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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Sandwiches

So glad I read about this shop on Trip Advisor! Great place to pick up lunch in Leland. The sandwiches fresh, delicious, and sharable.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
Karl W
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Sterling Heights, Michigan
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Sterling Heights, Michigan
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

So glad I read about this shop on Trip Advisor! Great place to pick up lunch in Leland. The sandwiches fresh, delicious, and sharable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I love the Fishtown on a lettuce wrap. It's a great vegetarian option. The dill havarti cheese is awesome. It has guacamole, tomato, cucumber, and green pepper and a green olive spread.

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Midland, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Check out the menu on line and place your order by phone. When you go in, go to the right-hand counter for pick up and payment, and avoid the long line out the door! Also, they will make any sandwich on any of the breads -- you can mix it up.

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Chicago
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This is a very tiny shop with extremely delicious food! You can't eat indoors because 1)there is no seating and 2) often the entire shop is crammed with a line of people, which at lunchtime in summer can stretch a long way out the door. This is a great place to get a sack lunch for the Manitou Island Ferry,... More 

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Marion, IN
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This place doesn't look too impressive but the sandwiches are fabulous! Deli-style on home-baked baguette, pretzel roll, or pita wrap. There are standard combos, but you are free to create your own and they are happy to accommodate.$6.25 for a ginormous sandwich, or for $8.95 you get a bag lunch with sandwich, pickle, chips or coleslaw, cookie, and a drink.... More 

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Marion, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This sandwich place is incredible. A cheese shop with carry-out lunches. The menu is varied, substitutions are cheerfully encouraged, all manner of drinks from cola to beer are available. Gawkers would marvel as they saw us munching on our order. The platonic ideal of a deli on the dock in Leland.

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Lansing, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Stopped here for lunch based on the reviews from TripAdvisor. They did not disappoint! Very friendly staff! The sandwiches are huge and amazing! Large variety and well priced. Great atmosphere! Cool place.

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Leland, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Village Cheese Shanty has the best sandwiches in the world. Call in an order to beat the usually long (justified) lines.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Order the pretzel bread! I love the Carp River sandwich, but you really can't go wrong with their menu. Tip: If you're in hurry on pretty summer day, I highly recommend calling ahead to order your sandwiches so you don't have to wait in line. Call about 20 minutes in advance and it will be all ready when you arrive.... More 

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Cambridge Springs, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I grew up in Traverse City and remember this as a cheese shop that as a kid never really did anything for me. I was with my daughter getting ready to board the boat to North Manitou and went looking for lunch. My daughter voted against the smoked fish at Carlson and we found this a couple doors down. $6.25... More 

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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, Delicatessen

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