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Legs Inn

6425 North Lake Shore Drive, Cross Village, MI 49723
+1 231-526-2281
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Polish, European, Eastern European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6425 North Lake Shore Drive, Cross Village, MI 49723
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We waited three hours for a meal here. I'm Polish and thought this would be worth the trip. #itwasn't My dad makes better Polish Food---honestly, I think people just eat here because of the atmosphere. I would rate the food 2/5

Thank cyclemi
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Polish cuisine. Long wait but well worth it. Food was excellent. Pierogis were excellent Portions are large. Worth a repeat visit

Thank Hockeygroom
Reviewed 6 days ago

Beautiful historic building. The polish food is exceptional and served in large portions. Plenty of seasonal brews as well. There is a great backyard style sitting area in the rear with outstanding views of the lake. I took some really good sunset pictures from here...More

1  Thank Thomas W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped for lunch and a drink. Great view and atmosphere on the back patio. Lunch was great and so was the Bloody Mary! Great stop!

Thank ltrab
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Chose this restaurant because they offer polish dishes and was very disappointed with the service at the bar and the information we were given on how long it would be before we would be seated for dinner. The beer at the bar was skunky so...More

Thank Angie W
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food and service were very good, just not a lot of variety. Polish food is what is on the menu, along with some seafood. The view of the "pinky" of Michigan and the turn for Lower Laker ships to cross into the Mackinaw Straits...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I wasn’t happy. It was a recommended restaurant but I did not care for the menu . I seen nothing on the menu for my kids

1  Thank Vicki E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sat at the bar because they were busy. If Polish cuisine is dry and bland, then we should have stayed away. Overheard our bartender speak to the coworkers in a condencending tone about a variety of things, including why we hadn't expressed our dissatisfaction with...More

2  Thank Don M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Made the Tunnel of Trees Drive with a plan to stop at Legs Inn and I’m so glad we found this place. I had the hearty Polish lunch and shared the yummy delicious Polish dessert- both were excellent. The restaurant itself has a very interesting...More

Thank Shirley R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A large group of friends riding M119 Tunnel of Trees, stopped for a leisurely lunch at this unusual gathering spot. The food is very good, and the service very quick for the amount of people lined up to get in. This is a fun place...More

Thank Scarr279
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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
Drinks, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
OPEN THROUGH SUN OCT 22, 2017 *** Located in historic Cross Village, 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.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. Throughout the decades, Legs Inn has become a famous dining destination, acknowledged by the press and guests from around the world. We look forward to your visit.
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