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
Sunday - Thursday
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM Daily
Friday & Saturday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Daily
Dock Bar & Food Truck
Available May to September
2:00 PM - 10:30 PM Daily
Available September 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.
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.
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.
Great food, a memorable hospitality experience and exceeding guest expectations are all passions of Barrel Back Restaurant General Manager Jon LaVack. A graduate of Northwood University, he has spent his career in leadership positions with various national restaurant chains. Recently returning to the area, he is looking forward to reconnecting with the Northern Michigan lifestyle. His interests outside of work include golf, skiing, concerts, gardening and craft beer. He and his Wife are the proud parents of two loyal orange cats. He considers Walloon Lake and the Petoskey region one of the greatest places to experience, be it for a day or a lifetime.
Lead by seasoned hospitality professionals trained in restaurant management, mixology, and the culinary arts, Barrel Back Restaurant's staff brings an energy to inviting atmosphere and great cuisine found on Walloon Lake. Interested in joining our team? Learn more about available positions here.