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Lunch Menu

Grazing

  • Parmesan Brussels Sprouts

    Flash fried with diced bacon, shaved parmesan, drizzled with balsamic glaze.

  • Beer Battered Onion Rings

    Beer battered onion rings served with a side of Boom Boom Sauce.

  • Giant Bavarian Pretzel

    Colossal, soft and golden brown pretzel. Served with warm No Cars Allowed Cream Ale Cheese and Mab’s Mustard.

  • Famous Great Turtle Wings

    Jumbo chicken wings marinated for hours in our own secret blend of spices then fried to perfection and tossed in one of our signature sauces. Your choice of Traditional Buffalo, Sweet BBQ, Ghost Pepper BBQ, Jamaican Jerk or dry rubbed with Nashville Hot Seasoning.  Served with bleu cheese and celery.  Bone-in or Boneless.

  • Mexican Street Corn Dip
    Perfectly roasted street corn blended with pulled chicken breast, cream cheese, roasted chilis, fresh jalapenos, and our home-made spice blend. Served with fresh tortilla chips.
  • BBQ Burnt Ends
    Chef’s favorite brisket burnt ends, smoked and roasted for hours until they are fork tender.  Your choice of Traditional Sweet BBQ, or for the brave, our Ghost Pepper BBQ sauce.  Served with fresh crostini.
  • Smoked Whitefish Hushpuppies
    Four jumbo cornmeal hushpuppies loaded with smoked whitefish and deep fried to perfection.  Served with our house-made red pepper aioli and house-made tartar sauce.
  • Queso Dip

    Our soon to be famous house-made white cheese dip, made with jalapenos, tomatoes, onions and cilantro. Served with fresh tortilla chips.

  • Great Lakes Smoked Whitefish Dip
    Whipped blend of smoked whitefish, capers, and red onions. Accompanied with house-made crostini.

Summer Berry Salad

Entrée Salads 

  • Avocado Wedge Salad

    Crisp iceberg lettuce, candied bacon, pickled red onions, moody bleu cheese, sliced cherry tomatoes, sliced avocado and chunky bleu cheese.

  • Classic Caesar Salad

    Romaine leaves, shaved parmesan cheese, anchovies, and croutons. Served with a creamy Caesar Dressing.

  • Summer Berry Salad

    Mixed greens, piled with fresh seasonal berries, dried cherries, pickled red onions, candied pecans. Served with a poppy seed dressing.

  • Dressings: Caesar, Bleu Cheese, Balsamic Vinaigrette, Thousand Island, and House-made Ranch

  • Add Chicken or Brisket Burnt Ends to any salad for an additional charge.

Soup

  • Beer Cheese Bisque

    Made with No Cars Allowed Cream Ale, topped with Kielbasa.

  • Soup of the Day

    Chef’s selection of house-made soup.

Signature Burgers

  • All burgers are made with our own custom grind of brisket, chuck, and short ribs. All burgers are served medium well. Served with crunchy kettle chips and a pickle. Add French fries, onion rings or a Gluten-free bun for an additional charge.

  • Great Turtle Burger

    Grilled to perfection, this burger is served with lettuce, tomato, onion, and your choice of cheddar, Swiss, or American cheese on a brioche bun.

  • Bacon Beer Cheese Burger

    Topped with candied bacon, an onion ring, house-made beer cheese, lettuce, tomato, and red onion.

  • Great Turtle Whiskey BBQ Burger

    Our signature Great Turtle Whiskey BBQ sauce tops this burger. Served with sautéed mushrooms, Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato, and onion on a brioche bun.

  • Roasted Beet Chickpea Burger

    A veggie burger blend of red and yellow beets, hummus, quinoa, kale, roasted pineapple, and ginger. Served with lettuce, tomato, and onion on a vegan pretzel bun.

  • The Shell Yeah
    If you are up to the challenge. Two burger patties, Swiss, cheddar, candied bacon, braised beef brisket, an onion ring, beer cheese, sauteed mushrooms, sauteed onions, lettuce, tomato, and onion.  Served on a brioche bun.  Includes fries.

Handhelds

  • Sandwiches are served with kettle chips and a pickle. Add french fries, onion rings, or Gluten-free bun for an additional charge.

  • Brewery Tacos

    Beef Brisket / Chicken Tinga / Pork Carnitas / Vegan Chorizo

    Vinegar based slaw, fresh salsa and Mexican blend cheese. Served with house-made tortilla chips.

  • Braised Beef Brisket

    Juicy braised beef brisket, Cheddar cheese, horseradish sauce, topped with a fried onion haystack, and served on Detroit sourdough.

  • The Legendary Chicken Sandwich

    Flash fried, super crispy chicken breast, topped with pickles, crisp leaf lettuce and chipotle mayo.  Served on a pretzel bun.

  • Flaming Hot Cheetos Meatloaf Sandwich
    Topped with our secret meatloaf sauce and haystack onions. Served on sourdough bread.

Baskets

  • Brewery Fish & Chips
    Hand-battered filet of whitefish served with fries and house-made tartar sauce.

  • Chicken Tenders Basket
    Served with French fries and choice of dipping sauce.

Flatbreads

  • Add Cauliflower Crust for an additional charge.
  • Pesto Chicken

    Grilled chicken, mushrooms, red onion, Mozzarella, and house-made pesto sauce.

  • Spice Pepperoni & Sweety Drop Pepper

    Classic red sauce, fresh shredded mozzarella, balsamic, onions, and fresh basil, drizzled with Mike’s Hot Honey.

  • Margherita

    Plump blistered tomato, fresh shredded Mozzarella, fresh basil with a balsamic glaze.

  • Great Turtle BBQ Chicken

    Grilled chicken, red onions, Great Turtle Whiskey BBQ sauce, topped with shredded Colby Jack cheese.

  • Pineapple and Pulled Pork
    Barbeque sauce, fresh shredded mozzarella, bacon, fresh jalapenos and cilantro.

Our delicious wood fired flatbreads are made to order

= Signature Dish

Ask your server 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.

Dinner Menu

Grazing

  • Famous Great Turtle Wings
    Jumbo chicken wings marinated for hours in our own secret blend of spices, then fried to perfection and tossed in one of our signature sauces.  Your choice of Traditional Buffalo, Sweet BBQ, Ghost Pepper BBQ, Jamaican Jerk, or dry rubbed with Nashville Hot Seasoning.  Served with bleu cheese and celery.  Bone-in or Boneless.
  • Giant Bavarian Pretzel
    Colossal, soft and golden brown.  Served with warm No Cars Allowed Cream Ale cheese and Mab’s Mustard.
  • Great Lakes Smoked Whitefish Dip
    Whipped blend of smoked whitefish, capers, and red onions.  Accompanied with house-made crostini.
  • Island Calamari
    Golden fried calamari, served with fried jalapeno rings and a side of Boom Boom sauce.
  • Mexican Street Corn Dip
    Perfectly roasted street corn blended with pulled chicken breast, cream cheese, roasted chilis, fresh jalapenos, our home-made spice blend.  Served with fresh tortilla chips.
  • Parmesan Brussels Sprouts

    Flash fried with diced bacon, shaved parmesan, drizzled with balsamic glaze.

  • Smoked Whitefish Hushpuppies
    Four jumbo cornmeal hushpuppies loaded with smoked whitefish and deep fried to perfection. Served with our house-made red pepper aioli and house-made tartar sauce.

Salads

  • Classic Caesar Salad
    Romaine leaves, shaved Parmesan cheese, croutons, served with a creamy Caesar dressing.
  • Avocado Wedge Salad
    Crisp iceberg lettuce, candied bacon, pickled red onions, moody bleu cheese, sliced cherry tomatoes, slice avocado, and chunky bleu cheese.
  • Summer Berry Salad
    Mixed greens, piled with fresh seasonal berries, dried cherries, pickled red onions, candied pecans, served with a poppy seed dressing.
  • Dressings: Caesar, Bleu Cheese, Balsamic Vinaigrette, Thousand Island, and House-made Ranch
  • Add Chicken or Brisket Burnt Ends to any salad for an additional charge.

Large Plates

  • Add a house or Caesar salad for an additional charge.
  • Short Rib Risotto

    House-made au jus, candied bacon, sweety drop peppers, porcini mushrooms, and sweet peas.

  • Brewery Fish & Chips

    Hand battered filet of whitefish served with fries and house-made tartar sauce.

  • Flaming Hot Cheetos Meatloaf

    Our secret blend of ground sirloin, chuck and ground pork deliciously seasoned and combined with diced Vidalia onions, red peppers, Flaming Hot Cheetos. Topped with our house-made sweet chili sauce. Served with our famous mashed potatoes and fresh daily vegetable.

  • No Cars Allowed Beer Can Chicken
    Half chicken slow roasted over a can of our No Cars Allowed Cream Ale, garlic, rosemary and lemon. Served with ancient grain rice and fresh vegetable.
  • Prime Center Cut Sirloin
    10 oz of USDA Certified Prime sirloin, seasoned with our secret blend of spices and cooked to your liking. Served with our famous mashed potatoes and fresh daily vegetable.
  • Pretzel Crusted Whitefish

    Snyder’s honey mustard pretzel crusted filet of whitefish; baked to perfection and topped with a Great Turtle Whiskey cream sauce. Served with ancient grain rice and fresh vegetable.

  • Nashville Hot Chicken Macaroni and Cheese

    Creamy white cheddar macaroni and cheese topped with Nashville Hot chicken breast, spicy pickles, panko breadcrumbs and a drizzle of Mike’s Hot Honey.

  • The Shell Yeah Burger
    If you are up to the challenge. Two burger patties, Swiss, cheddar, candied bacon, braised beef brisket, an onion ring, beer cheese, sauteed mushrooms, sauteed onions, lettuce, tomato, and onion.  Includes fries.

Flatbreads

  • Add Cauliflower Crust for additional charge.
  • Spicy Pepperoni & Sweety Drop Pepper
    Classic red sauce, fresh shredded mozzarella, balsamic, onions and fresh basil, drizzled with Mike’s Hot Honey.
  • Margherita
    Plump blistered tomato, fresh shredded Mozzarella, and fresh basil with a balsamic glaze.
  • Pineapple and Pulled Pork
    Barbeque sauce, fresh shredded mozzarella, bacon, fresh jalapenos and cilantro.

Smaller Plates

  • All burgers are made with our own custom grind of brisket, chuck and short ribs.  All burgers are served medium well, unless otherwise requested. Handhelds are served with kettle chips and pickle, unless otherwise noted.  Add French fries, onion rings, or Gluten-free bun for and additional charge.

  • Great Turtle Burger

    Grilled to perfection, this burger is served with lettuce, tomato, onion and your choice of Cheddar, Swiss, or American cheese on a brioche bun.

  • Roasted Beet Chickpea Burger
    A veggie burger blend of red and yellow beets, hummus, quinoa, kale, roasted pineapple, and ginger.  Served with lettuce, tomato, and onion on a vegan pretzel roll.
  • Brewery Tacos
    Beef Brisket / Chicken Tinga / Pork Carnitas / Vegan Chorizo

    with vinegar based slaw, fresh salsa and Mexican blend cheese. Served with house-made tortilla chips.

  • Braised Beef Brisket
    Juicy braised beef brisket, Cheddar cheese, horseradish sauce, topped with a fried onion haystack, and served on Detroit Sourdough.

Soups

  • Beer Cheese Bisque
    Made with No Cars Allowed Cream Ale, topped with chopped kielbasa.
  • Soup of the Day
    Chef’s selection of house-made soup.

Desserts

  • Death by Chocolate Flight
    Chef’s selection of decadent chocolate covered cheesecakes and caramels.
  • Summer Berry Flight
    Fresh seasonal berries paired with cheesecake and gelato.

Our Beers

Craft brew lovers, rejoice! Great Turtle has some “out-of-the-shell” selections expertly crafted for every taste.  Now available in 16-ounce can 4 packs for carryout from the restaurant and gift shop!

  • No Cars Allowed Cream Ale

    Cream Ale, Light and Smooth 3.8%

  • Pedal Fast IPA

    Session IPA, Goes Down Easy 3.8%

  • Hoban Street Stout

    Light Bodied Stout Made with Mackinac Island Fudge 5.5%

  • Mackinac Summer Sour

    Cherry Gose made w/salt & lime. Tart and refreshing  4.5%

  • Peeling Happy Orange Wheat Ale

    An easy drinking summer wheat beer made with fresh hand-zested and squeezed oranges. 4.8%

  • Rusty Fender Red Ale

    An easy drinking red ale with a great balanced flavor. Cara Munich and Roast malt lend to the pretty
    reddish hue and smooth malty finish. 4.8%

  • Big Aft Double IPA

    Double IPA, Loaded with Citra Hops For a Nice Citrus Finish 7.2%

  • Two Bluffs Barrel Aged Amber Ale

    Amber Ale with Caramel and Toffee notes, aged in Grand Traverse Distillery whiskey barrels.  Warming, vanilla, oak.   6.5%

    (Seasonal)

Our Spirits

Craving the latest craft cocktail? Our mixologists make it better with our signature spirits.

  • Great Turtle Vodka
    81 PROOF-GLUTEN FREE-GMO FREE-ALLERGEN FREE

    Distilled with the pure water of the Straits of Mackinac. A smooth, corn-based vodka with a clear appearance and fresh aroma

  • Great Turtle Gin
    96 PROOF-GLUTEN FREE – GMO FREE

    Distilled with water from the Great Lakes. Floral and citrus notes with natural finish.

  • Great Turtle Rum
    81 PROOF-GLUTEN FREE – GMO FREE

    Distilled with water from the Great Lakes. White rum that will make you a good dancer.

  • Great Turtle Whiskey
    81 PROOF-GLUTEN FREE – GMO FREE

    Our signature whiskey begins with Kentucky Whiskey that is distilled and aged five years. It is proofed using Straits of Mackinac water. Smooth nose and flavor.

Our Cocktails

  • Off the Dock
    Great Turtle Vodka, Simple Syrup, House-Made Strawberry Lemonade
  • Shell Time
    Great Turtle Rum, Melon Liqueur, Lime and Pineapple Juice
  • Lost on Mackinac
    Great Turtle Whiskey, Blue Curacao, Sour, with a Splash of Lemonade
  • Somewhere in Time
    Great Turtle Gin, Orange Juice, Prickly Pear Syrup and Lime Juice
  • Painted Turtle Flight

    A Colorful Flight of All four of Our Signature Cocktails that Include Our Great Turtle Vodka, Rum, Whiskey, and Gin !

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