The local

The local Locally owned and dedicated to providing fresh quality food!
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Operating as usual

09/09/2020

Today’s specials are!!!!!!!!
BBQ brisket sandwich with slaw on top or a lamb gyro !! Both amazing so how will you decide??

09/07/2020

Happy Labor Day. The inside will be open starting tomorrow! So this means best behaviors from everyone!! (I’ll do my best) 😂 on a serious note I’d like to thank my staff and my customers. This has been less than ideal summer and we have all laughed, cried and even disliked each other. Here we are at the end and I think we did our best with the challenges we have faced. A HUGE thank you to the customers who stuck with us and gave us words of encouragement. You are the reason we made it through. This business takes a special kind of crazy and I have some of the best looney staff a girl could ask for. As for what the near future holds for us well who knows. We will take it a day at a time like the rest of the country right now. I do know that we will not be defeated by a virus or the ugliness in the world right now and The Local will be here for years to come. Cheers y’all!
Ps. In case that sounded like we are closing or not doing good that’s not how I meant it to sound. We are fine! We are good! A girl just gets a little emotional trying to say thank you.

Happy Sunday!! Hope everyone is feeling and looking as great as Loki on this chilly Sunday morning.
08/30/2020

Happy Sunday!! Hope everyone is feeling and looking as great as Loki on this chilly Sunday morning.

Guess what stoped by this morning!! Best day all summer!!
08/27/2020

Guess what stoped by this morning!! Best day all summer!!

Just got our glasses back in stock! Stop by and pick some up! Only 6$
08/15/2020

Just got our glasses back in stock! Stop by and pick some up! Only 6$

Back to positive feel good posts!! Who can resist this face!! He needs to be a dog model! For now he will just be the fa...
08/13/2020

Back to positive feel good posts!! Who can resist this face!! He needs to be a dog model! For now he will just be the face of the local!!

08/12/2020

I have made the tuff decision to start closing on Monday’s. I try and wait until after Labor Day to do this but hey y’all I’m getting older and 7days a week is kicking my BUTT. Thank you for the understanding.

08/10/2020

Okay back to happy posts. Who doesn’t love a video of a big ass dog playing with his little potato!

08/09/2020

We will be closed tomorrow, August 10. I’m sorry if this inconveniences anyone but this has been a hard summer all around. Between customers and staff I need a day to take care of my mental health. I’ve tried to stay positive this summer and honestly right now all this sh*t has me broken. So for the remainder of the summer be nice, be PATIENT or cook for yourself. Peace out till Tuesday.

08/08/2020

To try and stay on the positive train that I’m trying to do I’ll say thank you to the staff that SHOWED up today. And thank you so much to the Larks for coming in and helping us out. Thank you to the customers who were patient and understanding. And thank you to the bottle of wine that is going to wash this day away tonight. 😉

Day 4! Today I’m struggling a little to have a good attitude and positive thoughts. So here is Loki (aka pig) having a f...
08/08/2020

Day 4! Today I’m struggling a little to have a good attitude and positive thoughts. So here is Loki (aka pig) having a frosty paw last night. Looks like he needs a face lift with all those wrinkles!

Day 3 of staying positive in this very hard time. Here’s a throw back picture of Loki as a pup! He’s seriously the cutes...
08/07/2020

Day 3 of staying positive in this very hard time. Here’s a throw back picture of Loki as a pup! He’s seriously the cutest. Let’s keep up the pet pics. They can bring a smile to everyone’s face!

Day 2 of nothing but pure love and joy! The pet pictures have been such a stress reliever! Please keep them up! Crazy bo...
08/06/2020

Day 2 of nothing but pure love and joy! The pet pictures have been such a stress reliever! Please keep them up! Crazy boy Loki. Never a dull moment with him.

Starting today I’m going to post nothing but positive things! Fun things, beautiful things, animals to make you smile. I...
08/06/2020

Starting today I’m going to post nothing but positive things! Fun things, beautiful things, animals to make you smile. I want to change the narrative on what’s going on right now. I don’t want to keep asking people to be nice. So maybe by showing beauty in this world we will get beauty and niceness back.
Who doesn’t like a smoooshie face.

07/23/2020

Reminder that we are closed today. As we say goodbye to Eric lake, please keep Morgan Paradis Lake and their children and family in your prayers. The loss of Eric is felt by so many in this community. Please take the time to stop and think for one second that Not everything is about You. Be patient and be kind. So many people right now have hearts that are breaking for many reasons. There are days it’s hard to focus on a task or maybe someone looks like they don’t care but inside they are reeling with their own pain. Waiting an extra minute for your coffee or to pump gas, the line at the grocery store, the person behind the counter is slow or traffic is bumper to bumper is a very small thing. Deep breath and take a minute to look around this area is beautiful, find the positive in the negative situation. Love one another, love your family life can be taken at any moment, your next breath is not guaranteed. ❤️

07/21/2020

It’s with a heavy heart that we will be closed Thursday for a wonderful mans funeral. Normally I would say I’m sorry for the inconvenience but this time I am only sorry for the loss of a husband, father, son, brother, friend.

07/20/2020

Thank you everyone who got a to go order today. I know it was crazy and a bit frustrating. We did our best today. Our small community lost a great person this weekend and it hit hard. We were going to close today but decided to push through. So thank you for patients. To all of those WHO did not have kindness and patience we hope in your future adventures you think about what may be going on behind the scenes. Some people do not have the luxury of just not working. I have tried to encourage kindness and patience as we ALL navigate through this moment in life we are in. You don’t know the pain or the suffering that sometimes goes on behind the scene. Remember we are all human. Humans make mistakes, we hopefully learn from them. We move forward, we try better next time. You can never make everyone happy and that’s alright. But in times like this I feel it’s appropriate to take a deep breath, let it out and calm yourself. The person you may be frustrated with could have just lost a , friend, a family member, a spouse, a child, or a beloved regular customer. We will be close sometime this next week. We will mourn our friend we will laugh and cry about the silly things we did or said or were annoyed about for no real reason. I’m sure most of my grammar and punctuation is terrible in this but through tears and emotion I’m trying to explain the best I know how.
Love your family, kiss your kids, say you’re sorry, and be kind. Xoxo
The Local family.

To the nasty people who have sent me messages about being selfish and much more I’d like to just point out that I do hav...
07/16/2020

To the nasty people who have sent me messages about being selfish and much more I’d like to just point out that I do have employees that wear masks and I also wear one while in public. Please don’t just assume you know things unless you ask. I have moved dining outside and to go. So saying we are selfish and don’t care seems silly. Let’s all
Just be nice to one another

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07/15/2020

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07/10/2020

And just like that folks we will be continuing only outside dining service. I will not have my young staff subjected to having to “police” mask wearing inside the building so I’m choosing to keep it outside. As we all know people can be strong willed and want to argue the new rule and I well if they had to come get me out of the kitchen to deal with it I’m sure I wouldn’t handle it so kindly. 😬 so come sit outside, get a takeout and go to the park or beach. It’s beautiful here in Elk rapids and we have so much to offer. Remember to be kind, to be patient, and to love thy neighbor!
Peace and Love to everyone

07/10/2020

Thankful for some rain!! Today will be take out only. This weekend will be outside and take out only then starting Monday we will be back to everything being open. I totally thought the governor was going to shut down inside dining yesterday and I was going to be ahead of the game. 🤦🏽‍♀️ well shoot I already gave some employees the weekend off as it was well deserved but now I won’t have enough staff till Monday. This is what happens when you assume something. Geez I’m sorry everyone. Seriously stressful times trying to figure everything out.

07/09/2020

Hey all you cool cats and kittens!! As a staff we’ve decided to close the inside dining for now. We still have outside dining and to go service available. Let everyone know. We appreciate your business greatly and want to keep our staff and customers happy and healthy!

Got our new color in!! We also have black back!! Stop in and pick some up!! They make great gifts and fit perfectly in a...
07/07/2020

Got our new color in!! We also have black back!! Stop in and pick some up!! They make great gifts and fit perfectly in a cup holder.

Our great tasting food have you feeling like Loki with rolls for days? We love rolls! Thick is where it’s at! We love wr...
07/07/2020

Our great tasting food have you feeling like Loki with rolls for days? We love rolls! Thick is where it’s at! We love wrinkles too!! Hope everyone had a safe and fun 4th!!

07/06/2020

Lunch special today is a gyro!! 9$ spread the word not the covid! 😉

07/05/2020

Looking for an experienced server to round out our staff! Staff is hilarious and fun, boss is a little unruly but manageable. 😉 if anyone has someone looking for a job send them our way.

07/03/2020

Happy 4th!! Please everyone stay safe during this weekend. We will be closed on Saturday the 4th. We’re closed every year on the 4th. Please remember to be respectful to all the service workers on this holiday weekend. Everyone is short staffed and with it being hot out and wearing a mask I’m sure it’s going to be tuff on all of us. It’s just food or just a drink. With everything going on in this world be thankful we have the opportunity to go out to eat at a restaurant or get a beverage at a bar.
Peace and love to everyone. We will be ready to serve y’all some breakfast Sunday at 8!!

06/28/2020

Thank you everyone for the great weekend! Coming up on Fourth of July and we can’t wait . We are closed on the 4th like we are every year. Super excited it’s a Saturday this year! First summer Saturday off in 5years!

06/25/2020

Just a reminder that we are closed today for serve safe training

06/18/2020

Hey everyone just a heads up that next Thursday the 25 we will be closed so that Miss Tonya Redman and I can go take a serve safe class. I did have this planned for March but then the Covid happened. So summer day off it is! Just wish it wasn’t to go to a class, 😕 but the health department says it’s a must.

06/15/2020

Today marks 5 years that we opened the doors to this crazy place! It’s been amazing, crazy, overwhelming, at times hard as hell. I’ve cried, laughed, cussed, bumps, bruises, and a few burns. Thank you to everyone who has made this place great. I could not of done this without all my staff, the ones still here and the ones who have left. Every single one has taught me something and made me grow as an employer. My customers that come back all year make me feel truly blessed. Thank you to my family for dealing with me through this all. They have heard my good and bad days with this business. Let me cry and yell when I get frustrated with things. I might yell more than I cry but they still let me. Thank you everyone for making this a great 5 years! And a big I told you I could do it to the people who thought i couldn’t pull it off! Cheers to the years to come!!

06/08/2020

Have you heard the news??? We are open on Monday’s again!! Back to the 7 day grind so come on out and see us!!

06/05/2020

Friday special is chili dog or chili cheese fries! Everyone seemed to like them so happy Friday!!

06/02/2020

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

Address

145 Ames St
Elk Rapids, MI
49629

Opening Hours

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 08:00 - 13:00

Telephone

(231) 498-2190

Services

  • Catering
  • Takeout
  • Waiter
  • Walkins

Specialties

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

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Wanted to say “Thank you for another delicious breakfast this morning!” I did a carry out at the side window. So easy to pick up your to go meal! I was helped by friendly waitstaff, my food was ready and off I went to stuff our faces at Up North Properties! #avacadotoast
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!