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Stafford's Weathervane Restaurant

106 Pine River Ln, Charlevoix, MI 49720-1809
+1 231-547-4311
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“chowder” (14 reviews)
“chicken salad” (11 reviews)
“morels” (9 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
106 Pine River Ln, Charlevoix, MI 49720-1809
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Probably our favorite meals while staying on Lake Charlevoix. My meal was extremely creative and delicious. I ordered the Summer Berry Walleye, with strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries. I invited raspberries as I do not like them. My husband ordered the prime rib and it melted...More

Thank Carlyn S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Quick lunch. Excellent fish and chips. Outdoor table with a good view. Attentive service. There are lots of places to choose from in Charlevoix. I think we picked the best.

Thank Cathy C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our wait person was perfect. She paced our dinning experience on our needs and timeline. She and everyone else we came into contact with was extremely friendly and accommodating..this was another refreshing experience at a Stafford restaurant. The best at the best!

1  Thank d b
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant should be on everyone's bucket list. The menu is always fresh - with local specialties plus imported seafoods. The staff is always pleasant and accommodating. The parade of the boats in the channel is fascinating. The best part is the architectural: a living...More

1  Thank jlmurvin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After reading a review from someone from Little Rock, we decided to try the Weathervane Restaurant. We also sat outside on the patio & watched the boats come through the drawbridge. We both had the chicken salad with fresh fruit & banana bread. There was...More

1  Thank Danny B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for lunch after driving the Tunnel of Trees. Great perch sandwich and whitefish sandwich. The bread is homemade. We sat outside and enjoyed the view of the boats and our wonderful lunch.

1  Thank Kathleen B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What fun to watch boats go through the drawbridge as we ate lunch! Besides that, the service and food were delightful. You must try the cold cherry soup. It's delicious!

1  Thank SteveMirn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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)...More

1  Thank ZCD
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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...More

Thank _10jmccarthy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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...More

1  Thank 1IndyCouple
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do you have a dress code?
24 April 2015|
Answer Show all 4 answers
Response from Glad R | Reviewed this property |
No dress code is required. Because they are in a 'tourist' town, particularly in the Spring, Summer and Fall....you are welcome at Stafford's Weathervane in casual attire.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$17 - US$48
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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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