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Village Cheese Shanty

199 River St, Leland, MI 49654-5039
+1 231-256-9141
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good17%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“north shore” (36 reviews)
“pretzel bread” (97 reviews)
“sandwiches” (145 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly
199 River St, Leland, MI 49654-5039
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Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

The Lake Street is so good with the salt on the pretzel bread and swiss cheese, guacomole, and herb mayo. I am a vegetarian so I do banana peppers and spinach instead of chicken. Comes with lettuce and tomato too. $6.75. Closes late October for...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Glen_Arbor_Blues
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

This place is clearly popular- and for good reason. The sandwiches are fresh and delicious. The cheese is fantastic! Not to mention the place is just so quirky and quaint. My only complaint would be that the staff member running the register wasn’t very friendly/helpful,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 170shannonr
Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

Best place for a sandwich in Leland. The homemade pretzel buns are to die for and a can’t miss. Get the bag lunch for a complete meal.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank I4085YUtomc
Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

No trip to the Lelanau peninsula would be complete without a trip for lunch at the Village Cheese Shanty. The sandwiches and cheeses are the best! We love ours on pretzel bread but there are other choices, too. Located in Fishtown, it's a great area...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Linda M
Reviewed September 20, 2018

If you want to get a freshly made deli sandwich while visiting Fishtown, go here. Its down the steps right along the water. Reasonable prices and quick service.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Marie G
Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

Well we have eaten here several times. It’s so great we actually will plan our day around hitting this place for lunch!!!! Yes there is a wait on The weekend but that just goes to show how popular it is. We tell everyone about this...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank alwaysonthemoveee
Reviewed September 11, 2018

This place is #1 for a reason. At only 10 bucks the bag lunch was a great value! Our subs were so huge we couldn't even finish them. They don't accept credit cards and expect a bit of a wait because they are extremely popular....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Chris B
Reviewed September 9, 2018

Stopped in here while walking around Leland for a bite to eat for lunch. Very popular joint with an extensive cheese selection, beers, wines and an eclectic sandwich menu with choices of pita, baguette or pretzel buns for the bread. Service was a bit slow...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank sarahviz
Reviewed September 2, 2018

These are the best sandwiches. Creative and delicious and oh so fresh. The wait is very long, so be prepared, or better yet, call in your order. Definitely worth the trip though and worth the wait. No seating inside but plenty of spots to sit...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank 943sue
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

We travel to this are several times a year and every time we get sandwiches from here. Their pretzel bread is amazing. Their vegetables are fresh. The meat is high quality. We love the north shore sandwich. This is the first time we called in...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank matthewl714
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c b
July 15, 2018|
Response from JnJD85 | Reviewed this property |
I am pretty certain they have a GF flat bread, but the brand was one that my daughter can't eat. Maybe it had eggs/dairy in it?? I don't remember. They do have a few salads, and I'm sure they could make a 'sandwich' minus... More
July 6, 2016|
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Response from Franklea | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely! Call at 8:00...they're ready when you are!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Scenic view
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: +1 231-256-9141
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