Our celebrated restaurants and specialty food establishments offer a wide range of delicious menu options and settings in Leland, Lake Leelanau and just 'down the road!' Get take-out or a snack and head to the beach, grab a Michigan made hot dog or ice cream cone while walking around town, have an impromptu breakfast, lunch or dinner at a favorite local hang-out, or plan an elegant, romantic dining experience. Something for every foodie!
The Bluebird is Leland’s most popular and beloved restaurant, with a riverfront dining room and a more casual tavern area, operated by the Telgard family since 1927. Outdoor riverfront patio is open July-August. Specializing in the freshest Lake Michigan fish, plus a widerange of local and regional cuisine. Our extensive wine list has not only a huge selection of local wines, but also well-aged California, French, and Italian reds.
Next to the Bluebird ~ The Early Bird offers a breakfast and lunch menu. This is the place to go… a local tradition!
Open year round, except January. Call for seasonal
A never trendy, tourist friendly local eatery, where our food is made by hand, not before hand! Over 75 domestic and imported cheeses, the largest selction of local wines, and beers from around the globe. We proudly specialize in unique homemade sandwiches, served all day. Our famous house made Pretzel Bread is a fan favorite! Let us pack you a lunch for the beach, charter fishing, or a trip to the Manitou Islands. Menu online.
Located in historic Fishtown.
Open everyday, May through October.
Classic, cheerful, and always delicious – the Dam Candy Store is Fishtown's most favorite sweet spot. Our wide variety of candies, ice creams and chocolates are sure to bring out the kid in you!
Sunday thru Thursday: 11–5
Friday & Saturday: 10–6
An inspired atmosphere for our bicycling, hiking, boating and working Leelanau locals and visitors! Complete coffee/espresso bar (hot or frozen), smoothies, teas, locally made pastries, muffins, cookies, granola bars and more. Free Wi-Fi. Just east of the Lake Leelanau narrows on M-204.
Check out our excellent Trip Advisor reviews, including:
5 of 5 stars – Reviewed August 6, 2014
I LOVE Pedaling Beans! The coffee, atmosphere and snacks are all lovely. My kids love their smoothie's and I can never resist their Americano's, I also have never been able to find one as good or better anywhere else!"
Leland Mercantile is a full-line grocery store. We have a fantastic Butcher Shop offering USDA choice meats cut just how you like them. The Butcher Shop also offers local and domestic fish and fresh American lamb. We have a variety of specialty cheeses, salads, and various deli meats, home-made soups and sandwiches. Stop on in for our daily lunch specials (online menu), rotisserie chicken, BBQ ribs, and a whole lot more. Excellent selection of wine, liquor and beer. Ice (block & cube). Just 1 block from the marina and beach.
Summer hours: 8:00 am-9:00 pm
Our full-service, stylish, Suttons Bay waterfront restaurant features creative cuisine, cocktails, a lively atmosphere, great wine, friendly fare, and all your favorite libations!
The Vineyard Inn also enjoys stunning Lake Michigan views from every suite, a private beach and warm hospitality. Packages available: including dining, lodging and wine tours. Just one mile to casino and wineries. Let us host your waterfront wedding or event, including catering. Try our wine tasting and sight-seeing adventures or enjoy luxury transportation for wine and microbrewery tours, and events.
Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Call us to make your reservations!
Located onsite at The Leland Lodge are two specialty dining venues:
With classic pub fare as well as Texas-style barbecue, Bogey’s 19th Hole restaurant is open year-round for food and drinks. Choose from deck or indoor seating; however you prefer to enjoy the classic view of a golf course green and Lake Leelanau. Also sure to please is our specialty cocktail menu, access to the largest wine cellar in the area, and many local beers on tap. Hours vary by season; call for reservations!
The Wine Cellar is the first venue of its kind in Leelanau County. With an extensive wine cellar, an elegant space, and a beautiful view, this is where you’ll find the best wines of the area, as well as bottles of note from all over the world. Small plates (tapas), cheese, and charcuterie tie in the experience! Open seasonally.
Leelanau county's Trish's Dishes recently renovated and moved into the former Stone House Bread location on Main Street in Leland! Stop by and try their incredible (signature) sandwiches or salads. Planning a corporate luncheon or have other catering needs? Check-out Trish's creative catering menu for unique, nutritious meals. Whether on-the-go or dining-in, you will LOVE the full-flavored and high-quality menu, and the inviting atmosphere!
• Breakfast menu 8:00-11:00am
• Lunch menu 11:00am-4:00pm
• Kid's menu
• Full-service espresso bar
Trish's Dishes sandwiches are also available in 30 convenient take-out locations throughout Leelanau and Grand Traverse counties. Bon Appetit!
Sisson's, across from Leland's Village Green, offers a great 'to-go' menu or sit down in our café for a leisurely DELICIOUS breakfast sandwich or lunch ~ soups, salads and sandwiches. Everything is made-from-scratch, incorporating native ingredients. Locals and visitors love our blueberry and morning glory muffins, homemade breads, cakes, brownies, cookies, one-of-a-kind sauces, marinades, dressings, and made in MI food and art items!
SHOP & SHIP in Leland or online. We've provided quality foods for 30+ years on the Leelanau Peninsula ~ Leland, local groceries and previously as owners of the Leelanau Country Inn.
Free 'In town' deliveries!
Historic Fishtown's only Lake Michigan waterfront restaurant. Enjoy The Cove's lunch and dinner menu featuring freshwater fish, acclaimed seafood chowder, all natural steaks, and delicious "from scratch" breads and desserts. Or kick back on Rick's Cafe deck downstairs for a mouth watering burger from the outdoor grill, and our signature "Chubby Mary" cocktail from a full bar featuring local wines and craft beers.
Lunch, dinner and cocktails daily ~ May through October.
On the water in Fishtown!
Welcome to Gill's Pier Ranch and Farm Market! We raise Tibetan Yak and Suri Alpacas on our 176-acre Leelanau peninsula ranch. As an agritourism destination, we offer real-time ranch experience, tours, breedstock, quality Yak meat, Alpaca fiber / fiber products and more:
• Self-guided walking tours
• Tours on custom-designed hay wagon
• Fresh produce
• Naturally ultra-lean dark-red Yak meat
• Alpaca fiber & fiber products
Ranch Sports & Events
• Grand Traverse Sporting clay shooting
• Corporate and team building events
Just 4.5 miles north of Leland!
Winter: Saturdays, 10am–4pm
Summer: Coming soon
Nestled on the banks of the Leland River, The Riverside Inn graces the site with its historic grandeur. The dining room features a seasonal, eclectic menu highlighting Northern Michigan's fresh local ingredients, and "Wine Spectator" magazine has recognized The Inn's spectacular wine list for ten years in a row. Outdoor dining is available along the Leland River.
Dinner is served nightly. Sunday brunch.
Reservations recommended. Off-season hours vary.
Stop by for a delicious and unique cup of coffee or tea – made with care in every cup! You'll also love our fresh, handmade pastries, indoor and outdoor seating and Wi-Fi.
Seasonal Hours ~ April thru December
Located in the Leland Courtyard, behind Haystacks on Main Street (M-22)