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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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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good26%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“breakfast” (34 reviews)
“homemade bread” (17 reviews)
“french toast” (7 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
10945 M 72 Se, Kalkaska, MI 49646-9088
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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 29 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 28 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 21 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 13 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 31 March 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Spartydano
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Nancy P
28 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, 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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