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Stafford's Pier Restaurant

102 E. Bay Street, Harbor Springs, MI 49740
+1 231-526-6201
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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good29%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
11:30 - 21:00All hours
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
102 E. Bay Street, Harbor Springs, MI 49740
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Reviewed yesterday

I am familiar with this restaurant, having dined there on numerous occasions in the past, although the most recent was several years ago. It was previously a pretty classy restaurant, with white tablecloths, a decent wine list and predictable, but good food. Times have changed....More

Thank Revlucky
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Dinner for two overlooking Harbor. Oak-planked whitefish entree and caprese salad was perfect for two! Would definitely order again. Total bill with tip: $44. Good deal and location!More

Thank edcpedersen
JodyEwbank, General Manager at Stafford's Pier Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi EDC, thank you for your review. The whitefish, from Lake Superior and fresh is our guest favorite for certain. The caprese salad has been a favorite as well and the views are certainly a favorite. Thank you for taking your time, and please come...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Stopped by here for lunch while out riding our bikes on the Little Traverse Wheelway. The interior of the restaurant is really interesting with the booths and great big round table for larger parties. We opted for the patio right next to the pier where...More

Thank Neg156
JodyEwbank, General Manager at Stafford's Pier Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you Neg156, we appreciate you taking your time for a review, and thank you for your great comments. The patio is a wonderful place to take in the scenery, and we're equally happy you enjoyed the reuben and the chicken club. Please join us...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

I searched the web for a nice place to go with the wife and I ran across this place and I am glad I found it. It is a fun place to eat with boats out on the pier, people sitting on the deck and...More

Thank JIm P
JodyEwbank, General Manager at Stafford's Pier Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Jim, thank you for your review. I am glad you found us! Please join us again very soon, we hope do keep the deck open as long as the weather permits us too. Thank you again, Jim, best to you.

Reviewed 6 days ago

This restaurant is located right at the marina in Harbor Springs. It has great seating and views from the dining area. I had the whitefish and perch dinner as recommended by the wait. It was good but not great, The whitefish was good but the...More

1  Thank Butch E
JodyEwbank, General Manager at Stafford's Pier Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Butch, thank you for taking the time to review Stafford's Pier. Please join us again soon

Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I visit this restaurant regularly. Normally it is a 5 star place. The food is excellent and the view is unbeatable. That being said, we had terrible service tonight. Our waitress, Sophia, seemed uninterested in accommodating us. First off she didn't have...More

Thank RFels
JodyEwbank, General Manager at Stafford's Pier Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you RFels for your honest review, and kind words that you would return again, and your comment about excellent service in the past. That being said, it certainly was not a good experience at Stafford's Pier. Would you please be so kind as to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking to end a beautiful day and found it at Stafford's Pier Restaurant Bar. We were seated right away. The energy in the room was amazing A little loud, but that made it all the much more fun. We enjoyed a drink from...More

Thank Shayne U
JodyEwbank, General Manager at Stafford's Pier Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Shayne, thank you for taking the time to post about your experience at Stafford's Pier. We do so appreciate your comments on your service, the atmosphere and the fun drink you enjoyed! I see you visit almost the same time each year and always...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friends were visiting and wanted a restaurant with a view and I suggested the Pier. We had a great window table overlooking the marina. Excellent meal of perch and whitefish. My friends had the chicken and the salmon, equally excellent. We finished the meal with...More

1  Thank Sandy D
JodyEwbank, General Manager at Stafford's Pier Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Sandy, thank you for your review. We're so happy you enjoyed the view, perch, whitefish and chicken entrees, as well as Alyse, who is very guest focused with a great natural sense of hospitality. Please join us again soon. Best to you

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I haven't been in a while, great nautical themed updates to the dining room & delish menu! Awesome!!

1  Thank MelMajoros
JodyEwbank, General Manager at Stafford's Pier Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Mel for your review; we're glad you enjoyed the renovations to our dining room and our menu. Again, thank you

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was excellent and as was the service. In fact our waitress was very kind and brought our service dog, a 9 pound toy shih tzu, water. Sit outside and take in the views of the harbor. Very nice family environment. Recommend the perch and...More

1  Thank Dean A
JodyEwbank, General Manager at Stafford's Pier Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Dean, Thank you for your review and thank you for your words regarding the server who paid attention to your service dog. The outside dining is an excellent venue, and I am glad that you enjoyed the perch and french fries. Best to you,

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katsuan
9 July 2017|
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Response from JodyEwbank | Property representative |
Hi Katsuan, feel free to call anytime for reservations. 231 526 6201, ask for the captains table. It is a large, semi circular booth that will seat 12 people. We look forward to your visit. Jody
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Sally W
4 July 2017|
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Response from JodyEwbank | Property representative |
Hi Sally, the outside dining does not take reservations, due to constant weather changes. If you come early enough, there's always plenty of space, For lunch 1130 is when we open. Thanks and we look forward to seeing you
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Mosaicerica
7 May 2017|
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Response from JodyEwbank | Property representative |
Hi, yes on our website, but this site will not allow me to post a hyperlink to it. Visit the main page and look to the right for the website address. Any other questions feel free to call us at 231 526 6201, thank you!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$38
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, View, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 21:00
Saturday
11:30 - 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
  • E-mail
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 Rob Sargent. 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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