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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%
Travellers talk about
“white fish” (56 reviews)
“flatbread” (5 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
102 E. Bay Street, Harbor Springs, MI 49740
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1 - 10 of 343 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Good food, good ambiance, beautiful Marina view. Calamari was excellent! White fish and perch is very good. I love the new renovation on the place.

1  Thank jaykee84
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

After an afternoon of shopping this was a welcomed place to relax and refuel. Beautifully remodeled dinning room and seating outside. Excellent view of Little Traverse Bay. Food was excellent as was the service. Will be back

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

Dear achingforvacating. Thank you so much for celebrating a birthday celebration with us at Stafford's Pier. We appreciate the positive review and hope you'll join us again soon. Best,

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a wonderful lunch and a really descent price. The mussels and escargot were really really good. One of the beat I've had. We also had the special for Lunch but can't remember the name. Flat bread, bacon, tomato, and other stuff but it was...More

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

Hi Jeff, thanks for the great review. Our chef, Rob is from Boston area, and knows his shellfish!! I remember the feature you're referring to, and it was fabulous and messy! Please join us again, and thank you so much. Best to you

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here for lunch. Food was very good, especially the potato chips. Wait staff was OK. Great view of the harbor. Would definitely go back.More

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

Hi RH Thank you for your review. We are glad you took time to write a review, and enjoyed the view and the food. I am subtly concerned about your comment on the wait staff being just 'ok'. If there's something that I can share...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here twice for dinner. Great seafood! Friendly and efficient staff. Portions are generous. Outside seating is available. Highly recommend calling ahead for a reservation, especially on a Friday or Saturday.

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

Thank you eimersk for your review. We're so glad you were able to dine with us twice for dinner and enjoyed our seafood selections. Thank you for taking the time to review, and join us again when you are able. Best,

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Restaurant completely renovated recently. Been there many times, but so much better now. Perfect location on the water in Harbor Springs.

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

Hi Mary, thank you for your review! We've had some beautiful spring days, and we're so glad you had a chance to enjoy one at Stafford's Pier. Please join us again soon, and thank you again. Best,

Reviewed 23 May 2017

I used to live in Harbor Springs 30 years ago and this restaurant was always a favorite. I was able to go back and eat in the bar area on a cool May day. The atmosphere is always welcoming as is the staff. I had...More

1  Thank CAMellon
JodyEwbank, General Manager at Stafford's Pier Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

CAMellon, Thank you for your review and kind words! I am thrilled you enjoyed the perch, and that our staff was welcoming! Please say hello next time you're in Harbor Springs, Best,

Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

I ate here while headed to Petoskey and my meal was a five star experience. From entering the restaurant through dessert I was welcomed and served with excellence. The scallops were done just right, the pineapple upside down cake was fabulous and a quiet meal...More

1  Thank Geof J
JodyEwbank, General Manager at Stafford's Pier Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

Thank you Geof for your review!! We certainly had some lovely weather pop through the rain, and the deck is a wonderful place to enjoy it. Please join us again soon! Best to you

Reviewed 21 May 2017

We have eaten here many times over the years. We love the view, but this year we were even more surprised of the improvements. They have new outdoor eating space with all new furniture. The interior has been totally refreshed with lovely wood accents and...More

1  Thank preppygirl56
JodyEwbank, General Manager at Stafford's Pier Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Preppy girl, Thank you for your review, we're glad you enjoyed the upgrades, renovation and decor. We do have a new chef, and we appreciate the comments on the food. If there is some special sauce you would like with your sweet potato fries...More

Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Our family had dinner at The Pier last Saturday night. I had the Brushetta, and it was outstanding, whole family enjoyed it, love the Balsamic. Our daughter had the morel bisque she said it was very good, and was happy there were vegetarian options for...More

1  Thank noonieboat
JodyEwbank, General Manager at Stafford's Pier Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Hi Noonie, Thank you for your kind review, we're so happy that you enjoyed your meal and service. The swordfish was an excellent feature that many guests enjoyed, and the brushetta is always a favorite. Please join us again soon Best

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Mosaicerica
Is there a menu available online anywhere?
8 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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meishdublinOh
We are vacationing and plan to eat here. What is the attire for the evening?
18 July 2016|
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Response from LouBobHarborSprings | Reviewed this property |
Informal Northern Michigan resort wear, sport shirt and slacks.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 38
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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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