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Harbor Inn and Ale

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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13993 La Plaissance Rd., Monroe, MI 48161.
+1 734-384-3604
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Alpena, Michigan
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

Great menu options and great service!!! They set up a banquet room for us on a moments notice. Thank you for being there for our team!!

Thank nealroland
Cleveland, Ohio
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

Tried it last night (two couples) and enjoyed the experience. Huge menu so it will take several visits to try the dishes I want. Table had fish and chips, cod, seafood platter (shrimp, perch, blue gill!!!) and scallops. Most of the fish was deep fried which was OK, light batter and not real greasy. They offer broiled but not pan... More 

Thank x888jmo
Las Vegas, Nevada
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63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

My first trip to Michigan so I spent several hours researching lunch places close to the State Line. This location had a 3,5 star rating so I thought it would a good choice. It is barely a two and I'm being generous. The hostess never greeted us but just said a table for two. No smile - no persanality. Acted... More 

Thank normanf230
Macomb, Michigan
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

Not sure of all the positive reviews, maybe just small town hype because there are not many choices. We stopped for dinner on our way back from Cedar Point and were very disappointed. First of all, we chose the calamari for appetizer and it was the worst we have ever had. It was not fresh and was obviously pulled out... More 

Thank TingTing98
Denver, Colorado
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

If you'll be in Monroe, I would say the Harbor Inn is a must. I wouldn't rate it a 4 star in a major city but for this little town, they have great local fare and each time we've been, awesome live music. It's entertaining, you can try frog legs, and overall was great for socializing with friends.

Thank alj1228
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

I once again went into Harbor Inn with my family for dinner. The meals are never disappointing. My wife had an alligator dish and I the perch. Cannot beat the craft beer selection. Highly recommend Harbor Inn to all my friends and co-workers

Thank Scott R
Monroe, Michigan
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

We were seated promptly, and given quick service. Ordered a appetizer of onion rings, we loved them, homemade with a thousand island dipping sauce and a generous portion. My wife ordered a perch sandwich , another generous portion served on a hogie bun with house chips, she enjoyed the meal. I had the rueben, really good large sandwich with fries... More 

Thank vbtraveltips
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

The staff was very friendly and helpful on ordering. We shared the appetizer combo and shrimp risotto entree. Way more than food than both of us could eat. They have an outside patio area that was nice and even had live entertainment. We went on a Saturday night so, it was packed. We chose to eat at the bar but,... More 

Thank Shelly W
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74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

I have dined in 5 star restaurants and for that reason I don't award a 5 rating very often. I didn't give Harbor Inn a 5, but it is VERY good!! We had the broiled scallops appetizer and it was ridiculously good. The scallops were succulent and well seasoned. They were cooked perfectly and were extremely tender. I had the... More 

Thank Herv M
Frankfort, Indiana
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

This venue has a very relaxed, comfortable "pub" atmosphere where staff is friendly and efficient. Our food was excellent and the menu offered a wide range of offerings. Outdoor is also available with a view of the Harbor and Marina. Live music topped off our evening.

Thank Pam D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13993 La Plaissance Rd., Monroe, MI 48161.
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Monroe
  • Phone Number: +1 734-384-3604

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?