Reviews of Dinghy's Restaurant & Bar (Restaurant)

415 Main St, Frankfort, MI 49635

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REVIEWS OF Dinghy's Restaurant & Bar IN Michigan

tom van dyke

WOW they got great food. Great service priced right love this place

Brandon Brotherton

Great place to go to. They smoke their meat daily

Lennie Ray

Excellent food and service. Best baked potatoes and great BBQ.

Denise Kulak

In Frankfort, need to have a meal at Dinghys...local history, owned by Steve, friendly, and casual.

Bobbie Brzak

Good food and cold beverages. Easy going atmosphere.

Tom Kouba

Outstanding. Order the ribs.

Shannon Lewis

The food was super good. I had the adult grilled cheese and loved it!

Brenda Knedgen

Very popular local place. Nice servers and good food!

Ed Laning

We have been to this restaurant several times and it is a "must" when we are in the area. The ribs are the best!

Deb Haliczer

Solid place. Great for pulled pork.

Tami Ledger

Great place for good food.

Jackie bucher

Great service

Paul Ahrens

Excellent food and service

Molly Brittell

Better food than you would expect from an average bar.

Jennifer Pohl

The BEST bacon cheeseburger I've ever had!! Super friendly service too.


My friend and I had our first visit here tonight, and we will definitely be returning! The cheese sticks are amazing, as is the rest of the food. We split the BBQ platter (our server suggested ordering it with dry rub with the sauce on the side, which was perfect), all of which was wonderfully cooked and delicious. We also received our food very quickly, despite the restaurant being quite busy. Brittany was an incredible server! Thanks for the wonderful food and experience!

Nancy Blasy

I just had soup, it was delicious! My sisters enjoyed their sandwiches, service was very friendly and efficient, atmosphere was pleasant. We would go back if in the area again.

Tom C

Great fast service and excellent food!

Jennifer Palmbos

Casual atmosphere, tasty food, stiff drinks.

David Conner

Never had a bad meal at Dinghys.. Great bar staff excellent service!

josh LEITHAL weapon

great place to stop to grab a beer or two with good grub! thanks

Susan Arnold

The sweet potato fries were the best! The perch was very mild.

Michael Shupe

Fun place to eat in Frankfort. Enjoy the food items off the menu or just enjoy a cocktail with the friendly workers. Definitely a fun and enjoyable place to visit. Family friendly.

Rob Fickell

Banbas are the bomb

Juin Cool

Very nice place great environment . food is always really good

Heiko Altendorf

Good Food and the Service was also nice and fast.

Samantha Brothers

Beer was good, bartender was not very nice. Service wasn’t very great.

Charles Hagen

A little pricey but the food was good

Jacob Kissling

A nice small restaurant and bar that makes things from scratch. Loved the dry rubbed wings and wonton cheese sticks! My pulled pork sandwich was huge for 10 bucks with great flavor and bun from the local backery!

David Martinek

The wings were delicious. They're sold as "smoked", but I'm kinda from the south and they didn't really stand out as particularly smokey. Let's call it mild. The chipotle wings sauce is super good though and I'd recommend it over the dry rub. I also had the ribs. They were nicely cooked but not quite as tender as some places have, though. They're good and I would recommend getting them but with the caveat that they are "tender" but aren't falling apart with your fork.

Michael Brady

Original, authentic, local restaurant. Although the restaurant is decorated with fishing rods and mounted fish and shark it is a barbecue restaurant.

Candi Bogart

Great food and friendly staff.

valerie gilbert

Classic Blt was good!! Chowder is the best. Enjoy

Stacey S

Our server Brittany did a fantastic job even though they were super busy. Found out they're so busy because their food is that great! Worth a stop and ask for Brittany.

rusty roberts

Excellent food! I would definitely recommend it!

Marissa Taylor

The food is great, and there's a lot of it! I wish I lived closer, because I'd be a regular! Get the twice baked potato soup with the cornbread. It's amazing!

James Grego

The Friday night fish fry is hard to beat! Great atmosphere and service.

Daniel Best

For a place that brags about their fish and chips, the walleye was TERRIBLE. the fry was not crispy and lacked all seasoning. The fish itself was very fishy and smelly and did not seem fresh. The coleslaw seemed to be direct out of a Gordon food service bowl and the fries were limp and under seasoned. Definitely better to go get a hot dog on the next block

Forrest couch

I always enjoy Dinghys. The food is not cheap but the portions are good and it tastes great. The service is friendly.

Ed Kluk

Good service, good food, good environment.

Katie P

LOVE coming here. The sweet potatoe fries are killer! Also recommend the "sandwhich of your dreams". Decent local beer/cider options too.

Ken Lewis

Delicious food in a dynamic Community

Sateva Fox

We came in to get a to go order before leaving town. Bar service was awesome, food came out pretty quickly and the food was Amazing!!!!!! Pictured is just part of what we ate.

Rebecca Maxey

Great food - including healthy options! Very tasty.

Daniel DuVall

Nice little place to stop and grab a meal while you're walking in downtown Frankfort and shopping.

Robert Michaels

Best sandwich I've ever eaten. Came back 3 times. Each one as good as the prior one. Well worth the drive from TC. Ribs are great as well.

Angela Spires

Food was fast and fantastic!

Nancy Mayes

Great food, great surroundings

Keith Sauve

Wife enjoyed salad. My pulled pork nachos were lacking. Definitely need something better on them. Lot of options on menu though.

Mark Beegen

Great burgers here. Fried fish is fantastic, so good that at times, there is a line out the door.

Michael Taillard

The menu is a little strange, not really specializing in anything, and the prices are a little high. They do have a few items that are pure gold, though, and once you learn what they are you'll be back for them (don't let the odd name of the "sandwich of your dreams" prevent you from trying it). The atmosphere is unique in a good way, but got my expectations up for more of a seafood selection (definitely not their focus). Bar isn't bad, and it is kid-friendly so long as they mind their manners (it isn't chuck e cheeze, so don't expect to let them scream and run around). Overall, not bad.

Bernie Malesko

Always good. Reasonable price! Salmon filet nice size but cooked just a bit too long. Great slaw and fries..Will go again

Jim Lanave

The cherry chicken wrap... It's as good as it gets. The sweet potato fries are excellent, as are the regular fries. Without a doubt, an excellent place to eat. Great attention to detail in their food.

Scott Ledyard

** Edited ** This was originally a 3 star review as I was disappointed with service. But the owner's response was plausible, positive and understanding. I look forward to returning next time we're in the area for their tasty fish Friday dinner. ** Popular spot that's not so great any more. When a restaurant is well known and always busy, they must accommodate by staffing plenty of servers and stocking lots of food. Today, Dinghy's was out of a lot of menu items and the few servers working were clearly unable to keep up and seemed frazzled. Been there many times over the years, but not likely to return.

Eric Armbrustmacher

Good food. Popular place, so sometimes a wait


The Sandwich of Your Dreams was absolutely amazing. Split it with my mom. Service was fast. Not too many tables available so might have to wait about 10 or 15 min. Fast service, not a long meal. I think this restaurant is your best bet of the few restaurants on Main St. in Frankfort.

Rich Carrizales

Our food was served quickly, and was delicious. Wife said the mozzarella sticks were amazing. My burger was stellar. My 11 year old said the grilled cheese was the best she's had.

Scott Strong

Casual bar and restaurant. Love the Bambas but definitely not for the faint of heart! Friendly, efficient service. Be prepared for a wait during the busy summer season but well worth it.

Larry Miller

We had lunch here today. My wife had the pulled pork sandwich with twice baked potato soup. I had the half rack ribs. Both were delicious. My ribs were smoked to perfection and fell off the bone. I went with the dry rub. I had the "Bomba" seasoned fries (Cajun spices) and tried a Bomba, their version of a jalapeno popper. We would go back if we were in town.

Rebecca gilmore

Wonderful stop. Food is good.

Brenda Days

Very quaint, very clean, great service and fantastic food!

Alec Renart

Great food. Been coming here for 20 years. Best ribs in Benzie!

Jeff Mix

Stalf was pleasant, long ticket time considering the amount of empty tables. Food wasn't up to normal standards.

Verette Lagassa

Great food. Great service.

sharon hewitt

Burgers were a disappointment. Premade frozen burgers and no where near a 1/2 pound.Burgrer was cold ordered a bacon burger, bacon came out after 1/2 burger was eaten, fries were cold. Very disappointed.

jenny jones

We've been a couple times now and it's just okay. They do have fresh pork rinds which is cool. They also serve Squirt which I've never seen before so thats cool. I had a burger because they had a card on the table to vote for best burger

Ashley Harr

The drinks and food were excellent

Jennifer Orton

Ordered take out. It was ready on time, piping hot, and we got excellent customer service- even though it was nearly closing time. Good chicken sandwich, fajita salad, and potato soup.

Cynthia Wilson

Good Cod and perch on Fridays

Beverly Klooster

Disappointing. I remember their BLT sandwich made on wonderful bread with great bacon and tomatoes. This was ordinary white bread with one small tomato and a ton of grisly tough bacon. Not good! It also wad very cold in the place.

Jack Kooyman

Dinghy's is my favorite restaurant in Frankfort to grab a bite to eat. Great food, friendly and efficient service, and a relaxing and comfortable atmosphere.

Ken Vasilnek

Good meal(full rack half and half w sweet potato and a draft) waitstaff are fun and friendly. One of my favorites in the area.

Jennifer Mensen

Great family place and great food!

forrest pratt

Best food and service in Frankfort bar none!

Ashlei Bradley

Excellent perch dinner! Very attentive staff! Would highly recommend stopping in!

Alice Smuts

Everything on the menu is delicious!

Alex Blanco

Excellent food, excellent service, excellent atmosphere and excellent prices in one of the most beautiful places in Michigan!!

Craig Oswald

We had wonderful, fall off the bone, ribs. Great hometown atmosphere. Try the Iron Horse gin.

Matt McQuillan

Interesting selections with appropriately sized lunch portions. Decent local beers too.

Brian Garcia

Wonderful place to enjoy some great food. Prices were very good too! The restaurant is very clean, the staff is super attentive to all your needs and very friendly. I’d highly recommend you stop by for a bite, or even to just grab a drink.

Peter Wilke

Menu is varied, several craft beers as well as the "normal" brews. Tried one of the claim to fame items. The pulled pork was excellent and the portion was large, (tomorrows lunch). Additionally tried the Adult Mac and Cheese as a side, very good. Will be returning.

Matt Walker

Great food. I got the pulled pork sandwich with sweet potato fries. I loved the fries and the dipping sauce that came with. The sandwich was good too, my only complaint (and it is minor) is that it didn't come with coleslaw. Great, friendly service even though they were busy and good drinks, too.

Alisha Peiffer

We have been going here for years! Amazing food! It’s a hot spot in the summer, so be prepared to wait. BLT is amazing, RIBS ROCK and atmosphere makes you feel like a local. Definitely recommend Dingy’s!

Walker Wynkoop

This family run restaurant is popular with locals and visitors. Great ribs and food in the center of Frankfort.The service is top notch and we had to take home the RIB RUB SEASONING.

Adam Bishop

Great food!! Good service

Taylor Shaw

Awesome place. Grab a couple bombas to start, they're fantastic. Then you cant go wrong with the smoked trifecta or the burrito (I had beef). I'll be back!

Robert Webber

Great food and service. BBQ was top notch and price was right


Awesome food. I suggest the onion blossom. Smaller bar setting but good wait staff and food.

Lisa Kessner

Love this place. Super friendly, quick service, great food and drinks. I go here every time I’m in Frankfort which is often.

broc huddleston

Good food, hands down prob best place in frankfort. Drink selection slim to none and wait time a little long, but expected when its good and there arent many other options.

Jeanene Haywood

Fun place, and good food.

Rich C

Excellent Food and Friendly Staff!! We love the town of Frankfort and Dinghys is one of the restaurants we like to visit. If you like Turkey Legs you'll Love it Dinghys style!!!

David Davis

Good, interesting food, friendly service, fun

Sarah Swanson

Great food in one of my favorite little towns!

joseph gabris

Had the pork ribs wet at dinghy's and they were wonderful. Very meaty ribs and great taste.


$3.00 domestic drafts.... good atmosphere, and the fajita salad was very good.

Lynn Gordon

The pulled pork quesadilla was amazing!

Phillip Wiley

Food is great, decent selection of scotch, only one choice of irish whiskey, be willing to pay vacation holiday prices.

Coin Star Silver Searcher

Service was good, food O.k. I got Walleye , didn't have much flavor, baked potato not fully cooked, a little hard in some spots. Corn bread, twice baked potato soup was delicious. My husband got a taco salad it didn't look very good and he said it didn't taste very good. He also had soup and corn bread and loved it. Price was good. Bartender tried to make a drink that I liked , she looked online for recipe. That was nice of her. Overall experience was good.

Kiefer Creative

Waitress was nice and the food was great.

Joseph Hammer

Loved this place great service. Never waited long for anything. Food was great...annndddd the best Turkey and chicken sandwiches I have ever had. Highly recommend, also the wait staff and bartenders make you want to come back.

Christopher Gundy

Great food. Love stopping here when in town.


Great food and service, reasonably priced.

Gary Hall

Amazing food and friendly staff. It's going to be hard not to eat here every night.

Tom Bratton

Very good food. Typical local bar

Joey Hall

Had a party of 19. They totally accommodated and took good care of us. Oh, and the food was excellent! Had the French dip with Cajun seasoned Fries. Highly recommended.

Jolene Fick

As always great food and beer. Service is always outstanding

Caroline Taylor

I would like to give this place more stars, because the food was quite good, but the service definitely left a lot to be desired. It was incredibly slow, a few tables that came in after us got their food before she even took our meal order. Like I said, the food was quite good over all, but nothing really stood out.

Lois Barber

LOVE this place!!! Food is awesome and the waitress are A1. A must stop when in the area.

Lecia Reyner

according to mom and grandma ribs and bbq were awesome. the steak was terrible.

Jennie Schmid

Godly burger and delicious sweet potato fries!

Jade Johnson

Very accommodating and understanding of our dietary requirements, cooked up a burger for me that wasn't on the menu and it was delicious!

Kathy King

Just good food!

Patricia Meyer

What a fun place with unique menu options. Staff was friendly and attentive.

Kimball Hobbs

Great food! Unexpectedly modern with vegan and vegetarian options.

james satory

Sharp wait staff..quick service..good food!

CJ Weber

Small bar atmosphere, and great food, especially the barbeque.

Brandy Yntema

Excellent food, food atmosphere. Definitely will return when in town again!

Kevin Strehlke

Had a pulled pork sandwich it was excellent the waitstaff was friendly and helpful great place to eat

Christian Baron

Always friendly service and great food. Try the pulled pork burrito. Fantastic! A nice beer selection.

Lukos Outdoors

Good food and fun atmosphere. Our favorite spot in Frankfort.

Gilbert Castaneda

Visited from California and was very pleased with the food. Very large portions had to take my food home.

Scott Prater

Great food. I had the Trifecta Sandwich. It was awesome. Also great prices on their draft beers.

Conner Farnum

The steak was basically solid as a rock and the service was utterly sub-par.

M. Zurawski

Excellent food

Larry Place

Great service, great food!

Rich Basher

Came in for an early dinner and sat at the bar. Courtney was extremely friendly and helpful. Shared the bacon wrapped sausage appetizer and fried cod dinner. Both were delicious. Will come back.

David Dubuque

Excellent food and atmosphere.

Thomas Thieda

The service and food was excellent.

Monica Stinson

Great lunch spot. Sandwiches were delicious. Wings were a great appetizer! I would recommend this restaurant if you are in Frankfort.

nicholas irvine

Mac n chez was good... steak was over cooked first but they fired another and second was great.

Kevin Ingleston

Great food and fun atmosphere.

Stephen Rulison

Good place for after beach meal. Staff was excellent and food was a step above bar offerings. Price was part for the offerings. I'll go there again!

Jc Ski

Good food and good service

Lydia Harto

Mostly fried choices. Cute place.

Debbie B

Love this place Hostess is incredible Food is great Looking forward to coming back

Rich Muskopf

Loved this restaurant. We were going to go to Stormcloud Brewing, but they had a line out the door. Went into Dinghy's instead, and so glad we did. The service was good, and the food was outstanding. My wife raved about the Michigan Cherry Wrap, and my Pulled Pork Burrito was killer. Check this place out!

Donald Guy

Delicious food. Great staff. Nice little town atmosphere. Will be back. Friday Night fish fry was great.

Justin Rathburn

Pulled pork nachos are the bomb

Nancy Pahl

Great food, great service, great beer.

Danielle Devroy

Amazing ribs!

Bill Marr

Great food... wonderful staff

Shawn Strojny

It's okay. Nothing spectacular. The staff were friendly. The food is good for bar food but nothing to make me say "wow, I need to go back."

Tara Dee Johnson

Food was awesome, but the service was very slow and waitress forgot many items immediately. Made me sad

Debbie Betis

Host is great super funny yet in control, enjoy being there

Alex Demmler

Two words. Onion Blossom!!! Best I've ever had.

Becky Majesky

Such delicious food! Every single thing my family ordered was amazing. Best sweet potatoe fries I've ever had. And the atmosphere is cool.

Martha Rochotte

NO fish on the menu. Oh, Atlantic Salmon, but really in Michigan. What happended to white fish, perch, and walleye? Nice waitress. Good prices. BUT we were really disappointed about fish being taken off menu. Maybe it's new owners.

Michael Godleski

Awesome food. Pulled pork sandwich is one of my favs

Shannon Smallegan

Great food, great people. Fun place to grab lunch.

Matt Ferrara

Fun little restaurant with friendly staff

David Lawicki II

Solid food selection at reasonable prices. The walleye dinner and Friday fish fry perch special are especially good. The service was also top notch. An easy recommendation for a filling meal in Frankfort.

Meaghan Ringwelski

Really good food! Amazing grilled cheese options and friendly service

Jim Johnson

Great time, friendly crowd good service... Wish I would have had dinner the food looked amazing

The Critic Critic

Was recommended by a friend. Was as good as he had said.

jordan johnson

Really enjoy dinghys everything we visit! The onion blossom is fantastic, the French dip is my favorite to order, the wings are the best in the area! I also really enjoy the bottled sodas. Great location close to the beach.

Marvel Hage

Nice but can be pricey

Larry Kozien

Very good food in a quaintly decorated little restaurant. We enjoyed the pulled pork sandwich and the cherry chicken wrap.

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