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Bluebird Restaurant & Bar

102 River St, Leland, MI 49654-5039
+1 231-256-9081
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good33%
  • Average20%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible7%
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“brunch” (13 reviews)
“pizza” (21 reviews)
“whitefish” (55 reviews)
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American, Pizza, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
102 River St, Leland, MI 49654-5039
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Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

We sat in the bar to avoid a 45-minute wait in the restaurant. Servers focused on parties of 4 or more and overlooked us. When we asked a food runner for help, a server appeared. She brought Bell's Octoberfest twice when I ordered Two Hearted...More

Thank epw921
Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

Service was not the best. While we were at the salad bar, waiter delivered entree. We weren't back at the table! Had the walleye and it was chewy. Thought maybe the manager/owner? would ask if we enjoyed our meal but he just looked bored. Would...More

2  Thank Sherry B
Reviewed September 29, 2015

I remember going here as a kid and it is still pretty much the same. They still had good fish (whitefish, walleye or perch) and the wonderful cinnamon rolls. Nice little salad bar to start. And I like that they don't fill your plate with...More

Thank Vikki K
Reviewed September 27, 2015

Service was friendly and efficient. Minimal salad bar but always seem to please. Dinner was excellent. A little pricey but good.

Thank 358dons
Reviewed September 27, 2015

I use to eat at this establishment decades ago when I stayed on the coastline and it was decent. My wife and i stayed in leland and she convinced me to try again. I was pleasantly surprised at the hight quality of the food -...More

Thank Kathy L
Reviewed September 16, 2015

Stopped at the Blue Bird for lunch today. I was really excited to find Smelt on the menu, living in TN, this is a treat only enjoyed while visiting the Great Lakes states. The preparation was very good and the meal truly enjoyable. If you...More

Reviewed September 9, 2015

We have been to this place many times--again it didn't disappoint. We were all thrilled with our sandwiches - my husband had the clam basket--and he raved about it. I love the atmosphere here too...the bar is quaint and often times shared with locals telling...More

Thank diamondbabydoll
Reviewed September 7, 2015

Good food ,good service. Great views of lake. Blah ,blah blah,blah,held hostage by trip advisor to carry on.

Thank Poopertired9
Reviewed September 3, 2015

Great view of the Leland river. Food was only fair, small portions, small selection, good salad bar. Very high price. We will not be back.

Thank Robert S
Reviewed September 2, 2015

We returned to the Bluebird after an absence of several years, looking forward to what was always a high point of any Leland visit. We were rather surprised to find a dining room only about 30% occupied, back in the day it was reservations only,...More

Thank Regan 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, Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Large groups
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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