Kruse’s Deer Lake Inn – Catering Menu

Serving Suggestions

This catering menu is designed to assist you with planning your event. It identifies the number of pieces or the number of people per selection. These amounts are provided as a guideline. When placing your order you may want to consider the following…

Number of Items

The more items you offer, the fewer pieces you will need of each item. Anticipate which food selections will be the most popular with your group, and increase the number of those items. If you choose to omit or add a category, adjust one of the others accordingly. In general, 50 adults will consume the following over a period of 60-90 minutes…

  • Appetizer
    3 Pieces per person
  • Salad
    1 Extra Large
  • Pasta
    2 Large
  • Kebobs
    2 per person
  • Starch or Vegetable
    2 Pans

If you are planning a cocktail style party in lieu of a traditional meal, figure 5-6 bites per person per hour for the first hour and 3-4 pieces each hour thereafter.

Food Service Attendants

If requested at least 4 weeks in advance of your event date a food service attendant may be available to deliver, set-up, and attend to your food buffet for an additional charge of $25 per attendant, per hour with a minimum of 3 hours. We suggest 1 food attendant for every 75 guests.


Delivery is based on availability and the cost is determined by the location and size of your order.

Chaffing Dishes

Chaffing dishes are available to rent at a cost of $20 per set for a period of up to 20 hours.


Please provide three days advance notice to ensure availability. Prices subject to change.


Party Platters

  • Shrimp Cocktail Platter
    Jumbo Gulf Shrimp, Housemade Cocktail Sauce & Fresh Lemon Wedges
    Small (45 Pieces) $75 Medium (60 Pieces) $90 Large (90 Pieces) $125
  • Smoked Salmon Paté
    Served with Housemade Garlic Herb Crostini Bread
    Serves 15-20 $30
  • Cheese & Fruit Platter
    Smoked Gouda, Havarti with Dill, Cheddar Cheese & Fresh Seasonal Fruit
    Serves 20-25 $60
  • Vegetable Platter
    Fresh Garden Vegetables with Creamy Garlic Dressing
    Serves 20-25 $45
  • Stuffed Mushrooms
    Baked with Shrimp & Crabmeat stuffing, topped with Lobster Cream
    25 pieces $50 45 Pieces $85

Soups & Stuff

  • Charley’s Chowder
    Mediterranean Style Fish Chowder with Fresh Tomatoes & Herbs
    Quart (serves 4-6) $14
  • Pan of Rice Pilaf
    (serves 20-25) $30
  • Pan of Garden Vegetable Sauté
    (serves 20-25) $38
  • Party Rolls
    $4.50 per dozen


Large salad serves 8-10 people. Extra large serves 15-20 people.

  • Martha’s Vineyard Salad
    Red leaf Lettuce, Toasted Pine Nuts, Crumbled Bleu Cheese & Purple Onions with Raspberry Maple Vinaigrette
    Large $19 Extra Large $36
  • Raspberry Chicken Salad
    Chargrilled Breast of Chicken with Mixed Greens, Walnuts, Dried Cherries, Crumbled Bleu Cheese, Red Onions & Raspberry Maple Vinaigrette
    Large $23 Extra Large $42
  • Caesar Salad
    Hearts of Romaine, Housebaked Croutons & Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese
    Large $17 Extra Large $33
    With Grilled Chicken Large $23 Extra Large $42 
  • 306 Chopped Salad
    With Blackened Chicken, Garden Greens, Bleu Cheese, Bacon, Egg, Tomato & Creamy Garlic Dressing
    Large $23 Extra Large $42
  • Salmon Apricot Salad*
    With Dried Apricots, Cherries, Chevre Cheese, Walnuts & an Apricot Ginger Vinaigrette
    Large $30 Extra Large $55
  • Charley’s Cole Slaw
    Serves 4-6
    Quart $7


Bulk packaged with freshly grated Parmesan cheese & Housebaked Kruse & Muer Rolls
All Pastas Served with Egg Penne Unless Otherwise Specified
Guideline for Entree Service:
Small 6-8 people (12 rolls)
Medium 12-15 people (20 rolls)
Large 18-20 people (32 rolls)

  • Pasta Marinara
    With Diced Tomatoes, Fresh Spinach, Sliced Mushrooms, Wine & Herbs
  • Pasta Primavera
    With Garden Vegetables, Dried Cherries, Toasted Almonds, Olive Oil, Garlic & Herbs
    Small $60 Medium $90 Large $125
    With Grilled Chicken
    Small $65 Medium $100 Large $145
    With Gulf Shrimp
    Small $80 Medium $120 Large $180
  • Tortellini & Grilled Chicken ala Créme
    Cheese Filled Half Moons of Pasta & Grilled Chicken tossed in a Sweet Tomato Cream
    Small $65 Medium $100 Large $145
  • Grilled Chicken Casanova
    Grilled Chicken Breast, Sundried Tomato Pesto & Fresh Mushrooms in a Light Cream Sauce
    Small $65 Medium $100 Large $145
  • Lobster & Shrimp Penne ala Créme
    With Maine Lobster Meat & Gulf Shrimp in a Rich Saffron Cream over Egg Penne
    Small $95 Medium $145 Large $210

From The Chargrill

  • Kebobs
    30 Skewers Chargrilled & topped with Dijon Mustard or a Teriyaki-Pineapple Glaze
    With Grilled Chicken $60 With Gulf Shrimp (2 pcs. per skewer) $100
    1/2 Chicken and 1/2 Shrimp $80
  • BBQ Rib Fingers
    Small (30 pc.) $68 Large (55 pc.) $115
  • BBQ Tenderloin Kebobs*
    Choose from all Beef or Beef & Shrimp Marinated with Honey Crackle BBQ Glaze, Skewered & Grilled with Onion & Pepper
    Small (25 skewers) $75 Large (40 skewers) $115
  • Chop House Crabcakes
    With lemon mustard Aioli
    Small (25 pc.) $75 Large (40 pc.) $115


* Notice: Items may contain raw eggs or fish, Beef cooked to order. Consuming raw or undercooked meat, seafood, poultry, fish or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness.