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Stafford's Pier/Pointer Room
Stafford's Pier/Pointer Room

Stafford's Pier/Pointer Room Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.staffords.com
  • Email: Pier@staffords.com
  • Phone: (231) 526-6201
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 3:30pm;
    Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Britt Beaumont
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Lindsey Walker (231) 526-6201
  • Entertainment: Piano on Fridays and Saturdays in the Pointer Dining room

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bay at State
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Stafford's Pier/Pointer Room
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. The more casual Chart Room provides a relaxed environment with a traditional menu. 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 Britt Beaumont.

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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Diner Reviews
  • "I have to thank everyone at The Pier for such a wonderful evening! The service was awesome. The food was spectacular and I have Rob to thank for that. He always creates the most awesome vegan dishes. The risotto dish I had should be on the menu. I am positive that even 'meat eaters' would find this dish amazing. I hope that Stafford's keeps Rob happy as I would not want anyone to steal him away."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The Pointer Room was awesome as always! Rob created a wonderful vegan appetizer and entree, Andrea was a wonderful server, and David made sure we were well taken care of throughout our evening. Thank you! We look forward to many more wonderful evenings at The Pier."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "My wife and I took her parents here for their 43rd anniversary and it was perfect. It was a non-holiday Saturday in February so pretty quiet already but the service and food did not fail to impress and go beyond the expected. We sat by the window as requested earlier in an email and got to see a stunning, pink and purple wintery sunset over the bay. The pianist, amazing calamari, breaded and fried just right with a mild but tasty sauce, perch, surf and turf and the Commander's Platter were all great. My mother-in-law accidentally spilled half of her hummer at one point and the waitress got her another full one. Afterwards, we went to the fun bar and sat by the fire for more conversation and one last cocktail. Everything was impressive!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We dined at The Pier on Valentine's Day and the food, service, and atmosphere was excellent. We enjoy dining at The Pier and I truly appreciate Rob making me a wonderful vegan meal. The Pier is truly the best restaurant in Harbor Springs."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The Pointer Room is absolutely the best restaurant in Harbor Springs. The staff is wonderful. The food is out of this world! Most of all Rob always creates a fantastic vegan dish for me. I always look forward to our next time at The Pointer Room."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Stafford's Pier is a delightful place for lunch and dinner. Spectacular view, amazing ambiance and the service was fantastic. The food was excellent. The cherry bibb salad was the best salad I have ever eaten! The plank and perch dinner was excellent. I would substitute the duchess potatoes for something else. Overall excellent dining experience."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "Thank you to the happy, efficient, friendly staff for a memorable dining experience. We WILL return"
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "Great service and food! Wonderful atmosphere and beautiful restaurant. Support local. Stafford's is always a great choice!"
    Dined on 11/11/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 10/11/2013