A charming waterfront town located on the deepest harbor in the Great Lakes, Harbor Springs is home to beautiful parks and trails—and great local restaurants. Here you’ll find some of the best outdoor dining along the shores of Little Traverse Bay. These Harbor Springs restaurants with outdoor seating offer everything from fine dining to classic bar foods to traditional Polish delicacies—all with incredible views. Fuel up, then check out these beaches and trails

1. Turkey’s Café & Pizzeria

250 E. Main St. | 231.526.6041

Housed in one of Harbor Spring’s oldest buildings, Turkey’s handmade, loaded-with-toppings pizzas are a favorite of many locals and visitors. 

 2. Stafford’s Pier Restaurant

102 Bay St. | 231.526.6201

A well-rounded menu with seafood, choice cuts of meat, sandwiches and sides guarantees everyone will find something they love. The Pier serves up more than 60 wines to complete your meal, with a beautiful outdoor patio right on Harbor Point and Little Traverse Bay.

3. The Paper Station Bistro

145 E. Main St. | 231.242.4680

Sandwiches, burgers, salads and sides galore can be found at this downtown street-side bistro serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.

4. Vernales Restaurant

3018 M-119 | 231.242.4777

This Harbor Springs chophouse also has a sports bar, wine bar and outdoor patio. 

5. Pierson’s Grille & Spirits

130 State St. | 231.526.2967

Dog-friendly and open 365 days a year, Pierson’s serves up signature cocktails, sushi rolls and dinner options that’ll keep you coming back. A large patio has views of Little Traverse Bay.

6. Polish Kitchen

8418 M-119 | 231.838.5377

Bringing you the best in classic Polish cuisine, the dishes made by these Polish masters are the perfect thing to warm you up on a chilly day. With everything from soups to pastries and meats, find your favorite delicacy while you enjoy the beauty of Harbor Springs.