Several options for fun and casual dining are close to home when you’re at the Maple Springs Lake Side Inn. Several restaurants and taverns are within walking distance, or are just a short drive away. Restaurants in the region are just now opening for outside dining in summer 2020, and many also offer takeout.
Drinks and Dinner
Guppy’s is a very popular restaurant with our guests and draws a big crowd from all around the lake. It’s within walking distance from the Inn, but it’s up a pretty steep hill. You’ll want to drive if you’re not used to walking (although the downhill side of the trip is a lot easier). Guppy’s has an extensive menu of entrees, appetizers, burgers, wings, pizza and sandwiches. They run nightly and weekend specials as well, with seasonal specialties throughout the year. A full bar offers traditional and creative cocktails. A variety of local and other beers are on tap. Make sure you ask the Innkeepers about Guppy’s beer tours. Guppy’s has a large outdoor seating area, too.
The Green Door Tavern, our local watering hole, is another short walk away. The Tavern features a good bar menu with wings, pizza, burgers, chicken and other items. Beer, wine and a full liquor bar, frequent live music, and a pool table provide a backdrop for the characters you’ll experience. The Green Door Tavern has been serving takeout throughout the COVID restrictions and may serve meals on their covered deck.
The Springs is another favorite of folks in the region who are seeking casual fun and casual dining close to home. It is located across from Midway State Park and is within walking distance, although we recommend driving until you know your way around. The Springs has a full menu with an extensive list of daily specials.
They serve alcohol, but food is the main attraction here, both lunch and dinner. They are serving take-out but have not announced if they will be serving meals on their enclosed deck. Dan, the owner, will be busy cooking, but say hello to Sue when you’re there. She’s been at The Springs for some time now, and usually wins the Halloween contest at the Green Door Tavern.
The Best Breakfast
Ready About Sailing at Long Point State Park Marina serves burgers, hot dogs and snacks throughout the day, but the breakfast there is the reason to make it a destination. Home to “Laura’s Green Chili,” it may be the only place around to find authentic southwestern green chili. Get it in a breakfast burrito (and you can ask them to hold the tortilla) that is filled with everything but the kitchen sink. Kids can have pancakes or French toast, bacon, eggs and other breakfast items. Guests at the Inn will be able to visit this spot for “breakfast by boat.” Meals can be eaten at picnic tables outside under shelter lakeside, or in the boat itself. A few tables for inside dining will be available once restrictions lift. Enjoy the meal while you watch the boats go by.