Eat Local – Kalkaska Restaurant

While it seems that everywhere we go, there are chain restaurants in large and small towns alike, great food and good service keep many mom and pop eateries in business. Case in point: places like our, Kalkaska restaurant.


The Trout Town Tavern & Eatery is owned and operated by chef Dan Bloomquist, who is proud to operate a restaurant not part of a nationwide chain. And while our impressions may be that the big chain restaurants dominate every market, stats offered by the National Restaurant Association tell a very different story. According to their research, seven of every 10 restaurants is a single-unit operation.


So how do small Kalkaska restaurants compete against the national chains? We may not have the same advertising budget, but we keep our doors open when people choose to eat local.


Here’s what our Kalkaska restaurant offers that makes us unique and appealing to locals:


Good food – We make great food from scratch – fresh daily. Take a peek at our scrumptious breakfast menu and our inspired Trout Town Tavern & Eatery lunch and dinner menu to see the quality, local ingredients and great variety. Many of our recipes are original and one-of-a-kind! Of course you can always expect to have homemade biscuits and pies as well as your choice of locally sourced beer and wine.


Friendly service – When you come to the Trout Town Tavern & Eatery, you’re coming to a family business; and we’ll welcome you like friends and family. We’re part of the community and like to do our part to be good neighbors, like sharing information about winter Kalkaska events and local causes that need support. We want to exceed your expectations and welcome you back again and again.


Unique – Coming to the Trout Town Tavern & Eatery is not like going anywhere else! We have designed our restaurant with fish-inspired décor that you won’t find in other places. You can come and feel comfortable, and enjoy special offers.


A different pace – Dining at a family-owned restaurant is a completely different experience than grabbing a meal at a chain restaurant. We like to chat with you and talk about what’s on our menu to help you decide what to eat in, or catch up on things while you wait for your custom made burger or full slab of home smoked ribs to go. We like to think that our Kalkaska restaurant’s hometown service sets us apart from our competitors.


Visit us at the Trout Town Tavern & Eatery to experience all the benefits of local dining in Michigan. Our Kalkaska restaurant’s located at the corner of 66th & Elm Street downtown.