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The Cove

111 River St, Leland, MI 49654-5039
+1 231-256-9834
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good43%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“chubby mary” (32 reviews)
“chowder” (46 reviews)
“caesar salad” (23 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 20:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
111 River St, Leland, MI 49654-5039
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Reviewed yesterday

We stopped at the Cove for lunch and were blown away by the friendliness of the staff and quality of food. The encrusted whitefish was awesome. The view and atmosphere were second to none but the staff was GREAT!! Thanks for a memorable time.

Thank jerdc
Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice place by the bay with either open air dining or in the dining room. Staff was friendly and attentive. The fish dinners are a bit pricey but well worth the price. The seafood chowder is excellent for this part of the country.

Thank Bernard B
Reviewed 6 days ago

This place is ALWAYS our go too for lunch or dinner while visiting Leland. The Whitefish is always great. Soups are fantastic. Salmon also a great choice. Service is always great. Signature Bloody Mary....YUM! Stunning views! Cannot think of anything more....GO!

Thank sssolos15
Reviewed 1 week ago

The location of this restaurant is fantastic as you can sit on the lower deck by the water falls and the river or you can choose a bigger menu and sit on the upper deck with incredible views over Lake Michigan. The whitefish is always...More

Thank Maureen041
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A delightful place to eat dinner, like many others have mentioned the view is amazing. This restaurant was a little bit on the expensive side so my husband and I shared a fish plate, which was great, we just added an extra salad to our...More

Thank themrswood
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the Cove while vacationing on Lake Leelanau with a family of 10. Service was great and the waitresses were very friendly and efficient! They certainly don't skimp on the amount of food you get when you order. You may want to split a meal...More

Thank S K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was not impressed our waitress didn't seem to know the drink menu, my sister ordered three different beers and the first two times the waitress went and came back to say they were out and when she finally got her third choice beer it...More

Thank The_GR_Blade
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having studied TripAdvisor’s online menu prices for this restaurant, we were prepared for a good value, but the actual prices were about 25% higher than the virtual prices, so the feeling of an incipient bargain was quickly erased. Whitefish is served in various configurations (currently,...More

Thank MichiganBanjoMan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for dinner this weekend, we didn't call ahead and still were fortunate to get a great view and a very short wait to get seated. We really enjoyed our dinner! We had heard the seafood chowder was not to be missed, we aren't...More

Thank Andrea K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was delicious here, we had lunch and had a waterside table on a beautiful day. The view of Fish Town and the canal was perfect. Their seafood chowder was some of the best I've ever tasted and the calamari appetizer was delish! My...More

Thank cdenoi
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Monica W
23 August 2016|
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Response from vkngprints | Reviewed this property |
My answer is simple. Give them a call and ask.
14 May 2016|
Response from juliethelibrarian | Reviewed this property |
I think calling them is the best bet. They had limited hours before mothers day when we went up in early spring.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 River St, Leland, MI 49654-5039
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Leelanau County  >  Leland
  • Phone Number: +1 231-256-9834
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