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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
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11:00 - 22:00
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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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46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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.

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Thank Mariahjane99
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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Thank Jeff G
Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Thank twofortheroad2015
Brooklyn, Michigan
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Thank Q9618BJjohnh
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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 

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Thank Jakie123
Woodhaven
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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

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Thank Sallye H
Winter Haven, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful view of the water and fabulous food! We had lunch here and ordered a variety of things from the menu. Everything was delicious! Highly recommend!!!

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Thank namro2000
Cincinnati, Ohio
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85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Found this restaurant by recommendation while visiting downtown Traverse City and set out for dinner and a view of the bay. The interior of this restaurant is very warm and inviting, with a reasonably good view of the bay. I wouldn't recommend sitting outside as we requested that and eventually asked to be moved due to the noise from passing... More 

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Thank NickDanger
lima, United States
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124 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

We came all the way to Traverse on way home from the UP. Had to have the burger and smoked whitefish pate. They have other food but really ..get this...

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Thank Alain C
Columbia, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Delicious grilled salmon with a light peach glaze/sauce on the side. Perfectly prepared. Delightful, relaxed atmosphere, friendly and competent server (Mike). Will definitely return when we are in Traverse City again.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$40
Cuisine
Steakhouse, American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Romantic, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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