ISLAND PARK – Trouthunter Bar & Grill at 3327 U.S. Freeway 20 in Island Park is a vacation spot for purchasers everywhere in the world.
Starting in late Could or early June, Jon Stiehl, one of many managing companions, tells EastIdahoNews.com the restaurant, lodge and fly store, which sits on the financial institution of the Henrys Fork, is an enormous draw for anglers hoping to lure an early catch earlier than the fishing season opens up elsewhere.
However what retains prospects coming again year-round is the rotating seasonal menu, which gives breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days per week. Proper now, the restaurant is serving Alaskan Halibut shipped contemporary each day, the bison burger with home made fries or baked potatoes and quail. EastIdahoNews.com sampled this stuff, which you’ll watch within the video above.
There are additionally desserts and a bar that serves beer, wine and cocktails.
“The factor that separates us from different bars within the space is our bartenders. They do a fantastic job at designing our cocktail menu. Quite a lot of them are authentic cocktails and we even have the normal favorites — Outdated Normal, Manhattan, Mojitos,” Stiehl says.
Trouthunter is in its twenty third yr of operation and Stiehl has been with the corporate since 2002. The enterprise moved throughout the freeway to its present location in 2003.
At the moment, Trouthunter was strictly a lodge and fly store and Stiehl remembers the choice so as to add a restaurant was financially motivated.
“This piece of property being on the river was a spendy piece so we would have liked to do some extra than simply run a fly store. At the moment, there have been a number of locations right here offering lodging and meals, however there weren’t many who have been offering each. We have been referring folks round so we figured we’d carry all of it in-house,” says Stiehl.
Hoping to capitalize on the abundance of fishermen, cattle drivers and forest rangers within the space, he and his staff labored to create an atmosphere that was interesting, and in spite of everything these years, he feels it’s a hit.
“We’ve bought a pretty big worth level. We all the time have burgers on the menu. We don’t need folks to not are available in as a result of they assume we’re too fancy,” Stiehl says. “We’ve stayed true to our roots of getting a nicer menu, little or no pre-prep. Virtually every part is made on-site. It’s turned out effectively.”
Between 10% and 20% of the shoppers are regulars who go to each day and Stiehl says his favourite facet of the enterprise is these connections with folks.
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Although some companies in West Yellowstone and Island have felt the ripple results of the flood in Yellowstone Nationwide Park, Stiehl says Trouthunter has been comparatively unaffected. He desires to see those that are experiencing a downturn in enterprise get again on their ft.
Because the restaurant approaches its twentieth yr at this location, he’s grateful for purchasers’ help and he’s wanting ahead to many extra years of enterprise.
Trouthunter Bar & Grill is open 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., midday to three p.m. and 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.