The Hungry Gull
The present home of the Hungry Gull Restaurant & Bar is the former home of Island View Resort, dating back to 1926. Walter and Lena Frampton were the original developers that responded to early fishermen and adventurers. Lena served and cooked three hearty meals a day, lumberjack style. In the winter, Walter built the cabins and cut block Gull Lake ice for summer use.
In 1946, Ben and Eleanor Curry became the new owners. They added the dining room's north wing with timbers coming from the Pine Beach Peninsula. They expanded the resort and operated it until the early 1960's. Thereafter, the Thiel, Yoho and Bearson families owned and operated the resort.
In 1988, Dutch and Irma Cragun purchased Island View and connected it to the Cragun Complex. The Lodge was opened a year later after kitchen enlargement and redecorating as the Hungry Gull Restaurant & Bar. When you come to dine, take notice of the Pastry Cooks cupboard which was salvaged from the kitchen by Irma and refinished to retain part of the buildings tradition of good cooking.
The Hungry Gull Restaurant is open Monday-Saturday, from mid-June through Labor Day and features family popular Paul Bunyan Basket Meals and a full table service menu. The emphasis is on family and sharing in this lovely rustic style log dining space with great food and a cozy ambiance. A family salad bowl and fresh, house-made rolls start dinner at your table. The entrees featured at the Hungry Gull are family and golf friendly. The Hungry Gull also features assorted desserts and a wine list sure to please wine drinkers.