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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
12:00 - 20:00
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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Manistee County, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great dry rub ribs and sausage skewers; have heard great things about Dingy's, finally had an opportunity to visit. So glad we did! Lauren was a great server, had a great smile each time she approached our table. Very helpful in choosing our meals as we had no idea which way to go! Very Clean dining area and restrooms! Will... More 

Thank Sherry R
Traverse City, MI
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234 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The very best place to get "Bombas". Which are their own stuffed jalapeno poppers! They really are the best ever! We enjoyed wonderful service by Shaina who served us Chili and a French Dip sandwich! We visited during a weekday after the lunch rush during January. Lucky for us...no line! Uniquely decorated with a nautical theme. It really is the... More 

Thank MInone4
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great hamburger and French dip with bean soup. It was the best burger that I have had in a long time. Off season is always a good time to go get a quick lunch.

Thank Tom J
Onekama, Michigan
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47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been here multiple times over last couple years. Best items on menu are ribs and the smoked trifecta sandwich. Sandwich my #1. It can feed/stuff 2 people. Three smoked meats. Love it. Many menu options, bar atomsphere. Very busy in summer months and always open in the winter. Staff always friendly and service fast. One of the great restaurant options... More 

Thank onekama_mi
Custer, Michigan
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not your typical small-town fare, it's a step up from normal. Great burgers and other sandwiches, nice folks on the staff, a unique nautical decor that shows much of the history of the area. A favorite haunt of the locals, and a treat for visitors to the area. Go! You'll be glad you did!

Thank Shawn K
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Ordered a burger and fries. Burger was tasteless, needed seasoning. Fries tasted good but weren't cooked long enough. Definitely didn't satisfy my burger craving.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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139 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

We were only in Frankfort for a few days, and had lunch here the first day. The food and service were good, the prices reasonable. We liked it and went back the next day for dinner.

Thank delidog
Mishawaka, Indiana
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53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

This is a GREAT place to get a great brew or glass of wine and enjoy great "down-home" food!! We went there with my brother and sister-in-law, who live in Arcadia, just down the road. It is one of their favorites. We had the ribs - a huge 1/2 rack, cooked to perfection and delicious, and my brother's favorite -... More 

Thank jmtrout1
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Don't miss Friday night at Dinghys in Frankfort. The cod is excellent and it's a historic small town tavern well worth a visit. Once a rowdy, gritty but fun hangout for Ann Arbor Railroad sailors called Bakers Bar, Dinghys has kept most of the relics from that time, but now offers great food rather than the late night Harley Davidson... More 

Thank Brian H
Port Hope, Michigan
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78 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

We are here twice while staying nearby, the ribs are great, we loved the sweet potato fries with a wonderful aoli dipping sauce. There wings are good we enjoyed the service and the atmosphere, would stop here again when in the area!

Thank gardner59

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$24
American, Bar, Pub
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
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
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
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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