Michigan's Rowe Inn provides fine dining and is winner of Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence.
 

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  Wes is truly a restaurant brat. Born into a restaurant family, his parents had a country club restaurant dining room. He began as a dishwasher at 10, became a Prep and Garne Mange at 12, a line cook at 14 and, finally, a chef at 16.    

The Rowe Inn's fine dining heritage


Albert “Wes” Westhoven, Proprietor
Wes is truly a restaurant brat. Born into a restaurant family, his parents had a country club restaurant dining room. He began as a dishwasher at 10, became a Prep and Garne Mange at 12, a line cook at 14 and, finally, a chef at 16. His dad and mentor died in 1968 as he was finishing his MBA in Hotel & Restaurant Management at Michigan State University. Afterwards, Wes became General Manager and Maitre’d at the hotel. His mom retired in 1972 and he had “had it” with the country club - and wanted a place of his own.

Wes decided on purchasing The Rowe Inn (a chicken and burger place) in the culinary wasteland of Northern Michigan. He introduced a simple concept: the ambiance of a French country inn, fresh local ingredients, French techniques and casual dining. The Rowe Inn still adheres to those same basic principles after 4 decades. Wes sometimes believes he must have been crazy – committing to all those years with four foundational philosophies – but it’s those same principles which bring the Rowe Inn such success as the superior fine dining restaurant in Northern Michigan.

“We pioneered fine dining in northern Michigan. We’ve been blessed with glowing reviews and a host of awards including DiRona, Triple A, Gourmet, and Food & Wine. But the most important thing has been to make our customers happy while putting great food and wine on their tables. I think we accomplish that with both pride and honor."

 

   


Select one of these links to learn more about fine dining in northern Michigan at The Rowe Inn. Click here to view a menu of the fine dining cuisine and wine tasting offered by The Rowe Inn – where we serve Charlevoix and all of Northern Michigan. Click here to view lists of fine wines available to enhance your fine dining experience at The Rowe Inn.  We also offer an extensive retail wine list at The Rowe Inn – where we serve Charlevoix and all of Northern Michigan.  Click here to arrange a private wine tasting and fine dining experience at The Rowe Inn – where we serve Charlevoix and all of Northern Michigan. Click here to learn how to make your wine tasting and fine dining reservation at The Rowe Inn – where we serve Charlevoix and all of Northern Michigan.  Click here to learn about the fine dining and wine tasting heritage of The Rowe Inn – where we serve Charlevoix and all of Northern Michigan. Click here to view a few of The Rowe Inn’s fine dining and wine tasting accolades – where we serve Charlevoix and all of Northern Michigan.  Click here to view upcoming fine dining and wine tasting events at The Rowe Inn – where we serve Charlevoix and all of Northern Michigan. Click here to view the location and contact information for wine tasting and fine dining at The Rowe Inn – where we serve Charlevoix and all of Northern Michigan.

The Rowe Inn of Ellsworth, Michigan, offers an intimate, casual atmosphere of fine dining for Charlevoix, Torch Lake and all of Northern Michigan.
You'll find our seasonal menus and expansive fine wine collection perfect for any occasion. Individuals, couples, groups and families are equally welcome and catered to.
All our meals and wines are served with passion and commitment unsurpassed by anyone in Northern Michigan's fine dining industry.

Open year-round at 5 pm, 7 nights a week. Reservations requested.

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P.O. Box 246 / 6303 East Jordan Road / Ellsworth / Michigan / 49729 / wes@roweinn.com
Phone and Reservations: 231.588.7351

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