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Legs Inn

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6425 North Lake Shore Drive, Cross Village, MI 49723
+1 231-526-2281
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Gaylord, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

just getting there is great, m-119 "tunnel of trees" is a fun road to arrive on,( hint !its awesome bike ride). the views are some of the best in Michigan, and the food is incredible! I had the cabbage rolls, these are some of the best I have ever had/sorry busia! they are only open spring /summer fall, get there... More 

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Columbus oh
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

Legs Inn is my favorite restaurant. It may not be the best but it is my favorite. Great food, great atmosphere, sun sets, authentic polish food and service, quirky, out of the way, perfect in every way. Don't miss it if you are ever within a two hour drive. Closed after Halloween for the winter.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

Such a wonderful place! The food was amazing and the staff were all so nice!!!! It is a fun place for groups of all ages!!! The back was so beautiful with lots of flowers facing the lake. Beautiful views all around! So close to the beach as well. I will always come back to this wonderful place!

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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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176 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

We were able to eat outside the day we went which was wonderful! There is such a view of the lake that will sooth all the rough spots. It feels very old world and european they way they have settled the dining area back there. And then the menu is extensive, offering more Polish food than you can shake a... More 

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Marshall, MI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Cross Village is a little out of the way but worth the trip. It sets on the bluff over looking Lake Michigan and is about halfway between Petoskey and Mackinaw City. It officially is on Michigan highway M-119 but that is not much more than a two track-paved road that runs between there and Harbor Springs. In the village is... More 

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Elm Grove
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Stopped here on our way home. It is kind of out of the way but worth the stop. They don't open until noon so be careful how early you get here. Also, they get very busy so you need to time your visit or allow a lot of time in case you have to wait. I had a polish combination... More 

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Midland, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Beautiful place to take a motorcycle ride to have lunch. Polish food is very good, but expensive. Worth the trip though. Staff is friendly and inviting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Sorry this closed for the season on October 18th, but I ate there on the last day. FIrst drive the 20 miles through the tunnel of trees, especially in the fall to enjoy the colorful leaves. They open at noon, so I stood in line with everyone else, but it was worth every calorie. I had sausage, kraut, and a... More 

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Central Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

We finally made a trip through the tunnel of trees, and ended up at Legs Inn for dinner. It is well worth the trip, not only for the beauty of NW Michigan, but also to enjoy a very unusual restaurant w/ an eclectic Polish menu. We weren't sure what to order so we had the Taste of Poland, with a... More 

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Maryland Heights, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

Absolutely love this place! Great Polish food and drink. 4th generation family restaurant. Lots of character! Views of Lake Michigan from the back patio are beautiful. Stopping here is now a tradition every time I'm in Northern MI.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
American, Polish, European, Eastern European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6425 North Lake Shore Drive, Cross Village, MI 49723
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Emmet County  >  Cross Village
  • Phone Number: +1 231-526-2281
Description
*** LEGS INN IS OPEN THROUGH SUNDAY OCTOBER 16, 2016 *** Located in historic Cross Village, Michigan, Legs Inn is a "monument to nature." Built on a high bluff overlooking Lake Michigan, it is unique and mysterious as seen in its architecture and decor. The fantasy-like atmosphere of this medieval looking stone, timber and driftwood landmark was created by one man, Polish immigrant, Stanley Smolak. He fell in love with Northern Michigan and its people, many of them Ottawa and Chippewa Indians and decided to settle in Cross Village in 1921.A blend of Old World European and Indian cultures creates a memorable atmosphere. The entry foyer, tavern, game and dining rooms are all filled with an intriguing collection of nature and hand carved furniture -- whimsical creations made of tree stumps, twisted limbs and roots, driftwood sculptures and massive fieldstone fireplaces.Authentic Polish cuisine is our specialty, but delicious American dishes, including local fresh Whitefish, are also served. The Smolak family and staff are dedicated to making your visit to Legs Inn an unforgettable experience, which will have you returning often with family and friends throughout the years.Throughout the decades Legs Inn has become a famous family destination and restaurant. It has been acknowledged and praised by major magazines, TV broadcasters, newspapers, travel-related web sites, tour guides and guests from across the country and around the world. We look forward to your visit.

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