Friday Food Fest – Honey Creek Inn, Cannonsburg, Michigan

Honey Creek InnEvery Friday I want to highlight a really cool restaurant that I’ve been to recently.

The Honey Creek Inn is one of my favorite restaurants – we went there with some friends last week and really enjoyed the laid back atmosphere. Located in Cannonsburg Village in the Northeast area of Kent County – it is an old fashioned highway tavern full of oak wood (ceilings, floors and booths) which calls up the image of stepping back in time.

We went on a Monday night and savored the special ” two 8 oz. Sizzler Dinners for $10.99″  – what a great bargain and good food beside.  Tuesday is Taco night (Two Taco Tuesdays for $7.95, Wednesday is 1 lb. Alaskan King Crab Legs for $11.95 and Thursday is their famous BBQ Ribs for $12.95.   Our Sizzlers were served with French Fries and fresh veggies and were really more than we could eat – highly recommended.  Usually when we are not buying the specials I have the blue cheese crusted whitefish –  Oooooo – So Good!

Lots of interesting beer on tap – full bar – great atmosphere –  You really should try it.  When our children were little we used to take them here because it’s pretty noisy and we didn’t have to worry about them disturbing anyone.  Twenty plus years ago we were able to keep our kids amused because they had a wooden hand hockey game (it was pretty old even for that time) the kids loved to play.  It has been replaced with more booths – but the memories remain.  

You’ve got to drive over and experience the ambiance of Cannonsburg itself.  There are a number of “Family Members” to the Honey Creek Inn – all of which are located conveniently next to or across from each other where Honey Creek Rd. meets Cannonsburg Road.  The other options to visit all revolve around food:  The Grist Mill is a converted gas station – ok, it still has gas – but the food inside is great.  We will drive from miles away to do “breakfast” at the Grist Mill – it is very small and there are not too many seats – so get there early.

The Cannonsburg Bottle Shop is a turn of the century type liquor store – will a great selection of beer, wine and liquor to choose from.  You expect to see Wyatt Earp step up the cash register any minute.

An unbelievable meat selection intrigues you at the Butcher Shop (located in the Grist mill) – ready to prepare meats – plus sandwiches and deli – oh, my – way too much to choose from.  We spent a really long time after breakfast looking at all the gourmet groceries, meats, and spices you could buy at this cool little store.

Festival is coming!  July 31, 2010 is the date for the biannual festival in the village of Cannonsburg.  Get that date on your calendar and plan on bringing the family for a great day of FOOD, entertainment and fun.

If you are thinking about visiting the Honey Creek Inn or one of their sister establishments in Cannonsburg – be aware that there is some construction starting the first week of May through