Free street parking is available on M-75 or behind the Talcott Event Venue at 4060 M-75, Walloon Lake, MI 49796
Hours of Operation:
8:30 AM -11:00 AM Daily
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM Daily
Available May to September
2:00 PM - Sunset Daily
Available October to April
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM Daily
Shoes and shirts are required for service.
Barrel Back Restaurant operates on a first come first served basis. Reservations are not accepted. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.
The essence of boats from the 1920s, '30s, and '40s. Barrel Back Restaurant has something for everyone, as well as great indoor and outdoor seating with views of one of the most beautiful lakes in Michigan. The name "Barrel Back" is a term associated with the iconic "Woody" boats. When the wooden boat is in the water, the round transom on the stern of the boat looks like it is a floating barrel.
Featuring large garage doors that let the summer lake breeze accompany your dining experience. In the cooler months, you can find the crackling fireplace lit to warm your gloves after a jaunt around the local ice skating rink.
Open year-round and offering 360 degree seating around the bar. Enjoy 23 beers on tap, an extensive liquor list with seasonal craft cocktails, an assortment of wines, or full service dining.
The Outdoor Patio offers stunning views of Walloon Lake, the marina, and the Village Green Park. Feel free to drink and dine here year-round. A lake breeze or warm outdoor heaters will accompany you.
Open Memorial Day through Labor Day, the Dock Bar is the perfect place to have a drink right on Walloon Lake. A large canopy, summer cocktail, and a warm lake breeze will be sure to hit the spot. If you're feeling hungry, order to-go from the Restaurant with your server!
The Barrel Back Food Truck is the perfect place to grab a quick bite while dining at the Dock Bar or while passing through the marina.
Growing up in Northern Michigan and with over a decade of experience in the restaurant industry, Emmy Phillips has been a staple in the continual growth of Barrel Back Restaurant. Joining the team as a hostess in October of 2013, she succeeded in every position and quickly became an expert in the field. Emmy enjoys the fast paced environment and is dedicated to leading the Barrel Back team to success. If you have the pleasure of running into her, you’ll be welcomed with a warm smile and an experience you won’t soon forget.
For the past 20 years, Chef Joshua Caudle has been delivering creative and delicious cuisines throughout the United States and Europe. He discovered his passion for the culinary arts while serving in the U.S. Navy. Chef Josh earned his experience as a corporate Chef in North Carolina and spent many years creating island-inspired dished for the Grand Hotel, Yankee Rebel Tavern, and Hotel Iroquois Carriage House. He is excited about the opportunities ahead for Barrel Back and to settle his roots while enjoying the beauty of Northern Michigan.
Barrel Back Restaurant is proud to support local non-profit and community organizations in their fundraising efforts. If you would like us to consider donating to your cause, please fill out our online donation request form.