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The Garden Cafe at Pond Hill Farm

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5581 S Lake Shore Dr, Harbor Springs, MI 49740-9784
+1 231-526-3276
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09:00 - 18:00
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Ann Arbor, MI
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

I visited Pond Hill about a year or two ago, I was the only one there, went back again (10/2016) and you could hardly find a parking spot. Excellent lunch, hay ride, pumpkin bowling, trout feeding, animal petting, pig race, giant sling shot to feed the animals

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Amelia Island, Florida
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76 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Pond Hill offers many things--the Garden Café for lunch, wine tastings, fresh produce from the farm, prepared items for purchase, childrens area and special dinners....just to name a few. I attended the Farm to Table dinner which was delightful. It took place in the Garden Café and the lights strung from the rafters were on, the tables were decorated with... More 

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Thank Patsy P
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59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

It poured so we looked for a place to hang out for a couple of hours while the rain did its annoying run. The downstairs is a shop worth browsing. We did purchase a few items later when we left. The upstairs was the restaurant and bar area. While large, is was a bit crammed and with the rain was... More 

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Lecanto, Florida
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76 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

First time visitor and could not be more pleased with the quality, freshness of the food and the outstanding service. Definitely a cut above and so unexpected. Everyone loved their food and the craft beers were outstanding also. You will wait for seating like any really good restaurant but it's worth it.

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Bullard, Texas
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our lunch. My husband had a terrific burger, and I had a sampler plate of all their side offerings -- because I had a hard time deciding. Add a tasty IPA, and it was a great lunch. So glad we also blocked out time to "play around". We fed the trout, and played with the "squash rocket".... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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110 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Worth the stop for a nice lunch and a drink. We stopped for the brewery and sad to say had lunch elsewhere. Great place for kids. I liked the squash trebuchet (10 foot tall slingshot). You can try your skills shotting a squash. Very popular w/ kids.

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Thank Billwtz
Mount Dora, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Amazing find for lunch, glad we pulled off on our trip from Mackinaw to Traverse City. Food was awesome- loved all the fresh ingredients mix of flavors in the dishes. In our group we had pulled pork sandwich delicious, burrito and side sampler. Loved the fresh kale with peanut sauce side, string squash side salad, kids liked all the veggie... More 

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Thank lilifl68
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Fantastic lunch. The sides for your sandwiches rotate daily, and you can get a sampler of all the sides they're offering, which I suggest! The best part is that they sell a lot of the ingredients downstairs in the gift shop, so you can get goodies to take home and make their menu items! I suggest the hot garlic peoper... More 

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Milan, Michigan
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69 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2015

We stopped at the Cafe at Pond Hill. Our first visit to Pond Hill. The be wine was good though I'm more of a beer drinker. The gentlemen serving us knew his wine and beer. We'll be back.

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Thank ILoveIreland2011
Northville, Michigan
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015

We had a nice lunch while traveling along the Tunnel of Trees between Harbor Springs and Cross Village, Michigan. The menu is short and sweet. I happened to choose grilled cheese (with ham added) sandwich and it was delicious. My wife picked a pretzel with beer cheese and it hit the spot. There is a food and gift shop in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 18:00
Monday
09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 18:00
Thursday
09:00 - 18:00
Friday
09:00 - 18:00
Saturday
09:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5581 S Lake Shore Dr, Harbor Springs, MI 49740-9784
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Emmet County  >  Harbor Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 231-526-3276

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?