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The Garden Cafe at Pond Hill Farm

5581 S Lake Shore Dr, Harbor Springs, MI 49740-9784
+1 231-526-3276
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“grilled cheese” (11 reviews)
“pulled pork” (5 reviews)
“sampler” (3 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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5581 S Lake Shore Dr, Harbor Springs, MI 49740-9784
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We tried to eat here during the fall festival recently. Silly us. With what looked liked 3000 people on site we decided to try again. So yesterday with a light picturesque snow falling we made it to the cafe late in the day to find...More

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate lunch on the deck area. Great menu items with a variety of options and some interesting twists on side dishes. Friendly wait staff and timely service. The deck seating provided a wonderful view of activities on the farm and the fall color as...More

Thank EagleEngineer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely restaurant at the most popular Pond Hill Farm. Be sure to stop here for lunch and order the amazing grilled cheese sandwich with basil and tomatoes! Nirvana! You will try to figure out when you can come back to have another!

Thank Lucia2148
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This cafe is set within the context of a larger complex called Pond Hill Farm. There is also a wine tasting room and beer tasting room. Meals and drinks can be served inside or outside on the patio. Nice place for conversation. Many other activities...More

Thank Gingerop
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Excellent food. Service okay. Neat interiors. A bit pricey. Chicken salad wrap $10.75 excellent Beef burrito pretty good $11.25 Can Diet Coke $2.00 Bottle Wild Bills root beer $3.50 I'd recommend going.

Thank greeneyecutie76
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Fresh! Don't expect cheap food but rather, very fresh, very nutritious fruits, vegetables, and products.

Thank gregborgman
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Terrific food! Great staff - very attentive and seem to genuinely like what they're doing. Large variety of food items the majority of which are fresh and healthy. Don't let that fool you - they are big on flavor, too! I love PHF and return...More

1  Thank emweave
Reviewed 19 July 2017

We ate at the Garden Cafe with two other couples and everyone had a great meal. One of the group is vegan and one is gluten free, but there was plenty on the menu to satisfy everyone. My husband and I had the Cherry Berry...More

Thank Donna A
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Left hungry and dissatisfied. Ordered a Nacho platter paying extra for hamburger, and sour cream. The sour cream was nothing more than a thin drizzle over the chips. When served it looked very dry and we asked for extra salsa. We were charged $2 for...More

Thank Carol D
TunnelVisionBrewery, Manager at The Garden Cafe at Pond Hill Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2017

We're very sorry you had a less than excellent experience during your visit with us. We strive to please every guest and we hope you will reconsider and visit us again. It is always helpful to know at the time that something is not satisfactory,...More

Reviewed 16 June 2017

Good food, great samplings of wine and beers. Rural home spun atmosphere and great service for our group of 17.

1  Thank VicJr
TunnelVisionBrewery, Manager at The Garden Cafe at Pond Hill Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2017

Thank you for your positive review! We are happy you chose us for your group event and that it was a great experience for you. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
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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