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Dining Menus

Lunch Menu

Grazing

  • Our Famous Brewery Wings

    8 bone-in or boneless wings, served naked or with your choice of sauce. Buffalo, Skull Cave Whiskey BBQ, Jerk Garlic Parmesan, or Asian Ginger. Includes Ranch or Bleu Cheese dressing. 16

  • Beer Cheese Flight

    Trio of House Beer Cheese Spreads. Horseradish Ale, Hoban Street Stout Cheddar, Boursin Style Pale Ale, served with crostini. 12

  • Giant Bavarian Pretzel

    Colossal soft and golden brown pretzel, served with warm No Cars Allowed Cream Ale Cheese and house mustard. 14

  • Poutine

    Golden fries topped with cheese curds and house-made gravy. 12

  • Tower of Onion Rings

    Beer battered onion rings stacked tall and served with a side of Boom Boom Sauce. 8

  • Parmesan Brussels Sprouts

    Flash fried with diced bacon, shaved parmesan, drizzled with balsamic glaze. 12

  • Island Calamari

    Golden fried calamari, served with fried jalapeno rings and plum sauce. 18

  • Queso Fundido

    Translates to broiled molten cheese.  A Chihuahua cheese blend topped with chorizo. Served with house-made tortilla chips. 12

  • Local Smoked Whitefish Dip
    Whipped blend of smoked whitefish, capers, and red onions. Accompanied with house-made crostini. 15

Local Smoked Whitefish Dip

Entrée Salads 

  • Michigan Cherry Chicken Cobb

    Grilled chicken, chopped bacon, diced tomato, sliced egg, crumbled Bleu cheese, Traverse City dried cherries, on a bed of mixed greens. Served with house Blue Cheese Dressing. 18

  • Classic Caesar Salad

    Romaine leaves, shaved parmesan cheese, anchovies, and croutons, served with a creamy Caesar Dressing. 12                   Add chicken. 4

  • Buffalo Chicken Salad

    Fresh greens, shredded Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese, sliced egg, cherry tomatoes, and chopped celery, topped with our house-made buffalo chicken strips and served with our own ranch dressing. 18

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

Soup

  • Beer Cheese Bisque

    Made with No Cars Allowed Cream Ale, topped with Kielbasa. 5

  • Soup of the Day

    Chef’s selection of house-made soup. 5

Signature Burgers

  • All burgers are made with our own custom grind of brisket, chuck, and short ribs. Served with crunchy kettle chips and a pickle. Add french fries or onion rings for $3.  Gluten-free bun $3.

  • Great Turtle Burger

    Grilled to perfection, this burger is served with lettuce, tomato, and onion.  15        Add Cheddar, Swiss, or American $1.

  • Black & Bleu Burger

    Seared with blackened seasoning, then we add melted Bleu cheese crumbles, caramelized onions, lettuce, and tomato on an Ancient Grain bun. 17

  • Skull Cave Whiskey BBQ Burger

    Our signature Skull Cave Whiskey BBQ sauce tops this burger served with sautéed mushrooms, Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato, and onion on an Ancient Grain bun.  17

  • 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. 15

Handhelds

  • Sandwiches are served with kettle chips and a pickle. Add french fries or onion rings for $3. Add Gluten-free bun $3.

  • Brewery Tacos

    Three flour tortillas, blend of Mexican cheeses, shredded cabbage, and fresh salsa.  Choice of: Brisket, Pulled Pork, or Grilled Chicken. 15

  • Braised Beef Brisket

    Juicy braised beef brisket, Muenster cheese, horseradish sauce, topped with a fried onion haystack, and served on Detroit sourdough. 16

  • California Chicken Club Sandwich

    Chargrilled chicken breast, sliced avocado, bacon strips, Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato, and red pepper aioli, swerved on Detroit sourdough. 16

  • The Legendary Chicken Sandwich

    Flash fried, super crispy chicken breast, topped with pickles, crisp leaf lettuce and chipotle mayo.  Served on a brioche bun. 14

Flatbreads

  • Add Cauliflower Crust. 3
  • Pesto Chicken

    Grilled chicken, mushrooms, red onion, Mozzarella, and house-made pesto sauce. 16

  • Mediterranean

    Grilled Chicken, blistered tomatoes, kalamata olives on a pesto base, with spinach, Mozzarella and crumbled Feta, drizzled with garlic Parmesan cream. 16

  • Margherita

    Plump blistered tomato, fresh shredded Mozzarella, fresh basil with a Balsamic Glaze. 16

  • Skull Cave BBQ Chicken

    Grilled chicken, red onions, Skull Cave Whiskey BBQ sauce, topped with shredded Colby Jack cheese. 16

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

  • Beer Cheese Flight
    Trio of house-made cheese spreads.  Horseradish Ale, Hoban Street Stout Cheddar, Boursin Style Pale Ale, served with crostini. 12
  • Our Famous Brewery Wings
    8 bone-in or boneless wings, served naked or with your choice of sauce: Buffalo, Skull Cave Whiskey BBQ, Jerk, Garlic Parmesan, or Asian Ginger.  Includes Ranch or Bleu cheese dressing. 16
  • Giant Bavarian Pretzel
    Colossal, soft and golden brown.  Served with warm No Cars Allowed Cream Ale cheese and house mustard. 14
  • Island Calamari
    Golden fried calamari, served with fried jalapeno rings and plum sauce. 18
  • Poutine
    Golden fries topped with cheese curds and house-made gravy. 12
  • Tower of Onion Rings
    Beer battered, stacked tall and served with a side of Boom Boom Sauce. 8
  • Local Smoked Whitefish Dip
    Whipped blend of smoked whitefish, capers, and red onions.  Accompanied with house-made crostini. 15
  • Parmesan Brussels Sprouts

    Flash fried with diced bacon, shaved parmesan, drizzled with balsamic glaze. 12

  • Queso Fundido
    Translate to broiled molten cheese.  A Chihuahua cheese blend, topped with chorizo.  Served with house-made tortilla chips. 12

Salads

  • Michigan Cherry Chicken Cobb
    Grilled chicken, chopped bacon, diced tomato, sliced egg, crumbled Bleu cheese, Traverse City dried cherries, on a bed of mixed greens. Served with house Bleu cheese dressing. 18
  • Classic Caesar Salad
    Romaine leaves, shaved Parmesan cheese, croutons, served with a creamy Caesar dressing. 12  Add chicken. 4
  • Buffalo Chicken Salad
    Fresh greens, shredded Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese, sliced egg, cherry tomatoes, and chopped celery topped with our house-made buffalo chicken strips and served with our own Ranch dressing. 18
  • Dressings: Caesar, Bleu Cheese, Balsamic Vinaigrette, Thousand Island, and House-made Ranch

Dinner Entrées

Dinner entrées are available after 4:00 p.m. Add a house or Caesar salad. 3

  • Lake Superior Whitefish

    Lightly dusted and deep fried or broiled. Your choice of French fries or mashed Yukon golds, and vegetable of the day. 29

  • Jumbo Shrimp Platter

    Lightly dusted and deep fried or grilled. Accompanied with French fries or mashed potatoes, and vegetable of the day. 29

  • Wild Caught Copper River Salmon

    The finest wild-caught salmon is served over mashed Yukon gold potatoes, drizzled with honey and soy sauce, and served with fresh vegetables. 32

  • Fettuccini Alfredo with Grilled Chicken
    A simple classic, chargrilled chicken breast atop fettuccini noodles, tossed in a creamy alfredo sauce, and finished with shaved Parmesan cheese. 24
  • Great Turtle Steak

    10 oz. prime top sirloin grilled the way you like it.  Topped with Skull Cave Whiskey mushroom sauce.  Served with french fries or mashed potatoes. 25

  • Certified Angus Bone In Ribeye

    Chargrilled to your specification and topped with garlic herb compound butter. Served with French fries or Yukon gold mashed potatoes and vegetable of the day. 50

  • Peached Bourbon BBQ Ribs

    One and a half pounds of of fall-off-the-bone baby back ribs, slathered in peached bourbon BBQ glaze. Served with vegetables, corn muffin, and choice of french fries or mashed potatoes. 28

Flatbreads

  • Add Cauliflower Crust 3
  • Pesto Chicken
    Grilled chicken, mushrooms, red onion, Mozzarella, and house-made pesto sauce. 16
  • Mediterranean
    Grilled chicken, blistered tomatoes, kalamata olives on a pesto base, with spinach, Mozzarella and crumbled Feta, drizzles with garlic Parmesan cream. 16

Handhelds

  • All burgers are made with our own custom grind of brisket, chuck and short ribs.  Handhelds are served with kettle chips and pickle.  Add french fries or onion rings for $3.  Gluten-free Bun $3.

  • Great Turtle Burger

    Grilled to perfection, this burger is served with lettuce, tomato, and onion on an Ancient Grain bun. 15  Add cheese: Cheddar, Swiss, or American. $1

  • Skull Cave Whiskey BBQ Burger

    Our signature Skull Cave Whiskey BBQ sauce tops this burger, served with sauteed mushrooms, Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato, and onion on an Ancient Grain bun. 17

  • Black & Bleu Burger
    Seared with blackened seasoning, then we add melted Bleu cheese crumbles, caramelized onions, lettuce, and tomato on an Ancient Grain bun. 17
  • 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. 15
  • California Chicken Club Sandwich
    Chargrilled chicken breast, sliced avocado, bacon, Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato, and red pepper aioli, served on Detroit sourdough. 15
  • Brewery Tacos

    Three flour tortillas, blend of Mexican cheeses, shredded cabbage, and fresh salsa.  Choice of: Brisket, Pulled Pork,  or Grilled Chicken. 15

Soups

  • Beer Cheese Bisque
    Made with No Cars Allowed Cream Ale, topped with chopped kielbasa. 5
  • Soup of the Day
    Chef’s selection of house-made soup. 5

Desserts

  • Summer Escape
    Fluffy strawberry swirl cheesecake drizzled with lemon sweet cream. 8
  • Chocolate Lover’s Leap
    Rich and fudgy chocolate lava cake served warm with smooth, creamy Nutter Butter ice cream. 8
  • Turtle-misu
    Marscapone custard, layered with espresso-dipped Lady Fingers and dusted with cocoa powder. 8

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.   3.8%

  • Pedal Fast IPA

    Session IPA. Easy-drinking, crushable.   3.8%

  • Hoban Street Stout

    Light-bodied stout w/ espresso from Roaster Jack Coffee Co.   5.5%

  • Mackinac Summer Sour

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

  • 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.

  • Bike Basket Gin
  • Pedal 8.2 Vodka
  • Skull Cave Whiskey
  • Haldimand Bay Rum - New in 2021!
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