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Bluebird Restaurant & Bar

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102 River St, Leland, MI 49654-5039
+1 231-256-9081
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11:30 - 00:00
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Tue - Sun 11:30 - 00:00
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Connecticut, United States
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Both great fine dining and pub food in Leland. Very local scene. Friendly and efficient staff. In the center of town and easy to find.

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Thank brossyg
GRAND RAPIDS
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

It was the juiciet and tastiest Turkey I've ever had. The sparkling wine fron Verterra was also sooo good I went to the winery tasting room the next day to buy a bottle! So appreciated the restaurant's ability to fit in a single diner w no reservation!

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Thank CYNTHIA K
Summerville, South Carolina
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155 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

A friend recommended we stop here but I felt it was more of a bar than a restaurant, the epitome of a sea town gathering place. The fried cauliflower appetizer was really good. The white fish sandwiches were better than we expected. My brother-in-law is a Michigan native so he ordered a smelt dinner to go. Ha! We all ate... More 

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Holland, Michigan, United States
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We were told by friends and family that this was a "must visit" place to visit. I'm sorry to say we either had bad timing or the place lost something over the years. Everything on the afternoon menu was deep fried. The service was slow, and no smiles. Half the employees appeared angry and the other half acted hung over.... More 

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Wixom, MI
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I was so disappointed with this place. When we walked in the first thing I noticed was the dank, musty smell. This was NOT a low-end dining facility. There are 2 different areas to eat, a formal dining room and a bar/grill area. We chose to go to the bar/grill area because we were looking for something a bit more... More 

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Thank empcindy
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

This restaurant was recommended to us by a friend in Traverse City, MI. Neither the hostess nor the waitress were overly friendly or welcoming. We ordered the White Fish dinner and the Walleye dinner; neither were great, at best they were passable. The White fish was mushy in it's consistency. Would not go back.

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Thank John H
Galena, Ohio
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This best chicken salad with dried cherries or check out their whitefish sandwich. All come with chips and a pickle. Yummy!

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Thank Linda M
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We were disappointed with our last visit on September 24 (Saturday dinner). We were greeted half heartedly with the assumption that we would want the casual bar side of the restaurant. We were casually dressed in blue jeans and t-shirts, but wanted the fine dining side. We opted for the salad bar because we were wanting something more healthy. The... More 

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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Very nice late lunch during the scenic drive. I had some pretty good smelts, and the walleye sandwich was great too. Don't forget to finish it with the bread pudding!

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Thank mjmccartn
Encinitas, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We returned to the Bluebird after many years. The food and service was as great as we remembered. This has always been a great place for dinner. I highly recommend it!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pizza, Seafood, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 00:00
Thursday
11:30 - 00:00
Friday
11:30 - 00:00
Saturday
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 102 River St, Leland, MI 49654-5039
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Leelanau County  >  Leland
  • Phone Number: +1 231-256-9081

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?