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Shirley's In the Woods Cafe'

10945 M 72 Se, Kalkaska, MI 49646-9088
+1 231-258-7955
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good27%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
10945 M 72 Se, Kalkaska, MI 49646-9088
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everyone here was especially friendly! I enjoyed going here just to meet the staff! The food is pretty down-to-earth, home-style cooking. The Rosemary potato bread was heavenly!! The smelt? Well, better stick to when they are actually in season! Lots of vegetarian offerings, but you...More

Thank Steven A
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Went 30 minutes out of the way just to eat here. Well worth it. Thanks for another great experience.

Thank sarahandbear
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Stopped by for brunch. Casual dining with very friendly staff. Portions are huge and food is delicious. Place was packed and yet service was excellent.

Thank Gurmeet S
Reviewed 24 May 2017

there staff friendly and the owner will come over to your table and talk to you. we have been many times and they know what we want for food and drinkes

Thank Dianna R
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Shirleys is a family style lower cost restaurant. Nothing fancy just good food. Their breakfasts are great. Lunch is very busy!

Thank Annette D
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

My mom like to come here just for their homemade bread. Great customer service. I like the food and conversation.

Thank Bobby Lee L
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

On a trip downstate. Stopped for breakfast. Small little diner. Home cooked food. Friendly service. Good pricing.

Thank Spartydano
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

We just finished a delicious breakfast at Shirley's. We will definitely eat here again. Our waitress, Dee, was the best! A great way to start our day. Make sure to buy a loaf of bread to take home.

Thank planestrainsandautom
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Great food and service! Reasonable prices and excellent quality. I'd recommend their homemade toast.

Thank Nathan S
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...More

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Nancy P
29 February 2016|
Response from Professor W | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't know if they have WiFi, but the food is great!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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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