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Harbor Inn and Ale

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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13993 Laplaisance Rd, Monroe, MI 48161-3866
+1 734-384-3604
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91 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I go to Harbor Inn and Ale on the third Tuesday of every month to hear the fantastic Monroe Big Band and have the spicy shrimp appetizer. Craft beers on tap are very good especially the Michigan selections.

Thank ZippyZZZ
Monroe, Michigan
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant offers a wide range of lunch and dinner. The staff is friendly. They serve beer wine and liquor. The location is close to views of the water, just off I-75 in Monroe, MI.

Thank 488dan
Monroe, Michigan
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249 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for dinner after a long day on the road. We were greeted upon entering and seated quickly. The server brought our drinks in good order and took our desires for dinner - a steak for her and the bacon chicken amaretto for myself. Both tasted excellent! Service was outstanding, are usually for this place.

Thank Mike P
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

We took the kids for dinner. It's a big place, so rarely a wait. The menu is extensive with some very good non-meat selections. I had the Hawaiian Chicken...it was so good! I had enough for lunch the next day. They also had Hopslam on the beverage menu!

Thank SallySTravel
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

It seems like if you are not a regular customer, you don't get treated well. Upon arrival I was confronted by the manager who scolded me for having a Panera Bread's latte in my hand instead of greeting me with a simple "Hello". Despairingly, in front of my whole group she admonished me, telling me I could not bring it... More 

2 Thank Anna S
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Although the food was great and the menu had a lot of variety, the service seemed a bit slow. However, I may still return for the food.

1 Thank MRobert114
Alpena, Michigan
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Great menu options and great service!!! They set up a banquet room for us on a moments notice. Thank you for being there for our team!!

1 Thank nealroland
Cleveland, Ohio
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Tried it last night (two couples) and enjoyed the experience. Huge menu so it will take several visits to try the dishes I want. Table had fish and chips, cod, seafood platter (shrimp, perch, blue gill!!!) and scallops. Most of the fish was deep fried which was OK, light batter and not real greasy. They offer broiled but not pan... More 

1 Thank x888jmo
Las Vegas, Nevada
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65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

My first trip to Michigan so I spent several hours researching lunch places close to the State Line. This location had a 3,5 star rating so I thought it would a good choice. It is barely a two and I'm being generous. The hostess never greeted us but just said a table for two. No smile - no persanality. Acted... More 

1 Thank normanf230
Macomb, Michigan
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Not sure of all the positive reviews, maybe just small town hype because there are not many choices. We stopped for dinner on our way back from Cedar Point and were very disappointed. First of all, we chose the calamari for appetizer and it was the worst we have ever had. It was not fresh and was obviously pulled out... More 

1 Thank TingTing98

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13993 Laplaisance Rd, Monroe, MI 48161-3866
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Monroe
  • Phone Number: +1 734-384-3604

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