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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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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Outstanding Polish food and a very unique atmosphere. Be sure to tour the grounds of the restaurant for their beautiful panoramic views of their gardens and Lake Michigan.

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Merrillville, Indiana
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed our lunch at the legs. It was a beautiful day, so we sat outside. The garden area was beautiful. Great view of the lake. The food was good, had stuff cabbage and pierogi. The interior of this place is very unique. I stood there and stared for a moment to take it all in. Well worth the stop... More

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Livonia, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

I've lived in Michigan my entire life, but just made my first visit to Legs Inn. I spent a beautiful afternoon in the garden with my bride and was charmed. We both had the Taste of Poland, with Bigos stew, especially good, complimented by the Okocim and Zywiec. Make sure that you, and your dining companion, save room for the... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Food was mediocre at best. Could have bought frozen food and made it at home for better quality. Potato pancakes were deep fried and came out burned. Even buried in sour cream couldn't help the flavor. The main dish was the taste of Poland sampler. Gulalkis were burned and seemed as though they had been sitting out all day. Kelbasa... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We were fascinated with the place at first because of its uniqueness. The hostess was a bit rude but we stayed anyways because we heard great things about the food. We had a somewhat large party (4 adults and 3 children) compared to the others in the restaurant and they seemed to hold this against us. It was packed unfortunately... More

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Millbrook Mi
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Great back yard overlooking the lake, but possible the worst Polish food ever. I blackballed the place years ago after a bad meal but thought I would give it another try. Cabbage rolls big around as beer cans and covered with what tasted like off brand tomato soup. Pork chop was beat to death and dry. Good polish sausage though.... More

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