The Stray Dog // 245 N Whittaker St, New Buffalo, MI 49117 

The Stray Dog is a classic New Buffalo restaurant. It’s both family-friendly and lively, making it great for ALL foodies. Don’t miss the tacos — salads, sandwiches – the 1/2 pound burgers are solid too. Need some swag? Check out the gear shop across the street! No reservations.

Bentwood Tavern // 600 West Water Street, New Buffalo, MI 49117

The Bentwood Tavern is where you go for pure Michigan beauty as it’s situated on the water with a dreamy patio. The menu changes often and focuses on seasonal faves. Reservations are recommended. 

Brewster’s New Buffalo // 11 West Merchant Street, New Buffalo, MI 49117

Brewster’s is a local favorite & directly across the street from The Neighborhood Hotel New Buffalo. Enjoy a delicious pizza on the patio as you take in the chill, New Buffalo lifestyle. They also offer great (affordable) catering options if you’d like to host in one of The Neighborhood Hotel’s shared spaces. 

Redamak’s // 616 East Buffalo St. New Buffalo, MI 49117

If you’re staying in New Buffalo you have to “bite into a legend,” aka, the hamburger that made New Buffalo, Michigan famous nearly 50 years ago! This is where you go for a casual, fun and satisfying dinner. No reservations, but ample space makes the wait not so bad. Open March – October. 

The Terrace Room // 111 W Water St, New Buffalo, MI 49117

This is a lovely place to enjoy beautiful views of the lake plus great rustic Italian food and drinks. Dine al fresco when it’s warm or grab a fireside cocktail when it’s chilly (blankets included).

Casey’s // 136 N Whittaker St, New Buffalo, MI 49117

Casey’s offers casual yet fine dining – the vibe is relaxed and fun. Fresh seafood, signature burgers/sandwiches and creative salad options will make your taste buds sing. 

Oink’s // 227 W Buffalo St, New Buffalo, MI 49117

If you need a sweet, cool-down treat with a side of kitsch, Oink’s is the spot. For 30+ years, Oink’s has served up 53 flavors of Ashby’s ice cream. A separate entrance leads to Oink’s candy store, filled with old-school hits. BTW: On the Sunday before Halloween, Oink’s gives everyone in costume free Blue Moon ice cream.

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About The Neighborhood Hotel

The Neighborhood Hotel was founded by travel enthusiasts who enjoy spaces that inspire, comfort and fuel. Each suite is well equipped for short and longterm stays (i.e. kitchenettes, laundry, etc.). The Neighborhood Hotel aims to transform old buildings with cool history into well outfitted apartment style hotels that honor the old while representing the now. The vibe is fresh + fun with rooms that are stocked to support everyone from the homebody to the adventurer. The Neighborhood Hotel serves as a basecamp for the explorer and a sanctuary for the traveler who needs to recharge, reset or just chill.The suites are simple + clean punctuated by accents that bring the right amount of pop. The Neighborhood Hotel has locations in: Lincoln Park, Little Italy, West Loop (2025 opening), New Buffalo, MI and Grand Beach, MI.

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The Neighborhood Little Italy
Where welcome drinks come in the form of bold espresso + crisp prosecco. We can't wait
Chi? [Who]
The Neighborhood Hotel
Cosa? [What]
Warmth, bellezza, history. The cornerstones of Italian culture that The Neighborhood Little Italy captures in its third + largest location with 35 suites (Studio - 2 bedrooms).
Quando? [When]
Spring/Summer 2023
Dove? [Where]
In the heart of Little Italy! Here, you're nestled in a neighborhood with an old world feel that seamlessly welcomes the new and modern. Plus, the most bustling parts of the city are just a stone's throw away and easily accessible on foot/public transit! Places like: The Illinois Medical District + Fulton Market + West Loop + UIC + The United Center + the Loop.
Perché? [Why]
To experience fun, adventure, and comfort!
Come? [How]
Our buildings have stories ingrained in the walls (in a non-creepy way) - stories that are meant to be told and shared. The Neighborhood Little Italy was formerly the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame which honored the greatest Italian-American athletes, broadcasters, and sports workers to benefit athletics in the United States. Once again, we've fallen for a space outfitted with cool history + architecture. Grateful to all of the hard workers and supporters who are turning another NEIGHBORHOOD HOTEL vision/dream into reality!
The Neighborhood Little Italy building design
Rebel House is nailing the design. Soaring ceilings give way to chic urban lofts with sophisticated Italian villa vibes. the top floor's outdoor terraces feature captivating views of the city and the piazza across the street. La vita é bella.
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