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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 good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
302 River St, Leland, MI 49654-5041
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Finer dining still exist and The Riversside Inn features very nice fine dining. They have Newly remodeled setting on the river featuring a very nice menu. Our dining selections were most enjoyable and included excellent level of service. Their season is winding down so if...More

Thank Richard V
Reviewed 16 October 2017

This was our third visit to Riverside over the past few years. It remains a permanent fixture of our "up north" itinerary. Upon arriving at the restaurant you enter through a warm and inviting cocktail lounge and wine bar that has a bistro feel to...More

Thank epicurian46
Reviewed 3 October 2017

What a find. Great dining with a good selection of wines. A bar with competent staff to serve you and all with pleasant views of the river. Highly recommended!

Thank SWYSydney_Australia
Reviewed 30 September 2017

After a day driving and walking around Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (where we tent camped) and its historic and natural attractions, we were pleased to stumble upon this restaurant in Leland. We were there early--about 5:30 pm in the middle of the week--so got...More

Thank CapitolDweller
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

We had a very Romantic and beautiful dinner on the waterside deck. The steak was delicious and cooked perfect. The arancini appetizer was a nice change from the typical appetizer and was delicate and delicious. The service was very nice and relaxed.

Thank Nancy P
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Great location along the river. Fine dining with a nice large bar area. Reservations are definitely recommended if you are traveling in peak season. Service was great and food was very good. Plenty of options.

Thank xKIKx
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Excellent, food, staff and atmosphere. Top quality ingredients and very well prepared. Very accommodating folks. We haven't been here in a while. We sure will return.

Thank Doug P
Reviewed 28 August 2017

We had an incredible waitress, I think it was Dee. She made things so fun from the beginning. There were three of us and we all got the salmon because it sounded so good. And it surely was! We also had Japanese Cheesecake that was...More

Thank MurJD
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Reservations are a must and on a warm evening outdoor seating is delightful, especially if you sit A along the side by the gardens! There are only a few tables here, but you have a view of the gardens and the river here. We had...More

Thank Kathy S
Reviewed 19 August 2017

We stopped in for an after dinner drink and were very impressed with the renovation they had done since our last visit here. They expanded the restaurant and built a gorgeous bar where the living room used to be. Just beautiful and the menu looked...More

Thank Mickie T
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Tom D
1 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
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Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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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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