The Riv is a come as you are kind of place, fondly known as a home away from home to locals and travelers alike. Whether you’re walking up from your house in town, cruising up on your bicycle, pulling up on your boat, or you spent your day winding your way up M-22; you’ll find a welcoming seat and a wonderful meal in our dining room, on our riverfront deck, or at our bar.  
 
We offer delicious seasonal fare, an eclectic wine list, and excellent service all overlooking the picturesque Leland River.

restaurant and tavern

The Restaurant and Tavern are open Thursday - Monday from 4:00pm - 9:00pm.

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Our full-service restaurant is inspired by the sophisticated simplicity that defines a lake house weekend. The menu features honest straightforward hearty Americana fare with a fresh modern twist. It takes cues from old school hospitality with a slow food mentality and a focus on fresh, local ingredients.  

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Before or after your meal, grab a seat at the bar or spill out onto the riverfront deck or garden terrace and let us mix you a classic cocktail, or walk you through our extensive wine list to find your new favorite.
 
Bar seats are first-come first-served, no reservations available

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LOCAL PARTNERS

Leelanau County and the greater Northwest Michigan region offers an abundance of high quality produce, dairy, fish, wines and other locally made products. We're proud to partner with many high quality local purveyors to deliver a difference you can taste when you drink and dine with us. 

Bardenhagen Berries

Located between Lake Leelanau and Suttons Bay, Bardenhagen Berries is known for their sustainably-grown produce; more specifically, they are known for their delicious strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, and sweet cherries. In addition to their berry operations, Bardenhagen has three acres of fields dedicated to the cultivation of vegetables and cut flowers, all of which are grown intentionally without synthetic chemicals or fertilizers. 

Find Bardenhagen produce at your local farmers market, or visit their website to sign up for their CSA. 

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Leelanau County and the greater Northwest Michigan region offers an abundance of high quality produce, dairy, fish, wines and other locally made products. We're proud to partner with many high quality local purveyors to deliver a difference you can taste when you drink and dine with us. 

Idyll Farms

Idyll Farms is a goat farmstead creamery located in Northport, Michigan. Their Certified Humane ® Alpine goats are pasture-fed through managed intensive rotational grazing, which is great for their pastures, soil, goats, and best of all, their cheese (not to mention sequestering carbon and regenerating the planet). By doing everything in house, from pastures to creamery, Idyll Farms meticulously coordinates their entire process in order to make some of the world's tastiest award-winning G.O.A.T. cheese.

To date, they have won 25 American Cheese Society awards, 9 World Championship Cheese Awards, 5 U.S. Championship Cheese Awards and a Good Foods Award.

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Leelanau County and the greater Northwest Michigan region offers an abundance of high quality produce, dairy, fish, wines and other locally made products. We're proud to partner with many high quality local purveyors to deliver a difference you can taste when you drink and dine with us. 

LEELANAU CHEESE

A staple in Northwest Michigan, Leelanau Cheese has been serving the local food community (including The Riv) for over 25 years. Their award winning cheeses have been on almost every one of our menus since their opening day!

Best known for their cave-aged, European style cheeses, Leelanau Cheese is intentional and meticulous in their craft. They carefully select their partner dairy farms, ensuring that their commitment to quality starts at the source. 

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Leelanau County and the greater Northwest Michigan region offers an abundance of high quality produce, dairy, fish, wines and other locally made products. We're proud to partner with many high quality local purveyors to deliver a difference you can taste when you drink and dine with us. 

northwoods soda

Local, family-owned and operated, Northwoods Soda is a company built out of the love for ones family. With flavors as unique as, Wild Ginger (perfect for Mules!) and Lake Effect Lemonade, Northwoods' sodas are sure to surprise and delight! 

The locals' choice in soda. 

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Leelanau County and the greater Northwest Michigan region offers an abundance of high quality produce, dairy, fish, wines and other locally made products. We're proud to partner with many high quality local purveyors to deliver a difference you can taste when you drink and dine with us. 

MADCAP COFFEE

A beloved Michigan brand, Madcap Coffee Company is well-known for their small batch, carefully roasted beans. The company, which first opened back in 2008, is based out of Grand Rapids, MI. Despite their West Michigan ties, Madcap has steadily been gaining traction in the Northern Michigan coffee market, with their first NoMI based cafe set to open in Leland this Spring!  

We are proud to name Madcap as the exclusive roaster for The Riverside Inn. Enjoy the taste of Madcap in any of our coffee-based drinks + be sure to check out their team as they help us revitalize and run our fan-favorite coffee cart starting this Spring! 

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Leelanau County and the greater Northwest Michigan region offers an abundance of high quality produce, dairy, fish, wines and other locally made products. We're proud to partner with many high quality local purveyors to deliver a difference you can taste when you drink and dine with us. 

LAKEVIEW HILL FARM

Lakeview Hill Farm is a certified organic produce farm with a commitment to utilizing renewable energy - their farm is 75% solar powered! Lakeview Hill Farm grows a variety of vegetables with a focus on greenhouse heirloom tomatoes, cucumbers, salad greens, and microgreens. Located in Traverse City on the Leelanau Peninsula, Lakeview Hill Farm is situated on 58 acres with a gorgeous hill top view of Lake Leelanau and the surrounding countryside.

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Leelanau County and the greater Northwest Michigan region offers an abundance of high quality produce, dairy, fish, wines and other locally made products. We're proud to partner with many high quality local purveyors to deliver a difference you can taste when you drink and dine with us. 

CARLSON'S FISHERY

An icon of Leland, Carlson’s Fishery is known for providing the best local fresh and smoked fish. They process their locally caught fish by hand, which according to co-owner Mike Burda, is the key to yielding such fresh products! Carlson’s is dedicated to the environment and sustainable business practices.

Carlson’s has worked with many local associations and wildlife departments to help educate others in the industry about the importance of structure and planning to enhance stability…“not just for what we can catch today, but for what might be available tomorrow.

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Leelanau County and the greater Northwest Michigan region offers an abundance of high quality produce, dairy, fish, wines and other locally made products. We're proud to partner with many high quality local purveyors to deliver a difference you can taste when you drink and dine with us. 

LOMA FARMS

Parent-farm of the well-known & highly beloved Farm Club, Loma Farms is a small-scale vegetable and flower farm in Southern Leelanau County. They grow hundreds of varieties of produce, strictly following organic practices. 

Set foot on their farm and it's clear that they not only have a passion for high-quality produce, but also a deep seeded respect for the land that provides it.

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