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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 3 days ago

This is at the north end of the Tunnel of Trees. "Everyone" told us "you have to go to Legs Inn" and so glad we did. Interesting blend of Native American and Polish cultures -- Native American decor and Polish food. Service was amazing. I...More

Thank Alicia S
Reviewed 6 days ago

The restaurant was recommended by the lady at the desk at our stay @ Boutique Inn. I looked them up on trip adviser noticed neg because of long waits. I called Thur our first day in Mackinaw City. Was told very little wait today but...More

2  Thank deuce72002
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great meal and the view is beautiful! We were lucky to have a gorgeous day and were able to eat outside.

Thank Dave
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I were camping at the wilderness state park, we drove up north for the big Mac shoreline bicycle tour. We wanted to find something local and charming, not touristy. We found it in this place. Beautiful view off of back patio. Nice...More

Thank Pam C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The chef is outstanding, the service is exceptional, the recipes are time-tested, the facility and grounds are beautiful and the view is stunning. What more do you need? Go. Superb Eastern European dining. Happy trails.

Thank Claude F
Reviewed 25 April 2018

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
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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
Local cuisine, Kids, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, 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
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***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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