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102 River St, Leland, MI 49654-5039
231-256-9081
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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, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 41
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 19
    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
great place for lunch

Leland is a nice place to visit but a bit touristy .this restaurant is in a great location on the river with a great view .In the same family for 80 +years .Nice atmosphere .Got a window looking over the river. Saw an amphicar go by whilst we were eating .service excellent .had the salad bar... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
arh0070
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Lafayette, Louisiana
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  • Large groups
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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84 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Raw chicken served to us after waiting over 20 minutes to get a server's attention and an extra 40 for the (raw) food. They comped the food with a shrug- which made it seem like this happened all the time. The place need a good cleaning and a shake up- it is resting on its laurels and tradition.

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Leland is a nice place to visit but a bit touristy .this restaurant is in a great location on the river with a great view .In the same family for 80 +years .Nice atmosphere .Got a window looking over the river. Saw an amphicar go by whilst we were eating .service excellent .had the salad bar which was really good... More 

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Austin, Texas
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We sat on the Terrace at the Bluebird and enjoyed our meal. Its a nice place to sit and watch the boats and have a relaxing meal. The food was above average and the staff was attentive and friendly.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Our friend said it was her favorite restaurant in the area, but she hadn't been there for years. So we went expecting something special. We must have had a newly-hired waitress, because she couldn't answer any of our questions about the menu and seemed not to care. The dinner entrees were a bit pricey, but there was an option to... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We heard about the Bluebird from a couple that we met at Sleeping Bear Dunes, and they highly recommended this restaurant. We made a reservation, and were not disappointed. The menu has so many different offerings, and they feature a lot of fish from Lake Michigan, and provide choices of preparation methods. A salad bar precedes the entree, and they... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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78 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Nice setting on the river. Lots of fish on the menu. The salad bar is especially good and the cinnamon rolls make a good dessert.

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Detroit, Michigan
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

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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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

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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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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 19 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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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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