Named after the antagonist in the Old English epic Beowulf, Grendel’s Den translates the lively atmosphere of a medieval mead hall to a modern audience. The restaurant celebrated 50 years of merriment in 2021 and continues to host live music, storytelling, and poetry readings. In 2004, founders Sue and Herbert Kuelzer handed the business down to their daughter, Kari, after Sue tragically passed away from breast cancer. 

On their menu, find plates of local oysters, an array of sandwiches, mac ‘n’ cheese, and vegetarian options.

Make sure to check out their merch — you can purchase embroidered hats and a variety of drinkware, including Grendel’s Den shot glasses.

Business Owner
Kari Kuelzer

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