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Stafford's Weathervane Restaurant

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106 Pine River Ln, Charlevoix, MI 49720-1809
+1 231-547-4311
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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Chicago area
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Weathervane has been here for more than 50 years, which speaks to its location, reputation and atmosphere. The location, right on the Pine River channel between Round Lake/Lake Charlevoix and Lake Michigan, is wonderful. Watching the boats (and yachts, and the Beaver Island Ferry) pass by is entertaining, as is watching the drawbridge operate. Stafford's has been doing good... More 

Thank ZCD
Ludington, Michigan
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had went on the mushroom house tours and decided that we would get dinner before we drove back home. We sat in the bar and we both had the ribs. They were very good. Our waitress was great- very friendly- even though she was busy.

Thank _10jmccarthy
Indianapolis, Indiana
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Enjoyed a wonderful evening dining with family, our waiter (Kenroy) was perhaps the finest waiter I've ever had the pleasure meeting. All our questions about slight changes to ordering off the menu he answered and was so gracious and well informed as to what the chef could do for us. Steak, fish, chicken and lamb was all prepared to perfection...eight... More 

Thank 1IndyCouple
Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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55 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Stafford people know how to do things right. For years the Weathervane has always been a good spot. Good selection of beers and wine. Had fish and chips - fresh whitefish fried up with a nice light batter - and ribs .. both very good, with a nice coleslaw and homemade waffle style fries. No room for dessert, should've... More 

Thank Craig P
Midland, Michigan
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315 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here last week for lunch again, and always love the view of the water at this restaurant. The restaurant is very busy any time of day. The food is always excellent. I selected the Round Lake salad entree size this trip and it was very tasty. My husband had the fish lunch special with sweet potato fries and... More 

Thank preppygirl56
Fenton, Michigan
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was great, saxophone player was even better. Enjoyed a nice dinner with my wife for our anniversary. Waiter was very nice.

Thank JAS200
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Four + rating. Good wine, nice views, excellent food and service. The whitefish offerings are the best.

Thank Shawn D
Saline, Michigan
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141 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Great service & excellent food. The Old Plank fish was a little dry, but very fresh tasting. Excellent appetizers. The whitefish spread was very tasty. Our server was very attentive & quickly met all our needs. We will definitely return again when in the area.

Thank LindafromMI
East Jordan, Michigan
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

I love visiting the Weathervane Restaurant for special occasions. The price is not in the range for me to visit regularly, however, the food is always very good and the staff is friendly and attentive. The views are outstanding as well!

Thank oconnors13
Charlevoix, Michigan
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We are regulars at the Weathervane and will continue to be. Food is always good, staff is the best around, and the chef and staff are top notch. Never a disappointment.

Thank schnerkey

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$17 - US$48
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 106 Pine River Ln, Charlevoix, MI 49720-1809
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Charlevoix County  >  Charlevoix
  • Phone Number: +1 231-547-4311

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?