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The Cove

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, , Seafood
111 River St, Leland, MI 49654-5039
+1 231-256-9834
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good42%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“chubby mary” (36 reviews)
“chowder” (47 reviews)
“whitefish” (106 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
111 River St, Leland, MI 49654-5039
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We come here spring ,summer and fall, it's always great to be in fish town. Good food good service and it's great to be buy the water

Thank Thesherwoodclan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every time we travel to Leland, we eat lunch or dinner at The Cove. Their Bloody Mary and Chubby Mary are both excellent. My favorite is the Fried Whitefish - whether on a platter or on a sandwich, it is the best fried whitefish in...More

Thank solomominheels
Reviewed 30 December 2017

Stopped in for lunch while hitting the wine trails. Super good food. They have quite a few tables to the wait wasn't too bad. Nice view of the dam and river -- seating outside when weather is good.

Thank J W
Reviewed 8 November 2017

We walked across the bridge from our hotel at the recommendation from the front desk. We were not disappointed. The entire meal was a delight and our server was simply amazing!

Thank aregier
Reviewed 3 November 2017

We've eaten here before and loved it. For a special birthday lunch we drove 50 miles to the Cove. Starving- we opened the door to be told by a guy sitting with 5 other guys that they were closed for the season. Would be nice...More

Thank lindafrog
Reviewed 16 October 2017

1st...you gotta get a Chubby Mary w/homemade horseradish vodka & a beer chaser! YUM!!!! made for great pics! 2nd...try to get a seat by the falls...watch the salmon jump up & down... what a blast!!! 3rd.... whitefish & chips best I've ever had... seafood chowder...More

1  Thank luvscigars
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Had the campfire whitefish and chicken sandwich both were excellent. The service was excellent and quick. The facility was clean and well taken care of.

Thank Kyle W
Reviewed 7 October 2017

We stopped at the cove for lunch and were seated on the upper outside deck. Service was fairly prompt, the menu has something for everyone but steep prices on some items. My husband and I opted for the whitefish sandwich to share and also ordered...More

Thank CraigSabine
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Quite the atmosphere of old fishing memorabilia, including old outboards! Food was good and the Chubby Mary was a new experience. Were as accommodating as possible for my carb-less diet requirements. Worth a try!

Thank Extremejor
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Took a motorcycle ride to Leland and decided on Fishtown. Decided on the Cove. Sat on the patio and had one of their Chubby Mary's. The drink was good and my wife and I both of us had the fish sandwich. It was fresh and...More

Thank John K
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Monica W
23 August 2016|
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Response from vkngprints | Reviewed this property |
My answer is simple. Give them a call and ask.
13 May 2016|
Response from juliethelibrarian | Reviewed this property |
I think calling them is the best bet. They had limited hours before mothers day when we went up in early spring.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 River St, Leland, MI 49654-5039
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Leelanau County  >  Leland
  • Phone Number: +1 231-256-9834
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