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The Cove

€€ - €€€American, , Seafood
111 River St, Leland, MI 49654-5039
+1 231-256-9834
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good42%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“chubby mary” (35 reviews)
“chowder” (47 reviews)
“whitefish” (105 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
111 River St, Leland, MI 49654-5039
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked across the bridge from our hotel at the recommendation from the front desk. We were not disappointed. The entire meal was a delight and our server was simply amazing!

Thank aregier
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've eaten here before and loved it. For a special birthday lunch we drove 50 miles to the Cove. Starving- we opened the door to be told by a guy sitting with 5 other guys that they were closed for the season. Would be nice...More

Thank lindafrog
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

1st...you gotta get a Chubby Mary w/homemade horseradish vodka & a beer chaser! YUM!!!! made for great pics! 2nd...try to get a seat by the falls...watch the salmon jump up & down... what a blast!!! 3rd.... whitefish & chips best I've ever had... seafood chowder...More

Thank luvscigars
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Had the campfire whitefish and chicken sandwich both were excellent. The service was excellent and quick. The facility was clean and well taken care of.

Thank Kyle W
Reviewed 7 October 2017

We stopped at the cove for lunch and were seated on the upper outside deck. Service was fairly prompt, the menu has something for everyone but steep prices on some items. My husband and I opted for the whitefish sandwich to share and also ordered...More

Thank CraigSabine
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Quite the atmosphere of old fishing memorabilia, including old outboards! Food was good and the Chubby Mary was a new experience. Were as accommodating as possible for my carb-less diet requirements. Worth a try!

Thank Extremejor
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Took a motorcycle ride to Leland and decided on Fishtown. Decided on the Cove. Sat on the patio and had one of their Chubby Mary's. The drink was good and my wife and I both of us had the fish sandwich. It was fresh and...More

Thank John K
Reviewed 4 October 2017

We were visiting the area and this was our first dinner on the trip. We weren't very impressed. The prices are a bit steep for what it is and the fruit flies were out of control. I think that is what made the meal even...More

Thank janigus
Reviewed 3 October 2017

I just came for my first visit and this will now be an annual trip! I was just here on a girls trip and we started our day off here for a famous Chubby Mary! My friends were not as curious as I was and...More

Thank Tina M
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

The food was wonderful and great service. My husband had the Cherry Chicken Salad sandwich and I had fish tacos. Both came with crispy real potato fries. The fish in the taco was lightly breaded, flaky and mellow so it was delicious. We both enjoyed...More

1  Thank KathyKenai
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Monica W
23 August 2016|
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Response from vkngprints | Reviewed this property |
My answer is simple. Give them a call and ask.
13 May 2016|
Response from juliethelibrarian | Reviewed this property |
I think calling them is the best bet. They had limited hours before mothers day when we went up in early spring.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 River St, Leland, MI 49654-5039
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Leelanau County  >  Leland
  • Phone Number: +1 231-256-9834
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