The Railside Bar & Grill

You owe it to yourself to stop by, have a beer, enjoy a great meal, and make some new friends.

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  • The Famous Potato Burger Is Always on the Menu

    August 13, 2013

    Gaylord Herald Times

    Chef Randy Troy has the perfect gig at the Railside Bar and Grill.  “Bob gives me free reign,” said Troy, referring the eatery’s owner, Bob Huppert. Huppert and his business partner Larry Beurkens purchased the former Elmira Inn in 2005 and have turned it into a destination for great bar food, pizzas, Polish specialties and the one-of-a kind Elmira potato burger.

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  • Drinkwine: We Love to Fish

    August 3, 2012

    Macomb Daily

    In a small town situated along M-32 just east of 131, not far from the back way into (or out of, depending which way you’re going) the Upper Jordan is a medium-sized building housing the Railside Bar and Grill in the town of Elmira which prides itself on its potatoes. So when I saw the sign advertising “potato burgers”, well, you guessed it, I had to check it out.

    “She Who Must Be Obeyed” was with me and reluctantly agreed to have lunch there, despite the initial impression of a typical hole-in-the-wall small town bar.

    The first test was trying to read the signs nailed to the ceiling, one of which was the original sign when it was called the Elmira Inn. Beyond that, once you got past the smell of last night’s beer, it was …well, what was to be expected.

    But this out of the way, hole-in-the-wall place turned out to be a honey hole. It was anything but typical. Like throwing a patriot into a film-covered piece of slack water and being rewarded with the biggest brookie of the day, we were soon educated into the world of potatoes.

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  • Spud Burger

    November 2, 2009

    Northern Express

    “You’re about to enjoy a rite of passage,” says smiling day shift bartender Chris King as he deftly slides a full platter and an ice cold Labatt’s across the table toward a guest. 
    Like a gaudy oversized jewel nestled in a crown, Michigan’s original potato burger dominates the dish at the Railside Bar & Grill. There’s a side order of hand-cut home fries, but the potato burger is the star of the menu at the Railside, formerly the Elmira Inn. 

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8805 Michigan 32
Elmira, MI 49730 (231) 545-2045

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