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Little Traverse Bay Restaurant

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995 Hideaway Valley Dr, Harbor Springs, MI 49740-9450
+1 231-526-7800
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

We played golf and stayed for dinner. What has once been a destination for dining has significantly declined. This is our second time this summer eating here. The first We attributed to a bad night. This time I attribute it to bad uncaring management. One of our group had the special and it was not edible. Two others had the... More 

Thank Randal N
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530 reviews
315 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 266 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

We try to get here for lunch at least once when we are in the area, because the view from the restaurant terrace is about as good as you will find anywhere. The food, though, has gone downhill pretty steadily over the past five years. The lunch menu is pretty limited: a handful of fairly ordinary sandwiches and salads, made... More 

Detroit, Michigan
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132 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

We played golf and planned to dine afterward. The hostess, Cathy, was the rudest person I had encountered while in Harbor Springs and Petoskey. We got a table and things went downhill from there. We ended up leaving and dined at Teddy Griffins for THE BEST prime rib!!! (See my review of Teddy Griffins.). More about LTB restaurant... My husband... More 

Thank asalesky
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Really nice views from the patio , they need umbrellas for their tables since the sun is brutal during the afternoon hours there. Management seems to be rude inside for some reason but the regular staff is nice.

1 Thank Craig L
Harbor Springs, Michigan
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410 reviews
255 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2016

I noted that I gave a favorable review of this restaurant last July. My wife and I returned with another couple in late May and were generally pleased. The restaurant was not busy at this time of the year on a Friday evening, and we were promptly seated at a table by the windows. The view of the golf course... More 

1 Thank LouBobHarborSprings
San Francisco, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2016

Service is indifferent, not that friendly. This particular night we did have the whitefish, which was good, but a but over done. Doesn't appear they're going out of their way to make us feel wanted

Thank Fritz y
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2015

Great food, excellent bartender, friendly service with a wonderful view of golf course & Lake Michigan. It's own adult kids favorite restaurant in Harbor Springs.

Thank jennijam
Holt, Mi
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2015

The outstanding view of the bay at sunset is why we returned to this restaurant. Service is excellent. Unfortunately they must have changed chefs because the food was mediocre at best. My husband had the duck and it was a very small portion of duck and dry. I had grilled whitefish which had little flavor and rice was very mushy.... More 

Thank 2256Spartan
Brownsburg, Indiana
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2015

We requested outdoor seating. The view was great as well as the food and drinks. Best whitefish, very attentive wait staff. We look forward to returning.

Thank lary1315
Seattle, Washington
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111 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2015

The restaurant is on top of a hill with a beautiful view of the bay and the trees surrounding. Nice views from inside, but even nicer outside on the deck. The food choices were good. The pasta was delicious. Friends who had th steak said it was good but not the best. Price was high for the meat dishes. Salads... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 995 Hideaway Valley Dr, Harbor Springs, MI 49740-9450
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Emmet County  >  Harbor Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 231-526-7800
Well known by locals, this gem has a fantastic view of Little Traverse Bay, offers well prepared entre'es such as Chicken Morel, Walleye Grenoble, Grilled Salmon with fennel.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?