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The Riverside Inn Restaurant

302 River St, Leland, MI 49654-5041
+1 231-256-9971
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good20%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (4 reviews)
“halibut” (8 reviews)
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American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
302 River St, Leland, MI 49654-5041
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We were part of a party of 6 looking for a place for a nice dinner while visiting the area. The staff was very friendly and helpful with the menu. Food was served timely and with a smile. All of us enjoyed our meal and...More

Thank vkngprints
Reviewed 1 week ago

After some renovations, the Riverside reopened and we tried it. The food was delicious and the venue is lovely with gorgeous views of the river.

Thank thegreektraveler2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here to have a nice dinner with my wife and I was not disappointed. I was warmly greeted at the door by the hostess. Our waitress was great! She made some recommendations that were excellent! The atmosphere was inviting. Overall, the Riverside Inn provided...More

Thank Allanbar23
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Vacationing in Glen Arbor and looking for a nice restaurant and this was recommended by locals. Several of us had the filet mignon that was the best I ever had. others had fish which they said was excellent. The atmosphere was very nice; we ate...More

1  Thank buck616
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cocktails in the bar followed by a great meal in a beautiful atmosphere. Always love this place. Great charcuterie and the aroncini is fantastic. Halibut is a great entree. I also had the chocolate cherry ice cream which was to die for. Bartender makes a...More

Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 10 July 2017

The Riv is a great spot to sit outside having a drink and dinner while watching to boats in the Leland River. The food and atmosphere is excellent.

Thank brossyg
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Ask for a table outside and have an elegant dinner beside the river. Order the whitefish entrée. It's local from Carlson's fish shop just down the street. The menu presents this as fried, but they were more than happy to accommodate my request to have...More

Thank SedonaSid
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Unpretentious staff, great service from bartender Libby and friends, and delicious dinner options in a sun-filled room made for a memorable experience. Recently remodeled bar is beautiful. I had salmon on a bed of Swiss chard and my husband had the ribeye. Strawberry shortcake made...More

1  Thank kathleen k
Reviewed 26 June 2017

There are probably only 3 real places to eat in Leland for a sit down dinner. The restaurant had been completely redone over last winter and was very nice inside plus they have two patios along side the small river. The food and service was...More

Thank krfaller
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

We visited with family, had a lovely evening. However things could definitely be improved. Waiting staff all friendly but lacked organisation and service all felt a little muddled. Unsure as to who was managing / running shift as no obvious presence was overseeing. The food...More

Thank kjs-1984
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Tom D
2 August 2016|
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Response from Daphne G | Reviewed this property |
Yes. This is a seasonal town and a tourist-experienced restaurant so shorts are fine. If going to dinner, maybe have a shirt instead of T-shirt, but they don't have a dress code.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 302 River St, Leland, MI 49654-5041
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Leelanau County  >  Leland
  • Phone Number: +1 231-256-9971
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