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Dinghy's Restaurant & Bar

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly

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Menu

SHAREABLES
Sm $6.99
Md $8.99
Lg $12.99
Chicken Wings
House-smoked wings served plain, dry rubbed or sauced with honey chipotle, Dinghy's BBQ or spicy hot!
$7.49
Our Famous Onion Blossom
Our most popular appetizer. Not available Fridays after 4 p.m.
each1.49
Bombas
Not for the faint of heart, very hot! A spicy jalapeño stuffed with Monterey jack & cheddar cheese, tucked into a wonton, then deep fried & sprinkled with cajun seasonings
$7.99
Bacon Wrapped Sausage
Six bite-sized cuts of our house-smoked andouille sausage, wrapped with a strip of bacon and flash-fried. Served with Dinghy's special chili-lime aioli sauce
each1.49
Dinghy's Cheese Sticks
Hand-cut cheese sticks wrapped in a wonton and deep fried
$3.49
Cajun Cracklins
Fresh pork rinds fried to order, dusted with our "Bomba" seasoning
$8.49
Spinach Artichoke Dip
A creamy blend of spinach, artichokes, and Italian cheeses
About
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.
PRICE RANGE
US$9 - US$24
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub
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
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Reviewed 2 days ago

After skiing at Crystal we came to Frankfort for dinner and weren't disappointed at Dinghy's. Our server Shaina S was both friendly and knowledgeable. We enjoyed the Chef's Bowl of chili with jalapeno as well as their Chicken sandwich. Definitely a warm up on a...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank ShayneU
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was very good! We will be back! Staff was nice and service was fast! Ribs were good and wife got pork carnitas.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank tsov1970
Reviewed 27 December 2018 via mobile

My husband and I were in Frankfort visiting relatives and wanted some lunch. Our relatives suggested Dinghy's, and boy, are we glad they did ! We were greeted by the bartender as we came in, and our server, Brittany, came over to us right away....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Catlover4884
Reviewed 13 November 2018

Dinghy's is a local fav, rather small, but lively atmosphere with a variety of menu choices. Food is served in generous portions, prices are in line, and certainly quite tasty.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank isit5yet
Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

Dinghy's has been a Friday night fish fry institution in Frankfort for years. We rarely visit during tourist season due to the crowds. We went for the first time in about a year last night and ordered the cod dinner. The portion size has been...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank brianhH5461XT
Steve C, Manager at Dinghy's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2018

Thank you for providing us with this feedback. We greatly appreciate your time and patronage. We are so sorry to have let you down. Our fish fry is loved by many, but we are saddened to have missed the mark for you. While we wish...More

Reviewed 1 November 2018

Excellent service and quality food. Salads and sandwiches are very good (especially the Cobb salad, Chicken sandwich and the Big BLT). Really hungry? -- try the Betsie Bay Burrito. Great off-season restaurant; can be difficult to get a table during peak season, but worth the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank E6532KCtomh
Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch on a Thursday afternoon. Nice old school pub vibe and good crowd. Seated in a nice booth and server was prompt with menus and drinks. Good bar selections with menu specializing in smoked meats & BBQ with Mexican, a variety of...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank TraverseCityDiner
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Great food and service. Their cheeseburger was one of the best I've had. We'll return for sure. Their onion rings, like a blooming onion, were also super.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank mickeyandkathyshea
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

We shared nachos & ribs. The rib meat fell off the bone & was so juicy. I normally don't eat ribs, but these were really good. The nachos were superb. Huge portion for the price. Had a couple Bombas & WOW! Those are so good....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Z9599CDgeorges
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

We had arrived nearby and needed somewhere to eat and this caught our eye the waitress was really helpful as I am not keen on food that is to salty we decided to share a meat feast and it was perfect. And enough of everything...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank fcrkathrynt
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