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Shirley's In the Woods Cafe'

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American, Cafe, Diner
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10945 M 72 SE, Kalkaska, MI 49646-9088
+1 231-258-7955
06:00 - 14:00
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Sun - Thu 06:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 06:00 - 20:00
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Hamburg, Michigan
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

We arrived Saturday morning for breakfast after riding our ORV to the restaurant. They are ORV friendly and it's close to a trailhead and trails. The staff was super nice and the service was efficient. I had the homemade cranberry walnut French Toast. It came with six one inch thick triangles of bread, 6 slices of bacon and warm syrup.... More 

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Fraser, Michigan
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483 reviews
314 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

This is a nice little stop along the way up north. The service was very good. The food was delicious .

Thank Rose C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We've been to Shirley's quite a few times, the breakfast is the best in the area. Her pancakes are great. The hubby enjoys them often, blueberry...banana... with nuts... warm syrup. I'm not much of a pancake eater myself, but I eat them at Shirley's and no where else. Large, golden brown, from scratch, tender pancakes that overflow the plate. Mmmm.... More 

Thank MarshallKell
Bloomfield Township, Michigan
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167 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

My wife and I stopped at Shirley's because we had some time to kill before a few house hunting appointments....and boy were we glad we did. The place is small so we had to wait about 15 minutes (at 11am). Everyone is very friendly though so the wait was no problem. Both our plates were very good. I had breakfast... More 

Thank JeffB32
Ft Worth Tx
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69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We ate here several times on our trip this year. We are a senior couple and enjoyed the food and service. Portions are generous and we loved the blueberry pancakes. Very good breakfast.

Thank Nancy P
White Lake, Michigan
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

I was there again and visited my favorite Up North Cafe'. It was so crowded for breakfast that I had to wait in line outside!. After 45 minutes we were seated. The food here is fantastic! The cranberry and walnut encrusted french toast is worth waiting for. All I got to say is - don't expand! That's usually the kiss... More 

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Battle Creek, MI
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72 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Another win for Trip Advisor. We stopped in for breakfast after reading the reviews. Come hungry. The free bread samples helped us make our toast choices. The Sunrise breakfast is big and the Sledder is enormous. Our waitress Brittney was great. No coffee cup ran dry.

Thank KLake
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Serendipity brought us here and we loved it. Smelled deliciuos when we walked in. Do not miss it. Fabulous breakfast. Standard items on the menu plus those with a twist. My husband loved the corned beef hash and he's an expert! Numerous breads. Waitress brought us free samples! Got a loaf to take back to Denver.

Thank Barb R
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

This place was highly recommended by our friends who live in the area. The food is delicious and the portions are generous. One of our best decisions during our week-long lake vacation was to order two loaves of bread to go. The potato rosemary bread made an amazing panzanella and the cranberry walnut made for an easy breakfast or snack.... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

If you like great food and friendly people, you will love Shirley's. The food was perfect and the service friendly and courteous. Don't miss it going to a fast food alternative. You will wish you had stopped by.

Thank Carl M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10945 M 72 SE, Kalkaska, MI 49646-9088
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kalkaska County  >  Kalkaska
  • Phone Number: +1 231-258-7955

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?