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Legs Inn

6425 North Lake Shore Drive, Cross Village, MI 49723
231 526 2281
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Polish, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Located in historic Cross Village, Michigan, Legs Inn is a "monument to nature." Built on a high bluff overlooking Lake Michigan, it is unique and mysterious as seen in its architecture and decor. The fantasy-like atmosphere of this medieval looking stone, timber and driftwood landmark was created by one man, Polish immigrant, Stanley Smolak. He fell in love with Northern Michigan and its people, many of them Ottawa and Chippewa Indians and decided to settle in Cross Village in 1921.A blend of Old World European and Indian cultures creates a memorable atmosphere. The entry foyer, tavern, game and dining rooms are all filled with an intriguing collection of nature and hand carved furniture -- whimsical creations made of tree stumps, twisted limbs and roots, driftwood sculptures and massive fieldstone fireplaces.Authentic Polish cuisine is our specialty, but delicious American dishes, including local fresh Whitefish, are also served. The Smolak family and staff are dedicated to making your visit to Legs Inn an unforgettable experience, which will have you returning often with family and friends throughout the years.Throughout the decades Legs Inn has become a famous family destination and restaurant. It has been acknowledged and praised by major magazines, TV broadcasters, newspapers, travel-related web sites, tour guides and guests from across the country and around the world. We look forward to your visit.
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Clio, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Where to start....the view of Lake Michigan from the restaurant's perch atop a tall bluff is just breathtaking! The building itself is an amazing rustic collection of wooden sculptures and natural rock fireplaces. The food is absolutely delicious! My father was Polish, and I make some great dishes, but this food took me back to my Grandma's table. I had... More

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Wabash
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

My husband and I visited Legs Inn on Saturday, September 27, 2014. Our server's name was Trent, and he was terrific!!! He was friendly, helpful, and fun. We both had the Polish Hearty Lunch Platter - "A combination of Golabki (tender steamed cabbage roll) stuffed with seasoned beef, pork and rice in our homemade tomato sauce, Pierogi (Polish style dumplings)... More

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

At the end of the Tunnel of Trees north of Harbor Springs, Michigan, in the little town of Cross Village is a quaint Polish restaurant named Leg's Inn overlooking Lake Michigan. The Polish cuisine, service, ambiance, and view are fabulous. My husband and I both started dinner with the soup, Zurek (zhoorek). This is traditionally served at Easter in Poland... More

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Vero Beach, Florida
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98 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

I was driving through the wilderness, thinking it may be about time to eat. Out of the clear blue sky was the Legs Inn. The parking lot was filled and there was a 25 minute wait to be seated. Where did all these people come from, I had passed no one on M-119 (the Tunnel of Trees)? They knew something... More

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va
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We were traveling with another couple. The man had polish grandparents and had grown up eating certain polish dishes. He was excited for weeks when we told him we found this restaurant online and would be going there for dinner. He was not disappointed and neither were we. We had a sampler so we could taste several different dishes. Everything... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We planed our trip to pass this area and stop at this Inn. We were very happy we did that. The Inn was very charming and the garden was beautiful. The view to Lake Michigan was excellent. We loved its drift wood decoration. The food was pretty good too. Had their white fish dish, both smoked and pan seared, and... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Unusual décor and lots of good , hearty food (Polish cuisine). You can also enjoy beautiful view from the garden. In a heart of Cross Village, MI.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Stopped for lunch and had the cabbage roll and perrogies we got one cabbage roll and 6 perrogies we were still hungry so we asked the waitress what was good for desert She told us this berry crumble and explained it had all these berries, when we got it there was more crumble than anything else. Very disappointed all of... More

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Englewood, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

What an unique place! So much fun to happen across by accident. It was a rainy day and my husband and I were on our way to the "tunnel of trees" drive. I caught a glimpse of an interesting building as we were turning the corner and made my husband turn around. What a delight! It was only 11:45, but... More

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Onekama, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

My husband and I went on an "adventure" ride for our anniversary and ended up at Legs Inn in Cross Village. What a delight! The quirky art work drew us in and continued to delight us with new items throughout our lunch. The food, we chose the Polish Platter, was excellent. The delicious homemade pierogi and cabbage rolls were wonderful.... More

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Additional Information about Legs Inn

Address: 6425 North Lake Shore Drive, Cross Village, MI 49723
Phone Number: 231 526 2281
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Emmet County  >  Cross Village
Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
Cuisine: American, Polish, Seafood

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