In the heart of downtown Cadillac, Hermann’s European Restaurant & Cafe is a must stop for any foodie traveling in Northern Michigan. Chef Hermann Suhs presents an upscale European-style fare and his reputation definitely precedes him as somewhat of a local legend.


Regionally known as the TV chef with the Austrian accent, he has hosted a cooking segment on 9&10 News, the CBS affiliate, for more than 20 years. He was born near Vienna, Austria and worked his way through kitchens around the world, including: Sweden, London, Thailand, Nepal, and the Caribbean Islands. You can follow along as Chef shows you his creativity and techniques in preparing many dishes, here on 9&10’s website video archives.

Since opening back in 1985, the restaurant has earned three stars for excellence in dining from the Mobil Guide, the Silverspoon Award and the Golden Fork Award. At Hermann’s all the sauces and dressings are prepared from scratch, a regularly scheduled sushi night brings people in week after week, sidewalk patio seating is always full in the summer and special holiday menus are the norm.


Right next door you will find Opa’s Butcher & Wine Shop, which offers an amazing selection of the highest quality meats, fish, seafood fresh daily. Added most recently is Table 212, the Chef’s adjoining wine bar. Stop here for a fun, friendly, quaint, place to spend an evening surrounded by a complete selection of wines from around the world!

You will find many special events and celebrations happening at Hermann’s. With catering and banquet room in-house accommodating up to 60 people, guests are always in for a treat. Gift certificates are also a popular option for the locals.

A hotel with seven large rooms is also located above the restaurant and has been designed to reflect European taste while providing the convenience travelers require. Very few places in Michigan can you dine in a three-star restaurant and then climb the stairs to spend a luxurious night!

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