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Village Cheese Shanty

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199 River St, Leland, MI 49654
231-256-9141
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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
Even Mario Butali Eats at the Village Cheese Shanty!

You must stop for lunch at this quaint shack while visiting Leland Michigan aka:Fishtown. On a busy day the line goes to the sidewalk, but lucky for me I was there on a cool Monday in June, so we only had to wait around 5 minutes for the friendly staff to take our sandwich orders. There is a lovely... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

You must stop for lunch at this quaint shack while visiting Leland Michigan aka:Fishtown. On a busy day the line goes to the sidewalk, but lucky for me I was there on a cool Monday in June, so we only had to wait around 5 minutes for the friendly staff to take our sandwich orders. There is a lovely variety... More 

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Bloomfield Hills, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The best sandwiches and they can be built pretty fast. This place is in the heart of Fishtown and you cannot go wrong here.

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Peoria, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We went here on a Thursday afternoon and the place was hopping! Got a bag lunch for 8.95 which included a HUGE sandwich (seriously-you could share it!), chips, pickle, cookie and a drink. Awesome deal! I had the North shore on pretzel bread and it was delicious! We sat at a picnic table right by the water and enjoyed the... More 

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Saint Johns, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We stopped there for sandwiches on Monday of our vacation, and came back again on Tuesday for more. They were so good. The only thing they're not good for is eating them while driving! We ordered the Bear, the Shipwreck and I think the Leelanau, and they were all excellent. Fishtown in Leland is awesome to experience. Village Cheese Shanty... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Just ate here and I asked a bunch of questions... The cashier was very friendly and helpful. My husband and I ordered two sandwiches on their pretzel bread and they were very big and yummy. Great little place.

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Novi, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We had a great experience at Village Cheese Shanty. I don't eat bread and they were very accommodating to make my sandwich into a lettuce wrap. They used enough lettuce and big leaves so it did not fall apart. It was perfect. I also liked that their chip choices were non-gmo. Everything was very fresh and the service was good.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We stopped in to the cheese shanty based off a winery hostess recommendation (Good Harbor Winery). It was a rainy day when we went, so we didn't get to enjoy Leland as much as we could have. We had the lake effect sandwich which was a baguette based tomato, goat cheese, pesto, and chicken sandwich. Fantastic flavors and reasonably priced... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Wonderful little shop with sandwiches to go and many other items to choose from. We went with the cheese curds and they are delicious!!!

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

My fiancé and I came to fishtown to check out the shanty's and do a bit of fishing off of the docks while taking a break from our winery tour. We stopped into the Cheese Shanty for a sandwich and a beer. Very cool little spot. Picnic tables overlooking cool old boats and the waterfall make a terrific experience. They... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Both the vegetarian sandwhiches are good but my favorite is the north shore minus swiss plus dill havarti! It's amazing. Order an hour or two before you want it and pick up. They run out of pretzel bread during season.

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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

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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

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