As a member of the Joe Bologna restaurant portfolio, Wildwood Friendly Tavern serves up fresh, local cuisine inside a rustic, Michigan-themed establishment that pays homage to William E. Scripps Wildwood Farm in Lake Orion, Michigan. Towering onion rings, gooey pizzas, and juicy burgers adorn tables for dinner, light night snacks, and vampire breakfasts, as kitchen flames often flicker until midnight. Seasonal Michigan products weave themselves into most dishes, including fried Gielow pickles from Lexingon, Eastern Market beef, and flaky Great Lakes perch. Fueled by local brew from Bell's and Frankenmuth Brewery, patrons delight in Keno, drink in six screens of Michigan sports broadcasts, nod heads to live music, or test auctioneering skills at weekly open mic nights. Rustic furniture—produced by Moon Valley in Clarkston—showcases Upper Peninsula–sourced cedar, booths, and tables amid a 14-seat bedrock granite bar.
The chefs at Russo's Gourmet Pizza bake hearty signature pizzas with a full spectrum of fresh, colorful toppings. Each of the 15 signature delicacies features its own blend of sauces and ingredients, and may sit atop a choice of four varieties of pizza crust including sesame seed, butter parmesan, garlic, and Cajun. To prevent regulars from sprouting pepperoni on their chests, Russo's Gourmet Pizza also crafts traditional Italian entrees such as vegetable lasagna and chicken parmesan. Intricate salads feature ingredients such as dried cherries and gorgonzola cheese, and gluten-free pizza and vegetarian options accommodate patrons with special diets. The pie menagerie offers delivery service seven days each week, preventing pizzas from getting lost while rolling to homes on their own.