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Ellsworth, Michigan Going Home: Roots, but No Tracks
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' meal
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
The Rowe Inn
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