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ON MY TO DO LIST EVERY TIME WE COME TO MICHIGAN 5 of 5 stars JULY 2017 This most recent visit was my 6th time in 14 years coming to Legs Inn. It has never disappointed me. The service is fast and the food is absolutely delicious! I get the Tour of Poland. It has a little bit of everything and tastes great! Pay extra for the stew. You won't regret it! There is outside sitting and attached to it is a fenced in yard with a wooden swing and chairs to look out on Lake Michigan. You can see 4 lighthouse from the backyard.

UNFORGETTABLE AND TOTALLY UNIQUE 5 of 5 stars JULY 2017 If you bypass Legs In on a Michigan trip it's your loss. There's nothing like it: fascinating history that put a Polish immigrant in company with Ottawa Indians to put a beautifully crafted wooden palace combining both cultures; native American art with Polish food on a spectacular Lake Michigan overlook setting.

UNIQUE INN WITH GREAT VIEW! 5 of 5 stars JULY 2017 Love all the unique wood carvings & furniture! The food was great...had the Polish lunch platter with stuffed cabbage, perogies and I think Kielbasa. Very tasty! But the best part is the beautiful back area with the view of Lake Michigan!

WORTH A DRIVE OFF COURSE 5 of 5 stars JULY 2017 We stopped here on our way through Michigan. The exit is shortly after crossing the bridge from the upper peninsula. We arrived shortly after they opened, and there was quite a line. We were told it would be 45 minutes to an hour wait but seated in about 15 minutes. We were seated on the patio overlooking the gardens in back and the amazing view of Lake Michigan. The setting is like a lake cabin with heavy wooden furniture. Staff is very friendly. We were served by Trent who had worked there for 10 years. He was very helpful and efficient. Food was excellent. Our teens enjoyed the BLT and the CVC, whereas my husband and I are the delicious polish food. Afterwards we walked around the back and took in the views from the back garden. In order to make it to (Petoskey,) the desk has a set of written directions that were very helpful. So glad we stopped for an excellent dining experience for all!

EXCELLENT POLISH LUNCH 5 of 5 stars JULY 2017 We arrived just before noon and glad we did because the line was already out the door. Took about 15 minutes and the place was full! We chose to sit inside and the smells were incredible. We ordered two polish platters, goulash, pierogis (potato) and an order of chicken fingers fo(r) my picky eater. The meal started with hearty salads and rye bread. The meal itself was delicious. I am so glad I got to try all the things on the polish platter including golabki, pierogis and kielbasa with sour kraut. Our waitress was friendly and attentive. When we were leaving the waiting area was packed!

It's not every day you read about Legs Inn in The New York Times Essentials Michigan Section Read more.

Did you see what the Chicago Tribune Travel Section had to say about us? "Legs Inn, in Cross Village, is a must..." Read the rest of the article here.

Did you know Legs Inn was identified by The Detroit Free Press as one of fourteen Great Michigan Eats in the state of Michigan? LEGS INN is the only restaurant in the Lower Peninsula north of Traverse City receiving such a distinction. The Freep.com feature was published in the Michigan section entitled You Haven't Lived Here Until You've Sampled a Michigan Smorgasbord.

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From Michigan Curiosities by Collen Burcar and Gene Taylor

"This is the one place where you actually hope there is a line to get in, so you can linger in the manicured gardens where the view over Lake Michigan is as close to heaven as you're likely to get on earth. Time it right and you'll catch a captivating sunset that's more than worth the wait. Or better yet, try to get one of the dining tables outside and then raise your glass in a 'Hail to Chief Smolak' Smacznego!"

Legs Inn is conveniently located near historic places: Harbor Springs, Petoskey, Mackinaw City, Cheboygan and at the end of famed scenic route M119 "Tunnel of Trees."

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Located in historic Cross Village, Michigan, Legs Inn is a "monument to nature." Built on a high bluff overlooking Lake Michigan, it is unique and mysterious as seen in its architecture and decor. The fantasy-like atmosphere of this medieval looking stone, timber and driftwood landmark was created by one man, Polish immigrant, Stanley Smolak. He fell in love with Northern Michigan and its people, many of them Ottawa and Chippewa Indians and decided to settle in Cross Village in 1921.

A blend of Old World European and Indian cultures creates a memorable atmosphere. The entry foyer, tavern, game and dining rooms are all filled with an intriguing collection of nature and hand carved furniture -- whimsical creations made of tree stumps, twisted limbs and roots, driftwood sculptures and massive fieldstone fireplaces.

Authentic Polish cuisine is our specialty, but delicious American dishes, including local fresh Whitefish, are also served. The Smolak family and staff are dedicated to making your visit to Legs Inn an unforgettable experience, which will have you returning often with family and friends throughout the years.

Throughout the decades Legs Inn has become a famous family destination and restaurant. It has been acknowledged and praised by major magazines, TV broadcasters, newspapers, travel-related web sites, tour guides and guests from across the country and around the world. We look forward to your visit.



Just a short walk from Legs Inn you'll find Three Pines Studio, a working studio in the arts and crafts tradition. The Studio has the works of approximately 60 artists, all of whom have ties to the local area. At Three Pines, one can find pottery, fiber art, jewelry, furniture, paintings (watercolors, oils, acrylics), cold, warm and hot glass, quill boxes and several other interesting and beautiful objects. Visit Three Pines Studio on the web.

Northern Michigan ~ Family Vacation ~ Groups ~ Golfers ~ Friends ~ Reunion ~ A Vacation for Everyone ~ Trout Creek Condominium Resort offers year 'round lodging in the northwest section of Michigan's Lower Peninsula. Their central location is just minutes to northern Michigan's top vacation destinations...Petoskey, Harbor Springs, Cross Village and Mackinac Island. Nearby sandy Lake Michigan beaches, Million Dollar Sunsets, bike paths and neighboring Nubs Nob and Boyne Highlands Ski & Golf Resorts are also nearby. There is so much to do in the Harbor Springs ~ Petoskey area. Visit Trout Creek Condos on the web.

Open daily at 12:00pm Noon. Legs Inn does not accept reservations nor call-ahead seating.

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