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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 originally opened 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.  It passed through two short lived ownerships in 70's first as "Heffner's Hideaway"a biker bar with a notorious after-hours operation of illegal gambling, bookmaking and wild disorderly 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 the log cabin.  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, it soon became the recipe for success. 

   Today, Karl's Cabin is a full service 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.  Complimenting 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 "roadhouse" has brought joy to its guests offering heart-felt service,  classic home cooking, big drinks & supper club -style lively entertainment.  We look forward to serving you real soon! 

We Accept Reservations

Guidelines for Reservations:
Book up 6 guests online w/ Resy
For 7 + please call Karl's
Sorry no special seating requests
We may require a table time limit
Please cancel at least 24 hours in advance

Outdoor Dining

Detroit Free Press Winner!
Thank You for making  Karl's Cabin the Best Restaurant for Outdoor Dining in Metro Detroit in the annual Best of the Best Community Choice Awards readers poll. 


Private Dining

Our Private Dining Room is perfect for showers, small weddings, birthday parties, work events and family gatherings up to 120 guests.  Let us help you make your party a success. 

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Dinner & Dueling Pianos


Supper Club-Style Entertainment

Make reservations for any size between 7:30-8:30pm and enjoy our dinner menu followed by a live Dueling Pianos performance at 9pm.  You never leave your seats!  Great for Birthday Parties, Family Gatherings, Bachelor & Bachelorette Events, Corporate Gatherings or a Date Night our on the town.  

$12 cover charge for VIP Main Dining Room Seats.  Ticket Deposit Required for Parties of 12 or More Guests.  Call 734-455-8450.  No Cover Charge in our bar area on a first come first serve basis. 

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Cover Charge May Apply.  Advance Purchase Tickets are Non-Refundable*

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6005 Gotfredson Rd., Plymouth, MI 48170


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