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Harbor Inn and Ale

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
American, Bar
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13993 Laplaisance Rd, Monroe, MI 48161-3866
+1 734-384-3604
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2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Was not what I was expecting and staff was not pleasent. More of a local establishment the food was unimpressive.

Thank bmscotty
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It seems like if you are not a regular customer, you don't get treated well. Upon arrival I was confronted by the manager who scolded me for having a Panera Bread's latte in my hand instead of greeting me with a simple "Hello". Despairingly, in front of my whole group she admonished me, telling me I could not bring it... More 

Thank Anna S
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Although the food was great and the menu had a lot of variety, the service seemed a bit slow. However, I may still return for the food.

Thank MRobert114
Alpena, Michigan
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Great menu options and great service!!! They set up a banquet room for us on a moments notice. Thank you for being there for our team!!

Thank nealroland
Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Tried it last night (two couples) and enjoyed the experience. Huge menu so it will take several visits to try the dishes I want. Table had fish and chips, cod, seafood platter (shrimp, perch, blue gill!!!) and scallops. Most of the fish was deep fried which was OK, light batter and not real greasy. They offer broiled but not pan... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

My first trip to Michigan so I spent several hours researching lunch places close to the State Line. This location had a 3,5 star rating so I thought it would a good choice. It is barely a two and I'm being generous. The hostess never greeted us but just said a table for two. No smile - no persanality. Acted... More 

Thank normanf230
Macomb, Michigan
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Not sure of all the positive reviews, maybe just small town hype because there are not many choices. We stopped for dinner on our way back from Cedar Point and were very disappointed. First of all, we chose the calamari for appetizer and it was the worst we have ever had. It was not fresh and was obviously pulled out... More 

Thank TingTing98
Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

If you'll be in Monroe, I would say the Harbor Inn is a must. I wouldn't rate it a 4 star in a major city but for this little town, they have great local fare and each time we've been, awesome live music. It's entertaining, you can try frog legs, and overall was great for socializing with friends.

Thank alj1228
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

I once again went into Harbor Inn with my family for dinner. The meals are never disappointing. My wife had an alligator dish and I the perch. Cannot beat the craft beer selection. Highly recommend Harbor Inn to all my friends and co-workers

Thank Scott R
Monroe, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

We were seated promptly, and given quick service. Ordered a appetizer of onion rings, we loved them, homemade with a thousand island dipping sauce and a generous portion. My wife ordered a perch sandwich , another generous portion served on a hogie bun with house chips, she enjoyed the meal. I had the rueben, really good large sandwich with fries... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13993 Laplaisance Rd, Monroe, MI 48161-3866
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Monroe
  • Phone Number: +1 734-384-3604

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