The Legs Inn is a “monument to nature” built on a high bluff overlooking Lake Michigan. The fantasy-like atmosphere of this medieval looking stone, timber and driftwood landmark was created by Polish immigrant, Stanley Smolak who fell in love with Northern Michigan and its people and decided to settle in Cross Village in 1921. The structure reflects the twisted and wild forms of driftwood he collected and the influence of the Ottawa and Chippewa Indians native to the area (more history).
The restaurant is still run by the Smolak family who remain dedicated to making your visit to Legs Inn an unforgettable experience. Their specialty is authentic Polish cuisine like Hunter’s stew, Goulash, Pierogi, Schnitzel and Kotlet. They also offer delicious American dishes including local fresh Whitefish. They offer Polish beers and even meads to complement your dinner and dessert receives special attention with ethnic offerings like the Fruit Pierogi Du Jour, Nalesnik and Old Fashioned Polish Berry Szarlotka, an Old World Polish crumble cake baked with a blend of fresh apples, raspberries, strawberries, blackberries and blueberries.
Through the season they host concerts and special events but be advised that the restaurant is only open May – October so check their site for the exact dates! View the Legs Inn on Absolute Michigan’s Map of Michigan.