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Harrington's By The Bay

13890 S West Bay Shore Dr, Traverse City, MI 49684-6204
+1 231-421-9393
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Steakhouse, American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
13890 S West Bay Shore Dr, Traverse City, MI 49684-6204
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wanted a light lunch and ordered a spinach salad that sounded good on the menu. Got a plate of spinach w/ 4 thin slices of small strawberries, a tiny bit of feta cheese and not much else for $7.50. At least the dressing was good...More

Thank Bill H
Reviewed 12 April 2017

After we visit friends in the hospital ,we went to the best restaurant everyone want to go, so we ended up here I had the freshest whitefish Sandwich and the tastiest .A lot of our friend had the whitefish too, Service was also great

Thank Norbert D
Reviewed 4 April 2017

I enjoyed the food but I'm not sure it is worth the cost. The atmosphere is great as well as the view. Our service was okay but not great. Overall the price of the food seems very high for what you get.

Thank Nicole L
Reviewed 31 March 2017

First I love the parking. So darn hard to find a good place to eat with a convenient place to park. Just there for lunch, had a turkey sandwich. Couldn't believe how good a sandwich it was. Service was good. Nice view of the bay.

Thank batc6366
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Arrived at restaurant at 5:00 PM for an early dinner. We did not have reservations which annoyed the hostess. We were told we could not have a booth with a bay view. We sat and ate dinner three rows away from bay view windows while...More

1  Thank Eric S
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

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

1  Thank Jim G
Reviewed 19 February 2017

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...More

1  Thank Patti M
Reviewed 14 February 2017

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

Thank Seniortrip2015
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...More

Thank es3352015
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.

1  Thank Mariahjane99
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Shelly W
What was the name of the restaurant before it was Harrington's?
12 February 2017|
Response from Stacey B | Property representative |
The building was home to two previous restaurants: Freshwater Lodge and Switzer's by the Bay-- neither of which are associated with Harrington's By The Bay. We hope this helps!
1) do you have a gluten free menu? 2) dress code? 3) take reservations for party of 14?
12 January 2015|
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Response from Stacey B | Property representative |
Thank you to all who helped us by answering the above. We do have a Gluten Free menu; dress code is casual; parties of 14 or less can call the restaurant at 231.421.9393 and parties of 15 or more should call our event... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$40
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, View
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
  • E-mail
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.