Karl’s Cabin, Plymouth, MI

My brother introduced me to Karl’s Cabin near Plymouth a number of years ago. It’s a bit off the beaten path on Gotfredson Road near M-14, but worth a stop if your passing by.

The exterior is a log cabin feel and the inside is a bit dark and cave-like. The menu is more extensive than you might think for an out-of-the-way restaurant and bar. They have some down-home favorites like meatloaf, liver and onions and lasagna, but they also have steaks, seafood and a number of pasta entrees.

When I was recently in for lunch I had their Forest Walnut & Cherry salad. It has a sophisticated mix of spring greens, grilled chicken breast, dried cherries, roasted walnuts, blue cheese and a house-made raspberry vinaigrette. The chicken was tender and perfectly cooked with a slightly smokey flavor from the grill. The blue cheese was mild enough that it didn’t overwhelm the other ingredients. The dressing was also very tasty. I would definitely order this salad again.

Service tends to be a little on the slow side here, but our waitress was pleasant enough. Whether you enjoy comfort food or a slightly more elevated entree Karl’s Cabin is worth keeping in mind if you’re in the area.