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Legs Inn

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6425 North Lake Shore Drive, Cross Village, MI 49723
+1 231-526-2281
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Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Such a wonderful place! The food was amazing and the staff were all so nice!!!! It is a fun place for groups of all ages!!! The back was so beautiful with lots of flowers facing the lake. Beautiful views all around! So close to the beach as well. I will always come back to this wonderful place!

Thank Nicholasmith7
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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175 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We were able to eat outside the day we went which was wonderful! There is such a view of the lake that will sooth all the rough spots. It feels very old world and european they way they have settled the dining area back there. And then the menu is extensive, offering more Polish food than you can shake a... More 

Thank MurJD
Marshall, MI
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Cross Village is a little out of the way but worth the trip. It sets on the bluff over looking Lake Michigan and is about halfway between Petoskey and Mackinaw City. It officially is on Michigan highway M-119 but that is not much more than a two track-paved road that runs between there and Harbor Springs. In the village is... More 

Thank scubahanlin
Elm Grove
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Stopped here on our way home. It is kind of out of the way but worth the stop. They don't open until noon so be careful how early you get here. Also, they get very busy so you need to time your visit or allow a lot of time in case you have to wait. I had a polish combination... More 

Thank BarbaraS40
Midland, Michigan
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Beautiful place to take a motorcycle ride to have lunch. Polish food is very good, but expensive. Worth the trip though. Staff is friendly and inviting.

Thank Bill B
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Sorry this closed for the season on October 18th, but I ate there on the last day. FIrst drive the 20 miles through the tunnel of trees, especially in the fall to enjoy the colorful leaves. They open at noon, so I stood in line with everyone else, but it was worth every calorie. I had sausage, kraut, and a... More 

Thank BECKY6067
Central Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We finally made a trip through the tunnel of trees, and ended up at Legs Inn for dinner. It is well worth the trip, not only for the beauty of NW Michigan, but also to enjoy a very unusual restaurant w/ an eclectic Polish menu. We weren't sure what to order so we had the Taste of Poland, with a... More 

1 Thank John B
Maryland Heights, Missouri
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Absolutely love this place! Great Polish food and drink. 4th generation family restaurant. Lots of character! Views of Lake Michigan from the back patio are beautiful. Stopping here is now a tradition every time I'm in Northern MI.

1 Thank bkn94
Lansing, Michigan
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249 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We took the "Tree Tunnel" tour on Oct 16. The drive was relaxing and quiet. However the colors were not as bright as they are farther inland. If the information I have is correct, the slowness of the trees turning colors along the lake shore is due to the warmth of the air coming off the water. The same is... More 

1 Thank Conrad M
Wichita, Kansas
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We drove the Tunnel of Trees ending up at Legs Inn after reading the reviews. I like Polish food and also wanted to try some smoked white fish before we left the region. The building and grounds were unusual and have a great view of the water. Lots of folks having lunch on the patio, and the dining room was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Polish, European, Eastern European
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, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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
*** LEGS INN IS OPEN THROUGH SUNDAY OCTOBER 16, 2016 *** 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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