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Carlson's Fishery

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Address: 205 W.River St., Leland, MI
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+1 231-256-0079

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Awesome little shop

The line was very long, but we decided to wait. The customer service was astounding! Even with a huge line they took the time to answer all questions big & small. The fish was... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2016
Bellevue, Michigan
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Bellevue, Michigan
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

The line was very long, but we decided to wait. The customer service was astounding! Even with a huge line they took the time to answer all questions big & small. The fish was priced fairly & was the best I've ever had!! Would definitely come back!!!!!

Thank KylAma97
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45 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

We come here every time we're in the area. Their smoked fish is great, as is their fish sausage. Got their beef jerky this time around, and it was fabulous - tasty, tender (for jerky) and not hard and dried out!!

Thank pseudoengin
Almont, Michigan
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39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

We stopped at this place on a Sunday afternoon for some fresh whitefish for smoking in my smoker back home. I was disappointed to learn that they only receive fresh fish Monday thru Friday. I also learned that if you want a whole fish, you need to call in advance and they will have it for you. I still purchased... More 

Thank George H
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3 reviews
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

I went in there for fresh fish, which they have plenty of, but the beef jerkey was fabulous! The shop is soon to close for the season, so you may need to wait till spring!

Thank Mary H
Denver, Colorado
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23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Carlson's has been in Fishtown forever. They have great smoked fish. Whitefish, salmon, etc. Pate, fish sausage, & other savory stuff. All are reasonably priced for really fresh stuff. Stop by when your in Fishtown Leland

Thank Skip H
Saginaw, Michigan
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Standing outside the building smelling the smoke from the smokehouse was very inviting. Great place for smoked and fresh fish. A very picturesque setting. Take a walk around the small village and enjoy the sites especially the old boats lining the canal under the dam.

Thank Deb O
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Choose between display cases of fresh or smoked fish. Or try the beef jerky which is a quick grab and a delicious snack.

Thank LovinLongWeekends
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120 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

I just wish I could order the fish sent to Chicago. OMG how can I describe what it is like to eat fresh fish. The trout unbelievable. and the smoked trout unlike anything I have ever seen. Ask for fish to be packed in ice, if you have log drive. ONly the fish sausage can stay unrefrigerated for hours.

Thank bowwowwow
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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150 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

If your in Leland and you love fish this is the place to go. Ignore the other fisheries in town and go to Carlson's. We got smoked fish sausage, whitefish patte, and smoked lake trout. We had been here before but were told by a local winery to try the smoked fish sausage with a glass of Riesling. Wow they... More 

Thank Chris H
Tucson, Arizona
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65 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

We try and get to Carlson's a few times during our summer vacation - take fresh whitefish home and cook it right away on the grill. It just doesn't get better than that! While waiting for the grill to fire up, nothing's better than some of Carlson's smoked whitefish. It's smoky, not too salty - very satisfying. Service is always... More 

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