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June 11, 2012

  • 512 Broad Street
  • St. Joseph, MI 49085
  • (269) 985-0161
  • Website
  • Menu

After a couple of hours of playing at the Discovery Zone and riding the Carousel, we started getting hungry.  Our first idea was to just go to Silver Beach Pizza, but there was quite a wait.  There’s also a burger place downtown I really wanted to try, but I knew with three kids, we’d probably run into someone being bored.

Our next idea was a little hot dog stand right at the top of the stairs, but not everyone wanted to sit outside and eat.  It was then that J’s friend noticed an ice cream place just down the street that had signs for burgers and pizza in the window.

Cabana’s is a little ice cream place on Broad Street just to the northwest of State Street in downtown St. Joseph.  Their main business is an ice cream joint but they also have a small selection of sandwiches to go along with it.

J went in to order for me and her while I took a seat at a picnic table out front.  After she ordered, J came out and said there were two tables available inside, so I pushed the stroller with a sleeping baby inside to the air conditioning.

There isn’t a whole lot on the menu, but they did have a burger, so that’s what I got.  I added Swiss cheese which cost a little extra.  The sandwich was really heavily seasoned with seasoned salt.  It was so much that it actually turned the grease a little bit of a rust color.  The burger was very juicy and served on a toasted whole wheat bun.  The burger was alright.  Nothing great, but we were looking for a quick meal.

J ordered the Ham & Cheese sandwich.  She was expecting more of a cold meat type sandwich, but this is actually a grilled ham and cheese with a medley of peppers on it.  She was actually a pretty big fan of her sandwich.  She also got a fresh squeeze lemonade to go with her meal.

The rest of the group all ordered hot dogs.  A couple of them ordered a Chicago dog, but they were out of the poppy seed bun.  The kids also got some ice cream after finishing their dogs.

The only real complaint was how long it took to actually get our food.  There were only two people working on a very busy, hot Sunday afternoon.  The lady that took our order is also the person who cooked our food.  She was trying to do both the cash register and the grill which made it take quite a while to get our sandwiches.

The bill was a little under $15.  Cabana’s served its purpose.  It wouldn’t be my first choice if I was just going to town to eat, but as a break from the beach, it actually worked out really well.

Burger w/Swiss Cheese

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