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Bluebird Restaurant & Bar

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102 River St, Leland, MI 49654-5039
231-256-9081
Today
11:30 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:30 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 41
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 18
    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
Just fine for a large group

We had a group of 25+ and they accomodated us well. Food was just fine for a touristy town. They even had a gluten free pizza crust for my son. I had fish tacos that were good. Service wasn't so great, but it got the job done.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Katharine K
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Durham, North Carolina, United States
Good for:
  • Large groups
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Detroit, Michigan
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

The Bluebird's Sunday brunch was absolutely fabulous. Great fish and roast beef just to name a couple and so many deserts you can not try them all, even though I tried too. Great restaurant in a great town.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

If you're thinking about stopping in here for a bite to eat. In a word - don't. Obviously the management (owner?) "Skip" reads and responds to reviews and apparently just continues to apologize for poor experiences instead of actually addressing and fixing the problems. We found it interesting that in one week of Western Michigan vacationing we had both the... More 

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skipt1955, Owner at Bluebird Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Indy, Sounds like you had a poor visit to our restaurant, and I wish I had spoken to you, did you ask to see a manager? We like to address any problems on the spot, as we take all criticism seriously, that is why I would answer a bad review. When we have 6 - 800 guests visit us each... More 

Durham, North Carolina, United States
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We had a group of 25+ and they accomodated us well. Food was just fine for a touristy town. They even had a gluten free pizza crust for my son. I had fish tacos that were good. Service wasn't so great, but it got the job done.

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Chicago, Illinois
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Unfortunately, they couldn't fit us in the fine dining portion of the restaurant because we didn't have reservations. But the bar was fine with us too. Try the whitefish chowder - it was excellent even though I don't really like whitefish. They seasonings were fabulous.! We heard that the pizza was good - but we didn't try it. Maybe next... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Great restaurant and atmosphere. The food was delicious and the owner was very nice as well. They took care of us and made us feel at home.

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grand haven
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61 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We ate in the restaurant side of the place. Our appetizers were delicious. Charcuterie and the whitefish dip. The salad bar had a very good selection of healthy items. Our meals were fabulous! The New York strip and the 'Bluebird' style whitefish was the best we've had so far on our trip! Nice wine selection too. We'll go again tonight!

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South Bend, Indiana
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Beautiful setting, love to sit and watch the boats in and out. Food passable, but restaurant seems outdated. Salad bar needs more additions.

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Arlington
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104 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We wanted an early dinner of broiled whitefish, but the Cove offered no parking so we went to the Bluebird. Unfortunately their dining room did not open until 5 PM, so we elected to eat in their tavern which has a limited menu. All the fish on that menu were fried. I had a fried whitefish dinner and my wife... More 

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Foodie in Michigan
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Back in the day The Bluebird was the standard of dining on the peninsula. Unfortunately those days are gone and other than a nice view of the river this place has become a burger bar. Paint cracking off the windows on the outside and a very dated and tired inside. 100 yards to the east is the Riverside Inn. Highly... More 

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skipt1955, Owner at Bluebird Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Epicurean, We do serve burgers in our Tavern, and for lunch in our Dining Room. We are sorry if burgers for lunch offend you, our real customers love them. New carpeting, tables, and bathrooms this winter, and our place is clean as a whistle, and business is better than ever, and we're sorry we won't be seeing you again, but... More 

Port Townsend, Washington
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The table with a view of the river was restful, scenic. The salad bar was fresh and varied,the cinnamon rolls yummy, the whitefish was over breaded. Service was very accomodating and attentive d.

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Additional Information about Bluebird Restaurant & Bar

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

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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: Pizza, Seafood

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?