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Dinghy's Restaurant & Bar

££ - £££American, ,
415 Main St, Frankfort, MI 49635-9142
+1 231-352-4702
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good41%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (57 reviews)
“french dip” (15 reviews)
“cornbread” (15 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
415 Main St, Frankfort, MI 49635-9142
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1 - 10 of 334 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group of four stopped for lunch and were welcomed at the bar. The bartender was friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. She recommended the smoked meats and she was right. The ones we ordered were really good ( sausage wrapped in bacon and chicken...More

Thank KimZ28
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

While visiting Frankfort, MI. for a few days in mid-January, I dined at Dingy's...twice. Guess that's about as good an endorsement as I can give. Great food, service, menu variety and reasonable prices. What more can you ask for? And the bar atmosphere did not...More

Thank Ronmsparks
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

This place came highly recommend by co workers.Tara took excellent care of us.The menu is extensive and rather inexpensive!.The food was wonderful and the service was quick and professional.We will return next year on our 2nd anniversary.

Thank hockey1013
Reviewed 3 January 2018

One of the top eating spots in Frankfort. The pulled pork is outstanding. On Fridays the fish and chips can't be beat. Onion rings the best. Friendly atmosphere. Reasonable prices.

Thank fryfort
Reviewed 23 November 2017

Our group of 4 had lunch here during our annual color tour of Michigan and this was a nice little place. Really good food, good service, and Frankfort is a nice little town.

Thank BigDaddy3859
Reviewed 2 November 2017

We were disappointed in our food at Dinghy's. We did not order the ribs which is their specialty. I had the loaded mac n cheese and it didn't have a lot of flavor. My husband had a burger and he rated his as just ok....More

Thank ilovegaylord
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Great service and great food. Four of us had a variety of dishes....burrito, taco salad, grilled cheese of two kinds and all were excellent. My choice was grilled American and bleu cheese with smoked chicken, pickle and avocado....try it! Had been here in July and...More

Thank jskinner73
Reviewed 17 October 2017

The Portions were Huge and for a good price! All 4 of us ordered something different and everything was top Notch from flavor to freshness to presentation the kitchen Killed it! Our server was super friendly and outgoing and you could tell she was ready...More

Thank Brock L
Reviewed 10 October 2017

We had pork ribs and pulled pork sandwich. We started with onion appetizer. Food was very delicious, service was good as well. Will revisit if we get back to the that beautiful area.

Thank Gloria S
Reviewed 10 October 2017

The menu has a wide variety of choices, something for everyone. Atmosphere is casual Americana. Lots of history here. Food was very tasty, servers friendly and efficient.

Thank DAVE K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$24
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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