Welcome to the Harbor Cafe'

The Harbor Cafe has been a long time tradition in beautiful downtown Elk Rapids.

It's the place to meet for breakfast and lunch.
Local or visitor to our beautiful area? No one is a stranger.
Breakfast is served all day and we start offering lunch at 11am

We now have new lunch plate specials!
Eat them here or take them home for later! They are delicious!!
We have Open face Hot Turkey, Hot Roast Beef and Hot Meatloaf sandwiches.
Each comes with mashed potatoes, gravy and applesauce!

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We are located downtown in the Village of Elk Rapids among the many wonderful shops, beaches and harbor.
Come join us for a fabulous meal, do some shopping, walk to the beach or just sit and people watch at our outdoor tables during the summer months.

In addition to our regular breakfast and lunch items our chef also prepares homemade specialty soups and his own custom recipes for breakfast and lunch.
Be sure to ask what specialties we are offering during your visit.

Check us out on 9 and 10 News' segment called McGowan's Menu

Our Huevos Rancheros and Blueberry and Cream Stuffed French Toast are must tries.
**We also have some specialties ...The Taco Omelet, Reuben Omelet, Bacon Cheeseburger Omelet, Cinnamon Caramel French Toast, Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes and our FAMOUS Pancake Parfait.

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The Harbor Cafe' is proud and honored that of the thousands of restaurants in the area, they have been nominated for
Best Omelet
Best Burger
Best Soup (our Crab and Mushroom and also for our Cherry Cactus Chili)
Best Restaurant that uses local food
Best Restaurant you can boat to
Best Diner

Best Waitress
Best Chef

in Traverse Magazine's Red Hot Best of 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015


Locally owned and operated at
129 River St.
Elk Rapids MI 49629



Visiting Elk Rapids?

Check out the Chamber of Commerce's event list.
You may also want to take a walk to the Edward C. Grace Memorial Harbor, only a block away from the Harbor Cafe'.
We have many antique and specialty shops downtown and don't forget all the local golf courses

Also be sure to check out the Elk Rapids Welcome video below