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Legs Inn

6425 North Lake Shore Drive, Cross Village, MI 49723
+1 231-526-2281
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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6425 North Lake Shore Drive, Cross Village, MI 49723
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife and i were on a motorcycle tour of Lake Michigan coast line. After a spectacular ride up M-119 we reached the little village of Cross and decided to climb off our bikes and get a drink. We had no knowledge of this place...More

Thank Timfromva
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A restaurant with a One of a kind architecture overlooking Lake Michigan and Beaver Island. This is a destination restaurant worth the drive. Great Polish beer and food. The staff made us feel right at home.

Thank Vicky B
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is always a stop when up north, great food and view of Lake Michigan. We go north every year and this is a stop.

Thank Steve O
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were the first ones to arrive so we got an excellent table out on the patio with a gorgeous view of the lake. The flowers all around our table were stunning! Service was okay. It was a little slow. I had the Hearty lunch....More

Thank Yippiehoo
Reviewed 1 week ago

Still cannot believe it! Genuine (really genuine) Polish food served by genuine 'Polish student summer help. All the staff have great stories to tell. I think the prices may have gone up 'but considering it's remote location and amenities' ... you get what you pay...More

Thank Storyteller-N03
Reviewed 1 week ago

The ambiance was great. Lots of things to look at. Lots of seating so the wait wasn't too bad. Lot of guests. Food was very good too. Great service from attentive wait staff. Polish themed restaurant. Gift shop on site. Good for children also.

Thank Columbia T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Expensive and really didn't look homemade. Nice place with a great view of Lake Michigan out back. I would not go back.

1  Thank grdault
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

legs inn has been around a long time. given its location, that's saying something. this polish inspired roadhouse is at the northern end of m119, the "tunnel of trees" drive north from harbor springs. the wood carvings, unbelievable views, and excellent food make this place...More

Thank dominicandandy35805
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is a treat for the entire family. Unique decor and beautiful garden space with a lake view. The food was hearty and well prepared with a nice selection of European and local beers. The two gift shops were filled with wonderful art and...More

Thank mtsono
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived around 11:30 and people were lining up at the door. It is a very large place with inside, patio or garden seating so we had no trouble getting a seat. We sat on the patio overlooking the beautiful gardens. Enjoyed the decor inside...More

Thank Tcincy
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Questions & Answers
Roberta G
3 July 2017|
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Response from larryj2012 | Reviewed this property |
No reservation is needed.
21 May 2017|
Response from legsinncv | Property representative |
We just opened for the 2017 season....we are open daily from 12 noon until 8pm.
Cheri N
21 September 2016|
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Response from JOLIOLIO2014 | Reviewed this property |
Dinner entrees range from $17-24, more for market price fish.$5.50 for a glass of draft beer. A little pricey for my taste, but a special place.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wine and Beer
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6425 North Lake Shore Drive, Cross Village, MI 49723
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Emmet County  >  Cross Village
  • Phone Number: +1 231-526-2281
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*** LEGS INN IS NOW OPEN THROUGH SUN OCTOBER 22, 2017 *** Located in historic Cross Village, Michigan, Legs Inn is a "monument to nature." Built on a high bluff overlooking Lake Michigan, it is unique and mysterious as seen in its architecture and decor. The fantasy-like atmosphere of this medieval looking stone, timber and driftwood landmark was created by one man, Polish immigrant, Stanley Smolak. He fell in love with Northern Michigan and its people, many of them Ottawa and Chippewa Indians and decided to settle in Cross Village in 1921.A blend of Old World European and Indian cultures creates a memorable atmosphere. The entry foyer, tavern, game and dining rooms are all filled with an intriguing collection of nature and hand carved furniture -- whimsical creations made of tree stumps, twisted limbs and roots, driftwood sculptures and massive fieldstone fireplaces.Authentic Polish cuisine is our specialty, but delicious American dishes, including local fresh Whitefish, are also served. The Smolak family and staff are dedicated to making your visit to Legs Inn an unforgettable experience, which will have you returning often with family and friends throughout the years.Throughout the decades Legs Inn has become a famous family destination and restaurant. It has been acknowledged and praised by major magazines, TV broadcasters, newspapers, travel-related web sites, tour guides and guests from across the country and around the world. We look forward to your visit.
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