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Village Cheese Shanty

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199 River St, Leland, MI 49654-5039
+1 231-256-9141
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good16%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“north shore” (35 reviews)
“pretzel bread” (92 reviews)
“sandwiches” (139 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly
199 River St, Leland, MI 49654-5039
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank alwaysonthemoveee
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Chris B
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Sarah V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank 943sue
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Matthew L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great as always. The line is out the door but they keep their calm all the while making each patron feel special. We always make at least one trip to the Cheese Shanty when visiting Leland.

Thank Laura B
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

I LOVE the Village Cheese Shanty! The North Shore is my favorite sandwich I've ever had. Period. I travel to Michigan about once a year, and a stop here is absolutely essential every time. Go here. Get a sandwich on pretzel bread. You will not...More

Thank sarahemelie10
Reviewed August 13, 2018

The lines out the door are a testament to this local favorite's popularity. We picked up lunch here twice during a brief stay in the Leelanau area. Their sandwiches are delicious and reasonably priced -- especially for a resort area. There is no seating here...More

Thank Marian R
Reviewed August 12, 2018

We went here because we wanted to just grab a sandwich and eat outside. The sandwiches were enormously good and just plain enormous. Super fresh ingredients. And the pretzel buns were perfect, although if you are watching your blood pressure you might want some other...More

Thank Norman S
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

Sandwiches are worth the wait, creative and tasty fresh ingredients in this unique waterside Fishtown shanty just down from the falls. As guests of Waterfalls Lodge have access to tables overlooking the dam and Fishtown while you enjoy the Cheese shanty sandwich and a bottle...More

Thank Charles W
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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

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, 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
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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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