Catherine’s Market and SpringHouse restaurants – both of these super hip Lake Martin spots to dine and play are off the water in Russell Crossroads (on Highway 63 north of Kowaliga Bridge). Luckily, for those of us who hate to part with our boats while we’re at the lake, there’s a shuttle service that will take you from your boat to Russell Crossroads. By shuttle, I mean golf cart. That’s fun.
We tried it out the other weekend, and the adventure of getting there and back was as much fun as the meal. If you’ll watch the video tour below, you’ll see a map that gets you to the boat landing. It’s tucked in the back of a slough that is east of Sand Island, and if you aren’t looking for it, you’ll probably not even notice it’s there.
There’s a dock with room for several boats, but it was already full, so we beached ours with the help of the shuttle staff. In front of the docks is a former Russell cabin that’s been converted into a shuttle command center. The Russell Crossroads website says there is a phone in the cabin you can use to call the shuttle if a driver is not already there.
We happened upon a Friday night outdoor event on the lawn right beside Catherine’s, and were told there would be more like this throughout the summer. The shuttle operates till 10 pm on the weekends, so go ahead and linger over dinner – there will be someone there to get you at least halfway home.
You had better call to confirm the shuttle. Don’t call me. Call Catherine’s at (256) 215-7070.
When we went, the schedule was:
Monday thru Thursday: 10 am – 9 pm
Friday: 10 am – 10 pm
Saturday: 8 am – 10 pm
Sunday: 8am – 5 pm
I repeat – to be sure, call (256) 215-7070 for Catherine’s. Please don’t call me, I won’t come and get you!
I don’t drive the shuttle, but I can show you any property in the Lake Martin MLS – regardless of who has it listed! The seller pays my commission so it doesn’t cost you a dime to let me help. I’d love to be your realtor if you’re buying or selling – call me at (334) 221-5862, or CLICK HERE to email me and let’s get together.