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Village Cheese Shanty

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199 River St, Leland, MI 49654-5039
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

They offer GF wraps. Not on the menu but they have them. Not half bad. Meat and cheese makes up for any lacking flavor of the GF wrap. Apparently you can get a salad, also off menu. Perfect place for lunch to grab a wrap and go or sit on the docks.

Thank Jonathan S
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very good eats to munch dockside or take with you on the road or boat. Lots of cheeses and choices. Good prices.

Thank Roger S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cozy little shanty shop in fish town. Cash only accepted here. Place and pay for your order, find a table outside and pick up your sandwich a bit later. My husband couldn't even finish his sandwich. Great sandwich!

Thank LeannePas
Saginaw, Michigan
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great sandwiches made with their homemade pretzel bread. Abundant choices, something for everyone. Can't wait to try another. We also purchased some yummy cheese there. Great place to eat your sandwich and enjoy the scenery!

Thank Deb O
Greenwich, Connecticut
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for lunch and were disappointed with our sandwiches. The Lake Effect sandwich was mostly bread (baguette) and it was dry. The sandwich on the pita bread was slightly better but not by much. When we got to the shop, we were the only ones there so were waited on quickly. The prices were good.

Thank HollyMuppy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you want a fresh tasty sandwich, then you need to stop here! It's a very small place and expect to wait in line, it's worth the wait though! I ordered the sand dune sandwich and the Swiss cheese was the best Swiss I've ever had. The herb mayo was such a great addition to the sandwich. I will be... More 

Thank AW891114
Brooksville, Fl
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101 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

My husband loves to stop here and order a sandwich. A few tables out side to eat/ The place is always crowded. You stand in line to order your sandwich with choices of bread, chips and a drink. they are large and one could take the other half home. A very filling fresh sandwich with cheeses, roast beef, turkey etc.

Thank JudyDBrooksville
Toledo, OH
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Great sandwiches, bag lunch options (how brilliant is it to have a craft beer bag lunch with all the great Michigan beers??!!) and dare I say a fit and sexy crew. Food was first class and definitely worth the stop when you are in Leland/Fish Town.

Thank rswartz68
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Sandwiches were delicious and quite fresh. I can see going here again to try something different. Not much room inside, but food is good.

Thank 659tisat
Boston, MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

Delicious deli sandwiches. The grownups loved their sandwiches (North Shore and Lake Effect on pretzel). There's something for everyone but if you have a picky eater, might want to pack lunch for the kids (or buy them ice cream next door). Takeout only. Cash only.

Thank tuftsgrad

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 199 River St, Leland, MI 49654-5039
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Leelanau County  >  Leland
  • Phone Number: 231-256-9141

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?