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The Riverside Inn Restaurant

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$$$$
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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302 River St, Leland, MI 49654-5041
+1 231-256-9971
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17:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 14:00
Sun - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Detroit, Michigan
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Thank Pam B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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 

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Macomb, Michigan, United States
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank Renee C
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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359 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Summit, New Jersey
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129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank Jim W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank 659tisat
Rockford, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

We stayed at The Riverside Inn inThe Petoskey Room and it was wonderful! Love that it was built in the 1900's but also nicely renovated. We had never been to the Leelanau Peninsula and we enjoyed the many sites in Leland and the surrounding area. The rooms were comfortable and clean with a very nice staff that was very helpful.

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Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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166 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

The view from the outdoor patio, (the back left table is the best) of the river is relaxing. The service from one of the prettiest ladies I've seen (Kathy A.) was impeccable. She paced the meal, was attentive and best of all .... it WASN'T ALL ABOUT HER. Other servers take note. It's about the ambiance and the food. The... More 

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Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
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108 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

This place has great atmosphere and the service is great. Last year I dined here and had one of the best white fish dishes ever. This year they were unfortunately out of it as they were a number of menu items. I would up getting the halibut special which was bland and tasteless. My wife said the same about her... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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?