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All 9 Leland Restaurants

Village Cheese Shanty

199 River St, Leland, MI 49654
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Ranked #1 of 9 Restaurants in Leland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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English first
Bay City, Michigan
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995 reviews 995 reviews
461 restaurant reviews
2,091 helpful votes 2,091 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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120 restaurant reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
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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Richmond, Virginia
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The best sandwiches. After having been with relatives years ago, this was a must on our week long trip to the area.

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Hell, Michigan
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251 restaurant reviews
233 helpful votes 233 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We had the Leland sandwich and it was good. The service was quick and the staff was friendly. A marketing suggestion for the Village Cheese Shop would be to get some smoked fish from Carlson's. Smoked fish on a sandwich would be awesome IMHO

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

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