Open for Dine-In, Al Fresco, Carryout, and Curbside Pickup

June 6, 2020

Following Michigan’s Safe Start Plan for Northern Michigan on May 22, Sleder’s welcomed its first al fresco diners on the patio and poured its first draft beers at the 138-year-old bar since March 15. Then on May 30th, Sleder’s welcomed back it first indoor diners!

While we operate at 50% capacity per Michigan’s Safe Start order, Sleder’s is open 7 days a week and is still offering Carryout and Curbside Pickup in addition to full-service dining.

Current Hours

  • Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 11:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Sunday 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Due to ongoing operational changes during the Safe Start order, our hours may vary. We expect to resume longer hours later in June. Most items are also again available on our regular menu with some exceptions. Call us at 231-947-9213 with any questions or to order carryout or curbside pickup. We are happy to accommodate you!

Safe Start!

When you visit us for full-service dining, you can expect the same casual and nostalgic atmosphere that has made Sleder’s a Traverse City classic, though with the addition of safety measures for the ongoing prevention of Covid-19. For now, fewer tables and no seating at the bar helps to create open walkways through the tavern in order to allow required social distancing and also to help those who order takeout to come and go safely. All staff will be wearing masks.

Important: As mandated by the State, all who enter must wear masks and keep them on while moving through the restaurant. Masks may come off once you are seated at your table. Our goal is for you to enjoy your dining experience while feeling safe and welcome. We too share the wish for normalcy but also realize the need to provide a safe working and dining environment that protects those with high-risk health conditions. As these protocols are still new, we ask for your cooperation, understanding, and patience.

Thank you!

From the oldest, continuously operating restaurant in Michigan, a deep-hearted thank you goes out to those friends who ordered maybe a little more Sleder’s takeout than usual these past months. We do appreciate your continued support! And to those who found us for the first time through the efforts of some amazing community members and social media groups who asked people to support local, small businesses, we thank you so much! We’re grateful, as well, to our friends, family, and the whole Sleder’s crew who encouraged us, waited with us, and guided our steps forward–We love you. Join us in raising a glass to all these good folks and to those who came before us–whose perseverance kept Sleder’s open even during Michigan’s 13 “dry years” of prohibition–Their legacy lights our path forward and gives us hope for more memories and good times to come at Sleder’s Family Tavern! Cheers!


  1. Comment by Gina Prater

    Gina Prater Author

    July 26, 2020 at 3:48 pm

    are you currently taking reservations or is it first come , first serve ?

    • Comment by Randolph @Sleders

      Randolph @Sleders Author

      August 27, 2020 at 7:12 am

      Thank you for your question, Gina. We do not take reservations. We are first come, first serve.

  2. Comment by Robert Demencius

    Robert Demencius Author

    June 14, 2020 at 9:11 am

    Are you offering inside lunch this week ?

    • Comment by Randolph @Sleders

      Randolph @Sleders Author

      June 14, 2020 at 9:18 am

      Hi, thanks for asking! Yes, we are serving lunch inside the tavern on Sunday 12:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. and Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 11:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m. On Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, our current hours are 4:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.


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