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The Riverside Inn Restaurant

302 River St, Leland, MI 49654-5041
+1 231-256-9971
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good20%
  • 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 2 weeks ago

Great bartenders and wonderful food. Nice to have something different in a Leelanau restaurant as everyone else's menus all seem the same year after year.

Thank Rideman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mothers' Day Brunch is a big deal at our house, and what Mom likes best ends with "Benedict." We'd been to The Riverside Inn for dinner, and we made a day out of our trip with wine tastings and a leisurely two-hour drive up M-22...More

Thank es3352015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We happened to arrive on the one day of the year that the restaurant had a guest chef and his whole crew provide an eveing event wiht a pre-fix 5 course meal. It was wonderful, including the Sparkling wine that started the meal and most...More

Thank Dave S
Reviewed 18 December 2017

This can be a very romantic place for a great dinner or a very enjoyable place for a large group of friends or family. The staff was terrific! Very friendly, attentive and caring about your needs. The food severed and the service swill keep you...More

Thank Timothy N
Reviewed 13 November 2017

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
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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
View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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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