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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 good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“potato pancakes” (70 reviews)
“kielbasa” (61 reviews)
“stew” (36 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 20:00All hours
American, Polish, European, Eastern European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
6425 North Lake Shore Drive, Cross Village, MI 49723
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11 - 20 of 790 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A large group of friends riding M119 Tunnel of Trees, stopped for a leisurely lunch at this unusual gathering spot. The food is very good, and the service very quick for the amount of people lined up to get in. This is a fun place...More

Thank Scarr279
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled on Leg’s and boy are we glad we did! This is an eclectic spot with really good food, a friendly staff, a beautiful view. Well worth the out-of-the-way drive. (There May be a better route than the one we took!). Have the perogies....More

Thank LaurieR802
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the Legs INN for the first time on a Friday in late September for lunch. The Legs Inn is a unique Polish restaurant off the beaten path and well worth the visit. There were three of us and we each ordered something different and...More

Thank GDAandCJA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must see and worth the drive with inside and outdoor dining. Plan for outside if the weather permits...great garden and awesome views of Lake Michigan. Menu is traditional polish with Kielbasa, stuffed cabbage and white fish dishes. They also offer a full bar. Take...More

Thank RMBrooks
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow, I was so happy with our little side trip to the Legs Inn. The rustic decoration is awesome. The food and service were very good. I wish I lived closer so I could visit more often. The bar looks so inviting.....

Thank Todd D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Out of way, but worth the drive. Named for the stove legs on the roof, this quaint restaurant has a rustic interior. Known for its Polish dishes, we loved the pirogies and cabbage rolls, but has American food as well. Great whitefish spread, a dish...More

Thank Lilyab1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is not just a restaurant. It's a destination. Although the menu is quite varied, their specialty is a Polish cuisine and they do a darn good job of it. They don't open until 12:00 noon and they have a line of people waiting...More

Thank JR1224
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have wanted to go here for quite some time and finally made the trek. We were quoted a wait time for 2 of 11/2 to 2 hour wait, we ended up getting sat after 35 minutes. The service was good but you could tell...More

Thank Lovetotravel7315
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went on the middle of the week. Didn't take long to get seated and our server was pleasant and informative. All the staff was helpful and courteous. Good was terrific...4 different meals and not a complaint with any. Would make a return trip when...More

Thank William R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been here before and returned due to excellent food as well as great patio dining overlooking the bay. There are so many delicious looking polish dishes on the menu it is hard to choose. Service is good and food delivered in good time....More

Thank Nancy M
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Questions & Answers
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

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$25
Drinks, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
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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OPEN THROUGH SUN OCT 22, 2017 *** Located in historic Cross Village, 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.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. Throughout the decades, Legs Inn has become a famous dining destination, acknowledged by the press and guests from around the world. We look forward to your visit.
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