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All 9 Leland Restaurants

Bluebird Restaurant & Bar

102 River St, Leland, MI 49654-5039
231-256-9081
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Ranked #6 of 9 Restaurants in Leland
Hours:
Sun 10:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:30 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Bloomfield MI
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Famous for the whitefish, salad bar, homemade cinnamon rolls. You will be back after your first dinner.

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midland, mi
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170 reviews 170 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 via mobile

Ate at the bar this afternoon. Dining room wasn't open, so we went to the bar. Staff was friendly, bartender was slow though. Had wings and grilled cheese. Both tasty. Not a large beer selection but the have cider. Would like to try the dining room sometime!

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Findlay, Ohio
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48 reviews 48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Stopped here for lunch while making a quick visit to Fishtown. Our group had the walleye and whitefish sandwhiches..they were very good..nice cinnamon roll appetizer they give you before your meal arrives. Looked at the salad bar but too pricey for what is offered..and french fries were just ok. View is very relaxing as you look out onto the water.... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We tried out this restaurant while we were in Leland on a cold misty day. We had seen good ratings on Trip Advisor and decided to go. The setting is very picturesque for sure, but the food is very sub-par. We each had the whitefish sandwich. The very nice waitress came with our sandwich on a plate.....and a bag of... More 

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

Spurge, Thanks, sounds like a bag of fresh kettle chips with your lunch is not your thing. I'm sorry it clouded your experience, our fresh whitefish sandwich is loved universally, we bake our own roll and use incredibly fresh Lake Michigan whitefish, but again, we recognize that it may not be for everyone. The Salad Bar is also loved, but... More 

Toledo
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

My husband and I had lunch at the Bluebird recently and really loved the food! The dining room wasn't busy so we were seated right at the window with a great view. The service was just a tad slow but pleasant. I had questions about the menu and the waitress was nice but not very descriptive. I asked about the... More 

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Clinton Township, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Yes, I am of the demographic that appreciates a good Manhattan followed by a nice salad bar, steak or piece of fresh fish for a moderate price.That's what you're going to get here, along with good service and a peaceful view of gardens, river and wildlife.That's what has kept families returning since 1927. Do not come here for molecular gastronomy... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We stopped here for lunch - sat in the dining room which has a very nice river view. The dining room host was, as another reviewer noted, a little brusque and not over friendly but our waitress was delightful and the other wait staff seemed very nice too. Service was efficient and our food was good - the whitefish chowder... More 

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Longmont, Colorado
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171 reviews 171 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Been coming here for a dozen years or so, only for the Lake Perch. Decent plate for $20 now. Decent salad bar, great view out the window in the off-season (got to watch a Kingfisher for the entertainment). Service good, but gourmet cooking it's not.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

While service was adequate, cannot say the same for the food. Salad bar was fair, but the walleye was terrible. Filled with bones and flavor less with a flour/balsamic sauce that was only flour & milk. To enhance the meal they added a scoop of pasty red skin potatoes that sat in a pan for hours! Will never return and... More 

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

Deb, First of all, I would have taken the walleye off your bill had my server made me aware of your unhappiness, we don't want your money if you are unhappy. Please send me your contact info and I will promptly refund your walleye dinner. I am sorry you didn't like the Walleye, or the garlic mashed potatoes. Walleye is... More 

Toledo, Ohio, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

The view of the river and antique boathouse from the dining room is a bonus. The food was the best of our whole trip and the price is reasonable. The service is outstanding. Too bad it was our last night in Leland. Otherwise we would have gone more than once!

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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: Seafood

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