Pierson's Grille & Spirits

4.4
56 Reviews
$30 and under
Dining Bar

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Lively and casual impression. Join us for a warm meal with a dose of nostalgia, ski-in to Pierson’s Grille & Spirits! Pierson’s has opened it’s doors in Downtown Harbor Springs in a historic building. We bring to the community a casual, family friendly atmosphere with a vintage ski lodge ambiance.
Our menu features a variety of gourmet cuisine and comfort foods including sandwiches, burgers, salads, eclectic entrees, seasonal desserts and kids meals.
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OpenTable Diner
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great as always!

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vipJCW1
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I had one of the best corned beef sandwiches I've ever had here (and I've eaten a lot over the years) - called the "5 dragon" and the meat was incredibly tender. Hamburgers are very nice size of 8 oz. of beef. We were in a booth and the only negative is that the bench seats were terribly uncomfortable ... broken springs, duck taped seat covers and hard metal under frame - time to get new bench seats!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very great food and outstanding service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was excellent and atmosphere was fun! Server was not pleasant in the beginning but warmed up by end of our meal. Seemed like more of a younger (mid-twenties) crowd and staff.

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KimC
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great location if skiing at Boyne Highlands. The service was great for our large party (including kids)!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were able to call ahead and get right in. Food came quickly and there was a nice variety to choose from - upscale bar food plus pizza and some healthy salad options. Slim on “entrees” type options. Service was great and it was a solid meal with nice atmosphere. We liked the skiing memorabilia. It was a little pricey for the food but I think that’s sort of Harbor Springs overall . . .

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JuliannT
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great casual atmosphere and great food! We especially enjoyed the fish and chips. Was the perfect place to come on Christmas Eve to chill out.

JB
JeffB
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I was always please with the food before. So I took my out of town guest there. He ordered the white chicken chili. He said it looked like baby food. Tasteless. Chandlers other restaurant the pub serves white chicken chili and it very good. He it was disappointing. I was embarrassed. We ordered the olive burger but the meat was tasteless. No flavor. Presentation look. My female guest ordered the ribs and loved it. I also had chicken noodle soup and it as very good. Service could have been more attentive. Liked the opentable reservations program. Got there and table was ready. I question going back as I’m a Petoskey resident. Food quality needs improvement.

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DrPhil72
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was delicious and overall we had a great time. Loved the feta dip and grilled cheese sandwich.

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CarieB
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

We had a large group of 21 people and Michael was an exceptional server. We appreciated his patience and his ability to know when drinks needed to be refilled. We were seated together which was very nice.

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Marie
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Love the salads and French Dip Sandwich. Breakfast is amazing and can order all day. Regular visitors - inside and outside seating for both small and large groups!

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vipDDT0249
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

I think it was hands down our worst dining experience ever. We were seated and our waiter took our drink orders. Our drinks sat at the bar and were not delivered to our table for at least 20 minutes. After inquiring about our food and having been seated for an hour, we received our appetizers. Food was horribly salty. Our kids never received their salads. We were all pretty hungry at this point. The table next to us was seated about 20 minutes after us and received their starters and entrees before we received any of our food. I asked for a manager, who was very apologetic and offered a discount on our food. He checked on the status of our order and informed us that the kitchen had not started to prepare our food. He said that everything would be comped and, and if we preferred, we could eat somewhere else. Thankfully, Bar Harbor was right next door. Our order was taken within minutes of sitting down, our food came out quickly. It was a great end to a poor dining experience.

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vipGloriaC
Detroit
38 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pierson’s never seems to disappoint. Service is always the best and their food is very good. Also their beer selection is vast as is their wine list. Keeps us coming back every time we are visiting Harbor Springs.

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RobW
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Need sun shades on windows. Seven o’clock reservation and seated facing sidewalk and sun. No relief for probably 45 minutes until sun got below roof of building across the street.

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KelleyK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice!!! Always have a good experience there! Love the ski decor. Food is good!!! Love that we can use the open table app to reserve a table. Great place.

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vipPanoh
Detroit
37 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pierson’s serves the best gluten free pizza in the Harbor Springs-Petoskey area.

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BlueBellKathy
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice restaurant, good food, employees helpful and courteous.

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Marie
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Pierson's. Great, casual addition to Harbor Springs. Favorites are breakfast and the French Dip Sandwich.

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vipBroshoo
Phoenix
60 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Had dinner here for the first time earlier this week. Sad to say, but the food just isn’t good. We had quite a few things. Nothing was fresh. Cheap ingredients. Poor preparation. If you’re going to serve whitefish in whitefish country, it better be darn good. Their fish seemed old and a bit smelly. It will be a long time before we ever go back.

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Smokinjoe
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Made reservations following the July 4th parade and loved the convenient location. We were seated promptly and we had a bubbly waitress who recommended the fireworks in Boyne City. We followed her recommendation and highly enjoyed it. The food was just average which surprised us as we are huge fans of Chandler's. The burger was overlooked and dry and I could get that salad anyplace. Still, we had a really nice 4th.

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EdKinn
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal, experienced server! Love that they serve breakfast/brunch till 3p. Accommodated a 11 person party on 4th of July. Great experience!

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vipPanoh
Detroit
37 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were able to get a reservation on relatively short notice. The gf pizza was one of the better ones I’ve had up north. Those who ordered whitefish were also pleased with their meal.

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Roger
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We were not sure what to expect; probably a little more on the upscale side. It was interesting as the place seemed to be more populated with families out with young children. That was fine with us. The food was good and offered choices. It was pretty busy and reserving a table made a difference. The waitstaff was attentive and friendly. We enjoyed ourselves.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seated right away. Great service great food and drinks!

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AudreyM
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service from Ashley. Food was quite good - a pasta dish and ribs. Happy hour drinks are a bargain.

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RHT39
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A little disappointed that the shrimp basket is no longer on the menu. I considered the salmon but don't care for the pasta risotto that came with it. So I settled on a burger which was great.

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Rainah
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They did a great job with our big group. Great food and service !

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GinaW
Key West
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place, menu was very good. I would suggest you fix the ripped seats in the booth. Not a good look. But we will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Love the Guinness on tap Enjoyed the live entertainment

MB
MarthaB
Northern MI
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sushi was delicious & beautiful! Our server, Ashley, was really attentive and helpful selecting a bottle of wine.

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ChuckB
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant with a local feel.
Prices are reasonable and the food is great! Wait staff are always accommodating and friendly.

KG
KimG
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Pierson’s with a group of 9 in a Sunday night. Not very busy. Had great service and great food! Will be back. 😀

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
18 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We haven’t been to Pierson’s n a while and enjoyed are dinner. My husband is not a fan of the noise level, but was not bad that evening. Prefer sitting in the bar area

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AndreaB
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was a perfect dinner location for my family (with 3 children). My kids loved the game machines and shuffleboard table. Food was great too.

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vipFoodfan
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Food was pretty mediocre. Service was not great, servers didn’t seem to know what was vegetarian or what ingredients were in things. The pasta dish was really bland. Fun place to have a drink but not for dinner.

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MarthaB
Northern MI
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the staff & enjoy their weekly specials. This night we celebrated my parents anniversary & the kitchen made their huge slice of chocolate cake extra special!

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LoriAnnK
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is outstanding and the vibe is fun and friendly. The menu is a good mix of comfort, healthy, and homemade. The meatloaf and goat cheese salad are my favorites. And as an added plus, they have live music on the weekends.!!!

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vipAjoy2b
Miami
105 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Pierson’s is always good. We took some out of town friends for drinks & lunch. They loved the ribs. The State Street punch is just that - a punch. I almost needed an afternoon nap. Yum!

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MIGIRL
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was fantastic for my family, friends & I to celebrate my birthday. They graciously accommodated our request to put an ice cream cake / birthday cake in their freezer during the meal & brought it out to us when we were ready. Always great food, service & ambience.

FAQs

Pierson's Grille & Spirits offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (231) 526-2967.

Pierson's Grille & Spirits is rated 4.4 stars by 56 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.