The restaurant at Gates Lodge serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in a casual setting beside the Au Sable River. Our extensive menus are prepared almost entirely in house and from scratch. Our take-out window and huge sandwich menu is unlike anything for miles and allows anglers to get a quick bite to eat…or take their food to the river. We now offer beer, wine and cocktails, though we’ll continue to charge a corkage fee ($12) for folks that would like to bring in their own wine.
Chef Matt and pastry chef Emily take great pride in everything they make, from out-of-this-world desserts to hash and eggs in the morning. We are open to the public seven days a week from the weekend before trout opener thru the middle of October. We also serve food on select winter weekends.
We are a small but popular restaurant, so reservations are required for dinner, or for larger parties at any time. Summer hours:
Breakfast: 7 am – 2 pm
Lunch: 11:30 am – 2 pm
Take-out: 10 am – 8 pm
Dinner: 5 pm – 8 pm
Winter Hours (when open — please call for our open dates)
Dinner: 5 pm – 7 pm
Breakfast: 8 am – 11 am
Please call us at (989) 348–8462 for reservations.
PHONE ORDERS AND PICK UP: Orders can be called in and paid for at the fly shop window at our new outside Credit Card terminal. For safety, and logistics, all orders must be called in, or emailed. Please consider pre-ordering and pre-paying to help us make this work smoothly and avoid lines. The number to call is 989-348-8462 to order.
Beginning Friday, May 1 We will be open 8 am – 6 pm, Wednesday thru Sunday, for the foreseeable future!
Smoked Chicken Cheesesteak: Smoked and pulled chicken, sauteed peppers & onions, Lodge made cheddar cheese “whiz”. $12
Gates Chicken Salad: All white meat chicken, pecans, cherries, fresh lemon and thyme on a griddle croissant. $12
Chicken and Biscuits: Smoked chicken and biscuits with carrots, green beans and fresh herbs $16
Biscuits and Gravy: Our regionally famous biscuits and gravy with two eggs any style. Choice of chorizo or sage sausage. $8
Stuffed Pepper Soup $6
Gates Classic Sandwiches
Michigan Reuben: Shaved local corned beef grilled with melted swiss inside and out, Michigan kraut on hearty rye bread. Russian dressing on the side. $14
Downstate Reuben: Local corned beef with creamy coleslaw and swiss on rye. $13
City Slicker: NYC style corned beef piled high on rye with yellow or spicy mustard. $13
Bird Reuben: All-natural turkey breast with Michigan kraut and swiss on rye. $12
Master Gunner: Provolone, banana peppers, salami, capicola ham, lettuce, tomato, onion, and Tanker’s Italian dressing on a Hoagie roll. $13
Articulated Club: Smoked ham, turkey, bacon, lettuce, tomato, onion, sun-dried tomato mayo on sourdough. $13
The Katy: Sliced turkey, creamy slaw, swiss, and secret sauce on the side. $12
Spinach and Artichoke Melt: Provolone, spinach, cream cheese and lemon on sourdough bread. $12
Classic Cheeseburger: Melted American cheese, lettuce, tomato and onion on a potato bun. $12
Two Hander Sander– Your choice of wheat, white, rye or English muffin, choice of bacon, ham or sausage. Choice of American, swiss or provolone. $7.50
All American Burrito– Lodge-Made sausage, potatoes, scrambled eggs and American cheese. $8.50
Chorizo Burrito– Spicy Mexican sausage, potatoes, scrambled eggs and provolone. $8.50
Bagel, Bacon, Egg and Cheese– Everything spiced bagel, eggs and American cheese. $7.50
Bagel with Smoked Salmon– Hot smoked Scottish salmon, too much cream cheese, sliced red onion, capers on the side. $12
Egg BLT– Two eggs over hard, crisp bacon, sliced tomato, Duke’s mayo and iceberg on toasted sourdough. $8.50
All sandwiches come with chips and a pickle.
Ask us about menu items that are cooked to order or served raw. Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness.