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You’ve Never Had Pork Like This Before…

You’ve Never Had Pork Like This Before…

Hey there, food lovers! We are excited to introduce one of our newest additions to the menu that's sure to tantalize your taste buds – the 14 oz Braised Pork Shank. Imagine sinking your fork into tender, succulent pork shank, slow-cooked to perfection until it...

A Sea of Flavors : Lobster & Ravioli

A Sea of Flavors : Lobster & Ravioli

Let's talk about a dish that’s not just a meal, but a plunge into a 'sea' of flavors: our Butter Poached Lobster and Ravioli.Picture this: succulent lobster, so tender, bathed in a rich, buttery embrace. This isn’t just any lobster; it’s the star of our show, poached...

2023 Greatest Hits

2023 Greatest Hits

As we raise our glasses to bid farewell to 2023, we eagerly anticipate the culinary delights that await us in the year ahead at Freshwater Tavern. The stage is set for another year of mouthwatering dishes and one of a kind craft cocktails. Cheers to the chefs, the...

Savory Secrets – Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich

Savory Secrets – Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich

If you haven’t ventured into the realm of Freshwater Tavern’s sandwiches, you’re missing out on a mouthwatering masterpiece. Nestled among the top-of-the-line offerings, the Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich stands as a testament to our commitment to flavor innovation....

Sip Local Paradise: The Libation at Freshwater Tavern

Sip Local Paradise: The Libation at Freshwater Tavern

Let's play a game. What's the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word "libation"? Ancient rituals, perhaps? Offering drinks to deities? Well, hold onto your imagination because Freshwater Tavern is rewriting the libation playbook with a modern twist. In...

“El” Pastor Pork Tacos

“El” Pastor Pork Tacos

Life is too short for ordinary tacos! So, Chef Josh, the culinary wizard behind our kitchen, will transport you straight to the vibrant streets of the south. Say hello to the mouthwatering "El Pastor Pork Tacos"! If you're wondering what makes these tacos so special,...

U.P. Take on Fish & Chips Filet and Beer Battered Walleye

U.P. Take on Fish & Chips Filet and Beer Battered Walleye

          As a restaurant that specializes in fresh, locally-sourced food, we take pride in serving the best that the Great Lakes has to offer. One of our favorite fish to feature on our menu is walleye, a fresh water fish that can be found right in our Little Bay de...

Kalbi Beef Tenderloin

Kalbi Beef Tenderloin

  This locally sourced 8oz tenderloin from Frapps Market, is marinated in a Korean BBQ for 3 days before being topped with roasted peppers, mushrooms, fried spinach & scallions over our lemongrass rice.   When asked If he had to have one meal for the rest of my...

Summer Breeze

Summer Breeze

Summer is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate the heat than with a refreshing cocktail? The Summer Breeze is the perfect drink to sip on while soaking up the sun.       Made with Mammoth Gin, St. Germain, lime juice, pineapple juice, blue curacao,...

The Orchard – A Vodka Lover’s Dream

The Orchard – A Vodka Lover’s Dream

Looking for a delicious and refreshing cocktail that's perfect for summer sipping? Look no further than "The Orchard," a delightful concoction made with Coppercraft Vodka, Benedictine, fresh strawberries, and lime juice.   Crafted with care by our phenomenal...

Meet Lisa – Bar & Banquet Manager

Meet Lisa – Bar & Banquet Manager

Lisa Multhaupt has been with the Terrace Bay family for 22 years. Her passion for work is nothing but amazing as she treats her staff like family and truly cares for each member whole-heartedly.   Outside of work, Lisa enjoys camping, traveling, shooting pool, and...

Back of the House – Our Kitchen Family

Back of the House – Our Kitchen Family

Meet Joshua Curtis! Josh has been a member of the Freshwater Tavern family for a year and a half.   Josh and his family moved from warm Texas to our bitter cold Upper Peninsula to escape their fast-paced lifestyle and truly enjoy the sweet small town experience with...

Life in the U.P.

Life in the U.P.

Something tropical Winter is coming but that won’t stop us from making that perfect tropical pick-me-up to beat those blues. Crafted with Freshwater Rum (Holland Michigan), Orange Juice, Dry Curacao, Lemon Juice, Orgeat Syrup, and All Spice.

New Drink Menu

New Drink Menu

You heard right! We've launched a NEW drink menu! This menu features our Scratch Cocktails, Tap & Bottled Beer, Seasonal Favorites, Bourbon Specials, and Classic & Specialty Wines. Check it out! BOURBON Take a peek at our brand new Bourbon section featuring...

Michigan Ave

This is one you don't want to miss Made with premium Traverse City Co. Bourbon. "This whiskey has a bold nose and hints of caramel and vanilla. It won the Gold Medal award from Ratingliquor.com." Next we craft together Amaro, Maple Syrup, Vanilla, and all spice, and...

The Butterfly Effect

The Butterfly Effect

The Butterfly Effect is a gin lovers treat with a refreshing combination of flavors. When you place your order, our skilled mixologists will start with the star of the show, Mammoth Gin, distilled in Northern Michigan. Mammoth Gin A SPIRIT THAT PERFECTLY CAPTURES...