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The Riverside Inn Restaurant

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302 River St, Leland, MI 49654-5041
+1 231-256-9971
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun 10:00 - 14:00
Sun - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Carmel, Indiana
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our favorite fine dining restaurant in the Leelenau Peninsula. Lovely ambience in beautiful Leland, Michigan. Wonderful food every time we dine.

Thank Indybeachescaper
Grand Haven, Michigan
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143 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Very simple and quaint location in Leland. Lots to see in the area after dining. The food is simple and good.

Thank drcser
Greenville, South Carolina
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Excellent seafood selections, and great staeks for the less fishy set. Leland is a great tourist destination (and a great place to live) and the Riverside Inn is one of the best eating establishments in Michigan. Very reasonable in cost, great selection and nice staff. Gotta Go!

Thank John C
Detroit, Michigan
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 November 2016

We - now almost in the autumn of our lives - visited during autumn and best fall colors. Well also as "neighbors' from Sugar Loaf Mountain we want to make sure that local individual business and food are considered first. The reservation (2 weeks ahead - change a day earlier) was easy and well followed up with a friendly phone... More 

Thank Monotherm3408
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

As a local, this is the go-to place for anniversary celebrations! Amazing in season, farm-to-table cuisine, exceptional service, and a great ambiance in a historic building located on the Leland River. Expensive, but worthwhile for a special meal!

Thank Pam B
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Food was spectacular. Service was not. It was a 'slow monday' as the server said as soon as we sat down as in we shouldn't expect much. He let us down the entire night but the food made up for it! It seemed like late October was not when service/moral was at a high. Definitely going back but in the... More 

Thank Jonathan S
Macomb, Michigan, United States
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Had dinner here on a recent trip to the area. The meal was fabulous. Had a filet and it was cooked perfectly. The atmosphere is rustic and warming. We sat in the room next to the river with a great view. The weather was rainy and cold that evening, would love to come back and eat on the deck. Service... More 

Thank Renee C
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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377 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

We met new friends at Leland Harbor and were invited to join hem for dinner. We are outside which was perfect for early evening. Kathy A was our server and was knowledgeable, friendly and attentive. Good was served promptly and at appropriate temperature. Not to miss.

Thank Shayne U
Summit, New Jersey
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202 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

The food here is quite good, though somewhat over rated. The pork and the bluefish got good marks, as did the scallop appetizer. My mussels were only fair. Of course the attraction is being on the river so you'll want to have a table next to the window, or out on the patio. Service was excellent. We were attended to... More 

Thank Jim W
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Went here for dinner with out of state guests. The food was very good and the atmosphere also great. Would recommend.

Thank 659tisat

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, View, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?