In an effort to dispense the much needed info to those among us who are either challenged when it comes to the culinary arts or just need a break from the kitchen the Nibbler will focus on getting the skinny from local eateries. Are you a restaurateur? Want to be included? Send us the info at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll add you to the fray.
The Red Anchor 231.652.6675- A Croton area classic the Anchor is open for parking lot takeout from 4-8pm every day except Tuesday and are offering up their full menu including desserts (the turtle cheesecake makes regular appearances at N3 World Headquarters) with a few surprises tossed in from time to time.
The Jetty. In Croton by the campground. Open Thursday - Sunday 8am -2pm with full take out menu and each week they change up the flavor of their oh, so well received Stuffed French Toast. And seriously, if you're a fan of sausage gravy you more than likely already know about theirs, right? (231) 245-1236
There’s a New Kid in Town What better time to open a restaurant than at the cusp of a shutdown? Well, in case you haven’t heard Charley’s Family Grill 1013 West Main Street in Fremont did just that and would be happy to give their future sit down customers a bit of a taste of what they will be bringing to your table eventually. Their hours are from 11am till 7pm Monday thru Saturday. Call 231.335.2213 “During this pandemic our signature items have been burgers and burritos. We run a special Monday is 1$ off burgers Tuesday is rib dinner 10.95 Wednesday is 10 percent off for front line medical and seniors. Friday is fish friday. Perch dinner 14.95 and Pollock dinner 11.95.” Mmm! Ribs! River Stop Saloon (231.652.8080) Call for details
Hit The Road Joe- DINNER TO GO Monday 4/6, Wednesday 4/8, and Friday 4/310 Pick up at Drive-thru Window from 5-7pm CALL (231)652-6020 TO PLACE ORDER LIMITED SUPPLIES $10 per dinner Monday Indian Trio – Dal Fry (aromatic yellow lentils little spice), Saag Paneer (creamed spinach with Indian cheese), curried cauliflower and chic peas, basmati rice, and naan bread Wednesday Spaghetti Pie, Cole slaw, and grilled garlic bread FridayCoconut/Curry roasted chicken Pad Thai, rice noodle w/ peanut sauce Asian Green salad
SEASONS PIZZERIA DELIVERY SCHEDULE Recent comment from one of our readers: "We have been getting the prebake( take n bake) pizza for several years and it is the best!" 231.924.5500 Monday 12:00-2:00p & 4:00-7:30p Tuesday 12:00-2:00p & 4:00 - 7:30p Wednesday 12:00-2:00p & 4:00-7:30 Thursday 12:00pm -7:30pm Friday 12:00pm - 9:30pm Saturday 3:00pm- 9:30pm Sunday 3:00pm - 7:30pm We usually deliver approx 10 miles from town and only charge$3.00 delivery fee. If you live farther away please call and depending on circumstances maybe set up a meeting place ( like Wesco at 5 mile, or Gary's out in Bridgeton}. Please help support all our local business greatly affected by this turn of events. NEW ITEM! Kids need some kitchen activity? Try Seasons TAKE-MAKE-N-BAKE !We will keep a stack of them ready to Grab N Go. $6.99 for 12” Pepperoni make at home kits, or if you’d like a Gluten free or Cauliflower crust, call ahead and get one for $8.99. Comes pre rolled with a disposable pan to cook on. Lunch Pail We are offering takeout Saturday-Tuesday 7-3 and Wednesday-Friday 7-7. Our specials are Buy 1 Get 1 Free Breakfast Sandwiches and Kids Eat Free with an Adult Purchase (1 kid per adult) (231) 924-9100.
City Limits We will be doing take-out and curbside pick up if you’d like to stay in your car. We are currently discussing delivery options and working towards a game plan there. Please call 231-652-6320 We will continue with updates as we get them! Hang in there Newaygo we got this!! Love, your City Limits Family!!
Maikes Bakery and Pizza. We always do take out orders and delivery. We have a pick up window. (231) 689-1448
North Star Cafe We will be open regular business hours for carry out only. 231-245-9123 Ensley Center Shorty's Ice Cream and Pizza will be open for take out Tuesday thru Sat 4p - 8p. (616) 636-5621. And yes, the Ice Cream Window Is Open! The best bang for your buck with a medium cone stacked tall as a tower.
Where to eat and why
Welcome to the N3 Nibbler, our collaborative collection of the epicurean adventures to be had in our region. While not meant to be a comprehensive list of all area restaurants, nor intended to serve as reviews, we will endeavor to capture the flavor of food options available to folks seeking sustenance. Contributors to this gastronomical guide include N3 regulars Marianne Boerigter (MB), Charles Chandler (CC), Alexis Mercer (AM), Mollie Jo Swendrowski (MJ), Megan Wirts (MW), Ken DeLaat (KD), and Mike Gesler (MG) along with occasional guest appearances by friends who favor fine food.
Jimmy's Roadhouse A favorite spot for travelers as well as locals, Jimmy's has a full menu, a full bar, and a large deck for those who prefer dining al fresco. The burgers are outstanding and they put out what are perhaps the best homemade potato chips in the area. Entertainment at Jimmy's has run the gamut from concerts to corn hole competition to cage fighting and owner Jim Corey always seems to be offering a new twist or two for folks who want a little fun with their food. KD
Newaygo Brewing Co.
If you're looking for a fun brewery environment, but don't want to make the trip to Beer City USA, check out Newaygo Brewing Co. One of Newaygo County's newest residents, Newaygo Brewing pumps out delicious and unique brews that rival their equally delicious and unique artisan pizzas. Fear not, non-beer lovers! Their drink menu also includes hard cider and wine as well as root beer that is dangerously good with vanilla ice cream. MJ
River Stop Cafe
River Stop Cafe in downtown Newaygo has been a staple in its current location for nearly two decades. From salads to soups to sandwiches, enjoy traditional coffee shop fare with a small town flare. While you're there, be sure to try one of the specialty coffees or enjoy the not-as-recent-as-we-like-to-think bar for a local beer or a worldly glass of wine. MJ
Shamrock Bar and Grill
Under new ownership and supported by a great kitchen and wait staff is the byword at the Shamrock Pub and Grill located at 1300 E 8th St. White Cloud. Modern new furnishings, large screen TVs and new carpet complete the makeover for this large, bright Michigan style roadhouse. The Shamrock has an attractive, well-stocked back bar, a good selection of beers on tap or by the bottle and new menu of your favorite pub grub. Try the pot of tots for a trip down memory lane. For a special dinner you can choose from a nice selection of interesting entrees or the daily special. A great place to turn off M37 as you are going to and from your up North weekend retreat or to while away those cold winter evenings arguing over your favorite Michigan team or discussing the political plot du jour. The Shamrock has a bandstand and nice size dance floor so check for the next booking. CC
The Grant Depot
The Grant Depot is located in the historical train depot that served the area beginning in 1891 and was turned into the popular dining destination it is now in 1979. Stop in for breakfast and fill up on classics like the Train Wreck, a mix of eggs, hash browns and veggies, or a plate of fluffy pancakes. Lunch and dinner options abound as well, with giant homemade sandwiches and daily dinner specials, and don't forget about the deep fried pickles that are to die for! You will find something for the entire family. With a quaint, warm and family-friendly atmosphere decorated with train memorabilia and historical photographs, you can learn about the history of The Grant Depot and get a wonderful home cooked meal. Don't forget to grab a homemade pie or giant cookie on the way out! MW
Decorated inside with Newaygo County memorabilia and curios, Koffee Kuppe is a great stop for a caffeine fix, ice cream craving, or casual lunch or dinner in downtown Fremont. A friendly spot with specialty drinks and coffees, soups, salads, wraps, sandwiches and best of all....serving Hudsonville Ice Cream, a West Michigan finely crafted ice cream! MB
Lakes 23 Restaurant and Pub
Located between 2nd and 3rd Lakes (hence the name) at Waters Edge Golf Course in Fremont, Lakes 23 Restaurant and Pub has a full menu for dining, as well as tasty appetizers and drinks for a fun happy hour or get-together with friends. Enjoy a stunning view of the lake and luscious green golf course while dining on steaks, salmon, perch, shrimp tacos, artisan burgers and sandwiches such as my favorite "Walleye Sammie"...a fun dining adventure! MB
An area favorite for their breakfast items being served all day, Moondance Cafe also offers appetizers, soups, salads, stuffed hash browns, paninis, burgers, Mexican cuisine and unique dinner entrees. Outdoor seating is available for those nice weather days! Located on the west side of Fremont. MB
Hit the Road Joe
Try the stuffed French toast. It really is unlike anything else you'll ever eat. There are other things on the menu, of course. For breakfast you could enjoy a sandwich, Eggs Benedict or old fashioned oatmeal to name a few. For lunch you could choose from paninis, Rubens, and wraps, all with fresh garden ingredients. Drinks are just as fun, with Italian sodas, lattes and juices to round out your meal or to be enjoyed alone while you soak in the homemade jewelry and artisan goods that adorn the walls. You can sit for hours enjoying the relaxing views and local feeling. But don’t forget your checkbook or cash as they do not accept credit cards. AM
One of the most popular bar and restaurant combinations in Newaygo County, Northern Trails offers a wide variety of food and beverages. The menu offers everything from burgers to fish and shrimp as well as salads and pasta dishes. Karaoke starts at 9:00 every Friday and Saturday evening, providing entertainment for those who come from far and wide. When a fire destroyed the original building years ago, it was rebuilt to provide plenty of room in the new, larger building, making for quick seating with friendly and efficient wait staff. AM