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Paper Station Bistro

145 E Main St, Harbor Springs, MI 49740-1509
+1 231-242-4680
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  • Very good36%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
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“onion rings” (5 reviews)
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Wine Bar, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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145 E Main St, Harbor Springs, MI 49740-1509
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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for a cocktail and appetizer. One waitress working the bar, tables, etc. We did have the glazed bacon wrapped perch bites...delish.

Thank 1cabin
Reviewed 5 October 2017

A friend of mine and I went there after a movie for a light dinner. We both had salads that were huge and very tasty....enough to take home for the next day’s lunch. My salad had a dressing that had a hard boiled egg flavor...More

Thank Debbie W
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

We were going to get carry out because we had our puppy with us. The waitress allowed us to sit on the patio. The food was ok but over priced. The pie was amazing.

Thank treid523
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

First visit for me and my husband. I got the Rueben and he a burger. Both were yummy, but we thought the service was not excellent. Our server was less than friendly and made us feel like we were a bother to even put in...More

Thank B M
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Had lunch here on our last day in town and what a treat. I had the famous Hudson's Maurice salad and it was as good as I remembered it. Husband had the Reuben and was in heaven. Everything was fresh and the menu is so...More

Thank Joan42469
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

After having a bad experience here earlier this summer, we decided to give the Paper Station another try and we can't say things have improved much, if at all. We can start with our surly surly server who took over ten minutes to check on...More

Thank Daveb299
Reviewed 3 September 2017

I am in heaven as Rob is now the Executive Chef here! Rob is such a wonderful, innovative chef! You will absolutely love the food! My husband and I will be regulars! As a vegan I know that I will get an EXCELLENT meal!

Thank kristinezp
Reviewed 2 September 2017

We love the Paper Station for lunch. They have a wonderful menu with lots of selections. Many locals eat here and in the summer you usually have to wait . I had a lobster roll which was delicious.

Thank Judy H
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Had the Blackened Chicken Naan: Blacken chicken breast with candied bacon, sautéed caramelized onions, tomato chipotle mayo, cheddar cheese and fresh lettuce rolled in a warm naan bread. Also had the Hand Dipped Onion Rings: Tempura battered sweet onion rings hand dipped lightly, served with...More

Thank Marty D
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Dropped in here Sunday night and ordered ribs for dinner. We asked for double vegetables instead of fries and there was no problem with that. The ribs were very tender and tasty. The vegetable was seared spinach and that was nicely done with chopped garlic....More

Thank Truway
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 145 E Main St, Harbor Springs, MI 49740-1509
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Emmet County  >  Harbor Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 231-242-4680
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Known formerly as Mary Ellen's Place a Main Street Harbor Springs landmark for years, The Paper Station Bistro was purchased and renovated in 2015, by Harbor Springs locals Mike & Tawna Naturkas. Wanting to bring a new level of culinary exception to town, using products from local vendors that are known for their excellence in food such as Fairway Packing out of Eastern Market Detroit, and local farms around the area to Michigan Breweries. Having truly the best burger in Northern Michigan was the goal. ... "We challenge you to find a better burger!" You won't, the two of them boast. They have an eclectic small menu with appetizers, salads & sandwiches that are farm fresh and full plated, the Cubano Torta is like no other sandwich you will find. Oh and did I mention the Parmesan and Panko Encrusted Lake Perch!? In their 12 foot wide space they have squeezed in a 6 seat bar and 6 tap system featuring only local beers, excellent wine selection such as Orin Swift, wines from Fabiano Brothers and more. Only top shelf liquors for their guests grace the racks for the cocktails . Their clean décor and interesting art adds to the atmosphere, where you feel like you are at home. "It's a fast pace bistro... its noisy and fun! We have the best staff in Northern Mi to serve you." says Mike Naturkas, owner operator.
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