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The Garden Cafe at Pond Hill Farm

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5581 S Lake Shore Dr, Harbor Springs, MI 49740-9784
+1 231-526-3276
09:00 - 18:00
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Milan, Michigan
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171 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

This was our first stop on a day-long visit to all the Harbor Springs/Petoskey area breweries. I'd been here on beer/wine tasting visits before but had never eaten at the cafe. We knew we needed a good tummy full of food before we started our beer tastings, so we ordered some sandwiches and soup. Really, really good stuff! They source... More 

Thank vwp11
Ann Arbor, MI
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

I visited Pond Hill about a year or two ago, I was the only one there, went back again (10/2016) and you could hardly find a parking spot. Excellent lunch, hay ride, pumpkin bowling, trout feeding, animal petting, pig race, giant sling shot to feed the animals

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Amelia Island, Florida
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76 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Pond Hill offers many things--the Garden Café for lunch, wine tastings, fresh produce from the farm, prepared items for purchase, childrens area and special dinners....just to name a few. I attended the Farm to Table dinner which was delightful. It took place in the Garden Café and the lights strung from the rafters were on, the tables were decorated with... More 

Thank Patsy P
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61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

It poured so we looked for a place to hang out for a couple of hours while the rain did its annoying run. The downstairs is a shop worth browsing. We did purchase a few items later when we left. The upstairs was the restaurant and bar area. While large, is was a bit crammed and with the rain was... More 

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Lecanto, Florida
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76 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

First time visitor and could not be more pleased with the quality, freshness of the food and the outstanding service. Definitely a cut above and so unexpected. Everyone loved their food and the craft beers were outstanding also. You will wait for seating like any really good restaurant but it's worth it.

Thank Micro S
Bullard, Texas
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our lunch. My husband had a terrific burger, and I had a sampler plate of all their side offerings -- because I had a hard time deciding. Add a tasty IPA, and it was a great lunch. So glad we also blocked out time to "play around". We fed the trout, and played with the "squash rocket".... More 

Thank KathleenBR
Chicago, Illinois
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122 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Worth the stop for a nice lunch and a drink. We stopped for the brewery and sad to say had lunch elsewhere. Great place for kids. I liked the squash trebuchet (10 foot tall slingshot). You can try your skills shotting a squash. Very popular w/ kids.

Thank Billwtz
Mount Dora, Florida
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Amazing find for lunch, glad we pulled off on our trip from Mackinaw to Traverse City. Food was awesome- loved all the fresh ingredients mix of flavors in the dishes. In our group we had pulled pork sandwich delicious, burrito and side sampler. Loved the fresh kale with peanut sauce side, string squash side salad, kids liked all the veggie... More 

Thank lilifl68
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Fantastic lunch. The sides for your sandwiches rotate daily, and you can get a sampler of all the sides they're offering, which I suggest! The best part is that they sell a lot of the ingredients downstairs in the gift shop, so you can get goodies to take home and make their menu items! I suggest the hot garlic peoper... More 

Thank Jodie D
Milan, Michigan
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116 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2015

We stopped at the Cafe at Pond Hill. Our first visit to Pond Hill. The be wine was good though I'm more of a beer drinker. The gentlemen serving us knew his wine and beer. We'll be back.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5581 S Lake Shore Dr, Harbor Springs, MI 49740-9784
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Emmet County  >  Harbor Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 231-526-3276

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