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Village Cheese Shanty

199 River St, Leland, MI 49654-5039
+1 231-256-9141
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good15%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pretzel bread” (90 reviews)
“north shore” (33 reviews)
“sandwiches” (131 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly
199 River St, Leland, MI 49654-5039
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We discovered this little shanty over 10 years ago. Since then, we stoop here multiple times each summer. Don't let the outer appearance fool you! The food is awesome! Although they offer different breads, you HAVE to try the pretzel bread. You can put any...More

Thank JnJD85
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We buy cheese here and take it to the wineries to eat while wine tasting. Nothing pairs better with Leelanau wine that Leelanau cheese!

Thank solomominheels
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Awesome sandwiches, excellent freshly baked bread, especially the pretzel bread, with lots of variety and great prices. You just can't go wrong with at stop at the VCH when you are in Fishtown.

Thank SKSTech
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Weather you love Sandwiches or not you have to go here! From the friendly smiles and the awesome little shanty they serve the sandwiches from that alone makes for a great experience! But the sandwiches are out of bounds I had the Lake Street I...More

Thank Brock L
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

The sandwiches are great tasting and you can swap out items also they are so big you can get a bun or pretzel bread and have two meals by putting overflowing items in it. We did this and ate good and cheap for to meals...More

Thank Yoyo M
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

This was such a fun place and the food was excellent! Bread was great and fresh ingredients and tasty condiments. A sack lunch includes sandwich, side (yummy blue cheese slaw). Cookie and a drink was only $9.25 what a deal!

Thank PPergol
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

I am a vegetarian and tried the log jam minus roast beef plus banana peppers today. It was great. Love the feta, 3 pepper relish, and guacamole. The pretzel bread is amazing. Friendly staff. Not as crazy as season during the week this time of...More

Thank Glen_Arbor_Blues
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

We visit sited while in town on a Fall color tour. Stopped in just for cheese, but sandwiches sounded great and priced very reasonably. We tried Ghost Pepper Cheddar, Brie, and Smoked Gouda— All excellent!

Thank Dale Y
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Went to Fishtown for a day visit.We stopped at the Village Cheese Shanty for a lunch sandwich.Great variety of sandwiches for a decent price. Nice!

Thank wkkfactor
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

You need to go here! Great sandwiches and local fare. My gluten free wrap was delicious!! Great cheese!

Thank Megan B
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6 July 2016|
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Response from Franklea | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely! Call at 8:00...they're ready when you are!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 199 River St, Leland, MI 49654-5039
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Leelanau County  >  Leland
  • Phone Number: +1 231-256-9141
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