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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 good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“breakfast” (32 reviews)
“homemade bread” (20 reviews)
“pancakes” (9 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
10945 M 72 SE, Kalkaska, MI 49646-9088
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

Wow, best food in the area. The service was wonderful, our waitress Britney, along with Jane were helpful in our food choices , their suggestions were the best. And even though the place was packed the service to everyone was excellent. Even the owner Shirley...More

Thank hooverrose
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

The WEIRDEST hours ever!...when this place FIRST opened it was GREAT!...wonderful Pie selection and yummy food!...well that has changed!...the passion isn’t there anymore and RARELY has a pie selection...the wait staff ladies are WONDERFUL, but the funky soda she carries MUST GO!..AND change that menu...More

Thank Lawumun
Reviewed 9 December 2017

Snowmobilers and lake residents know about this little hidden gem. We adore this place. Cute tables with checker boards. Fresh baked bread in a delicious variety of flavors. Shirley uses so many fresh ingredients and keeps it real at this place. Be aware that the...More

Thank SarahSesaw
Reviewed 30 October 2017

our first time at this establishment, from the outside, not much...but the food was great, the service beyond friendly, fast and fabulous. best home made pancakes ive ever had in a restaurant. our sons alternater had blown as he pulled into the parking lot, we...More

Thank Tiger H
Reviewed 15 October 2017

A bit of a hole in the wall type place on M72 near Bear Lake. The kind of place you wish was in your neighborhood. Just good home style cooking. Nice selection of home made breads is a plus, though they do sometimes run out...More

Thank Daddin458
Reviewed 11 September 2017

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
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Nancy P
29 February 2016|
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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
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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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