Back in August of 2019, Jeff and Sandy Klonecki took over ownership of Evergreen’s Supper Club, located between Cataract and Millston at 1095 Apollo Rd. At the time, the Kloneckis knew they had their work cut out for them to restore the supper club back to its former glory.
Built in 1988, the restaurant was designed to look like a rustic, log lodge. Situated along a small creek far from the beaten path, Evergreen’s became a popular destination for hunters, snowmobilers, ATVers and anyone else looking in an unlikely place for cold drinks and a hot meal.
When the Kloneckis took over ownership, Jeff said he wanted the supper club to be the place to go again and the couple have spent the last two years working hard to make that a reality.
On an average Friday night, it’s hard to find an empty seat inside and the wait at the bar can oftentimes be three deep. The minimal kitchen staff was overworked and far too cramped in the small space.
After some thought and minor improvements to the restaurant, Jeff decided to convert an unused garage space just steps away from the supper club into a full-service bar and second restaurant space.
The Dog House is the perfect space for wayward snowmobilers and ATV riders with a more laid-back atmosphere and an open air concept. Visitors can enjoy several seating options either belly-up to the bar, lounging around the campfire, at a cozy booth or at a table either inside or outside.
“You can come here all muddy or dripping wet and no one is going to say anything,” said bar manager Jesse Kettledon. “You don’t have to dress up to come in here and have a beer.”
Patrons can enjoy some drinks at The Dog House while waiting for a table inside Evergreens or they can enjoy their entire meal in The Dog House.
The bar was named in honor of the Kloneckis’ dog Apollo, who would often relax in the garage during business hours prior to the renovation. Now, patrons are welcome to bring their dogs out to the bar as long as they’re friendly and play well with others.
As of right now, The Dog House is open Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. until close. Kettledon has a goal to keep The Dog House open seven days a week all year long as opposed to Evergreens, which is currently only open three days a week.
The Dog House also has its own lunch menu and patrons can currently order off of Evergreens menu. Eventually, the bar will have its own menu separate from the supper club.
“It’ll be bar food like wings, tacos, sliders, burgers, stuff like that,” Kettledon said. “We want to separate ourselves a little bit from the supper club.”