Shirley's Cafe

★★★★☆

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Sounds like an awesome cafe, and plan to visit with our large family group (12) in August 2011 while vacationing in the area. I have some questions, though, if anyone has time to provide answers.

The only info I can find online about Shirley's is the address and phone number.

Can anyone tell me the HOURS OF OPERATION, and whether there is WIFI? (Sadly, my husband is on call even while on vacation, and may need to participate in online impromptu meetings. Thus, internet access may be required which our rental does not offer, nor does our cell phone coverage. Shirley's would be less than half the distance from our vacation rental than is McDonald's in Kalkaska. Plus, he could have a bite to eat at the same time!)

Thanks, in advance, to whomever has the time and information to assist me!

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★★★★★

Sounds like an awesome cafe, and plan to visit with our large family group (12) in August 2011 while vacationing in the area. I have some questions, though, if anyone has time to provide answers.

The only info I can find online about Shirley's is the address and phone number.

Can anyone tell me the HOURS OF OPERATION, and whether there is WIFI? (Sadly, my husband is on call even while on vacation, and may need to participate in online impromptu meetings. Thus, internet access may be required which our rental does not offer, nor does our cell phone coverage. Shirley's would be less than half the distance from our vacation rental than is McDonald's in Kalkaska. Plus, he could have a bite to eat at the same time!)

Thanks, in advance, to whomever has the time and information to assist me!

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Tonight it was very cold outside and I decided I needed a bowl of soup. I called Shirley's in the Woods to place a take out order. I was told they had chili, potato soup, and chicken noodle. I couldn't decide so I ordered one of each along with some sweet potato fries. The soup was so good I ate a little of each type. It was wonderful and just the comfort food I needed. We eat here often and are never disappointed. It is so nice to have a family type restaurant in this area!

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★★★★★

Tonight it was very cold outside and I decided I needed a bowl of soup. I called Shirley's in the Woods to place a take out order. I was told they had chili, potato soup, and chicken noodle. I couldn't decide so I ordered one of each along with some sweet potato fries. The soup was so good I ate a little of each type. It was wonderful and just the comfort food I needed. We eat here often and are never disappointed. It is so nice to have a family type restaurant in this area!

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I am writing in response to Stan and Norm's bad reviews. When I went into Restaurant Ownership, I did so because I was tired of serving low quality food out of dirty kitchens. I went into my own business because I love to cook and serve. My Restaurants are clean, and I serve truly homemade food, made with the freshest ingredients possible. I am very proud of my efforts. Regarding the bad experiences that you are reporting, I do appologize. I have made some bad hires, and I do believe that I have weeded them out. Unfortunately, people do make mistakes, and we will continue to learn from them. I hope you will give us the opporyunity to serve you in the future. I am just an old waitress, trying to serve great food at a fair price. Fortunately, there are alot of people that believe we are doing a good job, and appreciate that we are indeed human.

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I am writing in response to Stan and Norm's bad reviews. When I went into Restaurant Ownership, I did so because I was tired of serving low quality food out of dirty kitchens. I went into my own business because I love to cook and serve. My Restaurants are clean, and I serve truly homemade food, made with the freshest ingredients possible. I am very proud of my efforts. Regarding the bad experiences that you are reporting, I do appologize. I have made some bad hires, and I do believe that I have weeded them out. Unfortunately, people do make mistakes, and we will continue to learn from them. I hope you will give us the opporyunity to serve you in the future. I am just an old waitress, trying to serve great food at a fair price. Fortunately, there are alot of people that believe we are doing a good job, and appreciate that we are indeed human.

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I am a local resident and this makes this even harder to write. When shirleys oppend it was a a great place. You got top service and great meals. Her resturant was topped as one of the best. But sadly all must come to an end.

There is no quality control. What you might get the first time may not what you get the second time. If you dont care how you spend your money then take a gamble. I myself I would to know that if there is something I like I like to reorder that am item again. Not a mystery meal.

There is items missing off the meal. Chef salad sometimes comes with or with out a boiled egg. Sometimes you will get one slice of ham and turkey. Sometimes you get one or the other.

Sometimes you will get dressings some times you dont.

Since the second resturant has opened it has left the Mancelona cafe at the hands at time with people who are giving us less with no choice but to go next door to B&B. Is a shame.

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★☆☆☆☆

I am a local resident and this makes this even harder to write. When shirleys oppend it was a a great place. You got top service and great meals. Her resturant was topped as one of the best. But sadly all must come to an end.

There is no quality control. What you might get the first time may not what you get the second time. If you dont care how you spend your money then take a gamble. I myself I would to know that if there is something I like I like to reorder that am item again. Not a mystery meal.

There is items missing off the meal. Chef salad sometimes comes with or with out a boiled egg. Sometimes you will get one slice of ham and turkey. Sometimes you get one or the other.

Sometimes you will get dressings some times you dont.

Since the second resturant has opened it has left the Mancelona cafe at the hands at time with people who are giving us less with no choice but to go next door to B&B. Is a shame.

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I just love Shirley's Cafe! We come up from Grand Rapids just to eat here as often as we can. Shirley really cares about the food and customers.

To the previous reviewer who had a bad experience, I talked to Shirley about your review and she is very concerned. She is hoping you will give her another chance. Please call the restaurant and they will get you in touch with her. She wants to get some more information as well so that she can address the situation.

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★★★★★

I just love Shirley's Cafe! We come up from Grand Rapids just to eat here as often as we can. Shirley really cares about the food and customers.

To the previous reviewer who had a bad experience, I talked to Shirley about your review and she is very concerned. She is hoping you will give her another chance. Please call the restaurant and they will get you in touch with her. She wants to get some more information as well so that she can address the situation.

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This review is for Shirley's Cafe in the Woods near Kalkaska. While I've had good meals at this location, my last experience was dreadful. I had my in-laws visiting from Alabama. We went their for dinner arriving at 6 pm. We were told it was a 15 minute wait. We place our order at 6:15. At 7pm the waitress said she forgot to place are order, it was in and should be out in 10 minutes. At 7:30 the dinner finally arrived. While they didn't charge us, it was just plain bad service. Also, my pot roast (hot) sandwich bread tasted stale. Earlier in the week I order'd Sam's favorite. Was told my bacon would arrive soon. Never did. Ordered take out cheese burgers. No cheese, nothing but meet. Help needs some work. one star.

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★☆☆☆☆

This review is for Shirley's Cafe in the Woods near Kalkaska. While I've had good meals at this location, my last experience was dreadful. I had my in-laws visiting from Alabama. We went their for dinner arriving at 6 pm. We were told it was a 15 minute wait. We place our order at 6:15. At 7pm the waitress said she forgot to place are order, it was in and should be out in 10 minutes. At 7:30 the dinner finally arrived. While they didn't charge us, it was just plain bad service. Also, my pot roast (hot) sandwich bread tasted stale. Earlier in the week I order'd Sam's favorite. Was told my bacon would arrive soon. Never did. Ordered take out cheese burgers. No cheese, nothing but meet. Help needs some work. one star.

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Shirley's Cafe is the best. Everytime when we head up to go skiing, we stop at Shirley's to get a good, big breakfast to start our day. We enjoy seeing Shirley and having a great breakfast. What a treasure she is for this little town! When you walk in, she makes you feel like you are a long lost relative. The bread samples are wonderful as well. Support this treasure if you can. You won't be sorry. Art and Lyn

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★★★★☆

Shirley's Cafe is the best. Everytime when we head up to go skiing, we stop at Shirley's to get a good, big breakfast to start our day. We enjoy seeing Shirley and having a great breakfast. What a treasure she is for this little town! When you walk in, she makes you feel like you are a long lost relative. The bread samples are wonderful as well. Support this treasure if you can. You won't be sorry. Art and Lyn

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Shirley's is simply the best place to eat in Northern Michigan. That is if you like home cooked food like grandma used to make. Does anyone not like homemade food like grandmas? You can tell that Shirley and her staff care about their customers in every bite you take. What else would you expect from someone who has a life long history in the family restaurant business.

Thanks Shirley.... See ya soon.

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★★★★★

Shirley's is simply the best place to eat in Northern Michigan. That is if you like home cooked food like grandma used to make. Does anyone not like homemade food like grandmas? You can tell that Shirley and her staff care about their customers in every bite you take. What else would you expect from someone who has a life long history in the family restaurant business.

Thanks Shirley.... See ya soon.

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Shirley's Rocks! She is an awsome cook and the restaurant has the best menu. Try the Blue Gills! You can't go wrong with her Turkey Apple Jack Sandwich... if you have to ask.. you ought to know.. it's the stuff dreams are made of .. .in fact.. Shirley told me herself that she dreamed that sandwich... and you wouldn't BELIEVE how delicious it is... Everything is home made... Salmon and eggs w/ hollandaise sauce any time of the day? Of course... and her chicken soup is out of this world...

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Shirley's Rocks! She is an awsome cook and the restaurant has the best menu. Try the Blue Gills! You can't go wrong with her Turkey Apple Jack Sandwich... if you have to ask.. you ought to know.. it's the stuff dreams are made of .. .in fact.. Shirley told me herself that she dreamed that sandwich... and you wouldn't BELIEVE how delicious it is... Everything is home made... Salmon and eggs w/ hollandaise sauce any time of the day? Of course... and her chicken soup is out of this world...

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We stopped at Shirley's looking for a place for breakfast, and it was great that we found her place. The service was great especially that she has her family working there in their old time aprons/dresses. The food is wonderful. The ladies in the back making all of our food were very quick and to the "T".Our food was wonderful and then she comes around having you try her home made breads and those are wonderful also. She also makes her own pies and they were great on our way back to Illinois.Thanks Shirley and we will return in the winter.Susie-Illinois

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★★★★☆

We stopped at Shirley's looking for a place for breakfast, and it was great that we found her place. The service was great especially that she has her family working there in their old time aprons/dresses. The food is wonderful. The ladies in the back making all of our food were very quick and to the "T".Our food was wonderful and then she comes around having you try her home made breads and those are wonderful also. She also makes her own pies and they were great on our way back to Illinois.Thanks Shirley and we will return in the winter.Susie-Illinois

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the best place i have ever been to i have not had any thing i don't like here. Shirley is a very wonderful and special person she cares so much about all of her customers this place is great

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the best place i have ever been to i have not had any thing i don't like here. Shirley is a very wonderful and special person she cares so much about all of her customers this place is great

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I really like , I think it is called Shirleys Favorite Sandwich. It is grilled on your choice of bread with turkey, bacon, lettuce, and tomato It is delicious and the french fries are great. My kids love her chicken strips also.

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★★★★☆

I really like , I think it is called Shirleys Favorite Sandwich. It is grilled on your choice of bread with turkey, bacon, lettuce, and tomato It is delicious and the french fries are great. My kids love her chicken strips also.

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We enjoy going to Shirley's Cafe because the food is wonderful and the prices are reasonable. My daughter's especially love going there because they can have pancakes or french toast for dinner. The children's dinner has generous amounts and includes fresh fruit and is served on a plastic lunch tray. I recommend the Shirley's salad.

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We enjoy going to Shirley's Cafe because the food is wonderful and the prices are reasonable. My daughter's especially love going there because they can have pancakes or french toast for dinner. The children's dinner has generous amounts and includes fresh fruit and is served on a plastic lunch tray. I recommend the Shirley's salad.

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This is a great family restaurant. Prices are reasonable. Menu has a great selection and offers more health conscious choices than most. Food and service were great. We have come back often and would definitely recommend to those passing through.

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★★★★☆

This is a great family restaurant. Prices are reasonable. Menu has a great selection and offers more health conscious choices than most. Food and service were great. We have come back often and would definitely recommend to those passing through.

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This is my favorite place to eat here in Mancelona,, the food is always amazing, might I recommend the philly steak,, It is amazing. Not only is this a great family restaurant you can tell Shirley really cares about her customers, because most of the time she is there offering a smile and great hospitality, always taking time out to make her customers happy. The atmosphere here is great, the food is outstanding, and the price isnt bad either. My family loves this place,, what more could you ask for??

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★★★★★

This is my favorite place to eat here in Mancelona,, the food is always amazing, might I recommend the philly steak,, It is amazing. Not only is this a great family restaurant you can tell Shirley really cares about her customers, because most of the time she is there offering a smile and great hospitality, always taking time out to make her customers happy. The atmosphere here is great, the food is outstanding, and the price isnt bad either. My family loves this place,, what more could you ask for??

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