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Stafford's Weathervane Restaurant

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106 Pine River Ln, Charlevoix, MI 49720-1809
231-547-4311
Today
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 115
    Excellent
  • 78
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food, good service!

We had both lunch and dinner here and the food an service were very good. The setting is very nice and the view is nice. The atmosphere is also good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
F. Peter H
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Frankenmuth, United States
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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Frankenmuth, United States
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

We had both lunch and dinner here and the food an service were very good. The setting is very nice and the view is nice. The atmosphere is also good.

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Charlevoix County, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

I would like to personally thank the Weathervane staff for their outstanding efforts towards Corrine Russell's 80th birthday brunch. Our servers were courteous , kind, and caring to everyones' needs. The food choices exceeded my expectations and were thoroughly enjoyed by all. Morning Pinch, Bayview Inn Cherry French Toast and Quiche. Jennifer, a true pro, guided me through my pre-party... More 

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Gaylord, Michigan
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

this is a lovely restaurant with a varied menu and attentive staff. The atmosphere is relaxing and the views are beautiful. we are looking forward to a return visit in the summertime to see the boats and bridge in action

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37 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We rolled into Charlevoix ready for lunch. The weathervane has great salads, good service and perfect view. Even though it was still chilly out and no boats were passing the big chunks of ice floating by were really fascinating.

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Charlevoix, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This Earl Young gem sits right on the Pine River Channel with views of Lake Michigan and Round Lake-its beautiful in any season! The food is traditional Northern Michigan fare and quite good though I was disappointed when the menu changed a few years back to a'la'cart style. Hint- the planked Whitefish is superb.

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Boyne City, Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I am spoiled because I grew up and still live in the area. Have been here many times for numerous events. Food and wait staff are excellent. The view of the drawbridge and many types of boats entering and leaving the harbor to and from Lake Michigan is very entertaining if you like water and boats. It is a beautiful... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Good food, good location. On the water where you can watch the drawbridge open and close in the summer. Its a little expensive.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Our Lions club meets every Monday for our meetings and the lunches are ok, salads are excellent as are the servers. The dinners and the holiday buffets however are over the top.....there are several choices for the all the courses of dinner and the buffet displays of chocolate founains, pies and pastries are amazing! The restaraunt is also on the... More 

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Cheboygan, Michigan, USA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We have been to Stafford's Weathervane for casual occasions, wedding celebrations and business meetings. They have an excellent staff, who are more than willing to help you make just the right selection. A variety of choices on their menu with daily specials as well, and the food is always delicious. They are located overlooking a view of the channel, so... More 

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9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

My husband and I stopped here for a late Sunday night dinner on the first night of our honeymoon. The place was nearly empty, so we got a table on front of the famous Earl Young fireplace. We had the sesame chicken for starter, and it was delicious. For entrees, I had the oak planked whitefish and he had the... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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