Popped into Shirley's one Sunday morning en route from Traverse to Toledo. We'd driven by this place many times, and noticed its popularity based on the number of cars in the lot surrounding it.
It was busy...not overly hectic, but there was a short wait for a table...ten minutes or so. The food was very well prepared. My wife's pot roast hash was quite tasty, while my "Cajun Sledder" an odd amalgam of fried potatoes, "Cajun" sausage, breaded-and-deep-fried jalapenoes, cheddar cheese and onions all topped with two eggs was ample though slightly lacking in spiciness. We also opted for two of the homemade bread options for toast: carrot wheat and potato-rosemary. Both were nicely done.
The only complaints are one that go with a mom-and-pop joint when its busy. Food was slow to arrive (our coffee cups were refilled three times while we waited for our food). And after waiting a short while for our check to arrive we simply went up to the counter and paid for it up there. We figured it best to do that to help them free up a table for others waiting to be seated.
Still, the staff is friendly and amiable, so no complaints there. If there is a remaining quibble it is that it would be nice if Shirley's paved their parking lot. Otherwise, be careful to avoid the numerous mud-potholes as you drive in!
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