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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
Crazy good sandwiches

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... read more

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

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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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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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