Growling stomachs can hamper stealth operations, spoil belly dances, and, in extreme cases, induce dogs to attack. Quiet whimpering tummy tones with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of seafood, steaks, drinks, and more at Old Channel Inn, located on Old Channel Trail 7 miles outside of Montague.
A local fixture since the early 1900s, Old Channel Inn serves up a menu focusing on seafood and American edibles in a rustic lakeside environment. Give pressing hunger matters immediate attention with a starter of clam strips ($7.75), or opt for onion rings ($3.50) clad in delectable fried armor that makes them both inviting to taste buds and impervious to attack by other snacks. Most of the main coursery— including the walleye, which comes lightly breaded and deep-fried to a golden brown ($16.95)—is served with salad and a choice of potato or vegetable. Those more interested in bites of bovine bliss can avail themselves of the prime rib, which is cooked to order and served with au jus ($16.95). Pasta primavera ($11.95) caters to meat-free oral environments, and an assortment of hand-friendly sandwiches, such as a classic reuben ($7.95) or OCI turkey club ($7.95), allows diners to carry on conversations with their silverware uninterrupted.
Gullets are greased with the libationary temptations of a full bar, including an array of wines and such as Sundog Amber Ale from Michigan malt-slinger New Holland Brewing. Old Channel Inn’s charming dining room provides rustic protection from the elements with a stone fireplace and antler-laden ceiling lamps. Stocked bookshelves complete the homey feeling and serve as a resource for acquiring argument-settling facts or reading aloud to the wait staff.
- Whatever you order will be well prepared and flavorful (believe me, I have had many dishes there) and it makes for a nice evening. – Thomas W., Yelp, 1/8/09
- The Old Channel Inn is a wonderful place to dine. Food is always excellent and service is outstanding. It's like a step back in time with the wood paneling and fireplace with built in bookshelves. – Karen, Yahoo! Travel