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Harrington's By The Bay

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13890 S West Bay Shore Dr, Traverse City, MI 49684-6204
+1 231-421-9393
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 09:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Steaks were overpriced and out of the dessert we wanted. Disappointed as it received good reviews. The plus was convenient location.

Thank Jim G
Traverse City
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter and I ate here today for lunch. While I had a wonderful three cheese and ham grilled sandwich and seafood chowder, my daughter had the prime rib french dip. Both meals were excellent. The waitress was excellent and anticipated our every need. Not once did we have to ask for anything i.e. more Mountain Dew appeared when my... More 

Thank Patti M
Traverse City, Michigan
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My favorite lunch stop on almost a daily basis. A diverse menu that always pleases coupled with terrific service.

Thank Seniortrip2015
Ludington, Michigan
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25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Now that the Grand Traverse area is a certified foodie heaven, every restaurant within 50 miles has to bring its A game to the table. And that's what Harrington's does, offering very decent food that won't blow your credit card limit. The restaurant is housed in a faux log cabin on the western side of GT Bay, with most dining... More 

Thank es3352015
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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

They have a great happy hour when you sit at the bar that includes a special food menu and drinks. The bisque soup is one of my favorite things. They also have bacon wrapped shrimp that melt in your mouth.

Thank Mariahjane99
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Wanted to try something new and different. So I surprised my wife and father with Harrington's. We loved it. Service was great. Had the walleye and cod (split). Certainly a new favorite. Plus lots of price choices.

Thank Jeff G
Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

We had dinner on a beautiful Monday evening in October at Harrington's by the Bay. Lovely restaurant, very rustic, cabin feeling - high ceilings and lots of wood. Our waiter was spot on and gave us exceptional service. We started with a shrimp appetizer, very good. We also enjoyed our dinners of baby back ribs and a great salad. This... More 

Thank twofortheroad2015
Brooklyn, Michigan
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Weather you want fresh fish or a very good steak it is a good place to go for lunch or dinner. Also try their bruschetta appetizer you will enjoy it. The partners that own this restaurant own two other restaurants in Traverse and you will enjoy the food t

Thank Q9618BJjohnh
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I visited this restaurant recently. I ordered the walleye(pickerel) dinner which is a fish I am familiar with and enjoy. The order came in a small bowled plate with down turned edges. Inside was a taco-bowl like item made with some Parmesan, the server said. Inside in the bottom was an orangish rice mush which was allegedly basmati rice. I... More 

Thank Jakie123
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful dinner. Started with a cup of french onion soup which was delicious. My husband had New York strip and I the Atlantic cod with truffle fries. Both meals were very good. Had a beautiful view of the bay. All the staff were very pleasant and helpful. Would love to go back again

Thank Sallye H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$40
Steakhouse, American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13890 S West Bay Shore Dr, Traverse City, MI 49684-6204
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-421-9393
There is just something about Harrington’s By The Bay. Graciously sitting across from the beautiful shores of West Grand Traverse Bay in Traverse City, Michigan,

At Harrington’s By The Bay, you’ll find a delicious lunch menu featuring: steak burgers, house made soups and salads…..over a half dozen salads all served with a variety of signature custom dressings. Many of our sandwiches are served on house made bread and even our lunch portion sizes are sure to leave you satisfied.

Vegetarians will be impressed with options from our fresh start choices, sandwiches, salads, and pasta and specialty items on both our lunch and dinner menu.

Our dinner menu is sure to amaze with both its quality and its variety. Much of our menu is chosen from the finest cattle graded PRIME by the US Department of Agriculture and hand cut all our steaks in house. Whether you choose our tenderloin of beef, New York Strip, or melt in your mouth rib-eye; you will be planning your next meal with us before you finish your first.

For our seafood lovers we offer wild caught salmon, fresh Great Lake’s walleye, to die for crab cakes, perfectly prepared Scallops Rockefeller, and much more. Whether you’re a beef, chicken, pork or pasta lover, we have a meal you’ll enjoy!

Happy Hour is truly Happy Hours in our lounge as it is ALWAYS happy hour in the Red 8 Lounge. With a special small plates menu, discounted and well-crafted $3 drinks, $5.5 glasses of our house wines (cabernet, chardonnay, merlot, pinot noir, pinot grigio and more), House Bloody Mary, House Bellini, and other options will satisfy your thirst. With DirectTV, Sunday Ticket,and 4 flat-screen TVs we can put your game on so you can remain your team's biggest fan.

Whether you dine indoors or outdoors, we believe that award winning meals must be served with award winning service and that is just what you will find at Harrington’s. Our amazing team not only loves what they do, they love sharing the Harrington’s By The Bay experience with you.

This leaves us back where we started. There is just something great about Harrington’s By The Bay.

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