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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%
Travellers talk about
“potato pancakes” (69 reviews)
“perogies” (81 reviews)
“stew” (37 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Polish, European, Eastern European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
6425 North Lake Shore Drive, Cross Village, MI 49723
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They do not accept reservations and people were lining up for lunch. We had a very enjoyable meal, but when I heard the hostess tell someone it would be an hour and a half, I was shocked that people would wait that long! Everything we...More

Thank Kelly C
Reviewed 8 February 2018

The Legs Inn should be a must-visit for folks traveling through this scenic part of Michigan. It's a fun combination of schtick, East European food and lovely grounds. It also is a popular destination. We were there on a Sunday afternoon and were fortunate to...More

Thank Mary N
Reviewed 9 December 2017

Made reservations for 22 people in February for an October event. When we arrived they tried to seat 8 of us here, 8 of us there, and 6 of us over there !!! Couldn't understand why I was upset !! After a half hour wait...More

Thank Dennis P
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Love the Legs Inn. After hearing about it for years I finally went last summer. The view from the restaurant was gorgeous, the drive through the Tunnel of Trees to get to it was beautiful and the food was fantastic. I got the vegetarian option...More

Thank 1987megans
Reviewed 27 October 2017

Legs Inn is a famous destination and restaurant in Cross Village, Michigan. It is a State of Michigan Historic Landmark and is built on a high bluff overlooking Lake Michigan. It was founded by a Polish immigrant and is still family-run. It serves lunch and...More

Thank pibbotso
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

The famed goulash is not to be missed! At the recommendation of a friend, we made the stop while taking the scenic drive up M119 while in the Petoskey/Harbor Springs area. Absolutely worth it. The place was built by an eccentric Polish immigrant and has...More

Thank Rita T
Reviewed 24 October 2017

We took the scenic route and once we got there the line was 15 minutes to get to the hostess station and another 20 to be seated. We were inside and it was a very tight arrangement. However the food was good and there was...More

Thank Saluki66686
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

This place is COOL! I can’t even explain it. You just have to go. Make your way through the Tunnel of Trees (M119) and stop here for lunch or dinner. The potato pancakes and peroigies were delicious! Be ready for a wait. It is a...More

Thank weekendgetaways010
Reviewed 23 October 2017

We have eaten here before. After driving up from Petoskey Mi through the tunnel of trees, we arrived in time for lunch, just before 12 noon. I order off the lunch menu and enjoyed the Polish Hearty Lunch. I will confess half of it went...More

Thank SCBMichigan
Reviewed 23 October 2017

We ended up there on the last day open. The weather was perfect! Service was excellent and the food was great. We arrived about 1:30 pm. We were just relaxing, so the long wait did not bother us. I can't wait to go back next...More

Thank Tammy A
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Questions & Answers
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Romantic, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
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
***LEGS INN IS CURRENTLY CLOSED-WE WILL REOPEN IN MAY 2018*** 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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