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Shirley's In the Woods Cafe'

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10945 M 72 Se, Kalkaska, MI 49646-9088
+1 231-258-7955
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good27%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“breakfast” (34 reviews)
“homemade bread” (14 reviews)
“pies” (6 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
10945 M 72 Se, Kalkaska, MI 49646-9088
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Reviewed August 7, 2016

If you like great food and friendly people, you will love Shirley's. The food was perfect and the service friendly and courteous. Don't miss it going to a fast food alternative. You will wish you had stopped by.

Thank 615carlm
Reviewed July 24, 2016

Went to Shirley's on our daughter's advice that it was the BEST place for breakfast, and she was right! Everything was delicious, very generous portions, the staff was not just friendly, but genuinely happy to serve their customers, it was almost impossible to empty your...More

Thank 3469mom22
Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

Shirley's in the Woods is our absolute favourite place to stop for breakfast (that is also our lunch because it is so yummy and filling). Be sure to try the pecan encrusted French toast. The servers are wonderful and if your lucky you'll meet THE...More

Thank uniozan
Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

this was my 3rd visit since I discovered it last fall in Kalkaska for a weekend getaway. the diner is small yet people don't wait in line too long for a seat. people get quick service from the servers who are a great team: always...More

Thank fabfemale40
Reviewed June 27, 2016

Food is the same as the Shirleys in Mancelona but there is a big difference in service! We waited for 15 mins while the waitress was behind the counter on her phone. She saw us, just didn't care. She was not taking a phone order...More

Thank RazzyBaby2
Reviewed June 26, 2016

We saw this place as we were driving down 72 on our way from Traverse City. The parking lot was full, and that is always a good sign. It was very full on a Sunday morning and there was a wait, so we decided to...More

Thank Travelingray
Reviewed June 23, 2016

The food was terrific and the waitress even better. Pancakes are huge and very tasty!! Prices are reasonable. Would definitely recommend this establishment.

Thank Patsy_Toledo
Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

We had breakfast...it was great. My husband had the hash and said it was terrific! They make homemade bread, the cinnamon was fantastic!

Thank Sharon R
Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Driving to Traverse City and needing some breakfast we stopped at Shirley's. Cozy place, friendly staff and good food. I liked how the wait staff works together. The toast was like Texas rye cut thick and yummy. The sausage patty was just about perfect. The...More

Thank Kathy B
Reviewed May 25, 2016

This modest-looking roadside eatery with the big sign suddenly appeared before us as we drove in the "boonies" between Kalkaska and Grayling. We realized we were hungry and stopped, not expecting much on the other side of this most unprepossessing exterior. However, we enjoyed an...More

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Nancy P
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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
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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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