We are not your ordinary grocery store
Lee & Dad's Grocery was originally opened by Lee McMilin in November of 1945. Lee's first store was located on east Main Street next to where the Mint Bar and Cafe' is located today. Lee's dad (Harry) and Harry's wife Lela came to work for him shortly after opening. That is how the name Lee and Dad's got started.
As Belgrade grew through the years so did Lee and Dad's. We have had 3 locations on Main Street before moving to our current location by the interstate in 1977. In the beginning we were a stand alone market, but soon after we were joined by Coast to Coast Hardware.
A few years later a strip mall was added and we became part of the Valley Center Shopping Mall. "Dad" Harry McMilin died in December of 1964 and Lee's mother, Lela continued to work until July of 1967, when she retired. Lee and his wife, Betty continued to work in the business. Lee's son, Jim became an active partner in the store beginning in the meat department and working his way up.Dan Gustafson after working with Jim and Lee since high school became a partner in 1977. When Lee retired in 1981, Jim and Dan retained control of the store and continue to run Lee and Dad's.
Matt Welch has been with Lee and Dad's for 15 years. He has been the Produce Manager for 13 years. Matt's goal in produce department is to provide customers with quality produce at a fair price. Matt and his team take pride in giving their customers a clean, friendly environment to find the produce that they are looking for,from apples to zucchini. If you have any special requests or questions please ask Matt or one of his team members. They will do their best to help you with what ever you need. We look forward to seeing you in our store.
Tom joined our team in 2013, he has been a journeyman meat cutter since 1979. Tom is happy to answer any of your meat department questions or fill any of your specialty cut meat needs for that special day or holiday party. Come in and try our own Lee & Dad's variety of original in store made brats.
Tina joined our Deli team in 2014, since then she has worked very hard to bring you a large variety of quality meats and cheeses and take and go meals. She has also brought her own original chicken enchilada recipe (a must try). The Deli offers a variety of easy meal ideas which includes baked chicken also our special Chester Fried Chicken. Planning a special event?? The Deli is happy to help with any event, large or small. Come in and see what we have to offer.
Looking for that special desert or something to cure that sugar craving?? Well let our Bakery help you out. We have lots of options for you from our own, Bridger Bars or Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies. Yummm!! If you are trying to watch your sugar intake, we also have a nice variety of Sugar Free options and Gluten Free as well. We are happy to do specialty trays for your special occasions. We also have a large variety of bread options. Please feel free to ask us about any of your Bakery needs.
Dairy / Frozen
Quinn Heumier has worked in our Dairy and Freezer department for the last 7 years and has recently been promoted to manager of the department. He strives to bring you the freshest milk, local eggs as well as a wide assortment of Gluten Free and Dairy Free products for those with sensitivities. Stop in and say hello to Quinn!
Matt (Asst. Manager)
Patrick Nix has been a registered Pharmacist since 1976. He has worked at Lee and Dad's Grocery for 16 years now. Besides an extensive retail experince Patrick has also worked in Hospitals,Family Planning and Institutional settings. Please stop in and talk to Patrick or his staff about your medications or any other health needs.
All You Need To Know: Pomegranates
The pomegranate is a berry with delicious seeds. While it can be difficult to harvest the seeds, it is well worth it. Click the read more button for great tips.
Easy Pomegranate Chicken
This simple dish will have your taste buds going crazy with a great combination of pomegranate and spice.
We are proud of our Local School Teachers and the service they provide our community. January 1- March 31, 2015 we will donate 10¢ to our local schools with the purchase of select Western Family products.