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Legs Inn

6425 North Lake Shore Drive, Cross Village, MI 49723
+1 231-526-2281
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
12:00 - 20:00All hours
American, Polish, European, Eastern European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6425 North Lake Shore Drive, Cross Village, MI 49723
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Get all three! You will love it all. The kids played hide and seek in the lawn while we ate carrot cake and coffee. Best food. Even better atmosphere.

Thank Miranda L
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What a wonderful stop. It is hard for the eyes to initially process the eclectic to odd decor choices, but somehow it just works. Of course, you could always go outside and enjoy the spectacular Lake Michigan views. As to the Polish food.....it tastes great...More

Thank Greg S
Reviewed 1 week ago

What makes this restaurant so special is not only is unique building and authentic polish cuisine but the spectacular outdoor seating area. In visits past, we've had lunch which was incredibly tasty and fun. This visit we were between meals, but could not drive by...More

Thank Scarecrow2802
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The ultimate authentic Polish food experience. Prices are reasonable for the handmade, slow-stewed, made from scratch scratch menu. Just like Grandma's... it's like the white man's soul food! And folks from all walks (and bikes) are welcome.

Thank Rachel R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is famous for their Polish food but it is pricey being a tourist area. We ordered potato pancakes and they give you four big pieces but it was too crispy and hard to cut. Wished we had not ordered it.

Thank fredkat73
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful setting overlooking Lake Michigan. If the weather's warm enough, you can eat dinner and watch the sunset over the Lake. Building is also very interesting - rustic and authentic. The bean soup was the best I've ever had. Another family member liked the whitefish....More

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After many attempts to experience Legs Inn over the past “up north” vacations, we finally made it this year over Memorial Day weekend. What a treat. The whole Inn is an experience. The view from the back lawn is breathtaking. And the dining experience is...More

Thank hudsonbob
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Siting on the shore of Lake Michigan with views from every window. I don't usually like Polish food but our wonderful waiter ( wish I could remember his name, he and his girlfriend lived in Poland for awhile, was tall and may have been named...More

Thank jeanniemcc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was amazing. Excellent waiter Trent, that took time to tell us the history of the place. The desert was out of this world. Never have been to a polish restaurant and out of all 12 of us no one had a bad meal. Returning only...More

Thank Shellylynnj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Take a beautiful & leisurely ride through the approximately 22 mile stretch of M-119 called the Tunnel of Trees that connects from Harbor Springs, MI to Cross Village,MI and enjoy a lunch or dinner at Legs Inn. It sits on a high bluff overlooking Lake...More

Thank Aspen103
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What are your hours?🤔
21 May 2017|
Response from legsinncv | Property representative |
We just opened for the 2017 season....we are open daily from 12 noon until 8pm.
Cheri N
Just wondering the price range? Heard the Polish food is rather pricey.
21 September 2016|
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Response from JOLIOLIO2014 | Reviewed this property |
Dinner entrees range from $17-24, more for market price fish.$5.50 for a glass of draft beer. A little pricey for my taste, but a special place.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wine and Beer
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6425 North Lake Shore Drive, Cross Village, MI 49723
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Emmet County  >  Cross Village
  • Phone Number: +1 231-526-2281
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*** LEGS INN IS NOW OPEN THROUGH SUN OCTOBER 22, 2017 *** Located in historic Cross Village, Michigan, Legs Inn is a "monument to nature." Built on a high bluff overlooking Lake Michigan, it is unique and mysterious as seen in its architecture and decor. The fantasy-like atmosphere of this medieval looking stone, timber and driftwood landmark was created by one man, Polish immigrant, Stanley Smolak. He fell in love with Northern Michigan and its people, many of them Ottawa and Chippewa Indians and decided to settle in Cross Village in 1921.A blend of Old World European and Indian cultures creates a memorable atmosphere. The entry foyer, tavern, game and dining rooms are all filled with an intriguing collection of nature and hand carved furniture -- whimsical creations made of tree stumps, twisted limbs and roots, driftwood sculptures and massive fieldstone fireplaces.Authentic Polish cuisine is our specialty, but delicious American dishes, including local fresh Whitefish, are also served. The Smolak family and staff are dedicated to making your visit to Legs Inn an unforgettable experience, which will have you returning often with family and friends throughout the years.Throughout the decades Legs Inn has become a famous family destination and restaurant. It has been acknowledged and praised by major magazines, TV broadcasters, newspapers, travel-related web sites, tour guides and guests from across the country and around the world. We look forward to your visit.
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