Michigan’s Best Outdoor Dining: You still have time to vote, plus Poll Leaders

How is your favorite Michigan restaurant doing in our search for Michigan’s Best Outdoor Dining? Time is running out to vote!

On Wednesday morning we posted the leaders in our 11 regional polls all across the state. Throughout the day, not much changed.

RELATED: See our Poll Leaders for Michigan’s Best Outdoor Dining

The biggest development happened in the Flint area where Barley & Vine overtook Frankenmuth’s Prost! Wine Bar & Charcuterie in the top spot. And Lake Inn in Lapeer jumped to No. 2 in the same poll. The rest of the regional poll leaders remained the same.

Poll Leaders as of 7 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 28:

Northern Lower Peninsula

The Swamp II Bar & Restaurant, Frederic – VOTE

Upper Peninsula

UP North Lodge, Gwinn – VOTE

Bay City, Saginaw, Midland

O’s Pub & Grill, Auburn – VOTE

Detroit Metro

Benstein Grille, Commerce Twp. – VOTE

Ann Arbor area

Pacific Rim, Ann Arbor – VOTE

Jackson area

Cherry Creek Cellars, Brooklyn – VOTE

Kalamazoo and SW Michigan

The NODE-Niles Outdoor Dining Experience – VOTE

Grand Rapids area

One Twenty Three at Studio Park, Grand Rapids – VOTE

Muskegon & Lakeshore area

Curragh, Holland – VOTE

Lansing area

Fabiano’s River House Bar & Grill, Portland – VOTE

Flint and Thumb region

Barley & Vine, Clayton Township – VOTE

Overall we have received more 11,600 votes.

Just a reminder, the deadline is 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29 to vote for your top picks.

You can vote every three hours, once per email address. You can vote in more than one poll.

RELATED: How to vote for Michigan’s Best Outdoor Dining in our 11 regional polls

Once the polls close on Friday, Michigan’s Best reporter Amy Sherman and I will visit several restaurants and report first-hand our dining experiences.

Look for our poll winners and more stories in early February.

If you missed our complete nominations list, click on the link below.

RELATED: See all of the nominations for Michigan’s Best Outdoor Dining

The search for Michigan’s Best Outdoor Dining is sponsored in part by Warm Fitness.

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MLive reporters John Gonzalez, left, and Amy Sherman sample doughnuts at Blueline Donuts, located at 605 Garland Street inside of Carriage Town Ministries on Friday, Oct. 9, 2020 near downtown Flint. (Jake May | MLive.com)Jake May | Mlive.com

If you have questions, feel free to email us.

Amy Sherman: [email protected]

John Gonzalez: [email protected]

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In addition:

Amy Sherman is on Twitter @amyonthetrail, as well as Facebook and Instagram @amyonthetrail.

John Gonzalez is on Twitter @michigangonzo, as well as Facebook and Instagram @MichiganGonzo.