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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
- Aug 25, 2014
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English first
Elyria, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

The Food was ok , the Best Part of it , is where it is - you can sit outside the Historic Fishtown eat your sandwich , we felt though without its location it was kinda just a sandwich

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Ann Arbor, MI
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274 reviews 274 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
202 helpful votes 202 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

For the quality of the sandwiches they make, the price is very reasonable. Lots of great choices. Perfect for lunch. I had the Harbor. The baguette was wonderful.

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Grand Rapids, MI
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Incredible pretzel bun, fresh and simple ingredients married to create the tastiest sandwich this side of Zingerman' s....excellent counter service, too!

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Fishtown is eclectic and a trip into the past. This place is rocking and rolling out fantastic sandwiches. The pretzel bread is awesome and all fresh goods are used to make your sandwich. Lots of choices and the staff works hard to move the line along. The place is small so don't be intimidated by the long line it moves... More

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Indiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Every time we're in Fishtown The Cheese Shanty will always be top on our list of stops. Renowned for it's pretzel bread (best anywhere), there are so many interesting things to choose from you'll want to browse before you choose. Selection is fantastic but one our favorite things to do is get a sub and take it outside and eat... More

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Hartford
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Saw the reviews for this place so we had to check it out, we were not disappointed. Ordered bag lunches and had the North Shore and the Lake Effect. Wonderful sandwiches and we ate them out back by the little water fall. Did have to wait in line about 20 minutes but well worth it! I was so full after... More

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

My girlfriend saw this place and said we should grab a bite before we head over to North Manitou Island for a few days of wilderness camping. It was a cloudless sunny Tuesday afternoon in the mid 70's and we walked into the thin double swinging screen doors to a very busy shanty like kitchen. I was cleverly in the... More

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michigan
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111 reviews 111 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We had looked forward to the pretzel bread after our last visit several years back. The bread must have changed or it was stale the morning of our visit. Anyway, the store is great and the staff is great and they do an excellent job of packaging to go meals. Buy the combo. The sandwiches were very good except for... More

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Traverse City, Michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I almost hate to leave a review, because this place is so busy and my chances of getting a sandwich will be even more slim. :) The Cheese Shanty is one of t-h-e best places in Leland! Make sure you arrive a little early (or call ahead) to avoid the mad rush at lunchtime. My only complaint is that they... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We hear that people staying in nearby towns come over to get sandwiches here. It is a tiny place and at midday, the line is out the door. You can pre-order your sandwiches if you want. and to you at the Shanty--don't change a thing!

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