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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” (52 reviews)
“pretzel bread” (78 reviews)
“north shore” (31 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly
199 River St, Leland, MI 49654-5039
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Set in Fishtown, this spot offers really wonderful sandwiches with quality ingredients. Both the baguette and signature pretzel bread are superb for the sandwich combinations offered. If you don't believe me, know that this is also a favorite of Mario Batali!

Thank k4mconsulting
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was hopping but the staff made me feel I was the most important person in the store. They were making sandwiches but I was there for the cheese. I love hot cheese and the habanero cheese didn't disappoint, I also bought the dill....More

Thank Bassplayerbryan
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great lunch selections to enjoy while taking in the happenings of FISHTOWN. Sandwiches were huge and great tasting.

Thank xKIKx
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you go to Leland or head out on the Manitou Island Transit to either of the Islands - call ahead and order up a bag lunch with one of their awesome sub sandwiches. My choice is the North Shore - but every year we...More

Thank DRadde
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The sandwiches here are huge, with a variety of creative ingredient combinations. We had the “Leelanau” (roast beef, peppercorn cheese, etc.) and the “North Shore” (turkey, bacon, Swiss cheese, etc). Both were outstanding. The former came on an excellent baguette; the latter on pretzel bread...More

Thank MichiganBanjoMan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose to eat here while visiting Fishtown after reading great and bad reviews. Both reviews were pretty accurate, to be honest. The bad reviews mentioned the crammed building and waiting – both are true. The building is a shack, quite literally. Fishtown is a...More

Thank Kaitlyn C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We Stopped by the Cheese Shanty after kayaking all morning and it was the best sandwiches I've ever had. They are so big we had 2 meals out of them. I wish I would've tried them earlier in the week because we would've gone back....More

Thank deancrna2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We saw the Village Cheese Shanty when it was packed! We knew that we wanted to take ours to go to South Manitou Island, so we called ahead just 15 minutes and picked our sandwiches up with no wait at all. We were very excited...More

Thank Andrea K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the veggie pita with hummus and it was really flavorful and tasted great.The place can get pretty crowded and "the shanty" is small, so patience is key.

Thank LloydDob89
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Couldn't miss a stop here when we were in Leland. The sandwiches are fantastic and the vegetarian options are excellent. Nothing better than enjoying our sandwiches while overlooking the harbor. They also have some great canned cider to enjoy with your meal.

Thank KirbyQ
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7 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

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
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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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