Posted by: Kath Usitalo | January 4, 2011

Road Food Report: Rosalie’s Roadhouse

Paige and Graham enter Rosalie's Roadhouse, on the Old Chicago Road in Jonesville

On January 1 I posted a toast for the New Year, a photo of a mural on the upper stairwell wall at Rosalie’s Roadhouse in Jonesville.

The circa 1860 brick house sits on U.S. 12, an historic path that was the Indian Sauk Trail that became the Chicago Turnpike, a toll road between the Motor City and Windy City.

Appropriately for a roadhouse, vintage license plates and auto-themed memorabilia cover the walls

I’ve eaten lunch twice at the cozy spot, and enjoyed decent food and friendly service. Rosalie’s salad wasn’t especially memorable but the cheese bread that came with it was tasty and the kids liked the potato skins and nachos.

On both visits I sipped coffee but if I have occasion to spend the night in the area I wouldn’t mind testing the house specialty, Long Island Iced Tea. One of those would be refreshing after a day of browsing the multiple shops of Southern Michigan’s Antique Capital in nearby Allen.

It just might be time to check out Munro House Bed & Breakfast in Jonesville; the Greek Revival mansion dates to 1834 and is the oldest house in Hillsdale County.

Mural on the stairwell wall at Rosalie's Roadhouse

Road trip!


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