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Village Cheese Shanty

199 River St, Leland, MI 49654
231-256-9141
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Ranked #1 of 10 restaurants in Leland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Most recent review
- Jul 30, 2014
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

My husband and I went up to Sleeping Bear Dunes and stopped here for lunch. The wait was around 15 minutes from the door to getting the sandwich (around a 5 minute wait at the door). The sandwiches were tasty! I had the Harbor, with turkey and brie and was very happy with it - and the price was very... More

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Marysville, OH
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Great sandwich called The North Shore with brown bag deal for $8.95. Enough food for 2 adults to split sandwich. Fun interesting town!

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

On our lighthouse excursion to South Manitou Island we stopped here for lunch and LOVED it!! We liked it so much that we came back for dinner!!! Yes, it's that good! We often talk about vacationing again in this area just so we can eat here!!

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Clarkston, Michigan
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The sandwiches are great! They are only 5.95 and for 8.95 you can chose a bag lunch which includes a sandwich, bag of chips and a soda! I had the Harbor on a baguette and it was divine! There is always a line but the wait is worth it!

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Wixom, Michigan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

All sandwiches made fresh and they are HUGE. The pretzel bread is outstanding! This is a must stop every time we are up North! You won't be disappointed.

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Grant, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We were up in the Traverse City area for a long weekend last week and, having read the raving reviews here, decided to give this place a try when we stopped in Leland. We were not disappointed. It is just a tiny little building, they get crazy busy, and so the line stretches out the door so be prepared for... More

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Michigan
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

All sandwiches -- and they're HUGE and super tasty -- are $5.95. Add and drink, pickle, cookie and slaw or chips for another $3. I'd suggest calling in your order so you can avoid the line that snakes out the building during the busy summer tourist season. After placing the order, just head inside and to the pick-up area of... More

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Better hurry it's always packed, nice and big. No holding back. Love the place! Love the food!! Small, but allows me to get my food and go hang in the best surroundings!

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South Bend, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

If you visit Fishtown you must and I can't stress this enough, eat something from the Village Cheese Shanty. Great selection of beer and the Sandwiches are spectacular!

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Los Angeles, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Great sandwich restaurant. Outside seating only. Good to visit on a warm summer day. Sandwiches are freshly made to order. Service and price are great.

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