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Stafford's Pier Restaurant

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102 E. Bay Street, Harbor Springs, MI 49740 (Bay at State)
+1 231-526-6201
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23:30 - 21:00
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Harbor Springs, Michigan
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Took relatives from out of town and had a bad experience! Bad service with no help from management,!!

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Thank 909joann
Port Huron, Michigan
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91 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of our favorite fine dining spots in the Petoskey - Harbor Springs area. Recently remodeled Pointer Dining Room has a very sharp nautical theme. All entrees are very good but my personal favorite is the sautéed perch. The restaurant has a nice wine selection as well. Ask for a more private booth if you are having a... More 

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Thank Rehsom
JodyEwbank, General Manager at Stafford's Pier Restaurant, responded to this review

Rehsom. Thank you very much for your kind words and review about Stafford's Pier. The booths have become so popular and we're thrilled with our renovation. We're also glad you enjoyed the perch. Please stop and see us again soon! More 

Drummond Island, Michigan
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for dinner last night. Fantastic meal. Great service. Super food. New decor is nice and fresh looking. Staff is super. I cannot say enough good about the experience.

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Thank studdog
JodyEwbank, General Manager at Stafford's Pier Restaurant, responded to this review

Studdog, Thank you for your review on your meal, we're thrilled you enjoyed. We hope to see you again at Stafford's Pier, and thank you for your notes on the decor, meal and staff, it is much appreciated. Best to you More 

Petoskey, Michigan
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497 reviews
290 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 322 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Have been to the Pier before, usually outside on the patio in the summer, but stopped this time during Restaurant Week and were pleasantly surprised at not only the beautiful renovations to the dining room, but the incredible food and service. We were seated in a huge "barrel" booth and had a nice spot to observe the strong winds on... More 

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Thank dre51
JodyEwbank, General Manager at Stafford's Pier Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear dre51, Thank you for dining with us during Restaurant Week, which is a great promotion provided by the local Chamber of Commerce. The 'barrel' booths are a great new favorite of our guests, and we're thrilled with the renovation. Thank you for your comments on the food and service; if I remember correctly you've had a few less than... More 

1 review
Reviewed 11 March 2017

We took dear friends (and foodies) to the Pier for a rare evening out. As I had made a reservation, it was so delightful to be greeted by name! Theresa was so welcoming and genuine. We sat in one of the "Port Hole" booths which were spacious, quiet, and comfortable. We started with the house recommended wine and a Salumi... More 

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Thank Lori S
JodyEwbank, General Manager at Stafford's Pier Restaurant, responded to this review

Lori, thank you for your kind review. We appreciate your detailed love of our food and wine offerings. Theresa is most definitely an awesome team player and a wonderful part of our team, thank you. We hope to see you again very soon. Kindly. More 

Harbor Springs, Michigan
1 review
Reviewed 9 March 2017

I had prime rib on Saturday and it was wonderful. Everything was cooked perfectly, the atmosphere was wonderful, the service: impeccable. Great food, great price. Loved it.

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Thank gregborgman
JodyEwbank, General Manager at Stafford's Pier Restaurant, responded to this review

Greg, thank you so much for your review, and especially your kind words about our prime rib, service and atmosphere. I remember speaking with you! Please say hi again when you're in Harbor Springs. Graciously, More 

Petoskey, Michigan, United States
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58 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Chef Rob Sargent of Stafford's Pier Restaurant served up some amazingly delicious food last Monday as 3 friends and I visited for the 2017 Harbor Springs Area Restaurant Week & Then Some Event (goes for 10 days - not just 7). 3 of us enjoyed the N.Y. Strip Steak - the other had their famous planked whitefish - and 3... More 

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Thank JenBro007
JodyEwbank, General Manager at Stafford's Pier Restaurant, responded to this review

Jenbro, Thank you so much for your review and comment regarding Harbor Springs Restaurant week and then some! It was a tremendous success and our offerings, as well as all restaurants involved showcased the best of HS! Please join us again soon, and again, thank you! Best, More 

United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 March 2017

As a frequent dinner at the Stafford's Pier, I can report that I have never been disappointed by the food, service or ambiance. Get the whitefish. I will be a regular again this summer. When there make sure you ask for Andrea, she is a fantastic bar tender.

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Thank Peter L
JodyEwbank, General Manager at Stafford's Pier Restaurant, responded to this review

Peter, thank you for taking the time to write an excellent review. We look forward to seeing you again this summer, and ABSOLUTELY Andrea is the best! We love her. Please say hi next time you're in. Graciously, More 

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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

The ambiance, service and food was second to none! The recently renovated decor was beautiful and the food was amazing! We had the calamari for a starter which was cooked to perfection. I ordered the Haik fish and it melted in my mouth! My husband thoroughly enjoyed the Etoufee which was similar to jambalaya. Not only was the food amazing,... More 

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Thank Megan J
JodyEwbank, General Manager at Stafford's Pier Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Megan, thanks for dining with us on Saturday. It was a pleasure meeting you and your husband, and introducing you to the Northern Michigan 'hummer' experience! Thank you for your kind review~I do hope we'll see you again soon in the North! Graciously, More 

Birmingham, Michigan
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

What an incredible lunch! The decor is adorable, the view spectacular and the food was perfection. We had mussels, oysters and fish tacos, and my son said the hamburger was the best he'd ever had up north. Highly recommended!

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Thank georgiagymdog
JodyEwbank, General Manager at Stafford's Pier Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Georgia, thank you so much for your kind review! We're so happy you enjoyed our food offerings, view and decor. Please join us again soon. Graciously, More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$38
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
23:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
23:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
23:30 - 21:00
Thursday
23:30 - 21:00
Friday
23:30 - 21:00
Saturday
23:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 102 E. Bay Street, Harbor Springs, MI 49740
    (Bay at State)
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Emmet County  >  Harbor Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 231-526-6201
Description
A tribute to the maritime heritage of beautiful Harbor Springs, Stafford's Pier Restaurant offers true waterfront dining, quite literally, as the Pier Restaurant was built on original pilings over the harbor. The Pier's Pointer Room overlooks the historic yacht basin while offering visitors a superb choice of fine cuisine. A local meeting spot, the Wheelhouse Lounge is open daily for cocktails with a complete menu. Dudley's Deck is without question the most famous outdoor dining spot in northern Michigan and the place to be each and every Fourth of July. Along with spectacular views, the Pier notes an impressive culinary team, lead by Executive Chef Britt Beaumont. The Pier is always the center of action in Harbor Springs all year long. And especially when summertime hits, there is probably no more popular nightspot in town.

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