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Village Cheese Shanty

199 River St, Leland, MI 49654-5039
+1 231-256-9141
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good16%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (52 reviews)
“pretzel bread” (76 reviews)
“north shore” (31 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly
199 River St, Leland, MI 49654-5039
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I read about the pretzel bread sandwiches and we were in town asked a few of the workers and heard rave reviews so we bought a few sandwiches to put in the cooler for later in the day. Boy were they good. They pretzel bread...More

Thank Ronda L
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great find and very courteous staff! Wonderful selection and the sandwiches were huge and generous and delicious. A must stop when you are in Fishtown. This is a very busy place but service is fast.

Thank travelerWaukegan
Reviewed 1 week ago

The pretzel bread sandwiches are huge and delicious. They also have ita sandwiches and baguette sandwiches. We had the Lake Street and the special of the day. Both were huge and delicious. They also sell chips, soft drinks, coffee and beer. Make a picnic of...More

Thank Nancy S
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's very popular, you may want to call in advance and book your sandwich to pickup. Very good sandwiches for only 6,5 dollars! Great deal!

Thank Binky1111
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family had sandwiches (opted for the box lunches) from the village cheese shanty during our family vacation this week. 4 of our 5 opted for the recommended pretzel bread, including me - even though I am generally not a fan. I had the Blue...More

Thank Brian L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose this place because of the high number of 5 star reviews, and they were all right! Consistently one of the best sandwiches ever! We eat here about once per week, and usually order in advance and then drive up from Traverse City to...More

1  Thank Barbara R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved everything about this place. Historic charming appeal, friendly staff, great variety of sandwiches, high quality and fresh ingredients. You just can't go wrong here! Bring cash because they don't take credit cards. Bring a lot of cash because you're going to want to return...More

Thank Claire A
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Great sandwiches!!! So good we went twice. Line out the door to the street and yes it is worth the wait. Only thing we'd like is a few more tables and some umbrellas so you can enjoy the food easier.

Thank whenrw3leavin
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

They have a couple vegetarian options but today I tried the south shore minus ham plus banana peppers and cucumber. It was really good. I love the pesto mayo and the dill havarti cheese. Also has tomato, lettuce, and onion on it. The line was...More

Thank Glen_Arbor_Blues
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

I chose this restaurant due to the positive comments on the pretzel bread. FYI...the bread is hard and not that flavorful. I imagined a typical pretzel roll found in the grocery store. This recipe is more like aunt Annie's in the mall. I did enjoy...More

Thank 976tracyv
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6 July 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

Rating summary
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
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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