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Bluebird Restaurant & Bar

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102 River St, Leland, MI 49654-5039
231-256-9081
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Today
11:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:30 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Food, OK Atmosphere

The food in BB is much better than the atmosphere would suggest. Very well priced, well portioned, and well made food. If you are looking for a great meal and drinks, this is the place. If you are looking for a stunning interior (which with a little updating it could be), maybe go somewhere... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
John H
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Detroit, Michigan
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Detroit, Michigan
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food in BB is much better than the atmosphere would suggest. Very well priced, well portioned, and well made food. If you are looking for a great meal and drinks, this is the place. If you are looking for a stunning interior (which with a little updating it could be), maybe go somewhere else. One of the things I... More 

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Thank John H
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

November's menu is limited to a "bar" menu but the food and service was excellent. Our waitress was very friendly and answered questions about the area. It was nice to have a TV available for the Michigan State football game.

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Thank David C
kalamazoo, mi
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

We decided the four of us would give this a go for lunch. They had a large selection of daily lunch specials and soups. Two of us got the blackened fish tacos. The fish was great tasting. Portion on the small side but tasty. We were in a nice secluded round booth which was nice...seemed a bit loud in dining... More 

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Thank maktiller
Petersburg, Michigan
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71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

In October we were taking a little side trip to Leland to visit some gift shops, see Fishtown (a tourist attraction). This restaurant gets pretty high marks so we decided to try it. After making our menu selections, we were told that they would only be open two more days, as it was the end of tourist season. The bar... More 

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Thank pnedry
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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263 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Staying at Leland Harbor we were looking for a place to have great pizza and walk to. The Bluebird didn't disappoint. It was hopping but we were able to get a table. A little noisy but that's to be expected for a restaurant and a bar. Zach our waiter did a great job explaining what kind of pizza to order... More 

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Thank Shayne U
Atlanta, Georgia
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73 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Unfortunately, that's the first thing we think about when we remember this Bluebird!! They DO have cute little booth/cubicles in the bar to eat in, but ours had four or five flies we had to chase continually - I promise we had bathed that morning!! Cherry chicken salad wrap was delicious and the walleye tasted fresh, if bare on a... More 

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Thank SilverbackMunkie
Kalkaska, Michigan
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Great service. Our waiter suggested the beef brisket BBQ sandwich and it was fantastic. Also try the asparagus guac with chips!

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Thank basketchick
Traverse City
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Overall, a very nice dinner for a reasonable price. We ate in the dining room which is much for formal than the bar area. There is a nice salad bar, though I am not a fan of salad bars in general - I prefer to be served. The waitstaff was excellent. We had a table of 8 on a Friday... More 

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Thank Jenitang
Troy, Michigan, United States
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

We sat in the bar to avoid a 45-minute wait in the restaurant. Servers focused on parties of 4 or more and overlooked us. When we asked a food runner for help, a server appeared. She brought Bell's Octoberfest twice when I ordered Two Hearted Ale. The charcuterie platter was good. The serving of fried clams was tiny.

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Thank epw921
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

Service was not the best. While we were at the salad bar, waiter delivered entree. We weren't back at the table! Had the walleye and it was chewy. Thought maybe the manager/owner? would ask if we enjoyed our meal but he just looked bored. Would not go back.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 102 River St, Leland, MI 49654-5039
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Leelanau County  >  Leland
  • Phone Number: 231-256-9081

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
11:30 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:30 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
11:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?