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Dinghy's Restaurant & Bar

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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415 Main St, Frankfort, MI 49635-9142
+1 231-352-4702
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12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Prudenville, Michigan
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Pan fried walleye was the BEST that I've ever had! My boyfriend is from England and he loved the pub atmosphere! We love Frankfort and can't wait to go back for another visit!

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Thank dbanchoff
Steve C, Owner at Dinghy's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! We appreciate your patronage and can't wait to serve you again! -Steve C. More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed dinner here. Friendly staff, good service and the food was great. I had the 1/2 rack ribs and hubby had BBQ chicken. We also enjoyed the coconut shrimp appetizer too. Decent prices.

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Thank spartapatty
Steve C, Owner at Dinghy's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! We appreciate your patronage and are pleased to hear the ribs, shrimp and BBQ chicken was to your liking. We hope this means we will be seeing more of you in the future. -Steve C. More 

Frankfort, Michigan
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126 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

I love good ribs and have a Traeger smoker grill to make them on except for the winter. So one evening went down to Dinghy's for dinner just for a change and saw that they offer Ribs-With-Rub-Only. Finally! A place up here in Frankfort where understnads ribs without the overly sweet gloppy sauce that some people think makes a BBQ.... More 

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Thank Gerald W
Indiana
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340 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2016

We stopped by on our way home from Traverse City while taking the M-22 Scenic byway. I found the restaurant on Tripadvisor. It has the feel of a local restaurant with it's booths, tables and bar area. There were a lot of locals eating. I had the 1/2 rack of ribs and fries, which were really good. i also had... More 

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Thank Frank D
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2016

Love the atmosphere here. Great food for the price. Only downfall sometimes hard to find a table but they do their best to accommodate.

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Thank Lemense57
Steve C, Owner at Dinghy's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

We appreciate the review and honest feedback. We will be sure to pass on your feedback to our team in order to better serve you and others in the future. We look forward to serving you again. More 

Chicago, Illinois
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227 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2016

We had a very enjoyable lunch here on a Friday afternoon. Their menu is quite broad, including a range of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, seafood main courses and desserts. We had BBQ pork and Ruben sandwiches and they were quite large and delicious. For $0.99 extra, we substituted a nice dinner salad for fries. Draft beers selected from a 7-8 choices... More 

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Chicago
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2016

Cozy up north tavern. Been coming here for many years and the burgers never disappoint! Juicy and made exactly as asked. Great atmosphere and nice choice of beer on tap.

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Thank MamaTravelsChicago
Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2016

I have been to Dinghy's many times and overall it has been a good experience. It is an easy place to go with kids.

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Thank 1skiqueen
Madison Heights, Michigan
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2016

Visit Frankfort beach yearly. This is always a first choice. Good menu variety and Good beer selections. Have dined with just adults for drinks but also have no reservations taking our kids for dinner after a day on the beach Downfall is we often have to wait especially during peak summer travel.

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Thank Drowlett18
Steve C, Owner at Dinghy's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

We cannot thank you enough for your continued patronage over the years. We look forward to seeing you and your family again this summer! More 

Lake County, Illinois
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Great burgers in this cozy, clean and lively pub. Decent beer selection on tap. Bombas appetizer was fun for all. Best price we've paid in town for dinner for 4 with drinks. We enjoyed the variety of fries available. Our favorite place in town so far. (Perhaps order ribs somewhere else-not quite up to par.)

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Steve C, Owner at Dinghy's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! We hope this means we will be seeing you again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $24
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 415 Main St, Frankfort, MI 49635-9142
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Benzie County  >  Frankfort
  • Phone Number: +1 231-352-4702
Description
Casual family restaurant famous for in-house smoked meats including Dinghy's famous ribs. Fresh soups daily. Pulled pork BBQ sandwich, French dip, Sandwich of Your Dreams, salads, steaks, and the legendary Betsie Bay Burrito.

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