A Most Legendary Restaurant (and Moose!)
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In restaurant news on February 6, 2018, Full Service Restaurant (FSR) Magazine, named Sleder's Family Tavern among "21 of the Most Legendary Restaurants in America." Sleder's is extremely honored to be recognized. We thank our patrons, especially, for continuously coming back, bringing their friends and families, and for making Sleder's such a treasured and fun tradition in our community, around Michigan, and across the nation. Follow the link to read about all 21 legendary restaurants. We are in good company! Find the piece on Sleder's from FSR Flavor Columnist, Danny Klein copied below.
21 of the Most Legendary Restaurants in America
Traverse City, Michigan
YEAR OPENED: 1882
OWNERS: Deb and Brian Cairns
CUISINE: Burgers, Mexican, Perch, and Smelt
SALES: $1.5 million
AVERAGE CHECK: $15
Sleder’s began in the heart of what was once known as Slabtown, a working class neighborhood in Traverse City, Michigan. It has remained a staple of the area’s culinary community since 1882. Its décor is as recognizable as its mahogany bar, which is the biggest in town and a well-trafficked hangout for Red Wings games and all things Michigan football. Numerous hunting trophies and stuffed animals decorate the walls at Sleder’s, and many patrons kiss a moose named Randolph for good luck. The “On the Porch” Concert Series has hosted renowned musical acts for over 20 years.