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Stafford's Pier Restaurant

102 E. Bay Street, Harbor Springs, MI 49740
+1 231-526-6201
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“whitefish” (59 reviews)
“chicken salad” (11 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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102 E. Bay Street, Harbor Springs, MI 49740
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1 - 10 of 406 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a lovely glass of wine and escargot outside on the deck watching boats come in. Beautiful atmosphere and delicious food. Service was on point. The only draw back was I wanted to sit at the bar outside and have an app. They don't allow...More

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

Hi Kristen, Thank you for your wonderful comments. We've certainly enjoyed a great season with wonderful weather. Please join us again very soon, again thank you!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cool place to check out. Food and service was great. Quiet setting and a beautiful view. Definitely a place to check out if your in the Harbor Springs area.

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

Hi Angie, Thank you for your review and noting our excellent in food and service. Please join us again when you are on Harbor Springs. Our best to you!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for a drink after walking around downtown Harbor Springs. Great bar with plenty of atmosphere.

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

Sweetie, thank you for taking the time to review Stafford's Pier. Everyone certainly does love our bar area. We look forward to seeing you again very soon. Best to you.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We recently had lunch at this fine restaurant. The view is wonderful and the staff is excellent. The food was very good, though I thought a tab pricey. One shrimp at $3.00, come on. The chicken salad was excellent, the Reuben was huge and tasty,...More

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

Hi David, thank you for your review. We appreciate your patronage, and your comments on the chicken salad, reuben and perch, please join us again soon. Best to you

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wonderful place to enjoy a meal! The decor is beautiful, the view is lovely, the service was fantastic and the food was great! If I ever have the pleasure of visiting Harbor Springs again, I will make a point of eating here. I...More

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

Hi Janigus, Thank you for your review and comments regarding the view, the service and food. We DO hope you visit Harbor Springs again, and look forward to serving you. Best to you

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love the food and atmosphere. It's a family tradition. Can't beat the views and the seafood. Outside dining available too.

Thank Susan B
JodyEwbank, General Manager at Stafford's Pier Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Susan for your very kind review, we're thrilled you enjoyed the views and the seafood offerings. Please join us again soon on Dudley's deck. Best

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to the lounge and had to wait a bit to get started, but then the service was quick. We shared to small salads and two seafood small plates. They were delicious.

Thank Chris C
JodyEwbank, General Manager at Stafford's Pier Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Chris for your review. We're glad you enjoyed our smaller plates and our quick service. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Graciously,

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent 6 days recently in the northern regions of Michigan's lower peninsula. Of the places where we ate, this was by far the best package. It is not cheap, but we found the food and setting delicious and relaxing, followed by a stroll around...More

Thank Stoddard C
JodyEwbank, General Manager at Stafford's Pier Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Stoddard, thank you for your review, comments on our area, our service staff and our food. We so look forward to serving you again very soon. Best to you

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our friend is a local and took us to this restaurant for lunch. The inside of this place was so fun to see! The story behind the tour boat that's parked right outside is great... what a find! From what I understand, it will take...More

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

Thank you Geenza for your positive review and to you local that brought you to us! We strive daily for genuine hospitality, we hope to see you again very soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am a professional chef and happened to be in the Harbor Springs area with friends. We went to the Pier as we are all seafood and fish enthusiasts. It took some time to get a server to our table to take drink orders. I...More

Thank 81Vicki2013
JodyEwbank, General Manager at Stafford's Pier Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Vicki, I am very sorry to hear you would not return to our restaurant . Would you please contact me, so that I can hear more about your experience? My email is jody@staffords.com, and if you'd be so kind as to leave your phone...More

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sallylcrowley
2 September 2017|
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Response from 909joann | Reviewed this property |
I have been there many times and had a very bad experience when we took relatives there from out of town! We waited more than an hour for our food, when our waitress showed up she asked if we wanted to order??? The manager... More
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 28
Meals
Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
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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