Happy Fourth of July 2018!

Happy Fourth of July from your friends at Sleder’s Family Tavern in Traverse City!   Independence Day will be jam packed with events in Traverse City.  See the full list on the National Cherry Festival webpage here: https://www.cherryfestival.org/events. The Fourth of July Fireworks in Traverse City are from 10:30 pm – 11:30 pm at Open Space Park.  Sleder’s serves dinner from 5 pm – 10 pm tonight.  […]

Sleder’s FAQ

Happy Cherry Festival 2018! Welcome to Sleder’s Family Tavern.  We are located in Little Bohemia, the historic westside neighborhood locally referred to as “Slabtown” for its wood-slab homes that evoke Traverse City’s sawmill past.  Sleder’s original owner, Vencel Sleder, a master wheelwright, built Sleder’s with the help of fellow Bohemian woodworkers.  Working only on Sundays, their day off from the local sawmills, the men spent […]

Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads from Sleder’s Family Tavern!

The Perfect Porch for Party Season

Party season has begun!  Graduations, weddings, receptions, reunions, and the glorious longer days of almost-summer have many local Northern Michiganders already busy hosting guests and welcoming home those who have been away.  Some haven’t been home since the holidays.  For others, it’s been since last summer.  Still more haven’t been Up North since the last family wedding.  Welcome back!  Welcome home!  And to those experiencing […]

Memorial Day Weekend Reflections From Randolph Street

Memorial Day weekend is upon us, and boaters, bikers, hikers, beachcombers, and restaurant-goers are rediscovering their favorite places in Traverse.  The bay may feel like it was frozen only yesterday, but with air temps reaching the 90s, many legs will wade in deep.  You’ll find refreshment at Sleder’s too, of course!  Come on in, unplug, eat well, and have a cold one in good company.  […]

North on US-31: Family Dining at Sleder’s

The nostalgic atmosphere, parlor chairs, mahogany bar, booths, and historic photographs create the perfect setting for hearty, family dining and intimate conversation. At Sleder’s, we pride ourselves on our history and neighborhood, our moose and friendly full service, and our diverse menu with something for everyone.  Eat Your Way from Mackinaw to Manistee: Summer’s Restaurant Road via the Northern Express lists Sleder’s Family Tavern among the “must-visit classic restaurants.” We agree!  […]

Happy Mother’s Day!

Celebrate Mother’s Day at Michigan’s oldest restaurant, Sleder’s Family Tavern!  We promise mom will love the menu, the historic decor, and our special Mother’s Day concert on the porch at 3pm.  Concert tickets are available in advance  for $20 or at the door for $25.  Or dine with us in the main barroom where there is a handsome moose to kiss for luck!  From our […]

Spring Finale Show: Cameron Blake with Ethan Lucas and Max Brown

Sleder’s spectacular On the Porch Music Series is planning a very special concert for its final show of the 2018 season. Cameron Blake will be performing songs from his new album, Fear Not, a courageous and intimate collection of songs that takes you on a journey to places far and wide, within and without.  Reviewers praise the CD as “exquisitely poetic” (Huffington Post), “emotionally stirring” (American Songwriter), […]

Celebrate Mother’s Day with Scottish Music Duo, McKasson & McDonald

Sleder’s Family Tavern is delighted to announce a Mother’s Day performance with the music of Scotland featuring McKasson and McDonald.  This compelling and creative duo, Ryan McKasson, a Scottish fiddle player, and Eric McDonald, a vocalist and guitarist, captures the heart of an audience and seemingly carries it back to the Highlands and Heather of Scotland.  The duo will be playing songs from their new CD, […]

A Fool’s Paradise of Music With Adair Correll and the “Older Than Dirt Boys” Band, April 29

Sleder’s Family Tavern is delighted to announce the next performance in the On the Porch Music Series: Adair Correll and the “Older than Dirt Boys” Band.  This performance will be a release party for their CD, On My Bucket List, which captures Adair’s wit and wisdom of a life filled with music.  Adair’s songs are a blend of humor and real life experiences woven together with thought […]

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