The Depot Grill
Introducing the Depot Grill
We buy fresh, local and sustainable ingredients to enhance the flavor of your food and to support our regional communities.
Some of our local suppliers include:
- Heavenly Breads and Sweets in Angola
- IQ Meats in Butler
- Michigan Turkey Producers in Wyoming, Mich.
- Fishers Packing in Portland
- Moody Meats in Ladoga
- Hudsonville Creamery in Holland, Mich.
- Guggisburg Deutch Kase Haus in Middlebury
Open 7 days a week11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
611 W. Maumee Street.
Depot Grill Menu (Download PDF version)
One-Way Soup & Salad Bar – 5.95
Cool, crisp greens paired with fresh chopped salad fixins, accompanied by your choice of chef’s soup du jour or our famously good chili.
Cup of Chili or Soup only – 2.65
Salad Bar only – 4.25
Homemade Kettle Chips – 2.00
Home–Cut Fries – 2.25
Hand–Cut Sweet Potato Fries – 2.25
Crispy, golden, hand–cut fries, loaded with our famously good chili, and then topped with a mound of shredded cheddar cheese – 4.95
Our ice cream is from Hudsonville Creamery in Holland, Mich.
Check the case for today’s flavors.
Hand-Dipped Ice Cream
You will not believe how creamy this is! Be prepared, you’ll want more than a single scoop. Available in a cup by request.
Single Scoop – 1.75 | Double Scoop – 2.50 | Triple! – 3.25
Old–Fashioned Milkshake – 3.50
Three scoops of hand-dipped Hudsonville Creamery premium ice cream. Choose from the flavors of the day. Topped with whipped cream.
House-Baked Jumbo Cookies – 1.50
Ultimate Brownie a la mode – 3.25
House–made soft chewy fudge brownie with a scoop of hand-dipped ice cream and a dollop of whipped cream.
Regular – 1.95 | Large – 2.25
Bottled Water – 1.05
Starbucks Coffee – 1.75
Hot Tea – 1.25
Frappuccino – 1.95
Double Shot – 2.99
All-American T Burger – 5.50 –Good ol’ American cheeseburger, plain and simple.
Plain Burger – 4.75
Train Wreck Burger – 5.95 – Loaded with grilled onions, peppers, mushrooms and your choice of cheese.
Double-Depot Burger – 6.50 – Two all-beef patties layered with your choice of cheese.
Whistle Stop Burger – 5.75 – Loaded with grilled mushrooms and Swiss cheese.
WANNABE BURGERS (CHICKEN, VEGGIE, TURKEY, ETC.)
Turkey Burger Santa Fe – 6.25 – Local ground turkey topped with grilled peppers and onions and your choice of cheese.
Grilled Chicken Breast – 5.75 – Plump natural chicken breast blanketed with your choice of cheese.
Coastline Salmon Burger – 10.25 – Sustainable wild Alaskan salmon, grilled and served with your choice of cheese.
Conductor’s Veggie Burger – 4.75 – Blended mixture of black beans, Quinoa and fresh vegetables and your choice of cheese.
Vegan – 4.00
Steamliner Chili Cheese Dog – 5.25 –A local ballpark frank and local artisan roll loaded with our famously good chili and cheese.
Plain Dog – 4.25
Bacon Bratwurst – 5.25 – Hand–linked and bacon infused Sheboygan–style pork bratwurst nestled in a locally baked, artisan roll.
FIXINS AND HOP-ONS
Our burgers are made with all-natural, local ground beef and come on fresh, locally baked, artisan Kaiser rolls. Cheese choices include American, Swiss, Cheddar and Pepper Jack.
Make it a meal with your choice of Kettle Chips, Hand–Cut Fries or Sweet Potato Fries, and a regular drink – Add 3.00
Add bacon to any sandwich – .95
Add choice of grilled onions, peppers or mushrooms – .45
Additional cheese – .65
The former Lakeshore Depot is a treasured Angola landmark. For the better part of a century, visitors, Tri-State College students, businessmen and families first glimpsed the City of Angola from this historic place.
While the structure has been modernized, we have done our best to maintain the architectural integrity and history of the building. Much of the floor, walls and trim are original. We have selected period colors, light fixtures and deécor to make you feel as though you've caught a glimpse of early 20th century America.
The original depot was ravaged by fire after a locomotive's spark hit the building's cedar shake roof in 1910. The fire surged when it reached the adjacent grain elevator, where dynamite was stored. Newspaper accounts say that a freak snowstorm kept the city from being obliterated by the fire.
The current depot came to Angola as a package on a train in 1911 and cost $4,248. Workmen lived in quarters on the train by night, and built the depot by day. The depot was used to receive freight of all kinds for the many industries in Angola. The building featured a slate roof, which was replaced only a few years ago, and galvanized steel siding, which remains to this day. In 1933, the passenger depot, which was located across the tracks, burned down as a result of arson, and this depot was converted to use, not only for freight, but people.
The depot has served three railroads and has been owned by three people. Its previous owners, husband and wife, Dennis Spidel and Janny O'Connell, dubbed it the Lakeshore Depot, because it served the Lakeshore Line, which brought people from Fort Wayne to northeast Indiana's beautiful lakes region.