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Village Cheese Shanty

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199 River St, Leland, MI 49654
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Brighton, MI
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98 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Large selection of meat and cheeses. Sandwiches made to order while you wait. Very limited space be prepared to wait. Not enough room for in shop dining but picnic tables nearby. Large sandwiches. Drinks, can upgrade to beer, and cookies to go with your sandwich. Friendly, helpful service.

Thank TwoTravelers-OntheGo
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48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent variety on the menu and really good sandwiches. The vegetarian selection was excellent and we loved that you could also purchase hard cider or wine to go with lunch. Our family of four all enjoyed our sandwich selection but particularly the Fishtown.

Thank KirbyQ
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86 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

went there about 5:30 and ordered a sandwich I was told they were out of particle buns it would be on reg bread I asked for some to be knocked off the price he told me what do you except they run out of particle buns at 2:00 o clock I except that you would make more than the counter... More 

Thank 2Lman
Livonia, Michigan
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47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Village Cheese Shanty is a Fishtown gem! You'll notice the queue out front...this is your first clue that a delight awaits inside. Delicious sandwiches include the most interesting combinations of cheeses, meats and condiments that it is hard to choose! Add chips, a pickle, and a cookie for a lunch to savor. You can even call your order in... More 

Thank SunlovingChar
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Village Cheese Shanty offer great gourmet sandwiches. You can order a bag lunch for $9.25 and it includes a sandwich, drink, chips and a cookie. It's more than enough food for one person. For a couple extra dollars, you can upgrade your drink to a beer. It's really small and the line can get long, but it's worth the... More 

Thank Abby T
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138 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very popular place and you can see why when you get one of their sandwiches. Great bread, meats, cheeses, and toppings. The sandwiches would feed an entire family, however. I almost ate the whole thing and spouse managed to finish his. Very good tastes. Cookies are nothing special...tasted like Otis Spunkmeyer type. Coleslaw is unusual with blue cheese dressing, a... More 

Thank Michigancritter
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a Gem!! Sandwiches are amazing.. Such a huge variety of everything you would want. Staff was very friendly and helpful. And.... you can't beat the price. Stop in.. you won't be disappointed...

Thank Islandgirlmoeggy
Placitas, New Mexico
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very tiny little shop on the water, very eclectic, very busy. The staff was friendly and efficient. We ordered the North Shore pretzel bread sandwich for both of us (it was enough to share and they cut it in half). The bag lunch comes with a cookie, pickle, chips, the huge sandwich and a drink (soda/water)- all... More 

Thank Erin N
Neenah, Wisconsin
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201 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in at Shanty for a sandwich today and the line was out the door. There were people eating these delicious sandwiches at picnic tables right outside. You might have to wait 10 to 15 min but it is worth the wait.

Thank RectorRoots
Plainwell, Michigan
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped by to pick up some sandwiches. They have all sorts of sandwiches to pick from, made while you wait. You could easily share a sandwich.

Thank Karen M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
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  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Restaurant features
Good for
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
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Leelanau County  >  Leland
  • Phone Number: 231-256-9141

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?