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Legs Inn

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6425 North Lake Shore Drive, Cross Village, MI 49723
+1 231-526-2281
12:00 - 20:00
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54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Sorry this closed for the season on October 18th, but I ate there on the last day. FIrst drive the 20 miles through the tunnel of trees, especially in the fall to enjoy the colorful leaves. They open at noon, so I stood in line with everyone else, but it was worth every calorie. I had sausage, kraut, and a... More 

Thank BECKY6067
Central Michigan
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

We finally made a trip through the tunnel of trees, and ended up at Legs Inn for dinner. It is well worth the trip, not only for the beauty of NW Michigan, but also to enjoy a very unusual restaurant w/ an eclectic Polish menu. We weren't sure what to order so we had the Taste of Poland, with a... More 

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Maryland Heights, Missouri
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Absolutely love this place! Great Polish food and drink. 4th generation family restaurant. Lots of character! Views of Lake Michigan from the back patio are beautiful. Stopping here is now a tradition every time I'm in Northern MI.

1 Thank bkn94
Lansing, Michigan
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249 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We took the "Tree Tunnel" tour on Oct 16. The drive was relaxing and quiet. However the colors were not as bright as they are farther inland. If the information I have is correct, the slowness of the trees turning colors along the lake shore is due to the warmth of the air coming off the water. The same is... More 

1 Thank Conrad M
Wichita, Kansas
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We drove the Tunnel of Trees ending up at Legs Inn after reading the reviews. I like Polish food and also wanted to try some smoked white fish before we left the region. The building and grounds were unusual and have a great view of the water. Lots of folks having lunch on the patio, and the dining room was... More 

Thank Sue E
Melbourne Beach, Florida
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Legs inn is the best restaurant on mission point cross villa Michigan! Had the Rubin sandwich ! The best I have every had!

Thank Paul D
Cheboygan, Michigan
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32 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We went when the color tour was in full swing. Bad idea. Had to wait 45 minutes to get a table. Grandkids got quite antsy. Food was VERY good. Will go again just no on a Friday in late September. Our poor timing,should have known better.

Thank Dave328
Zeeland, Michigan
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

If you like Polish food or want to try it, this is the place to go. Combined with the scenic travel there it is a great weekend get away. They are quite busy, especially during the fall color time. The wait time can be an hour or more and they do not take reservations. They close for the winter in... More 

Thank Charlynne V
Quebec City, Canada
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

After an expected wait, we got to sit at the perfect table - on the patio, in the sun, with a view of Lake Michigan. ;) The gardens are beautiful, and even with the hustle and bustle of a peak fall season day, the atmosphere was relaxed. Everyone was enjoying themselves. We loved our server - super fun and not... More 

Thank fjasi
East Grand Rapids, Michigan
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Legs Inn would be worth the trip if only for its unique design and construction, built almost a century ago from boulders, tree branches, roots and stumps found in the area. But go also for the great food, specializing in Polish cuisine but offering a variety of other dishes as well. The beer menu is extensive, too. We drove up... More 

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Restaurant Details

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USD 25
American, Polish, European, Eastern European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wine and Beer
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
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
*** LEGS INN IS NOW OPEN THROUGH SUN OCTOBER 22, 2017 *** Located in historic Cross Village, Michigan, 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.A blend of Old World European and Indian cultures creates a memorable atmosphere. 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, but delicious American dishes, including local fresh Whitefish, are also served. The Smolak family and staff are dedicated to making your visit to Legs Inn an unforgettable experience, which will have you returning often with family and friends throughout the years.Throughout the decades Legs Inn has become a famous family destination and restaurant. It has been acknowledged and praised by major magazines, TV broadcasters, newspapers, travel-related web sites, tour guides and guests from across the country and around the world. We look forward to your visit.

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