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Village Cheese Shanty

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Sandwiches, Delicatessen
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199 River St, Leland, MI 49654
231-256-9141
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Dining options: Lunch

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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fishtown Fun

Excellent sandwiches at a great price. Our french friends loved it and they are the ultimate foodies.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
Karentuttle
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Excellent sandwiches at a great price. Our french friends loved it and they are the ultimate foodies.

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Crewe, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This place offers the perfect lunch. A varied tasty sandwich menu that met the needs of our family, including excellent pretzel bread. Cakes and brownies are there. Beers, wines, sodas and waters are available, and there are tables outside. Portions are generous. Seeing people around us tucking in, it was obvious that they were very content.

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Traverse City, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

One of the best sandwich places I have ever been to. If you have to wait in line it is worth it... BELIEVE ME! You will not be disappointed! The pretzel bun is a definite must get with your sandwich. I will always recommend that people eat at this sandwich shop.

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Leland, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

It really is worth the wait! You will not be disappointed! The Cheese Shanty sandwiches are excellent! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Aurora Il
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

How could we not go and try these renowned sandwiches in iconic Fish Town? We were sooo glad we did! My husband said it was the best sandwich he has ever had!! I, agreed totally with him! The quaintness of this tiny "shack" and friendly staff only adds to the ambience of the Cheese Shanty experience. We took our bag... More 

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BOURBONNAIS
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We had the famous North Shore on fresh pretzel bread.Early in the day so no line and good service. It was good but I would never stand in line. Somehow,I expected more based on the reviews. I have had better pretzel bread. Good value.

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Alsip, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Fishtown is an historic place to visit. It looks old and smells like what it is: a working commercial fishing village. While there, you MUST get a sandwich at what my family has always called "the cheese hut." I've visited Fishtown during summer vacations for over 50 years, but only found out about this place 5 years ago and it... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

My wife and i drove from Traverse City just to try one of these sandwiches. They were all out of the Pretzel bread at 12:00 so we had Baggett and sour dough bread. I had the North Shore and my wife had the Log Jam. Bread was extremely dry and the sandwiches were not tasty at all. The Blue cheese... More 

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grand haven
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We bought sandwiches for our sail north. Wow, fantastically delicious! The Lake Effect, Bear and The Harbor wear so good! Huge too! Such a cute place...when we head back south and stop in Leland again, we'll have to try the pretzel bun sandwiches!

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Mason, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Ok I have been summering in Leelanau for over 50 years. I send all my guest to this place to grab a. Sandwich. My husband and boys stop there from time to time. Today I finally split a sandwich with my husband. Great mix of chicken, feta and veggies. Wonderful fun cherry lemon aid drink. Yes it was as good... More 

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Address: 199 River St, Leland, MI 49654
Phone Number: 231-256-9141
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Leelanau County  >  Leland
Cuisine: Sandwiches, Delicatessen

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  • Address: 199 River St, Leland, MI 49654
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Leelanau County  >  Leland
  • Phone Number: 231-256-9141

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Sandwiches, Delicatessen

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