Sweet Facts

On a typical busy weekend, we’ll use about 3,000 pounds of flour, 150 pounds of sugar, 60 pounds of apples, etc., just making our sweet rolls, not to mention the cinnamon, that comes in 100 pounds at a time. Our record so far is 204 dozen sweet rolls baked in our kitchen in the course of one long day. Buy sweet rolls online and at the Hilltop Restaurant in L’Anse, Michigan.

Hilltop History

The Hilltop commands the high ground above L’Anse, a one time logging and sawmill village that curls around the lower tip of Lake Superior’s Keweenaw Bay. The “Sweet Roll” is credited to the Aunt of one of the current owners (back in the 1950’s). The Hilltop has remained family owned and operated for over 60 years. The restaurant is currently owned and operated by Kurt and LeRita Allert and Scott and Penney Jaeger. We have owned and operated the Hilltop for the past 22 years and prior to that it was owned by Scott’s mom for 19 years.

L’Anse, along with the surrounding towns in Baraga County now thrives with a growing tourism industry.Be sure to visit us next time you’re passing through L’Anse, Michigan. We’re right on US-41, open year round and conveniently right on the Snowmobile trail.

We pride ourselves on providing homemade comfort foods from scratch. We are known for our “real” mash potatoes and an “all you can eat” salad bar that is a meal in itself. Much of our time is spent cutting fresh vegetables for homemade soups and salads to hand rolling meatballs for a Sunday special. Our bakers start at 6am to provide daily homemade, bread, pies, bars, cookies and the “Famous” Sweet Roll. It is all about providing great homemade food, portions that please even the hardiest of eaters and friendly staff that makes you want to come back again and again.

Hilltop Giftshop

Our gift shop inside the Hilltop Restaurant features  books, candles, picture frames and children’s gifts. We carry a variety of local jams, jellies and maple syrup.

Hilltop Restaurant High School Scholarship

We have always enjoyed hiring students and investing in their future is very important to us.  In 1996 we established a high school school scholarship to provide financial assistance and to encourage academic achievement for L’Anse High School student attending college or trade school.