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The Fish Restaurant

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2983 S State Rd, Harbor Springs, MI 49740-8873
+1 231-526-3969
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Battle Creek, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

From the moment we walked in we were laughing with the hostess. Everything that is great about mid west, pure Michigan hospitality was found right here in the service from the Fish Staff. From the management to the waitress everyone of them was welcoming and accommodating to our large groups impromptu stop at dinner hour. Drinks were great! Outstanding bartender!... More 

Thank LStevensHamill
Georgetown, Texas
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

In the vicinity of Petoskey, MI, nice seafood. Attentive service. Worth seeing out. Not seafood but I had the Chicken Pasta Primavera on this visit .... excellent!

Thank Daytexas
Boulder, Colorado
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

It is a little drive out of Harbor Springs and in a modest enough setting but this place cooks up the local fish fare with a fine dining flare. Never disappoints me, love the perch and walleye and the chef specials like fried squash blossoms and the clam chowder is a delight. Top drawer wine list too. Everyone seems to... More 

1 Thank atomterp
Western Springs, Illinois
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123 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

We are frequent visitors to Fish. We love the friendly service, and the excellent food. We all got the clam chowder which is our favorite part. We then had the stuff squash flowerettes. They were excellent. We had the calamari which was excellent as usual. The group had a variety of dishes. Serveral of the special dishes were out of... More 

Thank Zlch0c
Las Vegas, Nevada
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113 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

We saw the rating on Trip Advisor and couldn't wait to eat here. We miss eating good, fresh fish in Las Vegas, so we treated our family to dinner here anticipating a great meal. I ordered a vodka cran, but they had no cranberry and asked if I wanted orange or grapefruit. I ordered grapefruit and found out when I... More 

1 Thank Kathryn R
Commerce Township, Michigan
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Despite having reservations, we had to wait a considerable amount of time to place our orders; then, no Belvedere vodka! Out of walleye at 6:30 pm (The Fish Restaurant!). After about 45 minutes following our arrival, and much prodding of the wait staff, we finally received our anemic salads, which looked like they were served on coffee cup saucers (tiny... More 

1 Thank marco48390
Las Vegas, Nevada
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132 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

After reading the menu on line, my mouth was watering. Then I tasted the perch, the calamari, and the walleye it was a whole different story. Fresh seafood doesn't have a fishy taste. The walleye and the calamari tasted like it was in the refrigerator for a couple of days. Our server was pleasant and some what attentive. No one... More 

Thank George D
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

To summarize it was a long evening (2hours total) to go out to dinner at an okay place that pretty much ignored you while you sat outside on their patio hungry. We were on vacation in the area and based on views chose to try The Fish restaurant. When we arrived we found out we needed a reservation and so... More 

Thank Keway
Jerusalem, Israel
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179 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

An outstanding fish restaurant few miles north of Harbour Springs. We came from Petoskey and the fish we ate was worth the 15 miles trip. Service was very good.

Thank menachemle
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

We have been to The Fish at least once a year for the last 5 to 6 years and have generally had good service and good food. Service got off to a slow start last night but eventually we received some very nice bread and tasty salads. Unfortunately that is where things ground to a halt. Our entrées took over... More 

Thank Bruce S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2983 S State Rd, Harbor Springs, MI 49740-8873
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Emmet County  >  Harbor Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 231-526-3969

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