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 arranged at least 3 weeks prior to your event date, a food service attendant is available to deliver, set up, and attend to your food buffet for an additional charge of $25 per attendant, per hour, for a minimum of 2 hours. You will need one food attendant for every 50 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.

Full Service Catering

If you are interested in full service catering to include waitstaff and/or bartenders, please contact us for a complete event proposal. If you have a specific theme, or don’t see what you are looking for in this menu, please send your request for more information to


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) $70, Medium (60 Pieces) $85, Large (90 Pieces) $120.
  • 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. $55.
  • Vegetable Platter
    Fresh garden vegetables with creamy garlic dressing. Serves 20-25. $40.
  • Stuffed Mushrooms
    Baked with shrimp & crabmeat stuffing, topped with lobster cream sauce. 25 pieces $45. 45 Pieces  $80.

Soups & Stuff

  • Charley’s Chowder
    Mediterranean style fish chowder with fresh tomatoes & herbs. Quart (serves 4-6) $12.95.
  • Soup du Jour
    Seasonal selections as available.
  • Pan of Rice Pilaf
    (serves 20-25) $25.
  • Pan of Garden Vegetable Sauté
    (serves 20-25) $35.
  • Party Rolls
    $4.50 per dozen.


Large salad serves 6-8 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 $16.95, extra large $34.95
  • Raspberry Chicken Salad
    Chargrilled breast of chicken with mixed greens, walnuts, dried cherries, crumbled bleu cheese, red onions, & raspberry maple vinaigrette $19.95, extra large $39.95
  • Caesar Salad*
    Hearts of romaine, housebaked croutons & freshly grated parmesan cheese $15.95, extra large $32.50
    With grilled chicken $19.95, extra large $39.95 
  • 306 Chopped Salad
    With blackened chicken, garden greens, bleu cheese, bacon, egg & creamy garlic dressing $19.95, extra large $39.95
  • Salmon Apricot Salad
    With dried apricots, cherries, chevre cheese, walnuts & an apricot ginger vinaigrette $24.95, extra large 49.95
  • Creamy Cole Slaw
    Quart (serves 4-6) $5.95.


Bulk package including freshly grated Parmesan cheese & housebaked Kruse & Muer Rolls.
Small serves 6-8 people & includes 12 rolls.
Medium serves 10-12 people & includes 20 rolls.
Large serves 15-18 people & includes 32 rolls.
All pastas served on egg penne unless otherwise specified.

  • 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 $55, Medium $80, Large $115.
    With Grilled Chicken: Small $60, Medium $95, Large $140.
    With Gulf Shrimp: Small $75, Medium $110, Large $165.
  • Grilled Chicken Casanova
    Grilled chicken breast, sundried tomato-pesto & fresh mushrooms in a light cream sauce.
    Small $65, Medium $95, Large $140.
  • Tortellini & Grilled Chicken ala Créme
    Cheese filled half moons of pasta & grilled chicken tossed in a sweet tomato cream.
    Small $60, Medium $90, Large $130.
  • Lobster & Shrimp Penne ala Créme
    With Maine lobster meat & Gulf shrimp in a rich saffron cream over tomato-basil penne.
    Small $90, Medium $135, Large $195

From the Chargrill

  • Kebobs
    30 Skewers chargrilled & topped with dijon mustard or Teriyaki-pineapple glaze.
    With Grilled Chicken $55. With Gulf Shrimp (2 pcs. per skewer) $95. 1/2 Chicken and 1/2 Shrimp $75
  • BBQ Rib Fingers
    Small (30 pc.) $65. Large (55 pc.) $110.
  • Chop House Crabcakes
    With lemon mustard aioli. Small (25 pc.) $75. Large (40 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) $70. Large (40 Skewers) $100.


* 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.