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Reviewed October 23, 2021

The food quality is cheap but they charge high prices! The deep fried cheese curds were nothing more than deep fried breading. Ordered an open face prime rib sandwich with garlic mashed potatoes with a vegetable. They brought out a plate with instant mashed potatoes...covered with the vegetables and the sandwich was a piece of toast with a little bit of prime rib for which they charged $18. I wasn't sure if they had maybe dropped the plate on the way to the table. I would definitely NOT recommend this place.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed June 28, 2021

Nice place....packed so they must have great food. We were just stopping by for a drink. We had a great time!

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed June 7, 2021 via mobile

This is a great place to eat and drink outdoors right by the bay and listen to music. The staff are very friendly. They have a large outdoor dining area with also a large lower seating area for drinking and enjoying music. From the outdoor...seating you have a very good view of the Bay. We enjoyed the food a lot. We split the borscht soup, and then one of us had shrimp and chips, while the other had fish and chips. They were both excellent. The seafood was fresh and the batter/breading -- different for the fish and the shrimp, and both clearly house-made--were crips and flavorful. Both dishes came with good fries and with a tasty slaw based with some good cilantro and lime flavors. They really do have a huge selection of Irish whiskeys, and the one we tried made for a very good dessert.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed October 11, 2020

My wife and I stopped here for dinner. We had a very nice table outdoors with a great view of Betsie Lake. The food was very good and we would definitely stop here again.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 13, 2020

We were a little leery of eating inside, since the outside seating was full. However, we were seated in a large room with only one other couple. When we almost completed with our meal, other people were seated, but they sat far away from us,...for which we were pleased. Our server was great and gave very good recommendations. The Michigan Cherry Pork Ribeye was very good and the Blackened Fish Tacos were excellent!!!More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 7, 2020 via mobile

Good atmosphere, great services and great food! Had the Chef’s Catch, which was a grouper sandwich and it was tasty!!!!

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 5, 2020

Located on the bay so try to get a table by the windows for a perfect view. The service was excellent (thanks Eric!!!). The Glarum Grill (prime rib) and the Shrimp O'Hoy were excellent.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed August 19, 2020

With a nice varied menu, this place has lots to offer from sandwiches and nice entrees for meat and fish choices. The servers are extremely nice and the setting is special located on a bay close to Lake Michigan. Indoor and outside seating is available...with distancing and masks required except when eating.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed July 27, 2020 via mobile

After 51 years, I finally made it back to Frankfort. It seems Frankfort has become a place for great food. Met at this place for dinner on Friday night July 24, 2020. The food was great and everyone in our party of 12 had a...great experience. So good, we decided to return again on Sunday night! Without a doubt, try the Borscht soup. It is hearty and oh so yummy!!!More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed October 27, 2019 via mobile

This was our first visit to The Cabbage Shed. It definitely won’t be our last. Great bar with beers on tap and lots of Irish Whiskey. Friendly home time vibe. Can’t wait to go back.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 18, 2019 via mobile

This place is amazing! If you have not been here you need to be! Everything is great! The staff is great great history!

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 17, 2019

As Tom has mentiioned in his review, the name of the restaurant comes from its history. First thing we noticed was the very tiny parking lot, but there is plenty of parking right across the street as well. There are stairs or a wheelchair ramp...to get in, making the use of my cane much easier. Once inside, the outside isn't really anything to look at, it brings back memories of the old style saloon, but without the drunk people falling off the stools. It is laid-back, but with a host or hostess to seat you in one of the many different seating accomodations. Ours seemed to have been small wooden church pews, with carvings in the wood of all those who have ever sat in/on them. If you look hard enough, you may find an Abe Lincoln carving. As dated as it was inside, the food is not. It is great food with their own Cabbage Shed twist. Our server was Angel and she was a delight to talk to and make suggestions on what we should have. The prices seemed a little high when we first saw them and looked around the place, since it seemed like a place that would have burgers and fries, but when our order came it was well worth the cost. Portions were large, and the food was delicious and well worth the money. There is a bar and tv, so a quick beer/drink is available here. There was karaoke books on the tables and a small stage for a band, and a pool table in another room. This is family friendly with food for kid's taste as well.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 8, 2019

The quaint name of this restaurant comes from the building's history as a storage place for local produce before shipping. When you enter, it looks like a down home bar, but that is deceptive. It has that comfortable, down home atmosphere, but is a very...fine restaurant, with a wide ranging menu. Part of the ambiance is the spirit of the staff. A server sat down with us at our table to give us some history of the place: service was casual, friendly and offered very well. There is outdoor waterfront seating, depending on weather. And the food was simply good. I would gladly return.More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed September 3, 2019 via mobile

We had such a great time here. Casual, laid back atmosphere. Foosball and Cornhole for kids or adults to play. Nice deck outside to enjoy. Angel was terrific! The buttermilk chicken sandwich was amazing. I will definitely to go back!

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed August 19, 2019 via mobile

We had a 30 person dinner here & the organizer pre-ordered the meal & appetizers. Everything was wonderful, particularly the breaded whitefish. A few family members had dietary restrictions & the restaurant went out of their way to accommodate them. Great food & service!

Date of visit: July 2019
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Cabbage Shed and Waterfront Pub is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4