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The Cove

111 River St, Leland, MI 49654-5039
+1 231-256-9834
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good42%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“chubby mary” (32 reviews)
“chowder” (45 reviews)
“whitefish” (97 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
111 River St, Leland, MI 49654-5039
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We stopped here to have dinner but the prices were higher than what we anticipated. We instead ordered a round of beers and fish dip. The dip was great. Also the scenery is really cool. Cool town!

Thank Erica V
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were told by locals that this restaurant was the place to go for great fish (we are camping along Lake Michigan). Casual dining, friendly staff, good food (my wife had pepper/onion white fish; I had the sampler--fried perch, white fish and walleye--not greasy) in...More

Thank Larr E
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Cove has nice views and the service is excellent. We dined here a few years back and enjoyed our meals, but this time we were not as pleased with the food. We both ordered the perch, and the fish and fries were greasy.

Thank crabbysandy
Reviewed 5 days ago

We HAD to come here for the Chubby Mary and thankfully one person in our group would 'take it for the team'. Sure enough... that fish was staring right at us when it was delivered. She took it out, peeled it and we all tried...More

Thank Geenza
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped at the Cove for lunch and were blown away by the friendliness of the staff and quality of food. The encrusted whitefish was awesome. The view and atmosphere were second to none but the staff was GREAT!! Thanks for a memorable time.

Thank jerdc
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place by the bay with either open air dining or in the dining room. Staff was friendly and attentive. The fish dinners are a bit pricey but well worth the price. The seafood chowder is excellent for this part of the country.

Thank Bernard B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is ALWAYS our go too for lunch or dinner while visiting Leland. The Whitefish is always great. Soups are fantastic. Salmon also a great choice. Service is always great. Signature Bloody Mary....YUM! Stunning views! Cannot think of anything more....GO!

Thank sssolos15
Reviewed 1 week ago

The location of this restaurant is fantastic as you can sit on the lower deck by the water falls and the river or you can choose a bigger menu and sit on the upper deck with incredible views over Lake Michigan. The whitefish is always...More

Thank Maureen041
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A delightful place to eat dinner, like many others have mentioned the view is amazing. This restaurant was a little bit on the expensive side so my husband and I shared a fish plate, which was great, we just added an extra salad to our...More

Thank themrswood
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the Cove while vacationing on Lake Leelanau with a family of 10. Service was great and the waitresses were very friendly and efficient! They certainly don't skimp on the amount of food you get when you order. You may want to split a meal...More

Thank S K
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Monica W
23 August 2016|
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Response from vkngprints | Reviewed this property |
My answer is simple. Give them a call and ask.
14 May 2016|
Response from juliethelibrarian | Reviewed this property |
I think calling them is the best bet. They had limited hours before mothers day when we went up in early spring.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
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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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