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Sleeping Bear Inn

231 Main Street, Frankfort, MI 49635
231-352-8090
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Ranked #17 of 23 Restaurants in Frankfort
Price range: $8 - $23
Cuisines: American, Contemporary, Eclectic
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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72 reviews 72 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013 via mobile

We were there for the food. The greeter was nice.. But we were confused when he sat us in the dining area which was supposed to be closed and we mentioned we were there for the pub and food. The waitress was nice and timely... But our food was almost cold. Other than the temperature.. It tasted okay but not... More 

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Rockford, Illinois
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64 reviews 64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

I visited this Inn many times over the years and have had good times, good food and drinks. However, we were unhappy to find new management this summer. The air conditioning was off, the staff members were eating at the bar, and the atmosphere has declined. We will not go back until there are changes. So sad beacuse the location... More 

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

Hello, I am sorry to hear about your unfavorable experience at our establishment. We strive to provide exceptional service and an all around memorable experience for all guests. The air conditioning is set at a comfortable 71 degrees and the staff has been talked to about acceptable dining locations. As for the atmosphere, we have received numerous compliments. Although I... More 

Detroit, Michigan
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93 reviews 93 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013 via mobile

We were out exploring the area and picked this place to eat because it looked neat from the outside. When we walked in we were greated by the manager who was professional and very friendly. We were seated in a beautiful room and given a brief explanation of the history of the building (built in 1895). Our waitress was engaging... More 

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Frankfort, Michigan
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

My first experience of the new iteration of the restaurant at the Sleeping Bear Inn, a "wine" dinner, was very positive. The special dinner featured a gourmet menu by the Inn's exceptional chef and pairings selected by St. Ambrose Cellars, a local winery. The servings were generous, the presentation superb. My husband and I felt the meal was our all-round... More 

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Additional Information about Sleeping Bear Inn

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, Contemporary, Eclectic

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