Freighters Eatery & Taproom

$$ • American
25–35 min
  • Munchies and Starters

  • Specialty Soups

  • Michigan Greens

  • Famous Mac and Cheese

  • Grilled, Stacked, or Stuffed

  • Burgers

  • Purposefully Prepared Entrees

Munchies and Starters

Southwest Nachos
Waffle fries, marinated chicken, melted cheese sauce, jalapenos, fresh pico, and cilantro sour cream.
Spinach Artichoke Dip
Dip with spinach, artichoke, cheese blend, served with a side of fresh tomato salsa, sour cream, and warm tortilla chips.
BBQ Pork Nachos
BBQ pulled pork, fresh pico, and melted Monterey Jack cheese served on tortilla chips and topped with cilantro and sour cream.
Maple Mustard Fried Pickles
Beer battered fried dill pickles topped with whole grain maple-mustard sauce.
Flash Fried Calamari
Steak cut calamari, spinach, red peppers, and ginger beurre blanc.
Meat and Cheese Board
Chef’s selection of Midwest cheese and artisan cured meats, accompanied with house made preserves and toasted baguette

Specialty Soups

Blue Water Chili
sweet & spicy beef chili with bacon, crumbled Italian sausage, crushed tomatoes and Michigan made craft beer with lots of beans and brisket

Michigan Greens

Freighters House
Mixed greens, bleu cheese, strawberries, apples, Traverse city dried cherries, cinnamon raisin bread croutons, toasted pecans, and cherry-maple vinaigrette.
Mesa Chopped
Chopped lettuce, blackened chicken, grilled sweet corn, red peppers, white Cheddar, fried garbanzo beans, tortilla crisps, and chipotle ranch dressing.
Classic Caesar
Chopped lettuce, shredded parmesan, french bread croutons, and creamy caesar dressing.
BLT Wedge
iceberg lettuce, crumbled bleu, apple wood smoked bacon bits, French bread croutons, oven-roasted tomatoes, bleu cheese dressing

Famous Mac and Cheese

House Mac and Cheese
Cavatappi noodles, bold white five cheese blend, and fried parmesan.
Loaded Mac and Cheese
Cavatappi noodles, bold white five cheese blend, smoked chicken, sweet peas, asparagus, cherry tomatoes with baked Cheddar bread crumbs, and fried parmesan.
Lobster Mac and Cheese
Cavatappi noodles, bold white five cheese blend, poached Maine lobster, sweet peas, roasted corn, old bay bread crumbs, fresh herbs, and fried parmesan.

Grilled, Stacked, or Stuffed

BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich
Michigan slow-cooked tender BBQ pork, topped with sweet crispy noodle slaw, Cheddar with house-made chips
Perch Sandwich
Michigan craft beer battered perch with chopped lettuce, sliced tomato, tartar sauce on a toasted bun with house-made potato chips
Fish Tacos
Michigan craft beer battered fish, fresh pico, white Cheddar, sweet crispy noodle slaw, and cilantro sour cream with tortilla chips.
Mesa Chicken Wrap
Blackened chicken, chopped lettuce, grilled sweet corn, and red peppers, white Cheddar, fried garbanzo beans, chipotle ranch dressing in a flour tortilla with house-made potato chips
Crispy Chicken Sandwich
beer battered chicken breast tossed in house-made southwest ranch with crispy bacon, lettuce and sliced tomato on brioche with house-made potato chips
Braised bull
Tender chuck roast, slow braised with pepperoncini and Italian tomatoes on toasted French bread with fried pickles, served with house made potato chips.


The Freight Burger
USDA choice ground chuck, tomato, lettuce, and shredded dill pickle with salt and pepper fries.
Lumberjack Burger
USDA choice ground chuck, applewood smoked bacon, crispy onion straws, smoked gouda cheese, maple-bourbon sauce with salt, and pepper fries
Diablo Burger
USDA choice chipotle spiced ground chuck, bacon, pepper jack, crispy onions straws, ancho-chili aioli with salt, and pepper fries.
Michigan Turkey Burger
Michigan ground turkey, roasted corn elotes, pepper jack cheese, lettuce, tomato with salt, and pepper fries.

Purposefully Prepared Entrees

The Zip Chick
Lightly breaded chicken breast cooked in detroit zip sauce with white wine, butter, tomato, artichoke hearts, capers, mushrooms, and snap peas with chef's mashed potatoes.
Beer Battered Chicken Strips
Michigan craft beer battered chicken strips with salt and pepper fries. Served with your choice of sauce.
Hand Cut New York Strip
12oz. USDA NY strip, char-grilled with garlic butter, chefs mashed potatoes, and seasonal vegetables.
Bourbon-Maple Grilled Salmon
Fresh grilled atlantic salmon topped with a maple-bourbon glaze with chef's mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables.
Parmesan Crusted Whitefish
Parmesan and panko crusted lake superior whitefish, mashed potatoes, and seasonal vegetables with lemon butter.
Fish and Chips
Michigan craft beer battered fish with waffle fries and tartar sauce.
Galley Perch
Perch golden fried, served with seasoned fries, vegetable, and tartar sauce.
Freighters Shrimp Linguine
pan roasted garlic shrimp tossed with pasta, sun dried tomatoes, asparagus and tomato cream, finished wih fresh basil and parmesan breadcrumbs
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