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Bay View Inn 2011 Woodland Avenue Petoskey, Michigan 49770

Dining Features & Events

Murder Mystery Dinner


Local detectives and out of town sleuths are invited to join us for a four course interactive murder mystery dinner. Murder Mystery entertainment provided by Murder Mysteries Ink with “Inspector Russell”

Murder Mystery Dinner
Friday, October 30, 6 pm & Saturday, October 31, 6 pm
Four course meal, murder mystery event and a cash bar
$49 per guest (includes tax & gratuities)

Murder Mystery Lodging Package
Friday - Sunday, October 30 - November 1
• Two nights lodging
• Breakfast each morning
• Murder Mystery Dinner on Saturday evening
Package starts at $299 (based on two guests per room, plus tax)
Make your reservations today - 231-347-2771.

Murder Mystery Dinner Menu
Hot spinach & artichoke dip
Cash Bar

Cherry bibb salad with Inn-baked rolls

Chicken & beef duo plate
Beef tenderloin medallion prepared with a hunter’s sauce paired with Stafford’s famous chicken dijon served with whipped potatoes and zucchini squash medley

Fall apple crisp with fresh whipped cream

Vegan and gluten free dinner option available – please request at time of reservation.
Latino Cakes, Corn & Chiles

A Stafford's Thanksgiving For Everyone


Thursday, November 26, 11:30 am to 4:30 pm

We feel especially compelled to give thanks this year for family, neighbors, friends and this amazing corner of northern Michigan we call home. We invite you to come celebrate the warmth and togetherness of Thanksgiving at Stafford’s.

Traditional Thanksgiving Buffet
Chef carved turkey and ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, squash, BBQ pork loin, grilled salmon, green bean casserole, tomato pudding, sweet potatoes, housemade macaroni and cheese, pumpkin bisque soup, tossed salad, cranberry relish, broccoli salad, dinner rolls, cobbler, pumpkin and apple pie
$27.95 per adult, $13.95 per child

Turkeys To Go
A complete Thanksgiving meal to enjoy in the comfort of your own home!
Serves 6 to 8 people, $139.

Reservations are recommended, 231-347-2771.

Sunday Brunch


Sundays, 8:30 am to 1:30 pm

Chef Carved Meats
Ham and turkey

Breakfast Items
Bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, American fried potatoes

Lunch Entrées
Chicken du jour, fish du jour, pasta du jour

Nana’s tomato pudding, vegetarian quiche, fresh fruit, chilled soup, cheese spreads, smoked whitefish, salads, garden variety vegetables

Stafford’s famous sticky pecan buns, buttery Danish rolls, warm bread pudding, fruit topped with farmer’s cheese blintzes, Bay View Inn mini sweets

Homemade Waffle Station
Eggs Benedict Station

Many of our items are gluten-free friendly!

$21.95 per adult, $12.95 per child
Reservations are recommended, 231-347-2771.

Santa Brunch


Sunday, December 6, 10 am to 1:30 pm

Santa could probably stand to pass on a few meals, but you won’t want to miss this one!

Bring the little ones for a splendid holiday brunch and some quality time with the Big Guy. Pictures with Santa, too! Santa will be here from 10 am to 1:30 pm. Be sure to bring your camera.

Adults: $21.95, Children: $12.95. Advanced reservations recommended! Call today, 231-347-2771.

Christmas Dinner


Friday, December 25, 12 to 5 pm

It’s hard to reconnect with family and friends if you’re slaving away in the kitchen. Enjoy our Christmas Day Buffet!

Chef-Carved Meats
Turkey, Ham, Prime Rib

Grilled Salmon with Pineapple Mango Salsa, Pork Loin with Black Currant Sauce

Hot Accompaniments
Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Stuffing, Acorn and Butternut Squash, Green Bean Casserole, Tomato
Pudding, Sweet Potatoes, Cheese Tortellini Provencal

Tossed Salad, Seafood Chowder, Cranberry Relish, Broccoil Salad, Dinner Rolls, Cheese Tray, Smoked Whitefish Spread, Shrimp Cocktail

Peppermint Cheesecake, Apple Pie, Mixed Berry Cobbler

Reservations are recommended, 231-347-2771.
$31.95 per adult, $16.95 per child.

New Year's Eve


Thursday, December 31, 5:30 to 8:30 pm

Ring in the new year in the Roselawn Dining Room at Stafford's Bay View Inn! Our holiday buffet features:

Chef’s Carving Station
Turkey, Prime Rib

Crab Stuffed Whitefish with Hollandaise, Artichoke Chicken, Mussels in a Garlic Butter Sauce

Hot Accompaniments
Seafood Newberg with Puff Shells, Green Beans, Twice Baked Potatoes, Oysters Rockefeller, Seafood Pasta

Smoked Whitefish, Tomato Basil Soup, Shrimp Cocktail, Salmon Spread, Assorted Cheese, Dinner Rolls

Chocolate Fountain, Chocolate Torte, Mixed Berry Cobbler

Reservations are recommended, 231-347-2771. $31.95 per adult, $17.95 per child (age 4 to 11).