After a day loaded with shopping in Gaylord, we decided to try the new Trail Town Tavern in Vanderbilt Michigan.

Admittedly, we got there right around 8 pm, which unknown to us was close to their closing time for a Sunday. Dave, one of the owners greeted us at the door and was very gracious. He sat us, handed us our menus, and took our drink orders. We had to test the Petoskey Brewing Cranium Crush Raspberry Waffle Cone Cream Ale. It was tasty, but just not for us. We ended up both getting the Shock Top Lemon Shandy.

We decided to share a flat iron steak salad with sautéed onions and mushrooms, gorgonzola cheese, tomatoes and a homemade gorgonzola balsamic dressing. Very tasty to say the least! This picture was taken after the salad was split. We forgot to take a picture of the plate first.

Throughout dinner, we conversed with Dave, and his son Justin, who is also part owner. We had a very nice conversation. We talked about their Memorial Day fundraiser for The Patriot Place where they raised some nice cash for charity and their plans for the July 4th weekend. It’s nice to have a place that wants to help their community!

We found that they have live entertainment atleast 2 weekends a month which is something the area really needs. They try to have a variety of music where classic rock and country top the list.

Just as we were finishing dinner, Dave brought us a desert that we didn’t even order. Triple Chocolate Mousse with maraschino cherries. OMG, it was awesome! Kel isn’t a fan of that type of cherry, but I thought it made the desert. Thanks guys for the great hospitality, the great food and the awesome desert.

To anyone wishing to try something new, both of us highly recommend the Trail Town Tavern and we will definately go back!

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