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Fischers Happy Hour Tavern

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American, Bar, Pub
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7100 North Manitou Trail, Northport, MI 49670
+1 231-386-9923
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Chicago, Illinois
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We try to stop at Fischers at least once during our yearly trip to Leelanau and have never been disappointed in the food or service. The place has the feel of an quirky old-time hangout (which it is), with lots of dark wood paneling and low ceiling tiles. There is a pool table in the middle of the main dining... More 

Thank rogelio l
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The family and I were in the middle of dealing with estate difficulties and were looking for a lunch break to escape for a while. This restaurant served as our "oasis" and was it a find! Beautiful setting (sit outdoors if weather permits). Food was excellent and any change or request was cheerfully met. Our Waiter was very friendly and... More 

Thank I7772YBmiked
Springboro, Ohio
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169 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Fischer's is a spot where you can tell the locals hang out. Our friend told us there can even be a 2-hour wait in the winter. The exterior and interior are quaint. You can tell the building is an old tavern. I ordered the clam strips, and they were the largest ones I've ever had. The breading was good, and... More 

Thank SpringFaith74
Traverse City, Michigan
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154 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

This is a fun pub-style restaurant with an excellent range of food choices. Not only is this frequented by locals, regular visitors don't consider a trip up north complete without a Fischers' burger.

1 Thank Doc3100
Adelphi, Maryland, United States
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78 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

We stopped by there on our first day on Lake Leelaneau, recommended to us by locals living there. The blue gill fish, lightly breaded, was nicely cooked, and the asparagus that came with them were delicious. The french fries were so-so...go for the little roasted potatoes instead. One of us ordered the steak, and another the tuna steak...both of them... More 

1 Thank Daphne G
Traverse City, Michigan
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36 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

I'll admit it was several years since my last visit to Fischer's. On a peninsula tour with a friend I insisted that we have lunch at this place I remembered for the excellent food and their webiste still advertised the "famous garnish tray" that accompanied the burgers. My burger arrived looking like a handout at a free meal for the... More 

Thank Stephen S
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242 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

After reading reviews on Trip Advisor, I was prepared to be awed. Not exactly. The place was clean and comfortable, service friendly and efficient, Prices are reasonable, but nothing out of the ordinary. Don't get me wrong, the food was good, but not great.

Thank Jerry S
Holland, Michigan
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016 via mobile

We had great food and service in this oldie but goodie eating establishment. The most impressive thing is it's very clean, even the restrooms which is not usually the case for bar that's 40+ years old. And the bartender/manager went above and beyond by adding whipped cream to my special order coffee drink.

1 Thank cstader
Traverse City, Michigan
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

Love this place, especially off season before the tourists come. They make the BEST bar chicken! Friendly staff. Decent prices. Worth the drive.

Thank vanessa f
Crystal Lake IL
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

Think of that cozy tavern you may have, or always wanted to visit while camping, or while visiting your grandparents at their favorite vacation spot. This is that place! Expect simple pub food, and a magnificent condiment tray.

Thank sp9000

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $20
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Outdoor Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7100 North Manitou Trail, Northport, MI 49670
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Leelanau County  >  Northport
  • Phone Number: +1 231-386-9923

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