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2021 at The Arboreal Inn

Dear Friends,

2020 brought many hardships to our industry. We are proud to still be here to offer great service and quality food to our community. We cannot thank you enough for the support that has been shown during the government shutdowns. It is because of you we are still standing today. Thank you for choosing The Arboreal for your take out and, when available, dine in needs.

We cannot begin to know what 2021 holds. While we hope to be able to continue to serve you in person, we know nothing is guaranteed. Our goal is to continue to offer contactless take out should another shutdown occur. Please see our Facebook page for all the latest updates and take out menus.

The safety of our patrons and staff will always be our top priority. We continue to keep up to date on all CDC, Ottawa County Health Department and MDHHS guidelines, regulations and education. We discuss these extensively on a regular basis with our staff. We require daily staff check ins, frequent hand washing and appropriate mask wearing at all times. We have removed several tables in our dining rooms so all tables are spaced 6 feet or more. Sanitizer is available for all staff & guests and tables, menus and surfaces are sanitized after each use. We want you to feel safe and comfortable dining with us. If you would prefer, contactless take out is always an option.

As of February 1, 2021, the guidelines for dine in are 25% capacity. This will be a difficult road for any restaurant to endure. We are highly encouraging reservations to guarantee a table. Please call us at 616.842.3800 to find out what we have available. During this 25% capacity limit, we are allotting an hour and a half time frame for each reservation. This is temporary and momentary as we try to maintain for the future. All guests will be asked stay seated and wear a mask while moving about to the restroom. We appreciate your cooperation, kindness and patience.

At this time, due to regulations and capacity, we cannot currently entertain groups or banquets larger then 6 people. We are hopeful this is again a momentary change, but we do not know when we will be able to do more, as this is up to the MDHHS regulations. Please contact Jillianne (at [email protected]) for further questions.

Thank you for continuing to support our family owned business and staff. With your help, we are and will make it through this. We enjoy seeing our guests either through contactless curbside take out or in person. Our guest’s smiles, the relationships we’ve built, and great quality food are why we love what we do. We love to serve you.

Thank you.






Now Offering Contactless Curbside Take Out

Due to the emergency order put into place by MDHHS, we cannot currently accommodate indoor dining effective Wednesday, November 18. This current order will be in effect until December 9th.

We will continue to offer Contactless Take Out as an option to our guests.

Please call us at 616.842.3800 to place your order. In an effort to compensate for our single phone line, Phones open at 4 PM and Pick up is 5 to 8 PM.

We are open Monday-Saturday.

The following is our current To Go menu. Please see the regular menu for more information on menu item descriptions.

Don’t forget to ask about our daily dinner features & bottles of wine, or check out our facebook page for more information!


  • Crab Cakes                                                    14
  • Bruschetta                                                       8
  • Whitefish Dip                                                  11
  • Southern Shrimp                                            14
  • Escargot                                                         15
  • Mussels                                                          13
  • Michigan Cheese & Charcuterie Board          15

Dinner Salads & Soups

  • Arbor Salad                                                    10
  • Romaine Wedge                                            11
  • Classic Caesar                                               10
  • Caprese                                                         12
  • Michigan Cherry Salad                                  10
  • Lobster Bisque                                               10
  • Soup Du Jour                                                 7

*Ask us about adding a Steak, Chicken, Salmon or Shrimp to your dinner salad!

Seafood & Steaks

Served with choice of potato & fresh vegetables. Extra sauce .75

  • Add a cup of soup, Arbor or Caesar side salad for 3
  • Add a Romaine Wedge or Michigan Cherry side salad for 6
  • Parmesan Encrusted Whitefish                      25
  • Whitefish Oscar                                              30
  • Alaskan Halibut Islamadora                            29
  • Twin Lobster Tails                                           36
  • Pistachio Salmon                                            27
  • Sea Bass                                                        27
  • Tournedos Trio                                                37
  • Center Cut Filet Mignon                                  38
  • Surf & Turf                                                      39
  • Dry Aged Ribeye Steak                                  29

House Specialties & Pasta

  • Add a cup of soup, Arbor or Caesar side salad for 3
  • Add a Romaine Wedge or Michigan Cherry side salad for 6
  • Veal Piccata                                                   24
  • Champagne Chicken                                     21
  • Chicken Marsala                                            21
  • Lamb Rack                                                    34
  • Lobster Ravioli                                              26
  • Seafood Scampi                                            25
  • Gluten Free Cheese Ravioli                          21


  • Lemon Mascarpone Cake                             5
  • Homemade Carrot Cake Muffins                   6
  • Chocolate Lava Cake                                    5
  • Apple Torte                                                    6
  • Profiterole                                                      5
  • Key Lime Cheesecake                                  6
  • Salted Carmel Cheesecake                          5

We sell bottles of Wine & Beer to go!! Check out our wine list.


New Petite Plates for 2021

Come in Monday through Thursday to enjoy one of our seven petite plates accompanied by a glass of house wine for $21

House Wine Selections:
Pinot Grigio
Cabernet Sauvignon
A coffee or soda may be substituted

Veal Scallopini: pan-seared and pounded veal scallopini lightly dusted with breadcrumbs and served with house piccata sauce

Blackened Grouper: Grouper lightly blackened and sprinkled with a lemon butter sauce

6oz Waygu Sirloin: center cut sirloin steak covered with one of our homemade house sauces

Madagascar Chicken: chicken breast lightly dusted with breadcrumbs, pan-seared and smothered in a white wine, mushroom & artichoke cream sauce

Portabella Mushroom Ravioli: Ravioli stuffed portabella mushrooms, onion, cream cheese & a blend of spices smothered with a mushroom cream sauce

Broiled Whitefish: Whitefish broiled with house seasonings, served with side of tartar sauce

Alfredo: Our signature alfredo sauce tossed with penne noodle served with your choice of chicken or shrimp