New, exciting ethnic and international foods can be found in many locally owned restaurants these days.

These cuisine choices offer an array of styles and flavors as vast as the world! With recipes rooted in heritage or culture, these epicurean options have struck a chord with those who enjoy discovering something new. And you can find them right here in this West Michigan beachtown.

Ready to take your tastebuds on a tour around the world? Check out these Muskegon County restaurants:

Capones Speakeasy and Pizzeria

Saluti! Nestled in the Northtown 794 building this restaurant creates an intimate dining atmosphere with chandeliers, tufted leather booths and a nod to the prohibition era. Capones Speakeasy and Pizzeria also features a full service bar specializing in “period-correct cocktails”.

The classic Italian menu includes Chicago-style pizza (both thin and deep dish), sandwiches, appetizers, authentic Italian entrees, salads and more. Look for the secret entrance - a frosted door painted “Anti-Saloon League”. 794 Pine St Muskegon, MI 49442 (231) 288-1791

Curry Kitchen Enjoy authentic Indian food and affordable prices at this colorful and cozy restaurant located in Midtown. Voted the #1 Indian restaurant in 2019's "Best of the West" and taking second place in 2017. The restaurant holds a philanthropic place in the hearts of locals, as they provided free to-go meals during COVID19 quarantine. ‬From March to September of 2020, Curry Kitchen passed out 23,000 full meals that included a chicken or vegetable curry, rice, salad and naan flatbread. 1133 3rd St, Muskegon, MI (231) 571-9777

Kazumi Sushi and Steakhouse Kanpai! Who doesn't love the excitement of a full hibachi grill experience? This one comes with all your favorite Japanese dishes, including Rainbow Roll, Shrimp Tempura, Hibachi Chicken, Filet Mignon, Yaki Udon or Soba. Lighter fare available by way of soups, noodle and rice bowls. Dive in to their wide choice of sushi and sashimi. 5710 Harvey St, Muskegon (231) 798-1718 

Los Amigos Tequila Bar & Grill Salud! Los Amigos Tequila Bar & Grill has been serving delicious, made from scratch Mexican food since September of 2006. The restaurant is inviting and filled with the art and culture of Mexico; all in a casual, comfortable setting. The diner will find traditional TexMex options, unique house specialties, freshly made-from-scratch salsas, sauces and sides, hand rolled enchiladas, and an amazing variety of tequilas.

1848 E Sherman Blvd Suite M, Muskegon (231) 737-5010 Current Hours: Monday through Thursday 11 am - 8:30pm | Friday and Saturday 11 am - 9 pm | Sunday Noon - 7:30 pm

Nipote's Italian Kitchen Salute! Opened in July of 2019, this bright and Instagram worthy restaurant packs a lot of deliciousness and ambiance into its tiny space - created from two shipping containers. Watch the chefs prepare authentic Northern Italian meals from the open kitchen. When you snap a photo of your plate (and you will want to!) you can take comfort in knowing everything is made fresh that day and the seasonal ingredients are as locally sourced as possible. 98 W. Clay Ave, Muskegon (231) 725-5100

The Pita Place Stin iyia mas! Get your Greek on at The Pita Place with delicious soups, salads, and pita sandwiches, all made with fresh ingredients. Signature dishes and flavors of the Mediterranean have been served at this family-friendly restaurant since 2005. Favorites include the Spinach Pie, Gyro or Greek Chicken Pita and a side of Pita Bread with Hummus. Those pitas are made in-house from dough made fresh every morning. And it doesn't hit the grill until you order it! (Limited) Dine in, take-out and drive through are all available. 2039 E Apple Ave, Muskegon (231) 773-7482

Soul Filled Eatery Cheers to this new soul food restaurant who are blowing up a comfort-food storm! Specializing in Soul Food, Comfort Food and Creole/Cajun, Soul Filled Eatery only opened in 2019. But, they have already tucked away two Taste of Muskegon awards; 2020's "Best Beer & Bacon" and 2021's "Best Bite". Soul Filled Eatery is "the original home" of the Turkey Knuckle; always a knock out - and a sell out. The most popular items are the Deep Fried Shrimp & Grits, Soul Salads, Lemon Pepper Catfish and Chicken & Waffles. With a convenient and easy-to-get-to location just off US-31 (aka Seaway Drive) you can get carryout, curbside or delivery. But come warmer weather outdoor seating also becomes available. If you are in downtown Muskegon, you can stop at BoomTown Market and pick up a hot-to-go meal prepared by Soul Filled Eatery. 3232 Glade St, Muskegon Heights 49444 (231) 375-8522 Current Hours: Friday & Saturday 11 am - 6 pm | Sunday 1 pm -5 pm | Catering Sunday through Saturday 6 am -11 pm

Teddy Spaghettis Salute to our amazing selection of Italian restaurants! This is the third on our list and each has such a distinct personality. 3032 Heights Ravenna Rd Muskegon (231) 777-8337

The Valkyrie Skål! Newly opened in 2021, this restaurant offers new Nordic Cuisine, craft cocktails, an extensive wine selection, beer, and exceptional service! Menu options range from rack of lamb to fresh salmon, paired finely with a selection of mead, craft beer and cocktails and more than one hundred wines. 1900 Ruddiman, North Muskegon (231) 457-4288


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