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Roadhouse Roots

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Driving along the rural roads of Salem Township you stumble upon a historic log cabin restaurant  that opened it's doors on January 31, 1947.   The roadhouse was built on a farm and garnered much excitement as a dance hall with live music 4 nights a week, even once hosting a performance by the legendary Johnny Cash & The Tennessee Two.   As the years went on,  The Rustic Tavern gained a hard nosed reputation with regular calls being made to the police to break up disorderly clientele.  It was sold and passed through two short lived ownership's in 70's first as Heffner's Hideaway a biker bar with a notorious after-hours operation of illegal gambling, bookmaking and wild clientele.    And then as The Stock Yard  a fine dining steak house with an open pit grill.   The cabin laid dormant for 4 years until Karl Poulos discovered it in 1981 and fell in love with it's unique log timber design.  He purchased it against his wife Sophia's wishes and opened Karl's Family Restaurant, Inc. in November of 1982 serving homemade comfort food including breakfast on the weekends.  With hard-working Karl creating delicious meals in the kitchen and charming Sophia greeting everyone at the front door, their warm hospitality soon became the recipe for success. 

   Today, Karl's legacy lives on celebrating our 40th year as a family owned and operated restaurant.  Specializing in rustic American comfort food, our Chef's take great pride in creating seasonal menus using fresh locally sourced dishes with generous sized portions.  Complementing the menu is our bar which offers boutique wines that pair with our food,  20 delicious rotating craft beers on draft and cocktails made with great care to suit the season.   Our staff, the heartbeat of our restaurant,  will always greet you with a friendly smile and take the extra steps to WOW you.   For 75 years this storied log cabin roadhouse has brought joy to its guests offering heart-felt service,  classic home cooking, big drinks & supper club -style lively entertainment.  We'd love to share the  experience with you.

We Accept Reservations

Guidelines for Reservations:
Book up 6 guests online w/ Resy or by phone
For 7 + please call Karl's
Sorry no special seating requests
We may require a table time limit
Due to weather outdoor reservations are not guarateed
Please cancel at least 24 hours in advance

Outdoor Dining

2X Detroit Free Press Winner!
Thank you for making Karl's Cabin the Best Restaurant for Outdoor Dining in Metro Detroit two years in a row in the annual Community Choice Awards readers poll.  Our outdoor seating opens May 17 and we offer a pet friendly patio.   We accept reservations on outside however they cannot be guaranteed in the case of poor weather. 

 
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Private Dining


Our Private Dining Room in Plymouth, MI is perfect for showers, small weddings, birthday parties, work events and family gatherings.  Our spacious banquet room seats up to 120 guests.  Call one of our friendly coordinators and let us help you make your party a huge success. 



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In the mood for take out?


Our entire menu including beer, wine & cocktails is available for touchless curbside to-go.  Order online and you can schedule carryout up to 3 weeks in advance.  Create a profile to save information including past orders and payment information for easy check out.  Park right in front of our restaurant in one of our 7 curbside spots and one of our friendly hosts will bring your food out to your car.  To place an order click below or give us a call at 734-455-8450.  Currently we do not deliver.  

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WE APOLOGIZE AS WE ARE TAKING A BREAK FROM ENTERTAINMENT INCLUDING BANDS & DUELING PIANOS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  WE HOPE TO BRING LIVE MUSIC BACK IN THE NEAR FUTURE.  WE APPRECIATE YOUR PATIENCE.  PLEASE CHECK BACK SOON.  


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6005 Gotfredson Rd., Plymouth, MI 48170
734.455.8450

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