Jason Meade, Executive Chef
I have been creating great food for over 20 years. We have created an eclectic menu with some excellent dishes. What’s my favorite? The Bourbon Flat Iron Steak, because I enjoy creating sauces and marinades that pop with flavor. In the little free-time I have during the busy season, I like to work in my yard and I can’t wait for football season to start. Go Blue! If I had to tell you one thing to do on Mackinac Island, I would say go out and be in nature at its finest. Get away from the hustle and bustle and walk the trails.
Mike Rose, General Manager
I have been in food service for 49 years - managing a restaurant for 15 years and then 34 years working for Gordon Food Service where my time was split between sales and product marketing. Using my experience in guiding customers to be successful was a passion and I hope to bring this same passion here to help maximize the experience for our guests. Treating everyone with respect is the key. When I am not at the restaurant, you’ll find me fishing, hunting, boating and spending time with my grandkids. I am a bit of a saw dust maker, also. I have spent a lot of time on the Island through the years. For years we would come at least a couple of weekends every summer and hang out with our friends and family. I like to interact with the people on the island, whether they are the tourists, the residents or the other business operators. My father-in-law is Butch Walters and is the original owner of the Mustang Lounge so it’s great to connect with the 'old timers' and talk about the history of the good old days on the island. Reading the Town Crier is always great, too.
Wally Arenas, Front of House and Bar Manager
I have over 25 years of experience in hospitality - seven years of running teams doing restaurant openings and the last fifteen managing restaurants and fine dining. When you come in and want to order my favorite cocktail, a classic Old Fashioned is probably my favorite drink to make. I love to play sports. I grew up playing just about everything, but these days golf, racquet ball and tennis are what I play when I can. There is so much to love about the island, but I think I enjoy the quiet the most. I like taking the walk around the perimeter and hiking the 70 miles of trails in the middle of the island.
Lunch: Casual fare served 11am to 4pm daily.
Dinner: Upscale selections served in a casual atmosphere 4pm to 9pm nightly. Cocktails are served until 10pm nightly.