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Harbor Cafe'

129 River St, Elk Rapids, MI 49629-9614
+1 231-264-8700
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (3 reviews)
“french toast” (15 reviews)
“pancakes” (11 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
129 River St, Elk Rapids, MI 49629-9614
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Reviewed 22 May 2016

Very interesting items along with standard breakfast fare, brunch and lunch items. Their specialty French toast choices are really good. Reasonably priced, great service, friendly folks. This is a small restaurant, so you may have a wait. However, in good weather you can sit at...More

Thank Ken P
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Family owned restaurant that provides excellent service. The menu has an extraordinary amount of variety for pancakes and waffles; I recommend the blueberries and cream French toast. I've also had the veggie omelette; very fresh ingredients.

Thank Shinjin7
Reviewed 24 April 2016

The Harbor Cafe has a nice relaxed feel, and the food is incredible. It goes beyond great and take it to another level. The care is evident and the chef (I believe the owner's son) is very passionate about everything that levels the kitchen. I...More

Thank Rob V
Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

Best Western Omelette ever!! Fresh ingredients and attention to detail consistently. Our "go to" place for breakfast.

Thank Mark A
Reviewed 10 February 2016

When I travel, I look for places that embody the local feel, and flair. You can't get any more on point for that than you can at Harbor Cafe! From the moment you hit the door you are greeted with a genuine smile by friendly...More

Thank Pillz1180
Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

The only thing I can say is go there, period. Everything was delicious. The famous cinnamon swirl pancake was worth the trip. We were treated to a tasting of the Cherry Chili and the first thing I did was order some to go. I was...More

Thank Liz T
Reviewed 27 January 2016

Small resturant, big portions. Although they can only seat a little over a dozen at a time they have a great menu and all the items are good. The blueberry pancakes are some of the best I have ever had. Go early in the summer...More

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Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

We came up to Elk Rapids for a Girls Getaway. I had eaten at the Harbor Cafe before, but my friends had not. I suggested we go there for breakfast and you did not disappoint. Family owned and run. Outstanding cinnamon pancakes (best I've ever...More

Thank BB336Moon
Reviewed 19 December 2015 via mobile

Just stopped for a quick breakfast. I ended up having a hot turkey sandwich (which is available for breakfast!) And everything was very good! Real, home cooked food. Incredibly friendly staff. And when they found out it was our first time in, they made us...More

Thank Beck68
Reviewed 8 November 2015

On the blackboard are three new hot open-face sandwiches (turkey, meatloaf, roast beef) with mashed potatoes and gravy. I had the roast beef. It's delicious. Great service, too.

Thank Terry M
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Rollie M
29 August 2016|
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Response from Ken P | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant's address is: 129 River St, Elk Rapids, MI
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 2:00 PM
7:30 AM - 2:00 PM
7:30 AM - 2:00 PM
7:30 AM - 2:00 PM
7:30 AM - 2:00 PM
7:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 129 River St, Elk Rapids, MI 49629-9614
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Antrim County  >  Elk Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 231-264-8700
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