In Concert June 2: John Gorka with Special Guest Lynn Miles

Sleder's Family Tavern is pleased to announce a very special evening of music as the 2018-19 On the Porch Concert Series concludes with a dual concert featuring Red House Recording artist, John Gorka. with his special guest, Lynn Miles.   John Gorka is a gifted singer/songwriter whose shows combine songs and stories that touch your heart with whimsical observations about life.  He enchants an audience.  [...]

Dennis Palmer CD Release Party, May 19

Sleder’s Family Tavern is pleased to announce Leelanau singer-songwriter, Dennis Palmer, will be performing on the porch May 19th at 4 pm.  The concert is a CD Release Party for Palmer’s latest recording, Untethered, and everyone who buys a ticket to the concert will receive a free copy!  Dennis will be joined by several great guest musicians during the performance. Palmer has released five CDs […]

Stella! Mother’s Day Concert, May 12

Sleder's is pleased to announce a special Mother's Day Concert featuring the music of Stella!, a talented trio of women who combine songwriting with three-part harmonies and fine musicianship on guitar, banjo, bass, and percussion.  This collaboration creates the music of Stella! and their music will surely bring some Mother's Day Magic to the Sleder's Porch.  The show is set for Sunday May 12th, 2019 [...]

Impossible! Sleder’s Now Serving a Plant-Based 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 burgers, and now our burger menu includes the savory, plant-based Impossible Burger.  This 1/4 lb. meatless […]

Bill Staines Spring Concert with Opening Act: The Dūges, March 31

Sleder’s Family Tavern is pleased to announce the next concert in its On the Porch Concert Series featuring Red House Recording artist, Bill Staines.  Bill has been making his performances in Northern Michigan an annual rite of spring.  His touring up north started in 1994, and he has been part of Sleder’s On the Porch Concert Series since 1998.  This March will mark his 25th […]

The Joe Wilson Trio in Concert, Jan. 27

Sleder's Tavern is pleased to announce The Joe Wilson Trio will be kicking off the 2019 On the Porch Concert Series.  Joe, playing the Dobro guitar, will be joined by two of Northern Michigan's finest acoustic musicians, Don Julin (mandolin) and Kevin Gills (bass).  The trio will perform original tunes off their 2018 album, Green Street, which aims to showcase "elite instrumentalism in acoustic music" [...]

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 [...]

Happy Thanksgiving!

  Sleder’s Family Tavern will be closed on November 22, 2018 for Thanksgiving. To your family from ours and on behalf of the Sleder’s staff, Happy Thanksgiving!   

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 […]

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!  […]

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