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Village Cheese Shanty

199 River St, Leland, MI 49654-5039
+1 231-256-9141
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good16%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (51 reviews)
“pretzel bread” (75 reviews)
“north shore” (31 reviews)
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199 River St, Leland, MI 49654-5039
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We chose this place because of the high number of 5 star reviews, and they were all right! Consistently one of the best sandwiches ever! We eat here about once per week, and usually order in advance and then drive up from Traverse City to...More

Thank Barbara R
Reviewed 4 days ago

Loved everything about this place. Historic charming appeal, friendly staff, great variety of sandwiches, high quality and fresh ingredients. You just can't go wrong here! Bring cash because they don't take credit cards. Bring a lot of cash because you're going to want to return...More

Thank Claire A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great sandwiches!!! So good we went twice. Line out the door to the street and yes it is worth the wait. Only thing we'd like is a few more tables and some umbrellas so you can enjoy the food easier.

Thank whenrw3leavin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They have a couple vegetarian options but today I tried the south shore minus ham plus banana peppers and cucumber. It was really good. I love the pesto mayo and the dill havarti cheese. Also has tomato, lettuce, and onion on it. The line was...More

Thank Glen_Arbor_Blues
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I chose this restaurant due to the positive comments on the pretzel bread. FYI...the bread is hard and not that flavorful. I imagined a typical pretzel roll found in the grocery store. This recipe is more like aunt Annie's in the mall. I did enjoy...More

Thank 976tracyv
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We come here every time we go to Leland. The pretzel bread is outstanding. Get any sandwich, it will be great. Lines are usually long and you have to pay with cash...it's worth it.

Thank Matthew L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Place reminded me of a sandwich place on Chincoteague so we stopped in. Place was busy, but wait wasn't bad. Even though I didn't care for the relish, or the $2 more lettuce wrap (expected iceberg got roughage) we would stop there again in a...More

Thank villanewbie
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Last week we had sandwiches from here delivered to work for lunch. I can honestly say this was the best sandwich I've ever had. I got the North shore on the pretzel bread. First the bread, sweet/salty pretzel bread with real salt sprinkled on top...More

Thank Shawn M
Reviewed 6 June 2017

They have really good, fresh food here. The reason I did not give a 5 star rating is they were out of pretzel bread, blue cheese slaw and blue cheese dressing for sandwiches. They did their best to accommodate though with a blue cheese spread...More

Thank spahrkle
Reviewed 6 June 2017

We had lunch at the Village Cheese Shanty because of the high reviews on Trip Advisor. There are many choices of sandwiches which are served on either pita, baguette or pretzel bread. My husband had Log Jam (roast beef, etc.) and I ordered Lake Street...More

Thank ZeelandScoutMom
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6 July 2016|
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Response from Franklea | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely! Call at 8:00...they're ready when you are!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 199 River St, Leland, MI 49654-5039
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Leelanau County  >  Leland
  • Phone Number: +1 231-256-9141
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