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Legs Inn

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6425 North Lake Shore Drive, Cross Village, MI 49723
+1 231-526-2281
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Melbourne Beach, Florida
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

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

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Cheboygan, Michigan
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26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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.

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Zeeland, Michigan
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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 

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Quebec City, Canada
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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 

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East Grand Rapids, Michigan
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

A native Michigander, I'd heard many rave reviews of the Polish fare offer at Legs Inn, and while I travel extensively in northern Michigan, I'd never taken the time to visit the Legs Inn until October 16, 2016. I wish I'd gotten there sooner! GETTING THERE Legs Inn is located at 6425 North Lake Shore Drive in Cross Village, Michigan,... More 

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Zeeland, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Just a great place to eat. Very unique and worth the wait. So we try to make it every year. They close about middle of October, so we try to catch the color and then eat. We took the "Trail of Trees" out of Harbor Springs. Beautiful winding road. We were early for color or the color was late, but... More 

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Nw Indiana
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70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Funky, eclectic restaurant at the end of the world. Very interesting and worth the trip just to go in and admire the architecture. Polish dishes are the specialty and the sampler platter is very good.

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

We met a couple of friends here for Sunday dinner. Had traditional Polish Stew, pirogies, whitefish, and a custom made salad. Great tasting food, excellent waiter, an awesome view of Lake Michigan, and colorful, scenic drives there and back. We had to wait about 30 minutes or a table, but it was a beautiful day and lots of people out... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

I was surprise with the quality. The Polish Lunch menu was very excellent. Very good cooked. The appetizer of sausage with sauerkraut was delicious. Desert : crumble !!! Don't miss it. The place is very unique. Decoration interesting !! I really recommend as a stop point after tunnel of threes trip.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
American, Polish, European, Eastern European
Meals
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
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
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
Description
*** LEGS INN IS OPEN THROUGH SUNDAY OCTOBER 16, 2016 *** 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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