- 201 N. Lafayette, South Lyon, MI, 48178
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- 11 a.m.-midnight Mon.-Thu., 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Fri.-Sat., noon- 10 p.m. Sun.
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The Freeling family weren’t the only folks to spend sometime in a building built on top of a graveyard. It’s been said that one can still see (or feel) poltergeists lingering around the historic South Lyon Hotel.
Built in 1867, the property used to host a real cemetery prior to being purchased and redeveloped. At a cost of $2.50 per body removal, the way was cleared for the construction of the hotel. Times being what they were in the mid-1800s, the possibility is great that several corpses remain buried underneath the building.
After a fire gutted the building in the 1977, the building laid still until its renovation in the late 1980s when it was transformed into the restaurant it is today. One hundred and forty-two years after it was originally built, the South Lyon Hotel offers the combination of the small town feel with live entertainment and a diverse menu of salads, wraps, sandwiches, pizzas, calzones, pasta and other entrees.
Owners Corry Bala and Chris Baker, along with general manager Joe Kovalcheck, have taken the place beyond the search for the paranormal and into the appetites of the local flavor. Known for their pizzas, the Hotel offers hand-tossed pies in a variety of sizes and flavors. The Hotel Special boasts a homemade marinara sauce baked with mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, mushrooms, green peppers, onions, bacon and Italian sausage. Their Signature Pizza is topped with a housemade alfredo sauce and baked with mozzarella, broccoli, bacon and grilled chicken.
Other house favorites include the Smothered Salmon (a pan-seared Atlantic salmon topped with shrimp, crab and artichokes in a parmesan cream sauce and served over rice pilaf), the New Orleans Pasta (tri-colored peppers, shrimp and grilled chicken with penne pasta in a Cajun cream sauce) and the New York Deli (a double decker sandwich with grilled sourdough bread layered with fresh pastrami, corned beef, Swiss cheese, homemade coleslaw and Thousand Island dressing).
The Oak Room holds up to 80 people for banquets or parties. The South Lyon Hotel regularly offers daily lunch specials, nightly dinner and drink specials, big screen televisions and a happy hour every day until 5 p.m.