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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 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Fort Gratiot, Michigan, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Grabbed a lunch here before going to S. Manitou Island. The bag lunch which included a sandwich (I got the South Shore), pickle, chips, a cookie and your choice of beverage was more than I could eat at once and was the best sandwich ever on a delicious pretzel bread.

Thank Angela M
Indianapolis, Indiana
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716 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 257 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't let the size or look of this sandwich shop deter you. While shopping in Leland, this is a great place to eat. Grab your sandwich and sit down by the water for a great meal. We have been wanting to eat here for years and finally this year we were hungry enough to order. We got a pretzel bread... More 

Thank dshendri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

No visit to the Leelanau peninsula is complete without a visit to historic Fishtown. That includes lunch from the Village Cheese Shanty. Located in Fishtown, the Cheese Shanty serves wonderful sandwiches. But it isn't a restaurant. Dining is at tables located around the area so weather is a consideration. Or get sandwiches and have a picnic on your own. Whatever... More 

Thank Linda M
Rockford, Michigan
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My daughter and I stayed at The Riverside Inn for 3 nights and got sandwiches at this shop 3 times!! They are that GOOD! The homemade pretzel bread is amazing and we wanted to buy the bread to take home but they do not sell it. We just may have to come back to visit soon!!

1 Thank nancyulanski
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

We had the Northshore sandwich and it was great...turkey, bacon, Swiss on a pretzel bun. Friendly staff. Great place for a quick sandwich or pita.

Thank Curt S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, 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?