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Carlson's Fishery

#3 of 14 things to do in Leland Features Animals
205 W.River St., Leland, MI
+1 231-256-0079
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Best smoked fish

Have loved the smoked fish here my whole life. Not much compares to it. Great service, great... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
via mobile
Best Smoked Fish

This place is a must stop on your trip. Atmosphere is great. You can smell the smoker as soon as... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Mike B
Detroit, Michigan
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“beef jerky” (8 reviews)
“smoked fish” (32 reviews)
“sausage” (9 reviews)
205 W.River St., Leland, MI
+1 231-256-0079
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have loved the smoked fish here my whole life. Not much compares to it. Great service, great memories. You must come try the fish.

Thank kikibangbang34
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a must stop on your trip. Atmosphere is great. You can smell the smoker as soon as you get out of the car. Take your fish to the sandwich shop and they will make a sandwich for you. Buy a beer and...More

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Every time we arrive to Leland Harbor our first stop is Carlson's Fishery. Paired with white wine, cheese and crackers and tomatoes it's a delicacy we look forward to each year. A must if you are in Leland.

Thank Shayne U
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

We always love going to Carson's, we love the smoked fish , it's a trip back in time to a true fish monger

Thank Thesherwoodclan
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

The line was very long, but we decided to wait. The customer service was astounding! Even with a huge line they took the time to answer all questions big & small. The fish was priced fairly & was the best I've ever had!! Would definitely...More

Thank KylAma97
Reviewed 28 October 2016

We come here every time we're in the area. Their smoked fish is great, as is their fish sausage. Got their beef jerky this time around, and it was fabulous - tasty, tender (for jerky) and not hard and dried out!!

Thank pseudoengin
Reviewed 19 October 2016

We stopped at this place on a Sunday afternoon for some fresh whitefish for smoking in my smoker back home. I was disappointed to learn that they only receive fresh fish Monday thru Friday. I also learned that if you want a whole fish, you...More

Thank George H
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

I went in there for fresh fish, which they have plenty of, but the beef jerkey was fabulous! The shop is soon to close for the season, so you may need to wait till spring!

1  Thank Mary H
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Carlson's has been in Fishtown forever. They have great smoked fish. Whitefish, salmon, etc. Pate, fish sausage, & other savory stuff. All are reasonably priced for really fresh stuff. Stop by when your in Fishtown Leland

Thank Skip H
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Standing outside the building smelling the smoke from the smokehouse was very inviting. Great place for smoked and fresh fish. A very picturesque setting. Take a walk around the small village and enjoy the sites especially the old boats lining the canal under the dam.

Thank Deb O
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Sheila S
2 March 2017|
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.