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Stafford's Weathervane Restaurant

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106 Pine River Ln, Charlevoix, MI 49720-1809
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11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Dinner at he Weathervane

We enjoyed the restaurant. The service was very good and the prices reasonable. Our table had a view of the inlet which added to the ambiance.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 25, 2015
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Business meetings
  • Scenic view
  • Families with children
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Petoskey, Michigan, United States
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a great place for Thanksgiving buffet - we have eaten here now for several years on thanksgiving and the food and service have always been great. Would recommend this place for a number of reasons, food, service and view.

Thank Mary R
Detroit, Michigan
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52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife had gone hear 40 years ago and we were glad we went back. This place is just great, we will be back and will love it all over again.

Thank masantirq
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed a fireplace lit atmosphere with nice music. The food was delicious, stepping out onto the patio to watch the bridge open, made the whole time worthwhile. Very attentive staff never had to ask for anything they were there before you could ask for refills. Thank You Weathervane staff for making the hectic day so much better.

Thank 933judyc
Michigan Center, Michigan
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love this restaurant and come here every time we are in the area. The atmosphere is wonderful. The staff are wonderful. The food is excellent! Definitely a place to stop at in any season.

Thank R1enate
Grand Blanc, Michigan
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Charlevoix is a very quaint town. Weathervane is located overlooking the drawbridge and channel to Lake Michigan. The restaurant has been there forever. Waitress was pleasant and competent advising on specials which were "special". We had lunch - ribs and beef pasty, drinks and dessert. Presentation was attractive and everything was as delicious as it looked. Not a budget lunch,... More 

Thank Edward D M
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We chose this restaurant because it was next door to our hotel and we didn't want to spend another minute in the car. We were very happy we did!! Our meals were excellent and our server was very very friendly and attentive. We had a nice view of the water way and watched as the neighborhood lights came on all... More 

Thank Watsco
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

We enjoyed the restaurant. The service was very good and the prices reasonable. Our table had a view of the inlet which added to the ambiance.

Thank williampV8342EX
Grand Ledge, Michigan
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116 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

I went here with some friends for lunch on a weekday. We all felt that the prices were a bit steep for lunch, although there were certainly some unique choices available. Our waiter was quite pleasant and down to earth, although he seemed to lack any knowledge of some of the menu items. The restaurant itself seems a bit dated... More 

1 Thank Stoeck
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Service and food were very good. The choices were diffenent from most restaurants so that made it enjoyable. The view from the restaurant was nice.

Thank B8019RZkathyh
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

We were reading for a quite night in so instead of dining out we placed a to go order at the stafford--

1 Thank Melody W

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 106 Pine River Ln, Charlevoix, MI 49720-1809
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Charlevoix County  >  Charlevoix
  • Phone Number: 231-547-4311

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 17 - 48
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children


Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?