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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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Clarkston, MI
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40 reviews 40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

My wife and I always work The Legs Inn to our fall color tour schedule as our last stop to the north. Our luncheon this year was extra special with my cousin and his family joining in on the porch overlooking the gardens and Lake Michigan. My wife and I enjoyed the Old World Sampler platters and a couple drafts... More

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Allegan, Michigan
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Stopped for lunch. I had pierogis, meat and potatoe mix. Hubby had the Polish combo and the Polish soup. The soup was very hood, lots of sausage. Stuffed cabbage meat filling was very good, but the topping tasted like tomato soup. My pierogis were good but on the small side.

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Windham, New Hampshire
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34 reviews 34 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Went here with 25 people. Great sampling of Polish cuisine. My wife had the pork cutlet and I had an eastern stew. Both were excellent. The place is known for their sausage soup, but we opted for the chef special, dill pickle soup. Very interesting and a tasty start to the meal. Positive comments from many of our friends. This... More

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Spirit Lake, Iowa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

We found this unusual building at the end of our Tunnel of Trees drive, decided to check it out. We were asked if we wanted to eat in or out? It was a beautiful fall day and choose to eat outside. Lovely park setting overlooking Lake Michigan. The waitress was very helpful to explain what each dish was and told... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

We had a wonderful Polish lunch but it is also a treat to look at everything in the restaurant. Make sure you check out the history of the restaurant. Take time to talk to your server as most are from Europe. Ours was from Poland and was delightful. It is fun to decide what to have but make sure you... More

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Greensboro
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

At the end of the Tunnel of Trees sits a wonderful restaurant, the Legs Inn. We arrived at lunch and enjoyed a sampling of Polish beer while waiting for a table. The server did a wonderful job of answering our questions about the menu, as we are not usually able to have authentic Polish food. We started with the soup... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

At the end of the long Tunnel of Trees curving road along Lake Michigan -totally worth doing- you come upon Legs Inn. And a whole lot of people waiting to eat! The grounds are pretty and the view of the lake is wonderful and you have time to see it as you will be waiting almost an hour for your... More

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Ada, Michigan
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Outside of building is intriging but inside is old indian style decor serving polish food. Not that clean. Way to pricey for atmosphere and clientele. Most people look like they just came out of the fields from hunting. There are a number of wineries around but I think these are not the same people that would eat this food. Husband... More

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Eastport, Michigan
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57 reviews 57 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We stopped for lunch and it was PACKED! The wait was about 40 minutes. My wife looked in the gift shop and we just enjoyed the crowd. When seated we knew what we wanted and ordered right away. The wait for food was worth it. My wfie had the Polish Hearty Lunch - A combination of Golabki (tender steamed cabbage... More

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Lowell, Michigan, United States
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67 reviews 67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I first visited Legs Inn more than 40 years ago, then again maybe 20 years ago. This time I took a friend who had never been. Although the place seems to have changed since my prior visits(?), it is still a unique place to eat. Because neither of us was particularly hungry, we decided to share the Taste of Poland... 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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