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During your stay in Traverse City, get to know locals by visiting classic establishments that have been owned and operated for decades. Sleder’s Family Tavern is one such location that has been running in Traverse City since 1882. It is the oldest continuously operating restaurant in Michigan. What makes Sleder’s such a joy to visit is the family-style dining, casual atmosphere, and historic décor seen throughout the restaurant. Take a look at what awaits you at Sleder’s:

Menu for Everything

Sleder’s has just about everything you could hope to find at a locally owned restaurant. That includes tasty appetizers, soups, and salads that will help get any meal started. Basket combos include your favorite fried foods like chicken fingers, cod, smelt, shrimp, and more on top of a big ol’ heaping of house-made French fries. There is also over 10 different sandwiches to choose from along with the made-to-order hamburgers; each burger is ground fresh daily, so do not expect any frozen burgers at Sleder’s! Last but certainly not least is the fine selection of dinner entrees including steak, pacific cod, BBQ chicken, and more. Don’t worry, there is even a kids’ menu that lets young children get in on the fun too.

On the Porch Music Series

Check out some of the finest live musicians to take the stage in Traverse City for Sleder’s On the Porch music series. Performances are monthly from September through May on Sleder’s porch, an indoor, Victorian-style dining room. Tickets for the nationally, internationally, and locally acclaimed singer-songwriter concerts range from $20-$30. You can purchase tickets online at

Finding Sleder’s

Make sure to dine in at Sleder’s Family Tavern the next time you are visiting Traverse City. The restaurant and saloon can be found at 717 Randolph St. Sleder’s Family Tavern is open all year, seven days a week: Fridays and Saturdays from 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM, Sundays from 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM, and Monday through Thursday from 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM. During the winter, the weekday hours are 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM. Reach out for any questions by dialing 231-947-9213, emailing, or visiting

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