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Dinghy's Restaurant & Bar

) #2 of 21 Restaurants in Frankfort ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, ,
415 Main St, Frankfort, MI 49635-9142
+1 231-352-4702
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good42%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“ribs” (49 reviews)
“french dip” (13 reviews)
“cornbread” (12 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
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415 Main St, Frankfort, MI 49635-9142
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Reviews (295)
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We ordered 2 rib dinners for takeout and my wife and I loved them. Fall off the bone delicious hearty portions great value. Their coleslaw is very good as well highly recommend

Thank dwetterm
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were told this was the place to go in Frankfort. The service was excellent and very friendly. The food we found average. We tried the ribs we were told they were know for and I would say they were average at best. The French...More

Thank Randall S
Reviewed 5 days ago

I didn't expect a whole lot out of this establishment considering the name and unassuming appearance outside and inside. But the two meals we had there during our stay in Frankfort were stellar. During our first stop, we had the ribs which were perfectly prepared...More

Thank travelbang
Reviewed 6 days ago

We go to Dinghy's every year when we visit family in Michigan, consistently great service and good food. Always have to wait for seating but it is worth the wait. The BLT is amazing!!!

Thank Elizabeth G
Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice friendly setting with good food. A well rounded menu with a wide selection. Don't let the bar setting put you off-- family area available .

Thank 1ruffus
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food is always good. It gives you a great sense of the Frankfort area. The ribs, pulled pork, nachos, and other food are very good. Get there by 5pm or expect a line out front. But it is worth the wait!

Thank dennisandcarold
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Dinghy's is a wonderful up north gem located in downtown Frankfort. Personally I love their ribs as well as their pulled pork sandwiches. It is very affordable, convenient and they poor a nice drink. Great for after a long day on the beach, enjoy!

Thank Jim H
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Dropped in just for a few drinks and to see what the chatter in the town was all about this week. As always great food, drink, and company!

Thank Shawn M
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

They have excellent cod, among the best in Michigan, but we really dont like the basket it is served in. Also, on this occasion the baked potato was about half done. The restaurant itself is fascinating, with a great lakes shipping theme.

Thank brianhH5461XT
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Every year we take numerous trips along M22. We have our favorite places to eat, of course, but we like to find new places as well. This past weekend the early Spring weather was gorgeous so we took a drive and ended up in Frankfort...More

Thank Traveller325
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 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
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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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