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Village Cheese Shanty

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199 River St, Leland, MI 49654
231-256-9141
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    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
The pretzel bread is to die for!

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
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108 reviews 108 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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53 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We stopped at the Village Cheese Shanty for lunch in October and this place is tough to beat! It was very busy during the lunch rush (line out the door) but trust me, worth the wait. The pretzel bread is outstanding and the sandwich was excellent. They have a great beer selection as well and some places to sit outside... More 

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Riverview, Florida
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20 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Not only is the cheese itself amazing but they make some of the best sandwiches I have ever had! My favorite is the North Shore sandwich, I prefer it on the pretzel bread but once when I went they were out of it and I tried it on a baguette which was also pretty amazing! They have many unique sandwiches... More 

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Bay City, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

This small cheese shop has been a staple in Fishtown for years. We always purchase different cheeses here when visiting the area. Many different cheeses to choose from-I was surprised at the varieties available. The aromas from the door will draw you in, and they always seem busy. The also sell sandwiches and other snack items. Prices are a tad... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I don't eat a ton of meat and they have two vegetarian options that are both great. The Manitou is delicous and if you want a lighter option you can ask for it on a lettuce wrap instead of the pita bread. The dill havarti is amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

One of the best sandwiches I've had. Hands down, I'd recommend lunch here! Very neat little shop with outstanding food. The pretzel bread is amazing and their cookies were very tasty as well. I thought about this sandwich all day long.

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Alpena, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

While in Leland on a weekend getaway we stopped and had lunch at the village cheese shanty. The sandwiches were awesome. I had the northsider and it was great. My wife enjoyed the orchard pita wrap. Would highly recommend! It's a small place with great food. Also have a selection of local items and beer.

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winnipeg
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31 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This was a fantastic sandwich in a unique location, served by friendly staff. Lot of unique sandwich combinations, quality ingredients. While this was no 5/5 for gourmet standards you can't get better with a sandwich place. Fish town is fun and a must-stop location. Not a sit down place--all takeout.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 via mobile

I always purchase my lunch here when in Leland. For this visit I had the daily special. It was a turkey and cheddar cheese with apples sandwich on a pretzel bun. The apple added a delicious sweet crunch. The pretzel bun had sea salt baked into the dough and that combination was so good!

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This is our third visit to Fishtown in Leland MI, and each time we grab a box lunch at the Village Cheese Shanty as well as a bottle of wine. Love Fishtown atmosphere and always like the food we pick up from the Village Cheese Shanty.

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

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