Its the best I ever had!!
One of the best places in Shepherd to eat. I love their breakfast. Everybody knows everybody and a very family friendly place. Must try the ham omelet. Its the best I ever had!!
Kudos to Shepherd Bar & Restaurant... you've got quite the place!
Surprisingly good. I headed over here on a Friday around 6:00 p.m. for the sole purpose of having a locally-produced beer that happens to be on tap here. I hadn't ever been to the place, and frankly, I wasn't expecting very much. Shepherd is a tiny town, largely agriculturally focused, and so I was expecting to be in a small-town, dingy bar, filled with rednecks and barely passable food.
Boy was I wrong.
While it does have a full bar, the place has a sizable restaurant side to it, and the whole place was very clean and tastefully decorated. It's not upscale by any means, but it has a great "homey" and welcoming feel to the place. Plus, I was surprised at the crowd - and it was very large crowd on this early Friday evening - was comprised of people of all ages and walks of life. This was clearly a community gathering spot, ranging from young kids to senior citizens.
The huge crowd was also indicative of another thing... the food is fantastic. I went for the basic hamburger, but it's easily one of the best burgers I've had in a long time. It was a full 1/2 pound of meat, and and tasted like it was fresh off a backyard grill. Plus, it was tastefully arranged on my plate, and served with fantastic crisp-on-the-outside-fluffy-on-the-inside french fries (which lacked any sense of "greasy-ness"). My wife had a quesadilla plate, which she also complimented as being quite good, and it certainly looked appetizing on the plate.
Besides the basic "pub grub," their menu indicated a fairly wide range of dishes, including some that I certainly wouldn't have expected to find in a small town (that night both frog's legs and cod loins were featured as specials. Seriously).
My wife and I sat at the bar to eat (like I said... it was really busy that night), but the bartender was extremely pleasant, and looking around the room I saw plenty of smiling and apparently happy wait staff. These folks clearly seemed to want to make sure you had a nice time while you were in their establishment.
To sum up: great food, great service, and in a clean family-friendly environment. It was not at all what I was expecting from a small town "bar." It's well worth a stop off the highway if you're traveling on US-127, or for the quick 7-minute trip down from Mt. Pleasant if you're staying up there.
Kudos to Shepherd Bar & Restaurant... you've got quite the place.
Every time we visit my Grandma the kids look forward to having pizza from the Shepherd Bar. It is hand tossed and very yummy When my Grandfather was alive he loved this place and it hasn't changed in the consistent quality of food. This last time I had the Chicken Cherry Salad and it was so very yummy. We can't wait for next year!
Always a treat!
Always a treat. Try the broasted chicken, Friday fish and the hoagie every day. I've heard the pizzas r great but can't get past the hoagie. The waitstaff always makes u feel at home. Give it a try!!
DINER REVIEW • JUN 15, 2011
Every time I get a chance to visit MI, I make it a point to go to the Shepherd bar. Service is very friendly and the food is delicious. The broasted chicken is outstanding. Soups are always great also.
DINER REVIEW • SEP 18, 2011