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Bluebird Restaurant & Bar


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Sandwich $+7.00
Ala carte basket $+7.00
Chef's Salad Bar
All you can eat, fresh lettuce, cucumber, green pepper, tomato, red onion, ham, turkey, peas & peanuts, potato salad, & more, w/ cup of soup. (Salad bar is not a shared entrée)
Grilled chicken breast $+3.00
Dried cherries $+1.50
Spinach Salad
Fresh spinach, crumbled bacon, red onion, egg
Zesty Chicken Salad
A tomato tostada bowl filled w/ crisp lettuce, black bean corn salsa, warm spiced chicken, & topped w/ cheddar cheese. Served w/ ranch dressing. (Baskets do not come w/ french fries, or salad bar. )
½ Pound $6.00
1 pound $12.00
Fried Smelt
Another bluebird classic! Bluebird style
½ Pound $9.00
1 pound $15.00
Fried Shrimp
Breaded & fried
Basket of Clam Strips
3/4 pound, lightly fried
Chicken Fingers
5 tender breast strips, fried
Fish & Chips
Breaded cod & french fries
Chicken or Pork Quesadilla
Slow-roasted pork or chicken w/ onions, green chiles, cheddar & mozzarella cheese, served w/ a side of black bean corn salsa
Cheddar Mozzarella Quesadilla
Shredded‎ cheddar & mozzarella cheese, served w/ a side of black bean corn salsa.
Includes french fries, & one trip to our salad bar (salad bar is not a shared entrée).bake potato up-grade for
Whitefish Plate
Lightly breaded & deep-fried golden brown
Perch Plate
Delicate fillets, bluebird style
Walleye Plate
Northern delicacy is lightly breaded & deep-fried
Smelt Plate
Lightly breaded & deep-fried crisp
Shrimp Plate
Deep fried crisp
Ribeye Steak
Seasoned & seared to order.
Split Plate Entrée Charge
Split any entrée & enjoy a trip to our salad bar,
Cherry Chicken Salad
Diced chicken, toasted almonds, dried cherries, celery, & special sauce, served on a lettuce bed w/ flatbread
Curry Chicken Salad
Sliced chicken, grapes, jicama & house made curry sauce, served on a lettuce bed w/ flat bread.
Bluebird BLT
Bacon, lettuce, tomato, bacon aoli, on toasted choice of bread (white, wheat, rye)
Turkey Caesar Wrap
Sliced turkey, lettuce, tomato, & caesar dressing in a tomato wrap
Pertol consmtion $+2.25
Whitefish Sandwich
A ½ fillet, bluebird style, w/lettuce & tarter on a soft roll
Pertol consmtion $+2.25
Walleye Sandwich
A ½ fillet, bluebird style, served on a soft roll, w/lettuce & tarter
Pertol consmtion $+2.25
Buff-Wich -
Fried chicken fingers, buffalo sauce, swiss cheese, lettuce & tomato, on a ciabatta roll.
Pertol consmtion $+2.25
BBQ Pulled Pork
Shredded pork, tossed w/ sweet baby rays, served w/ fried onions.
Cheese $+0.50
Deluxe $+0.50
Pertol consmtion $+2.25
1/2 Lb Hamburger
Fresh ground beef served on a ciabatta roll
Pertol consmtion $+2.25
Creole Burger
½ Lb. Seasoned burger bacon, lettuce, tomato, & bacon mayo.
Pertol consmtion $+2.25
Garlic Burger
½ Lb burger w/ garlic mayo, lettuce, tomato, & bacon.
Pertol consmtion $+2.25
The classic, 1/2 lb. Cheddarburger, w/ bacon, served deluxe, the classic
Pertol consmtion $+2.25
Club Sandwich
Turkey, ham, bacon, american & swiss cheese, lettuce, mayo, & tomato, served on a soft ciabatta roll.
Pertol consmtion $+2.25
Cheese (american, swiss or cheddar), sliced turkey, bacon, deluxe on a soft ciabatta roll
Small Plates
Whitefish spread- local smoked whitefish is folded w/ cream cheese, lemon juice, shallots, reduced white wine. Served warm w/ crackers.
Leelanau Frommage Blanc
Local artisan cheesemakers john & anne hoyt fashion this garlic/herb cheese spread. With fresh fruit & flatbread crackers.
Chicken Flautas
Strips of chicken breast are seared w/ cheese, green chili, garlic, onions, & cumin. Folded into flour tortilla shells & fried golden. Served w/ salsa fresca & queso rico.
Smoked Whitefish Chowder
Local smoked whitefish is featured in this new england style chowder, served w/ grilled baguette
Mediterranean Hummus
Garbanzo beans, sun dried tomato, onion, basil, oregano, garlic, are included in this tasty hummus, w/ fried pita
Lobster BLT
Bruschetta, lobster meat, apple smoked bacon, roasted tomatoes, garlic mayo, & arugula.
Includes our salad bar, fresh bread, & cinnamon roll.
Fresh Lake Michigan Whitefish
Bluebird style, citrus butter broiled
Parmesan Coated
And broiled, w/tomato concasse, or blackened cajun style.Served w/ vegetable of the day.
Great Lakes Perch
Delicate great lakes perch fillets fried bluebird style. Served w/ vegetable of the day.
Pretzel Crusted Walleye
Great lakes walleye, coated w/ crushed pretzels, fried & lightly drizzled w/ compound butter. Also available bluebird style. Served w/ vegetable of the day.
Grilled Atlantic Salmon
Cutlets of atlantic salmon filets are seasoned, grilled while being brushed w/ garlic butter. Served w/ a roast garlic arugula salad 20.00
Grilled Lamb Chops
A 6-bone rack is carved into “lollipops”, seasoned, & char-grilled to your liking. Served w/ rich glace & garlic smashed new potatoes.
Prime Rib
We season & slow-roast a whole prime rib, slice off a slab & serve au jus, w/ redskin potatoes.
Shrimp Frommage
Large tiger shrimp are stuffed w/ a blend of cheeses, broiled, served over linguini, finished w/ alfredo & tomato compote.
Grilled Ny Strip Steak
A‎ naturally raised strip steak is seasoned, grilled to your liking & served w/ a cabernet compound butter & redskin potatoes.
Menu you have listed is completely wrong and embarrassed me over and over, please remove the ancient and faulty menu from my page. Also, most of the profile info is wrong, where do you find your info on restaurants?
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
American, Seafood
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Free Wifi
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All reviews brunch pizza whitefish cinnamon rolls summer squash beef pie white fish fish tacos turkey soup dining room nice salad bar dessert table local institution off season the river
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Reviewed 12 December 2018

Unfortunately the dining room overlooking the water was closed. We sat in a section near the bar, where people were watching college football games. I had a delicious hot club sandwich, we split a Caesar salad, and go key lime pie to go. Good food,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 99barbarajm
Reviewed 23 November 2018

Although it's not a place we choose to frequent on our own, my husband and I have taken several sets of guests to the Bluebird. And since our family was coming up for Thanksgiving, we made reservations to go there. I knew there would be...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Emmiegram
skipt1955, Owner at Bluebird Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2018

All of our desserts are hand made and were priced at 5.50. The desserts did not have prices, but were separate from the "Dinners Include..." section of our menu. Our complete meal with Turkey or Prime Rib, all you can eat Salad Bar, vegetables, potatoes,...More

Reviewed 23 October 2018

Known for it's whitefish menu, you don't want to order anything else here! The whitefish sandwich or plate is a good as anywhere else, including the UP (Upper Peninsula for non-Michiganders). Had a great lunch, and the wine was good too at $3 a glass!...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Gerald D
Reviewed 22 October 2018

We stopped in for lunch and ordered the local Whitefish. The fish was ok not as good as some of the places in the Upper Penisula. The place has a very dated look with dead or dying plants and the restaurant is somewhat dark in...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank wigsy
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

When we dined here we noticed everybody eating pizza. We were told by one of the locals that the food wasn’t that good but because of its rating on trip advisor we decided to try it. The service was good, accommodating and what we thought...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank masonmarine
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

Traveling with my wife and her sister, we took a chance stopping for a bite in Leland. Just by chance, the first place we tried, didn’t accept credit cards. So behind it was the Bluebird. Walking in, the place had a cozy feel and we...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ozwizard50
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Came in for a late night pizza and was not disappointed. Great local pub and eatery in the cutest little fishing village in Northern Michigan. Do yourself a favor and stop by for a bite to eat.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Ace C
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

My husband and I stopped in to The Bluebird for a late lunch after a day of visiting the wineries on Leelanau Peninsula. We had the best lunch! Since it was late in the afternoon the servers had time to visit with us. It was...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Pamela T
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

This is our do to restaurant for a hot meal after a weekend on North Manitou Island. The food is pretty typical for the area (burgers, pizza, fish, soup, salad). The prizes are Yuval for downtown Leland, it is a tourist town after all. They...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank sspeidel12
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

We often visit Lealand during the summer months. It is a small village that attracts a lot of tourists. We have never eaten dinner there and believed that the dining would be average at best. Some friends had recommended the Bluebird Restaurant which is located...More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Marsha P
14 April 2016|
Response from skipt1955 | Property representative |
Anything from shorts and a t-shirt, to a tux. Oh, you must wear shoes, Health Dept. Code. We love everyone! See you in May
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