A wonderful dinner in Onekama for Valentines Day!

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Bayshore Properties 6501331006

It's rare that my husband and I get an opportunity to go out to dinner in the Manistee area without our kids, but this past Valentine's Day we booked a babysitter, paired up with another couple and headed out for a grown-up meal.

When dining out during the off season, when just a few local restaurants are open, the question we ask ourselves is: "Where should we go out to eat in Manistee County?"

This year for our romantic dinner, we headed to Shay's Chophouse in Onekama for a delightful meal at a fantastic price.

Overlooking Portage Lake in Onekama, Shay's features premium steaks and chops, nightly specials and a full bar with an extensive wine list. The owner, Rick Shay, is a former personal chef and an awesome cook.

The food was absolutely superb -- it was so good, I couldn't help sneaking a few bites from every plate.

Here's what we had: Beef Tenderloin Kabobs ($13.95) Presented with black bean & garlic sauce. So tender & delish!

Chicken Tetrazzini ($12.95) Free-range chicken breast sautéed with mushrooms and garlic in white wine cream, tossed with linguine, topped with parmesan and baked until golden brown. Need I say more?
As for my dinner, I saw an incredible-looking plate of food being delivered to nearby table and pointed it out to my server. He informed me that it was their parmesan whitefish entree, and with only three orders left, it was going fast.

Even though I hadn't yet ordered my drink, I asked him to hold one for me. For just $16.95, he brought out the fresh Lake Superior whitefish topped with Shay's own parmesan crust and baked to perfection.
In addition to offering a superior dining experience, Shay's is also a great place to find evening entertainment such as live music and comedy shows.

Check out Shay's Chophouse's website for a schedule of special events!


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