Reporter Food: Belle Iron Grille in Gaylord

Reporter Food: Belle Iron Grille in Gaylord

(Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 30, 2018)

Gaylord, MI- Earlier this month, restaurant Dean Bach announced that he put two Ferndale restaurants – Dino’s Lounge and M-Brew – up for sale in order to follow his up north dreams. Those dreams included opening Belle Iron Grille at 4029 Old US 27, Gaylord, Michigan 49735.

The soft opening was last week, and Oakland County Times was there.  Patrons came to help the staff get practice, and the evening was a fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity.

Each guest picked a slip of paper out of a hat to determine what their dinner would be. Mine was the pulled pork pocket, made with soft delicious pizza dough and a tender middle of bbq pulled pork.

Belle Iron Grille will have many of the favorites Ferndalians currently enjoy, like the Sunday Funday Brunch and Pinconning Pizza.  The restaurant was once a small office building, but Bach’s renovations have included adding on to the building, installing garage-door walls to open in warm weather, larger windows, and a lovely glass fireplace.

Light colored wood and rustic accents, combined with the open design, make Belle Iron Grille a space that invites in the sights of the surrounding nature.  Across the highway is the beautiful Ostego Lake, and what qualifies as a big city up north is right up the road – Gaylord.

To read more about the decision to move north, check out our previous article. For more on Belle Iron Grill visit their website.


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