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Stafford's Weathervane Restaurant

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106 Pine River Ln, Charlevoix, MI 49720-1809
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Shelby Township, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Sat outside on a beautiful afternoon. Watched the boats, enjoyed the craft beer, and the whitefish sandwich was excellent. Service was efficient and friendly. Couldn't have asked for a nicer setting or lunch experience.

Thank frogtowner47
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was my second visit. We sat inside as it was raining unlike the last visit a couple of years ago. Good service, good food and classy place. The view is beautiful. I really liked the fish chowder! We will stop again and have recommended it.

Thank Geri C
Charlevoix, Michigan
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5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

we have here many times and the food is good but the menu changes so much that when you find something you like it will not be there the next time you dine there

Thank Peggy M
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Incredible service and the best views to go with a great meal, the staff seem to enjoy their work and it really shows

Thank James B
Evanston, Il
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184 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went to the Weathervane with family. It's located in one of Charlevoix's signature "mushroom" buildings right on the river. The menu is not extensive, but it covers all the right bases. I had prime rib (gorgeous; and I couldn't finish the "king" portion--"queen" next time). My wife had the trout special which she loved. Others in our group had... More 

1 Thank Rick628
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great restaurant! We went for lunch. You need to see the fireplace. Sit outside if you can. You can watch the bridge raised or the boats. Fun to watch.

Thank Shari S
Crete, Illinois
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You cannot find better scenery anywhere. From the gorgeous historically famous building to sitting out on the deck. Location is first class and service in the bar is great. The menu however is not exciting. Dish listings and descriptions seem flat and uninspired. Food seemed just ok to me as there is a lot of competition for price and quality... More 

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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The dining experience at the Weathervane is delightful in every respect. The views along the waterway leading to Lake Michigan is near perfection in our book. The wait staff is well trained and the food interesting and tasteful. We ventured downstairs to look at the Earl Young exhibit. He was the creator of the Mushroom Houses of Charlevoix. We were... More 

1 Thank Laura P
Houston, Texas
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of my favorite spots in town, especially go if you're visiting. We take all our guests here, particularly because of the great view of the bridge and the water. There is also a great wait staff, delicious food (my favorites are the chilled cherry soup, perch, and the salmon), and the Earl Young fire place is a... More 

1 Thank Kaffaree
Traverse City, Michigan
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stafford's Weathervane is part of the Stafford group of properties, which includes a few hotels and restaurants in the Charlevoix/Petosky area. All are excellent. The Weathervane has very good food and service, and an awesome view of the water. Outside seating available in summer. Prices are high but not unreasonable, and several sandwiches are available. Full bar.

1 Thank Robert A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$17 - $48
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 106 Pine River Ln, Charlevoix, MI 49720-1809
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Charlevoix County  >  Charlevoix
  • Phone Number: 12315474311

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