The Historic Stafford’s Pier Restaurant, affectionately called “The Pier” by locals for generations, is nestled along the docks and parks that line the shore of Harbor Springs.
The food is fabulous, whether appetizers on “Dudley’s Deck” overlooking the harbor fleet and beautifully restored “Pointer” touring boat, or a fine planked Whitefish, Perch or other specialty meal in the dining room. The menu offers both fine dining and more casual meals for weary sailers and travelers.
A local treasure, The Pier in Harbor Springs earned it’s reputation by being a five star formal dining restaurant with teams of servers in tuxedo’s through the 1990’s, when “shooters” from The Point would come in and lay down a few thousand dollars to buy the room a pleasure, and the chef’s presented fabulous flaming entree’s with fabulous wines, enjoyed by visitors and summer resident’s alike. At night the bar comes alive with revelers.
Recently remodeled, Stafford’s Pier Restaurant now offers a boat-house atmosphere with the walls lined with restored wooden boats, and a casual dining experience should you choose, with lovely views of the water and still fabulous delicacies.