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Lobdell's: A Teaching Restaurant

Enjoy one of the region's finest bayside dining experiences by visiting Lobdell's, a 90-seat restaurant overlooking beautiful Grand Traverse Bay and named in honor of longtime NMC supporters Wayne and Terry Lobdell. Your reservation is appreciated.

Located at the Great Lakes Campus, Lobdell's serves as a working laboratory for the Great Lakes Culinary Institute's culinary and baking students. Lobdell's is open to the public for lunches, dinners, cocktail hours, special events and morning coffee and sweets in the fall, spring and summer semesters. Every semester offers different events that are advertised in our e-newsletter, so sign up for email announcements here. Many of these events require reservations so call for reservations at (231) 995-3120.


On Monday, Jan. 23, we started accepting reservations for our Tuesday and Wednesday lunch services running Wednesday, Feb. 8 through Wednesday, April 26. We also started accepting reservations then for our Spanish Tapas World Cuisine lunch and dinner on Thursday, Feb. 16.

On Monday, Feb. 20 we will start accepting reservations for the following World Cuisine lunches and dinners:

  • Lebanese Mezza: Thursday, March 2
  • Chinese Dim Sum: Thursday, March 16
  • Indian Small Plates: Thursday, April 6

All lunch seating times are 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. at 15-minute intervals, and dinner seating times are 5:30–6:30 p.m. at 15-minute intervals.

To request a reservation, leave a voicemail with the following information:

  • Full name
  • Return phone number
  • Date, day and time frame of the reservation request
  • Number of people in your party
  • Preferred seating: Table, bar or either

We will return your call within one to two business days to confirm availability.

Thank you for your continued support of our students and program!


Learn more about Lobdell's and the Great Lakes Culinary Institute:

Reservations are open!

Lobdell's opens for the spring semester Wednesday, Feb. 8 and will be open for lunch Tuesdays and Wednesdays through Wednesday, April 26. Lunch reservations are now full but you can add your name to a waitlist by calling (231) 995-3120. Reservations for our Spanish Tapas World Cuisine lunch and dinner service on Thursday, Feb. 16 are still available.

On Monday, Feb. 20, reservations open for the March 2, March 16 and April 6 World Cuisine lunches and dinners. Learn more here.

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