KRETCH’s family owned for nearly 25 years

With the frequent lunch dining card, customers at lunch continue to return and even have their favorite tables. Photos by joan Kelly

By Joan Kelly

Owned by Chef Bruce and Ellen Kretschmer, the restaurant is part of the Marco community and has been for nearly 25 years. October, 2011 will be the silver anniversary date.The family works, lives and are involved in many aspects of community life. Now, along with son Bruce, the family has expanded service with full bar, entertainment and summer specials.

BAR: The bar has its own room. Bruce built the bar and runs it for his family. Happy hour is from 4 to 6 and 9 to close. On Fridays there are free munchies. The restaurant menu is served as well. A late night menu serving salads, wings, sandwiches and platters kicks in at 9 pm.

LIVE MUSIC: The Saturday evening live entertainment is very popular with locals. “It is really cool,” Ellen Kretchmer says. The musicians change weekly.

Charbroiled domestic lamb chops are cooked to order.

MENU: Local luncheon guests know about the deals and value. There is a lunch card offered. With ten entrees you get a free entree. The specials for lunch are well designed and varied. Friday is still Mexican day. Lunch is served 11-2:30 Monday to Friday.

Dinner is served starting at 5 pm six days a week. Entrees are prepared to order and come with many choices. The homemade bread is a big draw.

Bruce Kretschmer works in the kitchen. However, the bar is his responsibility.

Fresh fish is on the special menu along with a variety of other dishes. The main menu now includes dinner sandwiches, salads and more.

Full bar service is available in the dining room throughout the day.

SPECIAL MEALS: You rarely see a restaurant with a complete gluten free menu. Even if you are not concerned about gluten the menu is just plain good. The variety of choices is excellent with fresh fish, lamb, chicken and steaks included.

SUMMER SPECIAL: Diners for the summer can get a great deal at dinner. Buy two meals and the Kretschmers will provide a free bottle of wine.

CONTACT: Customers can sign up for advance information on the day’s special menu with the fax and e-mail list. Kretch’s  is located at 527 Bald Eagle just past Elkcam Circle. Call 394 3433 for information.

Joan enjoys dining out and after working in the restaurant industry for awhile, she learned she liked writing about what she finds.  Since then, she has become a regular freelance newspaper columnist.


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