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111 River St, Leland, MI 49654-5039
+1 231-256-9834
11:00 - 20:00
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Bellevue, Michigan
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped in here while on the M-22 color tour. I saw chicken Alfredo on the menu outside & thought Mmmmm. We were pleasantly surprised that there was no wait. We orders our drinks, & began looking at the menu. This was when we realized that the menu outside was the dinner menu, but they we're serving lunch. I then changed... More 

Thank KylAma97
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Always a great meal. Fish is fresh and delicious, beer is cold. Service is great. Yummy sides and desserts. What could be better?

Thank Lisa H
Spring Lake, Michigan
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114 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Stopped in for drinks and a light lunch. Chubby Marys are a must even though expensive. Hot whitefish dip and excellent chowder.

Thank 2ndAmendment1776
Morgan Hill, California
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

The whitefish was very fresh and perfectly served. We had it two ways: garlic Parmesan and fish sandwich with fries. So good. Perfect crisp and not too much batter. On the water overlooking lake MI. Cozy. Warm. Quaint. A must for your first visit.

Thank kylephaynes
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

There are many great restaurants in Leland but if you are only able to visit one, the Cove should be that one. The wine choices were well rounded and the chowder, fish and dessert (chocolate cherry cheesecake) were top drawer. Combined with the historic decor and warm vibes, visiting again will be necessary when we are in the area again.

Thank Roger S
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Wonderful soup and Salad. Took a day trip from the flint area! 😍 The wait was well worth the lunch!

Thank Diana J
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I debated whether we were going to stay when we were told there was a wait. Trust me , it is worth the wait. They gave us a 30-minute window, and which we walked around the nearby stores and sites, and then check back in after the 30 minutes. We waited for a few minutes for them... More 

Thank Mary H
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70 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Went in for a drink (Bloody Mary) as recommended by my sister. She didn't tell us there was more than one option and acted annoyed when we inquired about it. We didn't have any food but it looked good.

Thank hemlockmommy
Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Friendly staff. Delicious seafood. Good size portions. Good view of Lake Michigan. Can also watch Salmon jump out of the water to go up stream.

Thank Linda M
Miami, Florida
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Wanted to showcase a Michigan Northwoods experience for our new Son-in-law. It was great day to travel from Traverse City, Mi to Leland, "Fish Town", on the dam between Lake Leelanau and Lake Michigan. This was a rainy, windy day in late September, with an animated autumn sky and Lake Michigan waves crashing on the breakwater 10 to 15 feet... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?