September 16, 2021

Rock's Landing

Tastemaker
By Anna Faller | Sept. 4, 2021

Nestled snugly along Crystal Lake’s picturesque shoreline, Rock’s Landing in Frankfort continues to serve that summertime state of mind until October, and you should not miss the experience. A nod to the infamous Jim Rockwell “Rock” Rogers Sr., who constructed the space in the 1950s, the structure housed Chimney Corners Resort’s historic Beach Dining Room until industry dream-team Steve and Kristin Tebo, along with partners Julie Tebo and Paul Danes, took over in 2018. The result? A definingly intimate dining experience that appeals to townies and travelers alike. But, while you’ll come for the mood — Rock’s features a cozy indoor dining room and multiple open-air seating options — it’s the menu that’ll make you stay … specifically, the crispy Pork Belly and Watermelon Salad. A hallmark of the eatery’s Mediterranean-inspired offerings, this “salad” pairs rich and smoky pork belly with the sweetness of juicy, summer melon. Topped off with Kalamata olives, bitter arugula, and olive oil, and finished with house-made ras al hanout — that’s a traditional Moroccan spice blend — this little beauty might just beat the view. $17. Find Rock’s Landing, 1577 Crystal Drive, Frankfort. (231) 399-0158. land@rocksoncrystal.com

 

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