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The Ultimate Guide to Grand Haven: 50 Things to do on a Staycation

13. Enjoy a Delicious Pronto Pup 

If you want to know what the locals eat, it’s simple really – Pronto Pups. A West Michigan original, Pronto Pups has been located in Grand Haven since 1947. What is a pronto pup? A tasty hot dog on a stick coated in a special batter and deep-fried to a golden brown.

DCIM100GOPROWe know what you’re thinking… It’s just a corn dog, and while it has the resemblance, we advise you to use the word “corn dog” lightly when passing their die-hard fans downtown. The special batter is something locals crave and tourists flock too. Whether you’re taking a boardwalk stroll, headed to the beach, or in need of a quick dinner, their small stand is not something to be missed! Their building sits next to Snug Harbor, painted brightly in white and yellow with the signature red lettering that reads “Pronto Pups”.

To order, standing in line comes as no surprise. Once to the window order your fill, and slather with the toppings of your choice – ketchup or mustard. Downtown families have enjoyed Pronto Pups for generations and we hope you’ll pay them a visit during your next staycation. We’re sure these tasty dogs will become a summer season tradition for you too!

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