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The Gavel Restaurant
112 S Cochran Ave
Charlotte, MI 48813

Business Hours:
Monday thru Thursday & Saturday: 11am-10pm
Friday 11am-11pm
Sunday- closed

Lunch Hours:
Monday thru Friday 11am-4pm
Saturday 11am-4pm

Dinner Hours:
Monday thru Thursday & Saturday: 4pm-10pm
Friday 4pm-11pm


For downloadable PDF menus please select a link: Lunch Menu, Dinner Menu

For menu navigation, either click on a link below or scroll down the page.

Appetizers | Salads | Surf and Turf | Mexican | Italian | Sandwiches | Angus Burgers | For Kids | Soups and Sides | Beverages

Sampler Platter
The perfect combination!
Chicken strips, onion rings,mozzarella sticks,
breaded mushrooms and potato skins.
Served with three sauces 9.99
no substitutions ~ please

Mozzarella Cheese Sticks
Wisconsin mozzarella cheese lightly coated with
Italian breading and deep-fried. Served with
marinara sauce 5.99

Stuffed Mushroom Caps
Hand crafted, served warm and loaded with crab meat,
cheddar monterey jack cheese
and our delicious stuffing 6.99

Breaded Mushrooms
Enough to share. Served with ranch 5.79

Spinach Artichoke Dip
A delicious blend of cheeses, spinach and artichoke
hearts topped with fresh tomatoes. Served with
made to order seasoned pita chips 6.79

Misdemeanor Fries
Chili cheese fries made
with our flavorful homemade chili & topped with our
shredded cheddar monterey jack cheese 5.99

Felony Fries
For that serious offender:
chili cheese fries with our homemade chili topped with our
shredded cheddar monterey jack cheese
& finished with diced jalapeños 6.29

Potato Skins
Topped with mounds of thick bacon,
melted cheddar monterey jack cheese
and fresh green onions 6.19

Wing Dings or Wing Zings
Our bone-in breaded chicken wings regular or spicy zings.
Served with celery and your favorite dipping sauce
no substitutions - please
Dings (6) 5.99 (10) 8.99
Zings (6) 6.99 (10) 9.99

Sauces & Dressings
Ranch, Marinara, Bleu Cheese, BBQ Sauce,Honey Dijon
Sour Cream, Mild Salsa, Fire Roasted Salsa
Italian, FF French, FF Ranch, Russian, 1000 Island, Celery Seed
Oil & Vinegar, Raspberry Vinaigrette, or Balsamic Vinaigrette
Extra: Small 59¢ Large 79¢

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Served with a garlic breadstick

Our in-house, slow roasted turkey, lightly smoked ham
and bacon on a bed of mixed greens. Topped with tomatoes,
cheddar monterey jack cheese and croutons.
Served with your favorite dressing 8.99

Traditional Caesar
Crisp romaine lettuce tossed with Caesar dressing, topped
with tomatoes, croutons and shredded parmesan cheese 6.99
With grilled chicken breast 8.99

Southwest Chicken Fiesta
Fresh greens covered with corn, black beans, onions, cheese
and tomatoes then topped with crispy, spicy fiesta chicken
and circled with tortilla chips. Served with our chipotle
ranch dressing. 8.99
(breadstick not included)

Cashew Chicken
Crisp mixed greens topped with tender chicken breast,
pineapple, mandarin oranges, roasted cashews and rice
noodles. Served with a delicious celery seed dressing. 8.99

Michigan Cherry Chicken
Fresh mixed greens topped with dried Michigan cherries,
mandarin oranges, walnuts, rice noodles and crispy tender
chicken strips. Served with raspberry vinaigrette. 8.99
A Gavel Favorite

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Surf and Turf

Served with a petite bread loaf (extra loaf .99) and choice of two sides:

  House Salad • Rice Pilaf • French Fries • Baked Potato  available after 4 (add bacon & cheese .99)
  Homemade Garlic Mashed Potatoes • Corn • California Blend • Green Beans • Fresh Broccoli
  Coleslaw • Cottage Cheese • Cinnamon Sugar Applesauce

•Upgrade to Caesar side salad, seasoned waffle fries or onion rings for .99

*Cooked to order. Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood,
shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of food borne illness.

Pick Your Steak Seasonings!


Courthouse Ribeye
10 oz. Hand-Cut ribeye char-broiled to you liking.
Choose your favorite seasoning 14.49

New York Strip
Tender Hand-Cut 12 oz. strip steak prepared
with your favorite seasoning 15.99

USDA Choice Sirloin
Flavorful Hand-Cut lean steak, char-broiled to your liking.
Choose your favorite seasoning 5 oz. 8.99 / 7 oz. 10.99 / 9 oz. 12.99

Baby Back Ribs
We give our signature baby back ribs special attention, slow-cooking them to
perfection. Then we top them with a sweet hickory BBQ sauce. Rated by our customers
as the best in the area, we think you'll agree. Half rack 13.99 Full rack 18.99
(Ask for availability before 4 pm)

Open Faced Hot Roast Beef or Turkey
In-house slow roasted beef OR turkey piled high on grilled texas toast
with homemade garlic mashed potatoes and gravy. Served with one side
(bread loaf not included) 9.49

Key West Chicken
Char-broiled chicken breasts marinated in our signature homemade sauce.
Sweet with a hint of lemon-lime makes it perfectly balanced 10.99

Grilled Chicken Breasts
Two grilled chicken breasts. Choose from cajun lemon pepper
or BBQ sauce 10.99

Tender,with a sweet mild flavor. Served broiled with olive oil
and your choice of seasoning or breaded and deep-fried 11.99

Lake Perch
Fresh water with a mild flavor served
lightly breaded and deep-fried 14.99

Pacific Wild Salmon
Tender salmon filet char-broiled to medium.
Add your favorite glaze or sauce 13.99

Broiled with olive oil and your favorite seasoning
or lightly breaded and deep-fried 13.99

Shrimp Platter
A generous portion of butterfly shrimp lightly breaded
and deep-fried to a golden brown 10.99

Pick Your Seafood Seasonings!

Lemon Pepper Seasoning • Lemon Butter Sauce • Asian Glaze
Cajun Seasoning • Honey Pepper Glaze

Add butterfly shrimp to any meal for 3.99
Ask your server about gluten free options

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Served with Spanish rice (available after 4 p.m.)
and refried beans, sour cream, mild salsa or fire roasted salsa.
Extra sour cream .59 or salsa .79
Jalapeños .59 Guacamole 1.49

Wet Burrito
Flour tortilla smothered with
burrito sauce and cheddar monterey jack cheese
then topped with lettuce, tomatoes and black olives.
Ground beef 9.99 Shredded beef or chicken 10.99

Chicken Enchiladas
Flour tortillas stuffed with shredded chicken breasts,
then smothered with our authentic homemade white creamy
cilantro sauce and mozzarella cheese. Finished with
crisp lettuce and fresh tomatoes 10.99
(available after 4 p.m.)

Build Your Own Fajitas
Strips of chicken or steak sautéed with green peppers
and onions. Served with cheddar monterey jack cheese, lettuce,
tomatoes and warm flour tortillas
Chicken 10.99 Steak 11.99

Supreme Court Nachos
Layers of tortilla chips, cheddar monterey jack cheese, ground beef,
refried beans, onions and green peppers. Topped with lettuce,
tomatoes and black olives 9.99
Substitute chicken 1.00

Chicken Fajita Quesadilla
Our largest torilla is filled with seasoned chicken breast and
sautéed with onions, green peppers then loaded with
cheddar monterey jack cheese. Crisp lettuce and tomatoes
on the side 9.99

A flour tortilla stuffed with refried beans, cheddar monterey jack
cheese, then deep-fried and topped with salsa, onions, green peppers,
lettuce, tomatoes, and black olives
Ground beef 10.69  Shredded beef or chicken 11.69

Three soft flour or crisp corn tortillas
stuffed with ground beef, cheddar monterey jack cheese,
lettuce and tomatoes 8.19 With chicken 9.19

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Served with one side and a garlic breadstick
Extra breadsticks .79 each

Chicken Marsala
Strips of tender chicken breasts in our flavorful marsala sauce,
sautéed with wild gourmet mushrooms, spinach, green onions and
tomatoes, then tossed in angel hair pasta 10.99
(available after 4)

Judge Julie's Lasagna
Paying homage to Mom's awesome recipe. Judge Julie
won't have to court order you to finish it! 10.49

Lemon-Pepper Chicken Alfredo
Strips of tender chicken breast sautéed with lemon-pepper
and broccoli and blended with our classic,
made to order alfredo sauce 11.49
(Ask for availability before 4)

Seafood Fettuccine Alfredo
Succulent tiger shrimp and delicate crabmeat sautéed and
blended with our classic, made to order alfredo sauce 13.49
(Ask for availability before 4)

Traditional Italian spaghetti served with your choice of
our delicious meat sauce or marinara sauce 8.49

*Ask your server about menu items that are cooked to order or served raw.
Notice: Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish
or eggs may increase your risk of food borne illness.

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Served with fries, cole slaw and a pickle spear.
Upgrade to seasoned waffle fries or onion rings for .99

Greek Gyro
Athenian gyro meat topped with lettuce, tomatoes,
feta cheese, red onion and tzatziki sauce served in
a tasty grilled pita 7.99

Prime Rib Sub
In-house slow roasted prime rib piled high with sautéed onions
and mushrooms, topped with Swiss cheese and served
on a grilled artisian roll with hot au jus for dipping 9.99

The Gavel's Famous Reuben
In-house thinly sliced corned beef, sauerkraut,
Russian dressing and Swiss cheese grilled on
artisian black Russian bread 7.99

Chicken & Bacon Ranch Wrap
Crispy chicken and bacon with lettuce, tomatoes,
red onion, shredded cheese and ranch dressing
wrapped in a flour tortilla 7.99

Key West Chicken
A tender, sweet lemon-lime marinated chicken breast char-broiled
and served deluxe on a grilled rsemary ciabatta roll. 7.99

Cochran Ave
Lightly smoked ham and American cheese served warm,
then topped with lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise on
a grilled French roll 7.99

Bostwick St. BLT
Nothing but right when this grilled Frech roll is stuffed
with hickory smoked bacon. Served with lettuce, tomato and
mayonnaise 7.99

Lawrence Ave
Delicious thinly sliced roast beef and provolone cheese,
topped with crisp lettuce, tomato & mayonnaise on a
grilled French roll 7.99

Lovett St. Turkey
In-house slow-roasted turkey and Swiss cheese, served
warm on our grilled French roll and topped with crisp lettuce
tomato & mayonnaise 7.99

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Our premium 6 oz angus burgers are
hand crafted and served on a brioche roll. Served
with fries, cole slaw and a pickle spear. Upgrade
to seasoned waffle fries or onion rings for .99

The Gavel Burger
Available with your favorite toppings 7.49

Bacon Cheese Burger
Topped with hickory smoked bacon
and your favorite toppings 8.79

Olive Burger
Topped with olive sauce 8.49

Outlaw Burger
Topped with ham, sautéed onions, Swiss and American
cheese with our delicious garlic dijon aioli spread 8.79

  • EVERYTHING:  Ketchup, Mustard, Pickly, Onion
  • DELUXE:  Lettuce, Tomato & Mayo
  • SINK:  Everything + Deluxe
  • EXTRA PATTY:  3.49
  • EXTRA TOPPINGS:  Sautéed Mushrooms, Sautéed Onions, Sautéed Green Peppers,
    Jalapeños  .59 each Bacon - two pieces 1.39
  • CHEESE:  American, Swiss, Provolone,
    Mozzarella Cheddar Monterey Jack, or Pepper Jack .50 each

*Cooked to order. Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood,
shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of food borne illness.

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Homemade Soups and Side Bar

Ask your server what's on the docket
Cup 2.79 Bowl 3.79
Awesome Homemade Chili
Cup 3.29 Bowl 4.29


  • Baked Potato 3.29 (available after 4)
    With bacon and cheese add .99
  • Homemade Garlic Mashed Potatoes 3.29
  • French Fries 3.29
  • Rice Pilaf 3.29
  • House Side Salad 3.29
  • Veggies 3.29
    (Fresh broccoli, green beans, California blend, corn)
  • Coleslaw 3.29
  • Cottage Cheese 3.29
  • Cinnamon Sugar Applesauce 3.29
  •  ___________________________ 
  • Seasoned Waffle Fries 3.99
  • Onion Rings 3.99
  • Caesar Side Salad 3.99

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For our guests 10 years and under:
Includes small soft drink
Over 10:
Includes a soft drink.
Add 2.50 to the price of a meal
(no other discounts - please)

Chicken Strips
Tender, boneless, breaded and deep-fried all white meat
chicken strips served with your choice of dipping sauce.
Includes two side dishes 4.79

Mac & Cheese
Includes breadstick and one side dish 4.99

Two full size tacos 4.79

Grilled Cheese
Made with American cheese grilled until
golden. Served with two sides 4.49

Fried Shrimp
Lightly breaded and fried golden brown,
served with one side 4.99

Includes breadstick and
one side dish 4.59

Fries • Green Beans • Corn • Coleslaw
Cottage Cheese • Cinnamon Sugar Applesauce

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Soft Drinks
Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Mello Yellow, Squirt and Root Beer

House-made Cherry Coke

Fresh Brewed Iced Tea

Fresh Brewed Raspberry or Peach Iced Tea


Raspberry or Peach Lemonade


Ice water and free refills for the
above beverages served upon request

Hot Tea - Ask your server for selections

Hot Chocolate

Milk - White or Chocolate

Assorted Juices - Ask your server for selections

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