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Stafford's Pier/Pointer Room

158 reviews
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$30 and under
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With more than five decades of premier dining along Harbor Spring's waterfront, Stafford's Pier Restaurant is a northern Michigan dining icon. Its views of a historic yacht basin are stunning, and its utterly unique "over-the-water" setting makes it a wonderful destination for locals and visitors. Indoor and outdoor dining are available, and lunch and dinner menus at Stafford's Pier Restaurant include a blend of options.

The emphasis is on the fresh Great Lakes fish, but Executive Chef Robert Sargent creates other Stafford's Pier Restaurant classics. Complete lunch and dinner menus are available online, and the details of this historic establishment are intriguing.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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American, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 3:00pm;
Dinner: Daily: 4:30pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(231) 526-6201
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Britt Beaumont
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Private party contact
Lindsey Walker: (231) 526-6201
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Cross street
Bay at State
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Piano on Fridays and Saturdays in the Pointer Dining room
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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UkrainianLover (Detroit)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2016

Our wait staff was friendly, helpful and efficient. The food and wine were wonderful, especially the crab bisque and lava cake.

Debk (Western NC)
4.0  Dined on January 4, 2016

We met there for a family dinner. It served our group well , the food was good and the views are wonderful.

BearPath (Nashville)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2015

Excellent appetizers including the Oyster Rockefeller. Whitefish on the plank has been a family fav for over 15 years. You wont be disappointed with other perch and walleye choices. The view is always a hit and outdoor dining is a plus in the summer. I'd recommend the bar scene for a cold one, a hot toddy or any of value specials they have though out the summer. Only disappointment recently was the onion rings but, why would order these here anyways. Enjoy!

viplovetoeat (Northern MI)
3.0  Dined on December 24, 2015

We went to the Pier on Christmas Eve. I reserved on Open Table and did not realize it was a buffet. I would not have gone if I had known that as we don't particularly like buffets, especially on a holiday. However, it had a nice variety of appetizers, a salad, a couple of entrees and a nice dessert bar. Great if you like buffets!

Bddinner (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2015

This is our 4th year taking 3 generations of our family to the Christmas Eve Buffet before church. Everyone gets what they want and all is delicious. We are happy to be able to enjoy Lake Michigan and have a special occasion dinner with family over Christmas.

viplovetoeat (Northern MI)
4.0  Dined on October 29, 2015

Great deal for the returning Pasta Nights on Thursdays! 3 sauces, 3 pastas and all the fillings to add to the pasta that the chef prepares in front of you. Comes with a salad...can't beat it!

NMGal (Detroit)
5.0  Dined on September 28, 2015

Four of us thoroughly enjoyed our dinner this past Monday. Our server Chris was attentive but not overbearing. We enjoyed appetizers (the Creole shrimp is to die for), New York strip, Whitefish and scallops were all wonderful. They remembered it was a birthday and put a candle in the creme brule. Will dine again and tell everyone how wonderful Stafford's Pier is!

Kristine (Detroit)
5.0  Dined on September 19, 2015

Thank you for always taking such wonderful care of us and our guests!

viplovetoeat (Northern MI)
4.0  Dined on September 19, 2015

We always have a consistently good meal here at the Pier, as well as wonderful service. Food arrives in a timely fashion, is hot and very tasty. Menu doesn't change too often (which would be nice if it did) but you can always depend on the walleye and pasta dishes to be excellent. Views of the harbor are lovely with boats galore!

vipOpenTable Diner (Indiana)
5.0  Dined on September 8, 2015

Our favorite spot in Harbor Springs, The Pier offers stunning views of the harbor, exceptionally skilled wait staff and a satisfying array of menu items expertly prepared and presented. We always take friends who are visiting, and always get rave reviews for the choice.