Welcome to The Pier Restaurant
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 main dining room overlooks the historic yacht basin while offering visitors a superb choice of fresh seafood, Great Lakes fish, steaks and classic Northern Michigan dishes.
Built before prohibition, the original structure consisted only of the current Chart Room. The Pointer Room was added in about 1970 and was a project of extreme detail and planning requiring the services of the Army Corps of Engineers. The end result is what we have today, Harbor Springs premier dining area, quite literally on the water.
The Pointer Boat
The area which is now The Pointer Room is literally “on the water.” Until 1962 it was the boat house for the Harbor Point Association’s water taxi, which ran between Harbor Point and the Village of Harbor Springs. After a complete and authentic restoration, the Pointer Boat is docked at The Pier each summer offering tours through the harbor.
Excellent Service, Food & Ambiance
Visited Sunday before Labor Day; Betsy, our server was THE BEST. We ordered something different and all 4 of us were VERY satisfied with the quality of our food, as well as it's presentation, especially the dessert. Restaurant location right on the waterfront provided a spectacular view. Highly recommend!!!Charlotte M
We eat at The Pier frequently - most recently my wife’s birthday- and have never been disappointed. From the spectacular setting to the outstanding staff to the excellent food, it’s always a treat - lunch, dinner or just a drink. Jody, the general manager, and her staff always make you feel welcome.WilliamT670
Very Nice Surprise
We walked to the three main restaurants that are highly recommended on the various travel websites. This one stood out above the rest right away. It has a modern nautical decor done with class. The menu was straightforward - the prices were reasonable for a tourist town and we all enjoyed our meals. Best in town by far.glennteal