The local

The local Locally owned and dedicated to providing fresh quality food!
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06/02/2020

Today’s specials will be coney dog, or chili cheese fries!! Stop by or call in an order!!

I thought we could all use a little joy right now. This cutie pie makes me swoon with love. Never has mean things to say...
05/29/2020

I thought we could all use a little joy right now. This cutie pie makes me swoon with love. Never has mean things to say and has unconditional love. We could all take a little something away from how this big guy looks at life. Happy with a treat, ear rubs, and kisses from his momma. Brings a smile to your face just looking at that drool. 😊

05/27/2020

Hi everyone. I’m going to take a minute to address a rumor. The only reason I am is because it is true. The kitchen staff is not and will not wear a mask. Not just because it’s hot but because we work over an open flame and the thought of something flammable on my face seems like a bad idea. My face may not be something everyone likes but i would like to keep it from catching fire. If you have never worked in a commercial kitchen please refrain from your opinions. If you don’t like this than you are more than welcome to eat else where. Eating out at a restaurant is a choice. No I don’t want to hear your reasoning on why I should because it will not change my mind. Sorry if this makes anyone upset and they feel they can no longer come to my restaurant. I have a very clean kitchen with already high standards of disinfecting and cleaning. I promise we are not back there coughing or doing anything to your meal. My kitchen is open for everyone to see and watch us anytime. Again I’m sorry if you don’t want to come eat here but it’s a choice.

Come in and get yourself one of our coffee mugs!!! 20$ a mug and the refills when you bring it back are 1/2 off!!
05/26/2020

Come in and get yourself one of our coffee mugs!!! 20$ a mug and the refills when you bring it back are 1/2 off!!

05/24/2020

Good morning! I want to remind everyone that we will be closed on Monday’s. Like not just this Monday but like all the Monday’s! I just do not have enough staff for 7 days. This may change in time. Have a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day.

05/23/2020

Thank you everyone for a great day! Everyone was very kind and happy to be out and dining in the sun. Slower than years past but we are okay with that. We are hoping it’s because people are being cautious and responsible. Lord knows we don’t want another shut down. So cheers to another day!

05/22/2020

We are open!! Come get a take out or dine on our patio!

05/21/2020

We are ready to open tomorrow! Please be kind and patient. We have seating outside to accommodate people. Some of our staff hasn’t worked in months so we may be a little rusty. We are also training some new kids so please be kind to them. If I feel your not being kind and patient to my staff over this holiday weekend or anytime during this ever changing rules I will ask you to leave. My staff is your server not your servant. Thank you and enjoy your weekend.

05/19/2020

We will be closed Wednesday the 20. I know short notice but I’m feeling really overwhelmed trying to get things ready for Friday. So we are going to take tomorrow to get our poop in a group! My favorite saying! I want to feel more confident about heading I to this weekend and beyond. Thank you all for your support and realizing I’m somewhat of a one man band. But with with help of some amazing friends we will pull this off! Thank you Brian lark for helping me! Thank you Cassie Hairiston for help me and my beautiful kids Javen and Ciale.

05/18/2020

Heck yeah! We get to open Friday!! With limitations. But heck we will take it! I will be putting more tables outside for more convenient dining. The takeout window will still be available for those who wish to use it. Please be patient with us as we get used to this new way!

05/17/2020

Hey y’all! Do you love our jalapeño cheddar bread? Is our granola the bomb? Is the sourdough bread calling your name? How about that raspberry jam?? Just call and order some! Have any questions about some of the things you can get from us call us!! 231-498-2190 or text 231-409-6291.

05/16/2020

It’s going to be a beautiful day here in the mitten!! Come get some take out and sit and enjoy this weather!! Oh guess who will be open on Sunday’s from now on?? We will!

05/13/2020

Today’s specials are cherry cheesecake French toast, and chili dogs for lunch!! Call us for your order!!
241-498-2190

05/12/2020

We will be open Tuesday-Sunday from now until we can open the dining area. Sorry for not being open Mother’s Day but I wanted to spend it with my girls. Stay tuned for some specials this week. Also as hard as this time is right now I will be needing to up some of our prices. As y’all know the meat prices are crazy and hard to come by. So sorry.

Seriously I have some of the best customers around! Thank you so much for making me feel so appreciated!! Lynn Bauer and...
05/10/2020

Seriously I have some of the best customers around! Thank you so much for making me feel so appreciated!! Lynn Bauer and as the kids would call him Batman for your generosity!!

Thinking about getting coffee mugs to sell. What do y’all think? Would you pay 20$ for one? I’m thinking of doing a mug ...
05/07/2020

Thinking about getting coffee mugs to sell. What do y’all think? Would you pay 20$ for one? I’m thinking of doing a mug refill club if you bring it back in to enjoy your beverage!

Dawn L. I. Houghton this gift today was very generous and overwhelming. I was brought to tears and I’m still in disbelie...
05/05/2020

Dawn L. I. Houghton this gift today was very generous and overwhelming. I was brought to tears and I’m still in disbelief. I have never had anyone be this kind to me. I honestly can’t even find the words to express how I feel. It’s amazing to see that there are still such good people in the world. Again I cannot believe this even happened to me. I cannot thank you enough. Seriously still crying! 🥰

05/03/2020

Happy sunny Sunday! We are closed today and tomorrow. This may change by next week. I wasn’t sure if we would get enough business to stay open. I’ll reevaluate this week and let everyone know! Thank you all for the support!! It feels amazing that we’ve had a great 2 days and all the kind words from people!!

05/02/2020

Hey y’all! The phone has been busy and I’ve heard people say they have called and no answer. We only have one line so bare with us. You can call or text me your order. My cell number is

231-409-6291!!
Ashley and I will respond to the text so you know we got it. I hope this helps! Please spread the word!!

05/01/2020

Thanks to everyone that supported us today!! It was a great day. I’m a little rusty on cooking so hope I didn’t do to bad. 😬 hope to see everyone again tomorrow!!

05/01/2020

Opening in the morning at 8am!! Hope to see everyone come get some take out!!

04/28/2020

We should be able to open Friday morning at 8am!! Our days and hours right now will be Tuesday-Saturday 8-2. If things pick up and we can get the dining area open we will be back to 7days a week. See y’all soon.

04/27/2020

Hey y’all! We have run into a snag on opening Friday. The food companies were out of stock on many things so I’m gonna have to wait until Friday to get some of the essentials. (Like eggs)!! Lol so I’ll keep you updated on when we will open. Thanks for understanding. Hope to see y’all real soon.

04/25/2020

Alright everyone the time has come for us to reopen!! I’m hoping to have things back up and running by Friday May 1. It will be take out only of course. 😩 I think I’ll keep the hours at 8-2. Spread the word! I’ll keep y’all updated this week after food deliveries. I hope everyone is safe and healthy and see y’all soon!!

04/20/2020

Our restaurant family lost a great guy today. Sally Abbott your family here mourns your loss. Our prayers and our thoughts are with you today and always. Just a reminder to love the people in your life and never take life for granted. Dave will be missed by us and many more.

04/09/2020

I’m looking for local farmers that I can buy products from once we can go back to work. Fruits, produce, eggs? FYI in the summer I use about 1400 eggs so must be able to handle
That.
Produce: tomato, spinach, mushrooms, onion,peppers,
Let me know if y’all know of anyone!!
Thanks and I can’t wait to get back to work.

04/07/2020

Dear customers
This time is so uncertain for all of us. All of us at the local hope everyone is healthy and safe. We have not opened back up due to the concern over my employees and my family. I could never live with myself if one of them got this virus because I had them work. I have a compromised person in my household, so them getting this virus would be detrimental to our family. We are all struggling financially and mentally with all this. As you all know I have done everything I can to keep this place in business. My hope is that when all this is better that everyone I have helped out in this community will join us by helping us get back on our feet. I pray everyday that this will pass sooner than later. I will absolutely be buying everything I can from our community to help everyone else out when we can all get back open. Please keep the small businesses in your thoughts and prayers through this difficult time. I miss you all and can’t wait to get back to work. Please everyone stay home stay safe and healthy so we can kick this viruses ass and get back to some sort of normalcy!!
Thank you all for continued support and prayers.
Jamie and staff.

03/25/2020

With everything going on it seems like a good time as any to start thinking of summer help! I’m staying positive that we will be back in action soon! So pass the word that we will be hiring:
Prep cook
Dishwasher
Server
Busser
Pt. Cook.
Pass the word. The boss is alright to work for. We try to have fun while working. Pay is terrible but the morale is high! Lol Jk morale isn’t that good. 😉 send emails or FB messages!
[email protected]

03/23/2020

Thank you to everyone who came and got eggs today. I hope it helps some people out. Wish I could do more.

03/23/2020

Does anyone need eggs? They are not farm fresh but I have 4 cases of them. Please let me know if anyone needs some.

03/22/2020

I hope everyone is staying safe and calm during this time. I know myself and my staff can’t wait to get back to work! We miss our regulars and hope they are all well. Let’s kick this Coronavirus and get on to summer! Hope to see everyone real soon!

03/16/2020

Alright y’all. I’ve decided to close completely until we are able to open again. If anyone is in need of food please let me know. My staff is taking perishables that they need but if there is anything left over I will be happy to share.

03/16/2020

Okay y’all this government closure thing is crazy. But we can do take out. Anyone have thoughts on take out? Do we even have enough people to stay open for take out? Have many of you canceled your vacations? If we stay open “will they come?”

03/16/2020

Hey folks! We will be staying open. We will be open Wednesday-Sunday. We will keep up the regular routine of sanitation in the restaurant for anyone who wants to join us for breakfast or lunch. We will be happy to serve you. You can call in and get a to go or dine with us.

In case anyone’s been wondering where I’m at. Let’s just say that Key West doesn’t suck.
03/12/2020

In case anyone’s been wondering where I’m at. Let’s just say that Key West doesn’t suck.

Address

145 Ames St
Elk Rapids, MI
49629

Opening Hours

Monday 07:00 - 14:00
Tuesday 07:00 - 14:00
Wednesday 07:00 - 14:00
Thursday 07:00 - 14:00
Friday 07:00 - 14:00
Saturday 07:00 - 14:00
Sunday 07:00 - 13:00

Telephone

(231) 498-2190

Services

  • Catering
  • Takeout
  • Waiter
  • Walkins

Specialties

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

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Waffle Egg Sandwich. Best breakfast sandwich on Earth! 😀👍
Would like to give a huge shout out to Jamie and her crew at The Local. Jamie catered our daughters wedding and the food was amazing!!!!! We received compliments all night. Great Job!!!!!! WE LOVE THE LOCAL!
Always a wonderful breakfast!! Thanks Jamie!