Great, but a little slow
Our waitress was very friendly, but took a little extra time to get to the table. She seemed a little overwhelmed with serving all of the tables in the restaurant. We enjoyed the food and her customer service.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Really enjoyed this restaurant,
Really enjoyed this restaurant, and will come back again.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
The view, food, service, were all amazing. Five stars!
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were a group of 6 from
We were a group of 6 from Virginia. Had a great dinner with excellent service and a good wine selection.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful View - Harbor Springs Gem
We had a family special occasion dinner here on Saturday night. Our server, Andrea, was knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor. Three of us had planked whitefish - there were only empty plates at the end of the meal. The creole beef tip appetizer is spicy, creamy and delicious. If you have not had their dill rolls with real butter, save your carbs to have one (or two!) We also recommend some of the specialty drinks, like the raspberry infused martini, the mojito and the dark and stormy (although hard to ride the bike home after that one!) There is a fun outside bar, Dudley's Deck that is great for views and less formal. The Pointer Room is one of Stafford's best.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our waiter was Ric and he took exceptional care of us. I am a vegan and he made sure that everything he served me was truly vegan.
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food.planked whitefish
Excellent food.planked whitefish a special and great presentation and taste.
Not inexpensive,but worth it.
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fabulous Food and good service
Great food pairings and wine. Service was prompt, friendly, and the server had ready suggestions for wine that was not overly expensive. Our waitress was more formal and reserved than we are used to. Very happy to see an excellent establishment thriving after 40 years or so!
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Stafford's Pier Still a Classic
We love the Pier, it has been a mainstay in downtown Harbor Springs since I can recall. Nice staff, and good chef. I would recommend to anyone visiting the Petoskey area.
7/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
I brought my dad back as he and my mom use to enjoy it. My dad is 94 and he was thrilled to be back!
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Northern Michigan's Finest!
I have been going to The Pier restaurant for over 40 years and have never been disappointed...always great!!!
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Pier is a great restaurant! Our waiter Ric was outstanding! He made sure all that he served my daughter and me was vegan.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Spot for Special Dinner
We lived in Michigan over 30 years ago and really looked forward to a really excellent Great Lakes seafood dinner. Staffords ranks with the best fish houses we remember from years ago. The whitefish was large and expertly prepared. The lake perch were also excellent. Add to this a view of one of the most beautiful harbors on the Great Lakes and you have a very memorable evening. Highly recommended.
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best birthday dinner ever
My wife made reservations for dinner to celebrate my birthday. The view of the harbor and the quiet atmosphere was only the beginning. The waitstaff was very friendly and professional. Then came the food. The seafood chowder was AMAZING! The steak was done to perfection. The scallops were the low point of the meal, receiving only 4 1/2 stars out of 5. My wife's prime rib was top quality and melt in your mouth tender. We topped off this perfect meal with the Saunders hot fudge cream puff, which we shared. We will definitely be back.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Absolutely the best
The food and service at the Pointer Room is simply the best. We appreciate the fact that there is a variety that changes for vegans. Ric is a great waiter!
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Simply the best. The lake perch is my favorite followed by the white fish.
But everything we have had at the Pier is excellent. Combine the great food with
excellent service and a fabulous view of the marina and bay and that's what to expect at the Pier.
We come from Arizona to savor this wonderful experience!
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Pier Restaurant is a great restaurant and I would recommend that you dine there. The menu is great with something for everyone. The staff is great.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoy the Michigan scenery while driving from our home in indiana and the short drive from Petoskey to Harbor Springs is very scenic. A few years ago we happened to find the restaurant on our journey. The entire dining experience has been very good on each visit and thus we return annually on our way to Mackinac Island.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Once again an awesome experience
We took a group of friends and they have not stopped commenting on how great the food and service was in The Pointer Room. We had a window table and our same great waiter - Ric.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Favorite spot in Petosky Area
We had a wonderful dinner inside on our anniversary. Fun dinner outside a couple days later. The setting is just beautiful. As with all of Stafford's properties - food was fresh, well prepared, & well presented. Typical Stafford's service - Excellent! Highly recommend.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a great place and
This is a great place and a real surprise that the wine list was not over the top for some really decent wines. Everyone had something different and we all loved our food choices. Can't wait to go back next year.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our server was charming and made our visit very enjoyable.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great job as always!
The Pier staff does an outstanding job! The food is awesome, the staff is the best. I recommend you try it!
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Impeccable job as always!
The Pier did an impeccable job as always! It has become our favorite up north restaurant.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Impeccable food, service, and...
The Pier did an impeccable job on its food, service, and atmosphere. We were once again pleased that we chose The Pier.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
We ate here for the first time and were pleasantly surprised. The grounds were beautiful. We were seated immediately. We were seated near the window and thoroughly enjoyed the view. The service was great. But most of all, the food was delicious!
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent as always!
Rob Graves created the most delicious vegan dish I have ever eaten. Thank you for being creative. The dish was beautiful in presentation and taste. Mary Beth was a great waitress. She is friendly, knowledgeable, and cares about service. We are always delighted when we visit the Pointer Room. Thank you, thank you, thank you! We are looking forward to our next visit.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Night out with my wife
My wife and I dined in the Pointer Room to celebrate a special occasion and kick off our trip up north. We really enjoyed our dinners - we both had the planked whitefish - which came in huge portions and was well seasoned, but mild. I'd never had potatoes prepared the way they do it, but I loved them. Our salads were also very good, as was the complimentary freshly baked bread. We got their just after sunset, which is unfortunate since this room sits right on the water with pretty views during daylight hours. There is also a nice bar that is separate from this dining room, which is cozy and has really comfortable bar chairs. Try the Awesome Coffee for a night cap. Highly recommend this place, and we hope to dine here again.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
10 year anniversary
My wife and I went here for our 10 year anniversary. The host was very energetic and had a table all set for us when we arrived. As soon as we sat down, the manager offered us a more intimate table closer to the widows which over look the bay. As the wait staff passed us, they all congratulated us on our anniversary. It seemed they all knew who we were and why we were there! When we sat at out new table our waitress brought us a bottle of complementary champagne and the chef sent out a sampling of the antipasto salad. The wait staff worked as a great team, helping to take care of each others table and we never had to wait for any of our needs. The food was excellent and we will be visiting the Pointer Room on our next visit.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our hotel was in Petosky and
Our hotel was in Petosky and we drove to Harbor Springs for dinner here. Cute, quaint little town. We were seated right away and a waitress was at our table to take a drink order. I had the 1/2 whitefish 1/2 perch dinner and they went off menu and prepared my whitefish specially for me since I did not want it cooked on a plank. It was delicious. My husband ordered the petite filet and whitefish and his was good also. The rolls were heavenly. The dessert was "okay". We ordered the hot fudge/carmel/peanut cream puff. The puff was obviously pre-made a frozen. They typically are soft heavenly pastries and this one was hard as a rock. Other than the dessert, this place was a great gem on the water.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service and food! Wonderful
Great service and food! Wonderful atmosphere and beautiful restaurant. Support local. Stafford's is always a great choice!
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Thank you to the happy, efficient, friendly staff for a memorable dining experience. We WILL return
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM