3 Courses for $50/person
* 2 hour limit on reservations
A little more than 100 years ago, a quaint country inn on the shores of a pristine Northern Michigan lake opened its doors to travelers who trekked for hundreds of miles to enjoy the beauty of the jewel that lay before them – Walloon Lake.
Called Fern Cottage, the Inn was a destination for many visitors and also served as a docking point for the steamboats that would take the travelers to hotels or to their cottages on the lake. Renamed the Walloon Lake Inn in 1981, the Inn operated as a bed and breakfast as well as a restaurant.
Today the Walloon Lake Inn is a unique upscale restaurant, which was totally renovated in 2014. It is a popular destination for people seeking a unique dining experience with a reputation of fantastic food, lovely atmosphere and superb service.
Chef Mike DeMarco was born in Long Island, New York and grew up with a passion for food heavily influenced along the East Coast. He graduated with a culinary degree from Fort Lauderdale Art Institute, later bringing his talents north. Mike has proven his abilities through Boyne USA resorts and fine dining establishments such as Sage restaurant in Petoskey. He is currently building quite the life for himself and his lovely family here in Northern Michigan. He loves to be outside in nature as much as possible, and enjoys long walks with his dogs. But mostly he loves being a chef and feels like he gets to spend his life doing exactly what he wants to do; something we all strive for. Mike has the best can-do attitude around and is eager to give our guests exactly what they are looking for. We are fortunate and excited to have him leading our team!
Melissa Ogden was born in Northern Michigan. Her early roots of employment began in the restaurant industry at the age of 14 and she quickly discovered her niche. With a strong passion for customer service, she excelled to leadership positions in every restaurant she worked for. She enjoys the close proximity of Walloon Lake and has invested her career to the growth and opportunity of our little village. She fell in love with Walloon so much that her husband is now a valuable asset through employment in the village as well. With 25 years of restaurant experience in Northern Michigan, Melissa is a General Manager who understands just what guests are looking for when they come to dine at the Walloon Lake Inn.