• Closed:
    11:00 AM - 09:00 PM (EDT)
  • Cuisine

    AmericanNorth American

  • Features

    Takeout , Delivery

Sorry, we don’t have photos for this restaurant right now.
Sorry, we don’t have photos for this restaurant right now.
Google Reviews

Amanda Wollet (The Michigan Guru)

Great little bar in Kalkaska! Fantastic food and service!! Seafood stuffed mushrooms! Amazing! The French dip!!! Yea!!! Makes my mouth water just thinking about it!

CJ Wagner

After we were sitting there for 10 minutes, the waitress brought the next table waters and took their drink order. They had arrived a few minutes AFTER us. We were already thinking about leaving, then she took our drink order. Well, part of it, anyway. She took 2 of the 3 people's drink order, then walked off. We left. Turns out to be a good thing. We discovered Trout Town Tavern and Eatery. Better service. Better menu. The food was good, too. Skip Up North. Go to Trout Town.


We had a nice waiter S***. After bringing our food he didn't check on us once. It wasn't busy either. But the 2 other tables he had that had 4 each he checked on them multiple times. The food was a little on the expensive side for a gyro and club. It was okay but nothing great. This is the 2nd time here and I am sorry to say its not one of our favorite.

pellite C

Our club and roast beef sandwiches were both absolutely scrumptious and arrived very quickly. Our server was friendly and attentive. Great experience and we are looking forward to returning!

Penny Julin

The food and wait staff was awesome..but the cook that apparently just got off shift was sitting at the bar..very loud dropping F-bombs and mother F'ers while a family with young children were trying to enjoy a Father's day meal. My husband politely went to the bar and told him to drop the f-bombs somewhere else. Our waitress kept apologizing and seemed very embarrassed.

David&Arielle Cupps

It was very delightful. My wife and daughter and I had dinner there and was very welcomed. Everything was perfect including Brandi, our waitress. Food was great and the hospitality was even better. Definitely will go back. Thank You. The Cupps' Family


This is a favorite spot to come when we're here across state. The food is amazing and perfectly seasoned, the whole place is amazing (though sad to hear that their huge fish tank busted! That was something else!), and the people are great.

Utah Coleslaw

Food was good. I had a fork replaced because it had food on it and it was dirty. Cups smelled like dish rags and I didn't like the water taste. The "soda" they had was backwoods Michigan owned and it's REALLY subpar. It's the only brand they carry and i didn't like it. Food was good, I ordered a BBQ bacon burger and fries. Loved the fries. Homemade buttered bun on the burger. Very yummy. My ma ordered a Ruben something and our friend got a blackened burger. The food was well served and plenty hot. (Photos show the food we ordered) the two entrees I had I didn't take a picture of because I was busy eating it. They were an order of fried mushrooms(very hot and mushroomy) and the cheese wontons(wish they had just a little more cheese) The price for 2 entrees and 3 orders and 2 sodas put the price at 69.71 cents or so. Don't know if it's good price wise. Given it's out of season prices during covid. Service at the bar was snippy but our waitress was very warm and homley. I do not remember her name sadly.

More Google Reviews

Join us in Kalkaska and experience the Up North Grill way, today. With great american food like the salads, our exquisite drinks, amazing service and the experience to tie it all together, we're sure to leave you with a lasting memory! Check out our restaurant menu or call us at (231) 258-2074!

Nico's Pizza & Grinders - italian, american (0.04 mi)
BC Pizza Kalkaska - italian (0.28 mi)
Trout Town Tavern & Eatery - american (0.77 mi)
Grandview Golf Club - american (5.12 mi)
Cone Corral and Pizzeria - american (8.38 mi)

Cities near Kalkaska
Traverse City, MI (20 mi)

Towns near Kalkaska
Mancelona, MI (13 mi), Bellaire, MI (15 mi), Elk Rapids, MI (16 mi), Williamsburg, MI (16 mi), Grayling, MI (24 mi)

Want a specific cuisine? Check out our best lists for Italian, Mexican or Asian in Kalkaska. Dietary need? Let us show you all the gluten free, vegetarian or vegan options. Search Sirved for things like burgers 🍔, pizza 🍕, sushi 🍣, soup 🥣 and more. Need just a kids menu or drink menu? Sirved categorizes our menus to make exploring easier.

Frequent searches leading to this page
lunch menu for up north grill, up north grill menu, up north in kalkaska, up north grill in kalkaska review, up north food photos, 317 s james st