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“Fantastic view both inside & out” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Stafford's Pier Restaurant

Stafford's Pier Restaurant
102 E. Bay Street, Harbor Springs, MI 49740
231-526-6201
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Price range: $30 - $100
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Bay at State
Description: A tribute to the maritime heritage of beautiful Harbor Springs, Stafford's Pier Restaurant offers true waterfront dining, quite literally, as the Pier Restaurant was built on original pilings over the harbor. The Pier's Pointer Room overlooks the historic yacht basin while offering visitors a superb choice of fine cuisine. The more casual Chart Room provides a relaxed environment with a traditional menu. A local meeting spot, the Wheelhouse Lounge is open daily for cocktails with a complete menu. Dudley's Deck is without question the most famous outdoor dining spot in northern Michigan and the place to be each and every Fourth of July. Along with spectacular views, the Pier notes an impressive culinary team, lead by Executive Chef Britt Beaumont. The Pier is always the center of action in Harbor Springs all year long. And especially when summertime hits, there is probably no more popular nightspot in town.
Delphos, Ohio
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Fantastic view both inside & out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This restaurant is as beautiful inside and the view looking out the windows. The pier, the boats, the interior and lighting are absolutely fantastic. We have been to several of Stafford's restaurants and our meals are always beyond our expectations.
Great service.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Indianapolis
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91 reviews 91 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 54 cities Reviews in 54 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“High-price waterfront”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We ate in the Stafford's chart room, which offers a lower-priced menu. The food is filling and tasty, but at a premium price. My wife and I cleared $60 easily while eating modestly.

The ambience in the Chart Room literally is decorated with sea-fare décor and the ceiling is covered with nautical charts.

Visited August 2013
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Colorado
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113 reviews 113 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
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94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
“Good service, good food and a lovely atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Eight of us enjoyed a leisurely dinner overlooking the beautiful harbor. Waitress was wonderful in offering suggestions and being attentive. Food was decent-entrees we enjoyed ranged from ravioli to planked fish to whitefish /filet special and all was above average although nothing was write home about it great especially for the price.
Only complaint is that my seat happened to look straight into the mop/broom closet that didn't have a door-odd for such a nice restaurant.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Texas
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46 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
“Great View and Good Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

During a recent trip to Michigan we had lunch at Stafford's. We got there at the height of the lunch hour so we had to wait. The wait for the outside seating with the beautiful view of the harbor was too long for us, so we sat inside. The dining room was spacious and air conditioned. The tables were far enough apart that you didn't feel like you were sitting right next to someone.

The service was friendly and helpful. I had the Michigan Whitefish which is a house specialty. It was excellent. Cooked perfectly with tasty sides. My wife and a sandwich which she reported was quite good as well. It was a perfect stop in the middle of a day of sightseeing and shopping.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Memphis, Tennessee
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58 reviews 58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Lunch and a view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

We had lunch here while visiting friends in Harbor Springs, Mi. Wonderful place to eat outside right on Lake Michigan. Good food, excellent service.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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