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Sleeping Bear Inn

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American, International, Contemporary
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231 Main Street, Frankfort, MI 49635
231-352-8090
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Beer battered fish was very good!

Nice quiet meal. We sat by the window overlooking the street. All you can eat beer battered whitefish was very good. Wife ordered fettuccine alfredo and it was also tasty. Waiter brought out a baked potato with fish dinner instead of fries as ordered but didn't matter too much as it was all you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
onekama_mi
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Onekama, Michigan
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
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Onekama, Michigan
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Nice quiet meal. We sat by the window overlooking the street. All you can eat beer battered whitefish was very good. Wife ordered fettuccine alfredo and it was also tasty. Waiter brought out a baked potato with fish dinner instead of fries as ordered but didn't matter too much as it was all you can eat. But service was not... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Frankfort, Michigan is jumping in July. So why is this restaurant always nearly empty? I think it is poorly promoted. The prices are a little higher that some of the restaurants in town, but really not out of line. The food ingredients seem higher quality and preparation is more labor intense. Our nacho appetizer was made with fresh tortillas, fried... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It was worth the snowy drive to check out the restaurant at the Hotel Frankfort (fka Sleeping Bear Inn). Menu selection was not unusual but the quality was outstanding. Really fresh salads, good side dishes and sandwiches. The beer battered whitefish was excellent - crisp, light crust and moist tasty interior. We will be back.

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South Lyon, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We like to learn about the local flavor and this hotel is family owned on site and staffed by locals who really know the area. The rooms are all different and unique. A great fusion of old and new!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Best service,informed & very friendly staff. The staff was very welcoming and made us feel at home. We will make a point to return and would like to stay at the Inn.

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Mount Pleasant, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This place has really had some troubles over the past few years. It used to be a consistent place. Now with several changes of ownership, it is hard to rate. Never know how one day or the next will be.

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Tami S, Manager at Sleeping Bear Inn, responded to this review

HI, Yes the Inn is currently up for sale again. And yes the restaurant part is closed. However we are doing everything to make sure that your stay is enjoyable. If we have let you down in anyway, I wish you would please let me know. Thanks, Tami More 

Frankfort, Michigan
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39 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

.I am sorry but I believe when you order pasta you should get bread and salad with it and here your salad comes extra. The food is OK but nothing special and the prices would make you believe it should be special. The place itself is pretty and clean and I would like to go back but the value keeps... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Stayed here in April for two nights for our anniversary. It was amazing. The staff was overly helpful and they wanted to make our stay special. The food was amazing and the drinks were great. The room was clean and it is a type of room you cannot find any where else in Michigan. We will return.

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Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

I hesitate to write a bad review, but I feel I have no choice. Having stayed at the inn before it changed management, we were excited to return. Until we arrived. It felt like a strange episode of the Twilight Zone. Can a waitress be too over-the-top friendly? It felt awkward when she was more excited about how our food... More 

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Tony L, Manager at Sleeping Bear Inn, responded to this review

Hello ajackkfam, I really would appreciate if you had addressed me with your problems or concerns before running straight to TripAdvisor. It's very difficult to fix problems I don't know about. Maybe you would have preferred a waitress that said nothing at all? If the butter tasted wrong we could have brought new butter and same with the steaks. I... More 

Onekama, MI
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

We really enjoyed eating at the Sleeping Bear Inn last night. It was our first time there in several years. We all had the seafood buffet. The server brought delicious salads ... nice greens, real bacon crumbles, ripe tomatoes, and a tasty blue cheese dressing for me. It was a good indicator of the food to come. We had French... More 

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Address: 231 Main Street, Frankfort, MI 49635
Phone Number: 231-352-8090
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Benzie County  >  Frankfort
Average Prices: USD 8 - 23
Cuisine: American, International, Contemporary

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 231 Main Street, Frankfort, MI 49635
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Benzie County  >  Frankfort
  • Phone Number: 231-352-8090

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 23
  • Cuisine: American, International, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business, Families with children, Romantic

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