Northern Michigan Server Receives a $1K Tip – The Good News
Because "Polish food always tastes better when you tip your server."
Legs Inn is located in Northern Michigan, at the end of the Tunnel of Trees on M-119 and on the shores of Lake Michigan in Cross Village. It's been family-owned by the Smolak family for almost 100 years; George and Kathy Smolak and their two sons, Mark and Chris, run it currently.
It was voted in 2019 as one of Michigan's most iconic restaurants, coming in 2nd on the list. And now, it's making headlines for something totally different - a very, VERY generous customer.
Legs Inn posted a picture of a receipt on their Facebook page with the important information blurred out; on July 12th, a diner left a $1,000 tip on a $191 bill.
In case you're bad at math, it comes out to a gratuity of over 500%.
Legs Inn is famous for its traditional Polish and Michigan cuisine, specializing in white fish, pierogi, goulash, and other hard-to-pronounce Polish dishes. And, to down your Gołąbki, they have an extensive bar selection that includes Kasztelanski Mead, Belvedere Vodka, and more.
Did you know that Poland is the birthplace of vodka? Neither did I! You learn something new every day!
They also offer lakeside cottage rentals and a beautiful outdoor dining area for dinner and events.
Past and present customers flooded their Facebook page with compliments about their service, so this was obviously a nod to their wonderful staff. Definitely brings to mind this quote:
“When you have more than you need, build a longer table, not a higher fence.”