Gastro Pub


Little Traverse Inn Gastro Pub – Pub Grub with a Twist!

This isn’t just any eating establishment, this is a pub like you’ve never experienced with grub prepared with a twist to match!

From the moment you’re greeted like a long-lost friend, until you lean back in your chair completely content, you will bask in a unique dining treat that will leave you feeling like you’ve just visited the best English Pub right here in Michigan.

What is a Gastro Pub? A public house – or pub – often refers to the “local” hang out, that is licensed to serve an amazing variety of alcoholic beverages on the premises followed by pub grub with a twist!

Little Traverse Inn- Dinner Menu

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Smoked Salmon on Irish Soda Bread with chive butter
Regionally sourced smoked Salmon filet served on a tasty traditional Irish bread made with buttermilk and raisins garnished with our homemade chive butter

Onion Bhaji
A crisp and flavorful Indian inspired British staple that is delicately spiced with coriander and cumin, and served golden brown

Poppadums with Homemade Apple Tomato Chutney
A wafer thin East Indian Bread made with lentil flour served with our home made chutneys. YUM!

Scotch Egg
Our Scotch Egg is made from our exclusive “Banger” Sausage meat wrapped around a hard boiled farm fresh egg, served on a bed of greens with homemade whisky mustard sauce. Enjoy This little delicacy was made out of necessity in the Middle Ages by Scottish farmers and shepherds as a means of taking food out to the fields without having to return home for lunch. The scotch egg has now become a favorite pub meal.

Crispy Haggis Parcels
This delicious sausage dish is prepared with a captivating crunch and served with our whisky mustard sauce. During a trip to Scotland Gemma, my now 16 year old, fell in love with this traditional Scottish delicacy.

Baked Brie                                                                                                                                                                          Wonderful creamy Brie topped with a Homemade Red Onion Marmalade and served with toasted Focaccia Fingers and Celery Sticks

Asparagus Naan Bread Pizza (Seasonal)                                                                                                                                           Delicious Baked Naan Bread topped with Garlic Oil, Parmesan Béchamel Sauce and Mozzarella Cheese all finished off with Fresh Green Onions, Summer Squash and Asparagus.

Beer Battered Asparagus (Seasonal)                                                                                                                                                                              Lightly seasoned Asparagus spears dipped in our wonderful beer batter and delicately fried , served with sriracha ranch sauce. 

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Chili
This recipe, one of our favorites, it includes cubed steak and tomatillos all served in a nice spice — a slight divergence from the British Pub Grub, but a Leask household tradition.

Soup of the day                                                                                                                                                               Each day the Chef creates a new soup. Today it is Cheddar, Jalapeno and Bacon. It was Cream of Asparagus and before that a wonderful Morel and Onion Bisque. Come see and taste the next gastronomical delight

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Spinach Salad
Served with our homemade warm bacon dressing with mushrooms, onion and poached egg.

Grilled Ceaser
Grilled Romaine Heart served with English Muffin Croutons, black olives, sundried tomatoes and parmesan, all topped with our homemade ceaser dressing.

House Salad
Wedge with cherry tomatoes and house dressing.

Grilled Salmon Salad                                                                                                                                                         Grilled salmon filet nestled on seasoned fresh vegetables, goat cheese and tomatoes served with a citrus vinaigrette.

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Fish and Chips
The Inn version of this English Tradition features flakey cuts of the finest fish, gift wrapped in a Yorkshire Beer Batter and served with our signature double boiled, fresh cut, Inn Fries.

Shepherd’s Pie
This dish is as traditionally British and Irish as it comes. Our Shepherd’s Pie is a well seasoned casserole of tender lamb and hearty vegetables topped with herb infused mash potatoes and cheddar cheese. Tasty!

Cottage Pie
Just like a Shepherd’s pie, but made with beef.

Fish Pie                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          This other favorite from Northern England will truly make your mouth water—a combination of smoked whitefish, cod and shrimp sautéed in a delicious béchamel sauce laced with onion and mushrooms the topped with our seasoned mashed potatoes and panko breadcrumbs. Served with minted peas

Irish Lamb Stew (special)
A taste of Ireland. Nothing optimizes Irish Pub Grub better than a good Lamb Stew. Wash it down with a pint of Guinness and you will believe you’re sitting in Dublin. Someone get their fiddle!

Toad in the Hole
Yorkshire Pudding, Mash Potatoes, English Style Bangers & Traditional Onion Gravy. Yorkshire comfort food, at its best.

Steak and Ale Pie (special)
Home made from scratch. Our old family recipe of tender cuts and rich sauce neatly cradled in the flakiest of crusts

Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding (Saturday)
A northern English delight. Thinly sliced slow cooked Roast Beef served on top of a Yorkshire pudding, a fresh baked English bread soufflé, smothered in homemade onion gravy.

Chicken Tikka Masala
In India the word Tikka means pieces or bits. Chicken Tikka Masala is a delicious dish in which chicken, pre marinated in yoghurt and spices. is grilled and then added to a thick and creamy onion and tomato based sauce. At the inn we add a little coconut milk for a lovely sweet and smokey flavor. Chicken Tikka Masala is now England’s biggest selling dish, surpassing even Fish and Chips. It is Graeme’s favorite.

Lamb Vindaloo                                                                                                                                                                                                                            A wonderful and spicy dish from Southern and Central India. Tender marinated lamb served in a zesty sauce seasoned with red chilies, mustard seed, cumin, coriander, paprika, turmeric, cayenne pepper and cinnamon. Served as a tasty stew with potatoes, naan bread and pickled vegetables

Byriani                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             This tasty and spicy Kashmiri offering is a spinach, onion and tomato based stew, seasoned with a number of great aromatic spices and dried Kashmiri chiles. Choose to add Chicken Tikka or Shrimp for a dish designed just for you

Homemade Mac & Cheese                                                                                                                                        Keeping up with our motto of “Pub Grub with a twist”, we know you will enjoy the Inn’s version of Mac & Cheese – four cheeses, prosciutto, pickled jalapenos and panko bread crumbs.

Burger Corner                                                                                                                                                                         You can choose between 3 of the tastiest burgers around. All burgers are made with a 1/2lb patty of fine choice ground beef. House Burger Pickled Jalapeno Mayonnaise, Canadian Bacon, Aged Swiss, Greens and a fried egg.                                                     BBQ Burger Patty stuffed with Jalapeno, Cheddar Cheese, Bacon and topped with Canadian Bacon, Aged Swiss, Greens and our homemade BBQ sauce.                                                                                                                                           Chutney Burger Patty stuffed with Jalapeno, Cheddar Cheese and Bacon, topped with Canadian Bacon, Aged Swiss, Greens and our homemade Apple and Tomato Chutney

Sirloin Tips                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dry rubbed, top sirloin prepared to order and served with a roasted butter demi-glace, our sautéed leek and roasted garlic mash potatoes and seasonal vegetable or our signature French fries   

Filet Mignon                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Thinly sliced Filet drizzled with a garlic and mushroom red wine reduction served with seasoned mash potatoes and vegetables

Salmon Bridie (Special)                                                                                                                                                         This wonderful Scottish delicacy is a favorite when on special. A delicately seasoned salmon Fillet is wrapped in a flaky filo pastry and served with a cream dill sauce and seasonal vegetables.

Salmon                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           We prepare many different salmon dishes and highlight a different dish each day, the Salmon Bridie being one of them. Please ask your server about today’s offering.

Parmesan Crusted Whitefish                                                                                                                                                                                      This Up North delicacy will not disappoint—well seasoned broiled whitefish served with our seasoned mashed potatoes and sautéed vegetables.

Walleye                                                                                                                                                                                   We prepare many different Walleye dishes and highlight a different dish each day. Perhaps it will be Honey Crusted during your visit or maybe Broiled with a garlic aioli. Please ask your server about today’s offering.

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Sticky Toffee Pudding
Nothing says English dessert like sticky toffee pudding, a steamed dessert consisting of a very moist sponge cake, made with finely chopped dates, infused with a toffee sauce. May we suggest some homemade custard or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Fresh Fruit Crumble with Warm Custard
Another old family recipe. Please ask your server what the crumble of the day is.

Gooey Chocolate Pudding with Vanilla Ice Cream
Pure decadence but oh so good.

Pavlova (Seasonal)
A baked meringue topped with fresh fruit and homemade whipped cream .

Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce
A recipe of dried fruits and homemade bread, lightly spiced, served up with a shot of whiskey sauce.

Butterscotch Banana Split                                                                                                                                                           Caramelized Bananas topped with homemade Butterscotch sauce, Vanilla ice cream , Fresh whipped cream and a cherry.

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Mac and Cheese

Grilled Cheese

Naan Bread Pizza

Nessie Nuggets and Fries

Bangers and Mash

Kids Fish and Chips

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Fall Hours

Open Tuesday through Sunday

Tuesday & Wednesday open at 4.00pm

Thursday through Sunday open at noon

Dinner menu starts at 4.30pm

Kitchen closes 9pm daily except Sunday at 8.30pm