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Bluebird Restaurant & Bar

102 River St, Leland, MI 49654-5039
+1 231-256-9081
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good35%
  • Average20%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible6%
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“brunch” (14 reviews)
“pizza” (21 reviews)
“whitefish” (56 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
102 River St, Leland, MI 49654-5039
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Stopped in for lunch on fathers day and had a table outside. I had the white fish which was prepared with a light breading and was very tasty. We have a dog and they made sure Cosmo had plenty of water during our meal. The...More

Thank DazFlee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love the Bluebird—both the dining room, tavern and eating outside. Many of their items are fantastic but our favorites are the whitefish, perch and salmon. The all you can eat salad bar gets rave reviews from most guests as well. The Tavern is more...More

Thank Traci H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was staying in town during the off-season at the Falling Waters Lodge, and found this little hole-in-the-wall while walking through the town. There were plenty of people parked in the lot on a late Sunday afternoon, so that is usually a good sign. They...More

Thank LifeisTooShort69
Reviewed May 13, 2018

This place gets frantic is July and August so as locals we generally go off-season. The bar is always full but never crowded and they're always staffed with plenty of servers. Fresh smelt is an annual rite of spring. Good selection of craft beers on...More

Thank D Scott W
Reviewed May 5, 2018

Beautiful old restaurant overlooking the river... Great service and food... They had many daily specials that looked wonderful also

Thank Kathy L
Reviewed April 13, 2018

Stopped here because there were many cars parked outside. We hoped the food was good but was just average. I was surprised at the soft drink, I did not think anyone could get so much ice in a glass with so little soda.

Thank George S
Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

If you want to avoid the crowds in Traverse City, a wonderful lunch or dinner at the Bluebird just may be the answer! The restaurant sits right on the channel in Leland, and most tables feature views out their large picture windows. You can watch...More

Thank Andrew K
Reviewed November 7, 2017 via mobile

We stopped at Bluebird for a quick lunch. We each enjoyed wraps and a bag of chips. As you enter, self seating is available. Server was friendly and the meals were inexpensive. The restaurant is comfortable!! It was a nice respite from very raw weather...More

Thank luv2trvl96
Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

Great food with excellent service. Loved the fried pickles. Also, the whitefish dinner was well done.

Thank SKSTech
Reviewed October 14, 2017

Angered bar guy by moving to table into less high traffic area before we even sat down, took forever to order, food was mediocre at best, asked for. Mac & cheese with the pulled bbq park on the side it literally showed up with bbq...More

1  Thank josh w
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Marsha P
April 13, 2016|
Response from skipt1955 | Property representative |
Anything from shorts and a t-shirt, to a tux. Oh, you must wear shoes, Health Dept. Code. We love everyone! See you in May
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Television, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 102 River St, Leland, MI 49654-5039
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Leelanau County  >  Leland
  • Phone Number: +1 231-256-9081
Menu you have listed is completely wrong and embarrassed me over and over, please remove the ancient and faulty menu from my page. Also, most of the profile info is wrong, where do you find your info on restaurants?
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