Walt’s Restaurant, A Caseville Institution

Walt’s Restaurant 1966 

Walt's Restaurant

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In 1966…

  • Lyndon Johnson was president
  • A first class stamp was a nickel
  • Notre Dame & Michigan State tied for the NCAA football title
  • Walt’s Restaurant began in Caseville.

An institution in the Upper Thumb and owned by the same family for 50 years the restaurant celebrated its golden anniversary in 2016. Favored by locals and sought out by tourists, Walt’s is considered one of the top breakfast places in the Thumb. The servers can come with an attitude that can come off as snarky but is good-natured. Offers good American style breakfast with homemade bread and jams.

Insider hint; its cash only but an ATM is across the street,  If you really want a hamburger at 8 am they can set you up. 


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Mike Hardy

Author of a fun loving and event blog covering topics of the Upper Thumb of Michigan , the wind energy capital of the Great Lakes. Offering great trove of information on Wind Energy, Cheeseburger in Caseville, Saginaw Bay, Sailing.

2 Responses

  1. Lou Colletta says:

    Love it! Hot beef sandwich is great too.

  2. Jeanne Henry says:

    When was it Walt & Dort’s? That’s what I remember first. You’re right, the waitresses can intimidate visitors with big city requests! I’ve seen it with delight! And they were my guests!

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