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Carlson's Fishery

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205 W.River St., Leland, MI
+1 231-256-0079
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Quintessential Fishtown

It's just a tiny little place that reeks of smoke and fish (in a good way). Their smoked fish is... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
Kathleen A
,
Chicago, Illinois
Smoked

Had some great smoked fish here.I bought some smoked fish sausage to take home for myself and my... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2017
wkkfactor
,
Toledo, Ohio
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“smoked fish” (41 reviews)
“sausage” (12 reviews)
“whitefish” (20 reviews)
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205 W.River St., Leland, MI
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+1 231-256-0079
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

It's just a tiny little place that reeks of smoke and fish (in a good way). Their smoked fish is outstanding. No trip to Leland and Fishtown would be complete without stopping there. We've been going for years.

Thank Kathleen A
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Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Had some great smoked fish here.I bought some smoked fish sausage to take home for myself and my nephew.I'm sure he will be happy to see me.

Thank wkkfactor
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Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Honey and I, love smoked Whitefish! This was my first time buying from Carlson's. Boneless Whitefish, who ever heard of such a thing? Well, I'm sold! Grab some crackers, pop from the cooler, cheese from the Cheese lady and sit down with someone at the...More

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Reviewed 8 September 2017

Doesnt get much better than this. They catch the fish and clean them the evening before and then they are loaded in the smoker drenching the town in great smells. A great selection of smoked fish and other items to enjoy.

Thank xKIKx
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

I love to stop in for the smoked fish and smoked salmon pate. The fish sausage is wonderful and the service is always friendly and quick to serve.

Thank CalisDad
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

You just gotta go!!!! Smoked fish, fresh fish and other goodies. Pricey, but soooooo worth it. Buy some crackers and eat smoked salmon or whitefish near the water! Wonderful college kids work there during the summer!

Thank THOMAS D
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Reviewed 28 August 2017

Excellent smoked fish...obviously the white fish...boneless. Counter person suggested the atlantic salmon as a different alternative...it was...different and good too. You can be in/out of here in less than 5 minutes. Take the time to find Carlson's, stop, buy, eat.

Thank likeparty
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Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Found Carlson's on a recent visit to Leland, Michigan. It is the best white fish (smoked) that I have ever had. If you are into smoked fish of any kind, this is the place to come to. I went there on a Friday and returned...More

Thank Walter K
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Reviewed 19 August 2017

This is a must stop if you love smoked fish. They smoke daily and offer the best quality product around. Try the whitefish pate--it is to die for and no bones!

Thank Mickie T
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Reviewed 18 August 2017

If you go fishing and have a good catch - this is the place to have it filleted and ready to take home! Darryl is a great guy, check out the recent Michigan FOX 9&10 News video feature on "Michigan in the Morning" by Sarah...More

Thank Dunndealmi
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Sheila S
2 March 2017|
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Response from LovinLongWeekends | Reviewed this property |
Carlson's is currently closed for the season. I am not sure if you can buy fresh whitefish, as I see smoked whitefish on their website and I purchased their jerky.
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