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Baker's Rhapsody, The

OwnerJordan Anderson
ContactJordan Anderson
EmailJordan@TheBakersRhapsody
Address144 South Front St.
Dowagiac, MI 49047
(directions)
Tel269-462-9239

Serving southwestern Michigan and northern Indiana, The Baker's Rhapsody is best known for its wonderful cupcakes, sweet delicacies of all kinds and wedding cakes. Special orders are welcome.

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Caruso's Candy Kitchen

OwnerJulie Sparks
ContactJulie Sparks
EmailCarusos1922@yahoo.com
Address130 S. Front St.
Dowagiac, MI 49047
(directions)
Tel269-782-6001

This full-line confectionery shop, which has been serving lunch since 1922, is best known for its old-fashioned soda fountain and hand-dipped chocolates.

When Antonio Caruso purchased the Chicago Candy Kitchen in 1922, he and his wife, Emilia, began a tradition that would span several generations in Dowagiac. Over the course of the next 45 years, the restaurant was managed with the help of their children - Josephine, Paul, Julia, Theresa and Tony. In 1969, Antonio handed the reins over to his son-in-law, William Rutherford, as Julia's husband and later their daughter, Mary (Rutherford) Myers, continued the family business.

Today, Caruso's is owned and operated by Theresa's daugher, Julie Sparks, as she works to ensure her Grandfather Antonio's legacy and the art of candy making will continue for many more generations to enjoy.

Caruso's is pleased to fill special orders and will ship its boxed candies across the country. In addition to its homemade chocolates, made with dark, milk and white chocolate, Caruso's is also known for its Almond Toffee, Vanilla Caramels, Pecan & Cashew Delites, Soft-center Homemade Creams and, of course, its holiday and seasonal candies

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Cass County Council On Aging; Front Street Crossing

Owner
ContactKelli Casey
EmailKelliC@CassCOA.org
Address227 S. Front St.
Dowagiac, MI 49047
(directions)
Tel269-445-8110

Conveniently located in downtown Dowagiac is Front Street Crossing, a satelite location of the Cass County Council on Aging, which is headquartered in Cassopolis.

"We have something for everyone" is the motto of the COA, which is a private, non-profit human service agency. For many individuals, the COA and Front Street Crossing have become their one-stop shopping experience for the mind, body and spirit. As one of the leading human service agencies in Michigan, it provides a wide range of services from adult day care and respite to home care, leisure and enrichment, Meals on Wheels and transportation. For detailed information on each of these programs, visit their website.

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China Garden

OwnerJi Li Yang
ContactJi Li Yang
Address114 S. Front St.
Dowagiac, MI 49047
(directions)
Tel269-782-3839

Front Street Crossing; Cass County Council on Aging

OwnerKelli Casey
ContactKelli Casey
EmailKelliC@CassCOA.org
Address227 S. Front St.
Dowagiac, MI 49047
(directions)
Tel269-445-8110

Conveniently located in downtown Dowagiac is the lunch cafe Front Street Crossing, which is also a satelite location of the Cass County Council on Aging, headquartered in Cassopolis. 

"We have something for everyone" is the motto of the COA, which is a private, non-profit human service agency. For many individuals, the COA and Front Street Crossing have become their one-stop shopping experience for the mind, body and spirit. As one of the leading human service agencies in Michigan, it provides a wide range of services from adult day care and respite to home care, leisure and enrichment, Meals on Wheels and transportation. For detailed information on each of these programs, visit their website.

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Indian Lake Pub

OwnerBecky Bennett
ContactBecky Bennett
EmailBecky@IndianLakePub.com
Address55986 Indian Lake Road
Dowagiac, MI 49047
(directions)
Tel269-782-3151

Indian Lake Pub is a family-friendly pub, where good food and good friends come together!


La Casa De Maria LLC

OwnerMaria Valera-Hernandez, Gabriel Bravo
ContactMaria Valera-Hernandez
Address724 N. Front Street
Dowagiac, MI 49047
(directions)
Tel269-462-9007

La Casa De Maria serves all of your favorite Mexican recipes.


Lifestyle Nutrition

OwnerAngela Johnson
ContactAngela Johnson
EmailLifestyleNutrition2018@yahoo.com
AddressM-51 South
Dowagiac, MI 49047
(directions)
Tel269-783-0414

Lifestyle Nutrition provides healthy meal options.


Little Caesar's Pizza

Owner
ContactKelly Hogarth
Email KHogarth@LCPizzas.com
Address817 Spruce St.
Dowagiac, MI 49047
(directions)
Tel269-782-2802
Fax269-349-7181

Little Caesar's has been providing pizza at a value to hard-working families since 1959.  Its Hot-N-Ready products are ready when you walk in the door, without the need for ordering. 

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Main Street Burgers, Pizza & Ice Cream

OwnerKathy & Mike McLaughlin
ContactKathy McLaughlin
EmailIceCreamKMcLaughlin@yahoo.com
Address6436 W. Main Street, PO Box 203
Eau Claire, MI 49111
(directions)
Tel(269) 461-6888

A hidden gem, nestled in the Village of Eau Claire, Main Street Burgers, Pizza & Ice Cream serves the best made-to-order burgers, pizzas and a variety of dinners of choice.  You'll also love its amazing ice cream desserts.  Come and experience this hidden gem in neighboring Eau Claire!


McDonald's Restaurant

Owner
ContactRonda Sullivan
EmailRonda.Sullivan@us.stores.mcd.com
Address652 Spruce St.
Dowagiac, MI 49047
(directions)
Tel269-782-8700
Fax269-782-9114

Just like its new slogan, "I'm Lovin' It," you'll also enjoy high quality, fast food at low prices, when you visit McDonald's of Dowagiac. Beyond good food, McDonald's also provides employment, training and career development.

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Pizza Hut

OwnerTerry & Jeff White
EmailStore16@MichiganPizzaHut.com
Address55215 M-51 North
Dowagiac, MI 49047
(directions)
Tel269-782-9888

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Sister Lakes Brewing Company

OwnerThe Morn Family ~ Jerry, Joe, Dave & Brian
EmailJerry@SisterLakesBrewing.com
Address92500 CR 690
Dowagiac, MI 49047
(directions)
Tel269-332-5135

Sister Lakes Brewing Company strives to create a public gathering place for the community to share its passion for great beer and enable an outlet for others to share their passions.  Its beer list includes several varieties of the company's hand-crafted ales and other specialty beers.  Its food menu features unique appetizers, specialty sandwiches, soups and salads.  Sister Lakes Brewing Company inites you to join it in "Fostering a Community, One Pint at a Time."

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Tienda y Taqueria Del Rey

OwnerIdalia Blanco
ContactIdalia Blanco
EmailTaqueriaDelRey@gmail.com
Address105 Sheldon Street
Dowagiac, MI 49047
(directions)
Tel269-782-0008

Tienda y Taqueria Del Rey is both a grocery store and food truck that serves Mexican food at its finest.  The grocery store features a meat department, butcher shop, Mexican foods and fresh produce.    

The food truck, located outside, is open on a seasonal basis.  For updated information on hours, visit its Facebook page. 

As an extra service for its customers, Tienda y Taqueria Del Rey accepts food stamps and is a bill payment site for SEMCO, American Power, Dish and Chase Credit Card.

 


Twistee's Ice Cream & Frozen Desserts

OwnerNancy Shufelt
ContactNancy Shufelt
EmailKarla1973@comcast.net
Address231 S. Front St.
Dowagiac, MI 49047
(directions)
Tel269-782-9110
Fax269-782-2590

To cool and delight you, try an arctic swirl, sundae, cone, slush or custom-made ice cream cake, pizza or pie. Outdoor seating is conveniently available on the adjacent City Hall lawnscape.  For custom-made ice cream products, be sure to place your order 24 hours in advance.


Wood Fire Italian Trattoria

OwnerMartin Schmaltz, Kevin Hanner
ContactKevin Hanner
EmailWoodFireTrattoria@gmail.com
Address134 S. Front St.
Dowagiac, MI 49047
(directions)
Tel269-782-0007

Located in the heart of Dowagiac's central business district, the excitement is infectious at Wood Fire, where performances of romantic jazz or piano music meld nicely with its fine cuisine. In addition to its beautiful interior, Wood Fire also offers a full bar, catering and a private room for special occasions.

At Wood Fire, they believe the quality of life is not just in the food and music, it's rooted in how we care for one another.

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Wounded Minnow Saloon

OwnerKyle Belew
ContactKyle Belew
EmailKBelew65@Yahoo.com
Address236 S. Front St.
Dowagiac, MI 49047
(directions)
Tel269-782-9690
Fax269-782-2506

Named in honor of the fishing lure produced locally by James Heddon's Sons, this popular saloon, with outdoor patio, serves lunch and dinner. Occasional vocal and instrumental entertainment Thursday and Saturday evenings, with comedy club the last Sunday of the month during winter. Lures, memorabilia and even a talking fish enhance its atmosphere.

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Wright's Place Restaurant

OwnerKaren Wright
ContactKaren Wright, Casey Wright
EmailKarMikeWright@gmail.com
Address67796 West M-152
Dowagiac, MI 49047
(directions)
Tel269-944-1462

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