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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 - 22:00
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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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Port Huron, Michigan
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93 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

This is a fabulous little restaurant in a countryside setting just outside of Harbor Springs. My personal favorite dinner entree is the Wasabi Encrusted Scallops. Wait staff is top notch. In the summer, request a booth by the window. They have feeders that attract dozens of hummingbirds. Just delightful!

Thank Rehsom
Rochester, Michigan
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Yes ... The Fish is fresh gourmet seafood at its Best in February 2017 !!!!!!!!!! Always a great atmosphere ... no hummingbirds in February ... just great food and drink. Pleasant service ... never a rush through courses ... nice wine and drink selection ... The warming February made the short drive easy ... meaning all the roads are clear... More 

Thank VintageVF
Petoskey, Michigan
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24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

I took my bride to The Fish for her birthday. We have eaten at Chef John's many times before and this time was just as excellent as our previous visits only this time our visit was in February. John used to close for winter so we were very excited to be able to enjoy his culinary skills during the darkest... More 

Thank Mike M
Harbor Springs, MI
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

So happy that they have stayed open for the winter this year, coming up on Lent and this is one of our favorite spots for fish. My personal recommendation is the sunset/sunrise (can't remember which) potatoes. Sweet potatoes combined in mashed potatoes. Wonderful

Thank Cynthia Z
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Great dinner, great service by Lorna and of course, great conversation. Thanks to Chef John and his staff for a wonderful experience.

Thank Marty D
Portland, Oregon
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Love most every thing i've had there. good service.Excellent wine selsction and good cocktails.Fun location in the country. Though easy to get to.

Thank Pablo529
Battle Creek, Michigan
2 reviews
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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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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
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 

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Western Springs, Illinois
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164 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, 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?