Harbor Inn & Ale

Harbor Inn & AleHarbor Inn & Ale
6 Ratings
Harbor Inn & AleHarbor Inn & Ale

Type: Bar, Eatery

13993 Laplaisance Rd
Monroe, Michigan, 48161
United States

(734) 384-3604 | map

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Added by robg2251 on 04-20-2009

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of wingedeel
3.58/5  rDev -10.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Harbor Inn barely qualifies as a beer destination, but it is most certainly an old throw back bar/restaurant. They had 7-8 taps, a couple of which were blown from the night before. A few tolerable selections remained, and we might have just hit them at a bad time beer wise.

Food was decent, had some creamed herring that was rather sour, but the fish was plentiful, as well as a nice salad with dried Michigan cherries.

Atmosphere was decent, in an old timey way, and our server was nice. Another server there, however, was rather loud and obnoxious.

An okay place, but I wouldn't go out of my way. Location is just a minute or two off 75.

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Photo of Raime
4/5  rDev +0.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Brenden
3.75/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4

This is a good restaurant in general and, if in Monroe, one of the few good places to get craft on tap. The atmosphere isn't great but it is pretty good, a little dim and catering to a more casual crowd. There are 8 taps total, mostly very local stuff. In fact, all were Michigan at my first stop in with the exception of one. I do like the food, and it's good, but I'm not sure it's enough to justify the prices. You're okay if you stick with the simpler stuff, though, which is better than so-called "pub grub." The service is very quick and friendly, and I've been to very few places where the waitresses were quicker to refill water and make sure everything is good. I would recommend this place as a good one for beer, though the "wales, bro" crowd might not like it.

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Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of JohannDerWingman
3.9/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Good food. Better than average beer selection. So-so atmosphere (unless you are a boater or retiree).

OK, so you don't come here for the atmosphere but the food is above average for standard Mid-western cuisine, nothing gourmet, but albeit, nothing bad either! Good burgers!

"Good" beer selection is limited but they do have a few gems from time to time. Sadly the average customer is more likely to order a Bud than a Bell's. Was happy to find Atwater Chocolate Decadence, Founder's Cerise, and several other Michigan beers on tap.

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Photo of thebends1
4.45/5  rDev +11.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Great local restaurant.

Great microbrew beer selection (rotating tap of about 8 microbrews, mostly micros from Michigan) and excellent food compliment this place. Not only do they have great beer and food they also have excellent service. The many times we have gone there the service has stood out. The waitresses go out of their way to be sure you are satisfied. This only helps to spread good word of mouth about an establishment. There was an occasion where we walked in with a group of 6 or 7 and it was a good friend's birthday that night. We told the waitress that it was his birthday and we just figured that they would give him a shot or something. The manager came back to the table with shots for the entire table. Talk about going out of their way. Then he came back and gave the birthday boy an additional shot. We took note of this. So we have coming back ever since to continue to be wowed by the great beer and food. This is exactly what Monroe needed. Keep up the great work Harbor Inn!

Beers: Over the last few times visiting Harbor Inn their beer selections have included Bells, Dark Horse, Arcadia, Founders (They had KBS on tap once!!), New Holland and Original Gravity (Milan, MI). Nice mix of Michigan beers.

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Harbor Inn & Ale in Monroe, MI
Place rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 6 ratings
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