Sleder’s Celebrates the Next Generation of Ownership

By Chrissine Cairns, December 19, 2019 Deb Cairns hands the Sleder’s keys to her son, Ryan Cox: (L-R) Megan Cox, Ryan Cox, Deb Cairns, and Brian Cairns,   Sleder’s Family Tavern, Michigan’s oldest continuously operating restaurant, has announced that its 138th year will begin with new owners. On December 31, 2019, Brian and Deb Cairns, who have owned the tavern since 1992, are selling the [...]

Happy Holidays!

Sleder’s Holiday Hours Sunday, December 22, 2019: 12 noon – 6:00 p.m. (closing early for staff Christmas party) Tuesday, December 24, 2019: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (closing early for Christmas eve) Wednesday, December 25, 2019: Closed all day for Christmas We will be open usual hours on New Years Eve, Tuesday, December 31, 2019 and New Years Day, Wednesday, January 1, 2020: 11:00 a.m. […]

Happy Father’s Day!

Sleder's Family Tavern wishes all the dads in your life a grand and memorable Father's Day, and if you're a dad, we celebrate you too!  Happy Father's Day!                           

Impossible! Sleder’s Now Serving a Plant-Based Burger!

Update September 16, 2019: The nation-wide shortage is over, and Sleder’s is again serving the Impossible Burger! Update June 5, 2019: High demand for the Impossible Burger has led to a national shortage, and now it’s on backorder. We will serve the Beyond Burger in the meantime, and as soon as possible, we’ll again serve the Impossible! Sleder’s Family Tavern is famous for its award-winning […]

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Sleder’s!

Join us for a fun St. Patrick's Day on Sunday, March 17 at Sleder's! The tavern is decorated for St. Patrick's Day, so come enjoy a Guinness and homestyle meal at the tavern this weekend. On Sunday, we will be serving our classic, Irish-American Corned Beef and Cabbage Boiled Dinner from noon until 9 pm. Sunday, on the porch at 5:00 pm, the phenomenal Steel [...]

A Boiled Dinner for St. Pat’s, 3 March Concerts, & Our Famous Fish Fry – OH MY!

Over here on Randolph Street, our snowbanks are deep, but our spirits are even higher with our classic Corned Beef & Cabbage Boiled Dinner on the menu for St. Patrick's Day, three concerts on the March calendar, and our Fish Fry is being featured on THE FOX 94.3 FM as one of "the best Fish Dishes anywhere"!   MARCH CONCERTS ON THE PORCH We have three [...]

Welcome to Sleder’s Family Tavern, Est. 1882

Our friends from Traverse City Tourism recently visited the tavern and captured the nostalgic and family-friendly atmosphere here at Sleder’s. The footage highlights some of our delicious menu items while our very own Megan Cox, one of the family members behind this family-driven establishment, tells about the Sleder’s history and our enchanting moose, Randolph. Special thanks to our friendly staff and lovely patrons who are also featured in this clip. We hope you all enjoy this look inside Sleder’s Family Tavern. We look forward to seeing you here soon.

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Romance on Randolph

How about a night out at the most nostalgic and legendary tavern in northern Michigan? Bring your sweetheart or favorite someone to Sleder's this Valentine's Day. We'll have a Special Valentine's Menu for you. Two Three-Course Dinners for $50. Between 2/1 and 2/13, a 10% off coupon for the Special Valentine's Menu is available at the tavern. A la carte pricing will also be available [...]

“Good Will is Good Business” and Good Music!

The Sleder’s motto, “Good will is good business” is credited to Polly Sleder (nee Kluzak, 1888 – 1967).  Polly was the daughter-in-law of Vencil M. Sleder (1850-1904), the Bohemian immigrant who founded Sleder’s in 1882.  When Polly was running the tavern and sold a case of beer, she’d throw in a double shot and a beer for free.  In the 1930s during prohibition, Polly and Louis […]

Happy New Year 2019 & Thank you!

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2019! Sleder's Family Tavern wishes you a joyful and bountiful new year.  We hope wherever this year takes you that you always find your way back to Sleder's where folks have been coming for good food, good drink, and conversation since 1882. In between visits to the tavern, our website is a good place to stay connected. Subscribers to the blog at [...]
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