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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
Most recent review
Great sandwich!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 14, 2015
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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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68 reviews 68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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474 restaurant reviews
2,124 helpful votes 2,124 helpful votes
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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93 reviews 93 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

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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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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29 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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Louisville, Kentucky
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131 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Great place to have a quick lunch while visiting Fishtown. The sandwiches are delicious and the selections are pretty good with a usual daily special. My only disappointment was there was no fish sandwich on the menu.

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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

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