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Karl's Cabin Restaurant & Banquets in Plymouth

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Built in the 1940's, Karl's Cabin is vintage log cabin roadhouse restaurant, bar & banquet facility. We are a New American style restaurant specializing in comfort food. Our seasonal menu is the heartbeat of our restaurant. Our Chef's take great pride in using fresh locally sourced foods. Located minutes west of Downtown Plymouth and just east of Ann Arbor we have served families from Northville, Novi, Canton, South Lyon, Livonia and all of Metro Detroit for over 35 years.
$8 - $29
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
American, Bar
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Love the new expanded picnic area at Karl’s! My boyfriend and I enjoyed a great afternoon with all of our Cabin favorites. We ordered some drinks and apps for Happy Hour. The coconut shrimp (my favorite), plus the Salmon Rangoon and Heirloom Tomato salad. I’ve...also ordered Curbside Carryout a couple times and it’s awesome. Easy to do, super convenient pick up and delish!More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed June 30, 2020

The interior has spacious dining areas, and the décor provided a genuine feeling of dining in a log cabin. There was an ample greeting and the menu was presented in an expeditious fashion, but it took some time for the waitperson to return to take...the order. Fortunately, the “Lamb Double Decker Burger” was received promptly and tasted good. A historical account about this restaurant is located on the drink menu.More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed May 31, 2020 via mobile

GOOD - Quick pivot to offering carry out meals while inside dining isn’t available: “Pre-Order Your 3 Course Dinner Today, Drive-Thru Service for Quick Pick Up, Meals Safely Delivered to Your Car” - Employees were friendly, efficient and PROPERLY masked! 👏🏼 - Vegetarian options and...family bundles sometimes available - Considering portion sizes of the 3 course meal, I think $18 is a fair price BAD - Caesar dressing is SUPER strong - No substitutions allowed and I don’t care for the usual first course “Karl's House Salad: which includes spring mix, cucumbers, radish” or the ranch dressing it comes with. We would come more often if they would just swap it for coleslaw (seems really simply but they said “no”) - They don’t accept ApplePay for online orders. They do take PayPal - not my 1st choice but better than sharing my credit card info with another company. MIXED - Pasta was cooked perfectly but had almost no sauce. There was quite a bit of grease in the bottom of the container. Certainly looked much better in the photo! SUGGESTIONS - During ordering, include a “check off” for silverware and napkins. They weren’t provided, but were quickly brought out upon request. Silverware was wrapped, which we appreciate! - Adjust the process to let customers add a tip during the checkout process rather than having to do it in a 2nd transaction - Wrap garlic bread in foil and pack it separate rather than putting it in the pastaMore

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed March 29, 2020

First of all why this restaurant is rated 4.5 is beyond me! I have never had a meal/visit there that was less than 5.0. Their drive up/carry out service during the CV-19 scare is excellent. Excellent food, great quick service and very reasonable price.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 10, 2020

Karl’s never disappoints! It was another enjoyable night with my bestie at the cabin. We split the calamari to start – LOVE the beurre blanc dipping sauce. For dinner I ordered my favorite, the Lamb Double Decker Burger with the hand cut fries. My girlfriend...got the Maurice salad – a classic. She was nice enough to share. The dressing is creamy and delicious, it totally makes the dish. The service was great and there were plenty of drink specials to enjoy. Everything was on point! Can’t wait to go back again!More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed February 11, 2020

I take customers to the Cabin for lunch. I enjoy sitting in the bar area on the high tops. The service is fast and there are great food choices.

Date of visit: January 2020
KarlsCabin, Owner at Karl's Cabin Restaurant & Banquets in Plymouth, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2020

Hello Ron, thank you so much for bringing customers to our establishment. We truly appreciate your loyalty and are grateful for guests like you! We look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed February 11, 2020

I met my family for an early dinner 4pm, the restaurant was not busy and had many open tables. We were seated promptly. I asked our server if they could lower the volume on the music since we could barely hear each other’s voice but...was told they could not. We ordered and were enjoying our meal Which we did not get until close to 5pm when the hostess came to the table and told us to hurry up because the table had a reservation and we needed to finish up. Very rude. I won’t be going back again. We were at a 4 top and we were told earlier they did not take reservations except for parties over 6. I have never been asked to hurry up my dinner to seat other people. This use to be our family go meeting spot for dinner. The food was just OK service was slow. Not the same placeMore

Date of visit: February 2020
KarlsCabin, Owner at Karl's Cabin Restaurant & Banquets in Plymouth, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2020

Hello Debra, we are so sorry to read this review. We take food and service very seriously and hate to let our guests down. We would love to discuss your feedback as soon as possible to better understand what happened. Please email us at info@karlscabin.com....More

Reviewed January 12, 2020

Karl's Cabin is always reliable and has a great atmosphere. The food is delicious and the staff is knowledgeable, polite, and attentive. Karl's is on the outskirts of Plymouth (close to Ann Arbor) but it's worth it.More

Date of visit: September 2019
KarlsCabin, Owner at Karl's Cabin Restaurant & Banquets in Plymouth, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2020

Hello, we are incredibly grateful that you took the time to leave us a 5 star review. We are thrilled to read your enjoyed our food and service. Our team value making customer satisfaction a top priority and we are happy you noticed. We look...More

Reviewed January 7, 2020

This is an extremely popular restaurant out in the country between Plymouth and Ann Arbor. The menu is varied and the food is always great. We try to visit Karl’s several times a year and have never been disappointed.

Date of visit: December 2019
KarlsCabin, Owner at Karl's Cabin Restaurant & Banquets in Plymouth, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2020

Hello Gary, Thank you for leaving us such a nice review. We appreciate you regular visits pleased to receive such positive feedback. We look forward to your next dining experience with us.

Reviewed January 7, 2020

Our part of four enjoyed an excellent lunch yesterday consisting of a calamari appetizer minestrone soup salad and several different pastas. The portions could have been smaller to enhance the value but all were excellent and enough left overs for two more meals.

Date of visit: January 2020
KarlsCabin, Owner at Karl's Cabin Restaurant & Banquets in Plymouth, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2020

Hello Edwards, thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about our restaurant. We're overjoyed to receive your compliments. We hope to see you all here again soon!

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Deb E
August 21, 2018|
Response from Pepeone111 | Reviewed this property |
Just a customer there Deb and I'm afraid I don't know the answer.
June 8, 2018|
Response from Marty F | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, don't know. Call Karl's directly.
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