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“First time in for lunch” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Martha's Leelanau Table

Martha's Leelanau Table
413 North St. Joseph Street, Suttons Bay, MI 49682
+1 231-271-2344
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Ranked #3 of 23 Restaurants in Suttons Bay
Price range: $10 - $28
Cuisines: Café
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: Martha's leelanau Table is a European Style bistro serving breakfast, lunch and dinner in a unique century old farmhouse in a small town on the Leelanau Peninsula in the little finger of the lower peninsula of Michigan. We specialize in local food and wine from the family run wineries and farms in Leelanau County and the surrounding areas of Northern Michigan.
MI
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“First time in for lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

We had seen and read about this place for a few seasons and always meant to eat there. Finally stopped in this week during a cold spell for a coffee and dessert and ended up with an entire lunch with dessert. My husband had whitefish tacos that were excellent, and my lentil soup and 1/2 sandwich were good. But the hummingbird cake was excellent. Service was good, would make a point to return due the quality of the food.

Visited July 2014
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Oak Lawn, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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“Breakfast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The food was excellent and there was a nice outdoor seating area. There staff was friendly and prompr with our service. On the morning we visited there was also someone playing soothing music on an accoustic guitar.

Visited July 2014
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Joliet, IL
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“Wonderful little restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Really enjoyed the decor and the food at this restaurant. The service was good as well. I'm a big fan of Michigan's farm to table restaurants and this one has become a favorite. We had lunch here and are looking to return to the restaurant for their dinner. Read that it was a restaurant visited by Chef Mario Batali. Went to Leelanau Cheese Factory after we ate and who should we see? Chef Mario Batali!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Always delicious and unique!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Martha's is one of our favorite places to dine. Great food any time of day. Even the breakfasts are yummy. It is a small and cozy place with a Menu using locally grown products as often as possible which makes for a unique and creative menu. The outside dinning, when weather permits, is charming.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Very bad experience”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

I've come to Martha's since it opened, however this last experience was terrible. After waiting an hour for pancakes they came out burnt and pretty much inedible. On top of that they never brought our sausage and when we asked where they were the waitress said they were all out of them and the kitchen was too backed up to make anything else. When we went to pay the waitress never removed the sausage from our bill. We also heard the waitress tell two tables they couldn't order after sitting at their tables for 30 mins because the kitchen was backed up and it needed to catch up. There were empty tables at the time she said this. Unfortunately we will not be coming back.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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marthasleelanautable, Owner at Martha's Leelanau Table, responded to this review, July 6, 2014
Dear "very bad experience" I am so sorry that you had an unpleasant experience at Martha's. We definitely hit the wall yesterday. We are a very small restaurant and we serve 3 meals a day. When we serve breakfast til 11 and we accommodate large parties, unfortunately, the kitchen does get backed up. I have spoken to the hostess on duty yesterday and we will not seat anyone until we can wait on them. she is a new hostess trying to do her best. All we can ask is some human kindness from our customers ,old and new. I realize it is not an excuse for bad pancakes and bad service. I would very much like you to contact me to schedule another breakfast on me as a token of friendship and understanding. Also, it was the busiest day of the year and the busiest day EVER at Martha's. Again, this is not an excuse, but I have been open since the first week in April, preparing for this day . Unfortunately, when everyone comes in one 6 week period and one day in particular(July 5) there is only moving forward one moment at a time and serving each person as they come in. At dinner, we do take reservations and it is a much more civilized way of dining. during the day it is first come first served and often there is a wait.. I would like to thank you for your comments and thoughts and hope that you will reconsider coming to Martha's again. friday mornings are really nice outside on the patio and we have Doug Hansen playing classical guitar. right now we are open 7 days serving breakfast from 8-11 and lunch from 11-3 and then small plates on the patio from 3-5 and dinner from 5-9. I am a small business owner in Leelanau county trying to make it. Again, thank you for taking the time to contact us with your comments. Martha Ryan
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