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Legs Inn

6425 North Lake Shore Drive, Cross Village, MI 49723
+1 231-526-2281
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Polish, European, Eastern European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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6425 North Lake Shore Drive, Cross Village, MI 49723
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited this out-of-the-way spot Tuesday for lunch. Arriving about 12:30 we had waits both to sign up with the hostess and to get a first available table. We passed the wait time pleasantly by admiring the quirky unique decorations and furniture made from roots...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had a wonderful experience at Legs Inn! The food is SO good! The atmosphere is incredible, featuring unique decor, hand carved woodwork, and a gorgeous garden patio overlooking Lake Michigan. The service was great. Everyone was very friendly and accommodating. It is a busy...More

Thank JelynnBee
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My group of 4 friends took the scenic route to the Bridge and stumbled on this place for a late lunch. We were told it would be a 20 minute wait. But it was actually less than 5. Delightful waitress from Poland suggested the sample...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited on a Friday afternoon at 2:30 in the afternoon. We had a 20 minute wait to get a table. After getting a table we sat and waited some more. Two tables that arrived after us got waited on, yet no one came to...More

Thank Mary L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Poor communication with guests. No towels/linens provided beyond the first night (something we were never informed of). No housekeeping service (also never informed of). Was looking very forward to this vacation, but VERY dissapointed/disgusted with the cabin we stayed in. There was a mouse that...More

Thank ronirosie
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a little drive for us from where we were staying but so worth it. Besides the ecletic decor, wood carvings, lake view and beautiful gardens, the polish food was awesome. Too bad we live in New York!

Thank db_victorny
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were told that it was a must stop kind of place. We actually went to a local art gallery waiting for the restaurant to open and were glad we did! The food was better then expected and the decor and view did not disappoint.

Thank Charlie M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This most recent visit was my 6th time in 14 years coming to Legs Inn. It has never disappointed me. The service is fast and the food is absolutely delicious! I get the Tour of Poland. It has a little bit of everything and tastes...More

Thank Karen B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love all the unique wood carvings & furniture! The food was great...had the Polish lunch platter with stuffed cabbage, perogies and I think Kielbasa. Very tasty! But the best part is the beautiful back area with the view of Lake Michigan!

Thank Nancy V
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love Polish food, this is the place to be! Great food, great service, uniquely decorated. Good destination spot for those traveling in the area...it's a place you won't forget!

Thank shorning
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Roberta G
3 July 2017|
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Response from larryj2012 | Reviewed this property |
No reservation is needed.
20 May 2017|
Response from legsinncv | Property representative |
We just opened for the 2017 season....we are open daily from 12 noon until 8pm.
Cheri N
20 September 2016|
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Response from JOLIOLIO2014 | Reviewed this property |
Dinner entrees range from $17-24, more for market price fish.$5.50 for a glass of draft beer. A little pricey for my taste, but a special place.
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Restaurant Details

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Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wine and Beer
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
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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
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*** 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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