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25 Ottawa Ave. SW; 805-5581, twentyfivegr. com. $-$$$. Angel’s Thai Cafe —– Large selection of Thai cuisine. Open daily. 136 Monroe Center NW; 454-9801, angelsthaicafe.
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com. $, $$. Bar Divani — A wine bar that offers specialty liquor and beer, a large array of small plates, appetizers, flat breads, salads, desserts and entrees. Closed Sunday. 15 Ionia Ave. SW, 774-WINE (9463), bar-divani. com.
$$$. Bentham’s Riverfront Restaurant — This Amway Grand Plaza restaurant offers American cuisine with a view of the Grand River and its bridges. Open daily. 187 Monroe Ave. NW, 774-2000, amwaygrand. com/benthams.
html. $$. Big O’ Cafe — Cozy downtown eatery features Italian entrees, handcrafted specialty pizzas, gourmet sub sandwiches, appetizers and homemade soup. Closed Sunday. 80 Ottawa Ave. NW, 451-1887, bigospizzas. com.
$. Bistro Bella Vita — Downtown eatery next to Van Andel Arena offers Mediterranean cuisine made with fresh ingredients purchased from local farmers in season and paired with beverage offerings. Open weekdays for lunch and dinner; Saturday and Sunday for dinner only. 44 Grandville Ave.
SW, 222-4600, bistrobellavita. com.
$$, $$$. Blue Plate — Restaurant and lounge on the ground level of the Courtyard by Marriott in Plaza Towers serves comfort-food favorites with a twist. Open daily. 11 Monroe Ave. NW, 242-6000.
$-$$. Bobarino’s — Offers wood-fired pizzas, salads, handmade pasta and entrees; located inside The B. Open daily, live entertainment Tuesday-Sunday. 20 Monroe Ave. NW, 356-2000, thebob.
com. $$. Bull’s Head Tavern — In a convenient spot for dinner before a show downtown or as a watering hole after work; offers wide assortment of entrees, dinner-sized salads and sandwiches. Closed Sunday. 188 Monroe Ave. NW, 454-3580, thebullsheadtavern. com.
$$. Charley’s Crab — Extensive menu of steak and seafood items, highlighted by lobster, pasta, fish and, of course, crab.
Reservations recommended. Open daily. 63 Market Ave. SW, 459-2500, muer. com. $$, $$$.
The Chop House — Fine dining spot boasts aged, USDA prime steaks, including less pricey Black Angus beef selections and various entrees. Sides and salads priced separately.
Optional dessert dining in downstairs lounge, La Dolce Vita. Closed Sunday. 190 Monroe Ave.
NW, 451-6131, thechophouserestaurant. com. $$$. CitySen Lounge — Small plates and appetizers, inventive cocktails and local brews served in a contemporary setting in the CityFlats Hotel. Open daily. 83 Monroe Center, 608-1720, cityflatshotel.
com. $$. Cottage Bar — American fare, including award-winning chili, in the oldest eatery in the city’s core. Famous for the Cottage burger. Full dinner menu and outside cafe during summer. Closed Sunday.
8 LaGrave Ave. SE, 454-9088, cottagebar. biz. $. Cygnus 27 — Globally infused American cuisine served with terrific view of downtown from 27th floor of the Amway Grand Plaza.
Reservations recommended. Open Tuesday-Saturday; Sunday brunch available mid-September through mid-May. 187 Monroe Ave.
NW, 774-2000, amwaygrand. com. $$$. Flanagan’s — Full-service menu offers pub-style food and drink specials; entertainment. Closed Sunday.
139 Pearl St. NW, 454-7852, flanagansgr. com. $.
Founders Brewing Company — Microbrewery offers hand-crafted sandwiches and appetizers. Open daily. 235 Grandville Ave. SW; 776-1195, foundersbrewing. com.
Sports — Sports bar with more than 40 TVs, pool tables and an outdoor patio. Serves signature pizzas, burgers and salads. Located in Amway Grand Plaza’s Pantlind Lobby.
Open Monday-Saturday. 187 Monroe Ave. NW; 774-2000, amwaygrand. com/gp_sports. html.
$$. Gilly’s — Fresh fish selections. Located on the first level inside The B. Closed Sunday. 20 Monroe Ave.
NW, 356-2000, thebob. com. $$, $$$. The Grand Coney —True-blue Coney dogs, homestyle dinners, burgers, salads, sandwiches, Mexican fare, dessert and breakfast. Open daily. 809 Michigan St.
NE, 776-5580. $.
Grand Woods Lounge — Sports-bar-meets-post-work-hangout kind of place, with an outdoorsy feel (year-round porch with a snowmelt system). Steaks, sandwiches, salads. 77 Grandville Ave. SW, 451-4300, woodslounge.
com. $$. The Heritage Restaurant — Located in the Applied Technology Center at Grand Rapids Community College, this dining spot offers hands-on experience for culinary students as well as an exceptional menu. Open during selected times September through mid-April and for lunch May-June. 151 Fountain St.
NE, 234-3700, www. grcc. edu/heritage. $-$$$.
Hopcat — Bustling downtown pub offers nearly 50 beers on tap, 150 bottles and a selection of sandwiches, appetizers, salads and entrees that pair well with a variety of brews. Many Michigan and micro-brews available. Entertainment every Thursday; no cover. Open daily.
25 Ionia Ave. SW, 451-4677, hopcatgr. com. $, $$. J Bar — Steakhouse inside The B.
with a celebrated wine list; menu mostly a la carte.
Closed Sunday. 20 Monroe Ave. NW, 356-2000, thebob. com.
$$$. J. Gardella’s Tavern — Right around the corner from Van Andel Arena in a historic building, this tavern offers light meals, daily specials, sandwiches, soups, appetizers, salads and a limited dessert menu. Closed Sunday. 11 Ionia Ave. SW, 459-8824, jgardellastavern.
Leo’s — Dressy-casual restaurant’s menu changes daily; fresh fish and a variety of other entrees, including pastas, steaks and salads. Closed Sunday. 60 Ottawa Ave.
NW, 454-6700, leosrestaurant. com. $$, $$$. Louis Benton Steakhouse — Steaks, seafood and appetizer options.
Reservations recommended. Closed Sunday. Lunch offered weekdays. 77 Monroe Center NW, 454-7455, louisbenton.
com. $$, $$$. Marado — Sushi served in austere auspices with a small sushi bar. 47 Monroe Center NW, Suite 200, 742-6793. $, $$.
Mojo’s Piano Bar & Restaurant — Dueling piano shows and a full-service menu featuring a variety of entrees, including steak, chicken, pasta and shrimp. Open Wednesday-Saturday. 180 Monroe Ave. NW, 776-9000, mojospianobar. com. O’Toole’s Public House — Irish pub fare with appetizers, burgers, fish and chips, wraps.
Open daily. 448 Bridge St. NW, 742-6095. $. One Trick Pony — Frequently evolving flavor combinations; brick oven pizzas, pasta or Jamaican entrees, vegetarian dishes. Lunch and dinner; full bar, extensive wine list. Closed Sunday.
136 E. Fulton St.
235-7669, onetrick. biz.
$, $$. Ottawa Tavern — Features build-your-own burger menu, salads, appetizers, various entrees; Bite offers breakfast and lunch options. Closed Sunday. 151 Ottawa Ave. NW, 451-8000, thegilmorecollection. com. $, $$.
Pearl Street Grill — Holiday Inn Hotel dining room offers breakfast, lunch and dinner featuring a menu with a variety of American cuisine. Open daily. 310 Pearl St. NW, 235-7611, holidayinn. com/grandrapidsdt. $, $$.
Reserve — This wine bar welcomes those who know about wine, or want to learn more. Small plates are meant to share, and you can build your own servings of cheese and meats. Menu changes according to available ingredients. Big-city ambience and reasonable pricing. Closed Sunday. 201 Monroe Ave. NW, 855-9463, reservegr.
com. $$. Rockwell Republic — California-influenced cuisine features pasta, steaks and seafood as well as extensive shared-plate selections, and sushi. Open daily. 45 S. Division Ave. 551-3563, rockwellsrepublic.
com. $, $$. San Chez Bistro & Cafe — Eatery offers tapas (appetizers), some full-dinner entrees, variety of Spanish-style sandwiches, salads, desserts, coffees and sangria. Open daily; special hours Sunday. 38 W. Fulton St. 774-8272, sanchezbistro.
com. $, $$. six. one. six — JW Marriott Hotel’s signature restaurant delivers market-inspired food. Nearly everything is made from scratch, including sauces, stocks, dressings and sorbet made in-house. Open daily.
235 Louis St. 242-1448, ilovethejw. com/dining. $$, $$$. SpeakEZ Lounge — Casual "speakeasy" style pub with an eclectic menu of sandwiches, pastas and signature sauces. Open daily 11 a.
to 2 p. 600 Monroe Ave. NW, 458-3125, speakezlounge. com.
$$. Tavern on the Square — Pub atmosphere offering a wide array of American small plates, salads, soup. Patio dining, weather permitting. Selection of domestic and imported craft beer. Open daily. 100 Ionia Ave, SW, 456-7673, tavernonthesquare.
com. $$. Tre Cugini — Upscale restaurant offers authentic Italian dishes created with homemade pasta, along with Mediterranean and fusion cuisine. seafood, steaks and chops.
Closed Sunday. 122 Monroe Center NW, 235-9339, trecugini. com. $$$.
XO Asian Cuisine — Thai, Japanese and Chinese cuisine ranging from curries to noodles, fried rice and stir-fries. Open daily. 50 Monroe Center NW, 235-6969, xoasiancuisine. com. $, $$. Z’s Grille and Bar —A watering hole that offers a diverse menu with burgers and sandwiches, as well as a few entrees and desserts; patio seating during the summer.
Open daily. 168 Louis Campau NW, 454-3141, zsbar. com. $. The Acorn Grille at Thousand Oaks — American dishes, including duck, seafood and steaks, are offered at this year-round golf course eatery. Open daily (noon-7 p.
Sundays during golf season). 4100 Thousand Oaks Drive NE, 447-7750, thousandoaksgolf. com.
$$. Blue Water Grill — Italian, Mediterranean and American cuisine, including wood-fired pizza, seafood, steak, chops, salads, sandwiches and more; lake views. Open daily. 5180 Northland Drive NE, 363-5900, thegilmorecollection. com/bluewatergrill. $, $$.
Bostwick Lake Inn — Seafood, steaks, pasta, salads and more; summer entertainment and special menu on the deck Monday-Thursday. Open Monday-Saturday year-round. Closed Sunday.
8521 Belding Road, Rockford, 874-7290, bostwicklakeinn. com. $$.
Bud and Stanley’s Pub & Grub — Casual dining spot offers Mexican and Italian fare, including sandwiches and wraps. Open daily. 1701 Four Mile Road NE, 361-9782, budandstanleys. com. $.
Charlie’s Bar and Grille — Casual neighborhood restaurant offers ethnic entrees and more. Closed Sundays.
3519 Plainfield Ave. NE; 364-0567. $, $$. Cheers — With several TV screens and a broad menu, this restaurant/pub borders on being a sports bar and a family-style eatery; nightly dinner specials, homemade soups.
Open daily. 3994 Plainfield Ave. NE; 363-1188. $.
The Corner Bar — Home of the Hot Dog Hall of Fame also offers signature salads, pasta, Mexican dinners, sandwiches, steak and more. Open daily. 31 N. Main St.
Rockford, 866-9866, rockfordcornerbar. com. $. Fred’s Italian Restaurant Pizzeria & Grill — Spaghetti, pizza, hearty sandwiches, seafood, chicken, salads and other Italian dishes. Closed Sunday. 3619 Plainfield Ave.
NE, 361-8994, fredspizza. com. $. Golden Dragon —Chinese restaurant offers extensive menu with soups, noodle and rice dishes and operates a Japanese steakhouse dining room. Closed Sunday.
3629 Plainfield Ave. NE, 363-1318. $, $$. Golden Wok — This spot in the Knapp’s Corner area features a wide variety of lunch and dinner items. Open daily.
1971 East Beltline Ave. NE; 363-8880. $, $$. Graydon’s Crossing — Traditional English country and Indian cuisine in a cozy pub setting; 35 draft beers and a good selection of wine. Open daily. 1223 Plainfield Ave.
NE, 726-8260, graydonscrossing. com. $, $$. Grill One Eleven — American cuisine with seasonal array of appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches and main entrees.
Open daily. 111 Courtland St. NE, Rockford, 863-3111, grilloneeleven.
com. $, $$. Honey Creek Inn — A casual pub serving lunch and dinner, the “downtown Cannonsburg” eatery is a popular spot. Closed Sunday. 8025 Cannonsburg Road NE, 874-7849. $. Lai Thai Kitchen — Asian eatery offers large selection of entrees, appetizers and soups.
Closed Sundays. 1621 Leonard St.
NE, 456-5730, laithaikitchen. com. $. Malarky’s — Family-friendly Chicago pub and sports bar featuring appetizers, salads, burgers, sandwiches, paninis and pizzas. 3210 Deposit Drive NE, 808-2956 or www. malarkyswm.
com. $, $$. The Melting Pot — Interactive restaurant offers a variety of fondues, from melted cheese appetizers to main course entrees, four-course dinners and chocolate fondue desserts. Open daily. 2090 Celebration Drive NE, Suite 130, 365-0055, meltingpot.
com. $$, $$$.
Mill Creek Tavern — Just down the road from Fifth Third Ballpark, this watering hole offers daily soups, wet burritos and burgers. Closed Sunday. 3874 West River Drive NE, Comstock Park, 784-3806.
$, $$. Ming Ten — All-you-can-eat Japanese and Chinese buffet, plus full menu. Open daily. 2090 Celebration Drive NE, Suite 215, 365-3989. $, $$. Rak Thai Bistro — “Thai fusion” menu mixes traditional Thai recipes and sauces with elements of Chinese and Japanese cuisine into recipes.
Asian bubble tea and a casual ambience complement recognizable entrees with uncommon twists. Closed Sundays. 5260 Northland Drive NE, 363-2222, rakthaibistro.
com. $, $$. Red Hot Inn — Chili dogs, burgers, sandwiches, salads, breakfast all day. Closed Sundays. 3175 E. Leonard St.
NE, 956-9425, redhotinn. net. $.
Red Jet Cafe — An atmospheric melange of coffeehouse, bar and modern restaurant make up the most casual of the Gilmore Collection eateries; offers wood-fired pizzas, sandwiches, entrees, appetizers, breakfast plates. Open daily. 1431 Plainfield Ave. NE, 719-5500, thegilmorecollection. com.
$, $$. Reds on the River — Beautiful views of the Rogue River combine with first-class dining indoors and out, and a menu featuring seafood, steak and signature dishes. Closed Sunday. 8 E. Bridge St. NE, Rockford, 863-8181, reds-live.
com. $$$. The Restaurant at Boulder Creek — Located in the clubhouse at Boulder Creek Golf Club, restaurant serves appetizers, salads, sandwiches, burgers, steak, chicken and seafood dinners, and prime rib on Friday and Saturday only. Deck open during summer. Closed Sundays.
5750 Brewer Ave. NE, 363-1330, bouldercreekgolfclub. com. $, $$. Rogue River Tavern — Fresh seafood and steaks; live entertainment. 4 N. Main St.
NE, Rockford, 866-9042, roguerivertavern. com. $, $$. Sazerac Lounge — Specialize in pizza, burgers, salads, New Orleans/Cajun fare. Open daily. 1418 Plainfield Ave. NE, 451-0010, thesazeraclounge.
com. $, $$. The Score Restaurant and Sports Bar — High-tech sports entertainment, varied menu, fun ambience. Along with pizza, offerings include hand-cut steaks, seafood, chicken, ribs and homemade meatloaf. Open daily.
5301 Northland Drive NE, 301-0600, thescore-restaurant. com.
$, $$. Timbers Inn Restaurant and Tavern — Lodge atmosphere with menu offerings that include burgers, fish, steak and more. Live music in summer. Open daily. 6555 Belding Road NE, Rockford, 874-5553, timbersinn. net. $, $$.
Twisted Rooster — Traditional favorites with exciting “twists. ” Open daily. 1600 East Beltline Ave. NE; 301-8171, twisted-rooster.
com. $$. Urbane’s Fat Boy Burgers — Specialize in burgers and breakfast. Everything is made from scratch. Homemade breakfast sausage, soups and chili. Burgers ground fresh daily. Open daily.
2450 Plainfield Ave. NE, 447-2200. $. Westwood at the Crossing — Features specialty sandwiches, appetizers and home-cooked style meals. Open daily.
5760 West River Drive NE, 363-5104, thewestwood. us.
$, $$. Amore Trattoria Italiana — Simple Italian dishes made from scratch with local adaptations using fresh seasonal food; menu set up in courses. Open Tuesday-Sunday.
5080 Alpine Ave. NW, 785-5344.
amoretrattoriaitaliana. com. $, $$. Dugan’s Pub & Grille — Restaurant and classic bar located at the Highlands Golf Club. Excellent menu and daily specials. Winter hours: 10:30 a.
-9 p. Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a. -2 p.
Sunday brunch; Summer: open daily. 2715 Leonard St. NW, 453-2454, www. dugansgr. com $-$$.
Fire Mountain — All-you-can-eat buffet offers classic homestyle entrees, seafood, steak and ribs. Open daily. 3725 Alpine Ave. NW, Comstock Park, 785-1200, ryans.
The Kopper Top — Great burgers, sandwiches, chicken and fish baskets. Closed Sunday. 638 Stocking Ave.
NW; 459-2001. $. The Landing Restaurant and Lounge — Riverfront dining inside the Radisson Riverfront, featuring seafood, steaks and prime rib, plus German specialties and Sunday brunch.
Reservations recommended. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Entertainment Wednesday-Sunday evenings.
270 Ann St. NW; 363-7748, ontherivergr. com. $$.
Le Kabob -- Mediterranean and Middle Eastern favorites. Open daily. 4022 Alpine Ave. NW; 647-9722, lekabobgr. com.
$-$$. Little Mexico Cafe — Authentic Mexican food with many parrillada offerings (big meat and seafood platters) served in a volcanic rock dish. Open daily, 401 Stocking Ave. NW, 456-0517. $, $$.
Maggie’s Kitchen — One of West Michigan’s most popular places for Mexican fare. Open daily. 615 Bridge St. NW; 458-8583. $. Pop’s Family Restaurant — Breakfast served all day, American and Mexican offerings, specials.
Open daily. 1339 Walker Village Drive NW, 453-9339. $. Salvatore’s Italian Restaurant —Features family recipes and traditional Italian favorites such as pasta dishes, pizza and submarine sandwiches. Open daily. 654 Stocking Ave.
NW, 454-4280. $. Shamrock Bar & Grill — Restaurant and sports bar offers limited menu with dinners and children’s menu. Open daily. 2501 Wilson Ave. NW, 735-3888.
$$. Swan Inn Restaurant —Opened in 1957, the dining companion to the Swan Inn Motel has become a community mainstay and offers a diverse, homestyle menu, weekend specials, breakfasts, ice cream shop open in summer. Open daily. 5182 Alpine Ave. NW, 784-1245, swaninnmotel. com.
$. Tillman’s — American-style food with seafood, pasta and steaks. Closed Sunday. 1245 Monroe Ave.
NW, 451-9266. $, $$. Walker Roadhouse — Diverse menu featuring sandwiches and salads, seafood, pasta, chicken, ribs and steaks. Closed Sunday. 3272 Remembrance Road NW, Walker; 791-9922, thewalkerroadhouse. com.
$$. Aka Saka Sushi — Offers sushi and several Korean dishes in addition to Japanese. Closed Sunday. 6252 28th St. SE; 977-0444.
$, $$. BD’s Mongolian Barbecue —Diners choose their own meats, seafood, oils and spices and watch as cooks grill the concoctions in front of them. Open daily. 2619 28th St.
SE; 957-7500, gomongo. com.
$, $$. Bar Louie — Eclectic menu from Southwest, classic American, Italian, and Cajun fare to hearty sandwiches, burgers and salads.
Open daily. 3191 28th St. SE. in Woodland Mall, 885-9050.
$$. Bartertown Diner — Delicious, often hearty veggie, vegan and raw offerings; menu varies depending on availability of ingredients. Try desserts from Roc’s Cupcakes. Eclectic atmosphere. 6 Jefferson Ave. SE, 233-3219.
$. Bella Mia Pizzeria — Specialty of the house is the stone-fired pizza, cooked directly on the baking stone, in traditional Italian style. Also Chicago-style pizzas, sandwiches, entrees such as chicken and seafood, and desserts such as cheesecake and homemade dessert pies. Open daily. 6333 Kalamazoo Ave.
SE, 554-9930. $. Beltline Bar —The longtime favorite is known for wet burritos and great service, consistent food and a broad menu of Mexican entrees; plenty of appetizers and a kids’ menu also available. Open daily. 16 28th St.
SE; 245-0494, beltlinebar. com.
$. Blue Dragon —Mostly Chinese dishes along with some Korean. Open daily for dinner Closed Sundays. 8980 N. Rodgers Ct.
SE, Caledonia; 891-6961. $. Bombay Cuisine — Traditional Indian dishes and a rich repertoire of vegetarian selections. Open daily. 1420 Lake Drive SE; 456-7055. $, $$.
Bonefish Grill — Located In Terrazzo Plaza, Bonefish offers fancy fishery. Market-fresh fish are flown in daily. Open daily.
1100 East Paris Ave. SE, in Terrazzo Plaza, 949-7861, bonefishgrill. com. $$. Brewery Vivant — Microbrewery and brasserie specializing in Belgian and French beers and cuisine in a setting reminiscent of a Belgian monastery.
Open daily for dinner and weekends for lunch. 925 Cherry St. SE, 719-1604, breweryvivant. com. $$.
Brick Road Pizza — Yummy soups, salads and sandwiches (vegan, too), pasta and dozens of pizza options. Open daily. 1017 Wealthy St. SE, 719-2409, brickroadpizza. com. $, $$.
Cabana Tres Amigos — Family-friendly establishment offers grandiose portions at wallet-friendly prices, with a wide variety of traditional Mexican dishes, including vegetarian, beef, chicken, seafood and pork. Open daily. 1409 60th St. SE; 281-6891. $, $$. Cascade Roadhouse — Neighborhood spot serves beef and seafood, along with sandwiches and “basket” meals and homemade popovers. 6817 Cascade Road SE; 949-1540.
$$. Cheero’s Sports & Sushi Grill — You want a burger with your sushi? Or a wrap or pizza? Eatery offers a sports bar ambience with a traditional sushi bar. Family friendly; patio dining in season. 2510 Burton St. SE; 608-3062.
$$. China City Restaurant — Asian cuisine serves soups, appetizers, vegetarian and seafood entrees. Open daily. 5299 Eastern Ave. SE, 257-7038.
$. The Cobblestone — Spa-like ambiance meets a varied bistro menu ranging from Asian to Italian to Cuban to Americana comfort foods, as well as a breakfast menu that includes many healthy start choices. Open daily. 9818 Cherry Valley Ave SE, Caledonia, 588-3223, mycobblestone.
com. $$, $$$. The Electric Cheetah — Artsy, urban and neighborhood-friendly eatery features fresh, flavorful, homemade cuisine with gourmet appeal. Great for the budget-minded. Open daily. 1015 Wealthy St.
SE, 451-4779, www. electriccheetah. com.
$, $$. FireRock Grille — Stop by for small plates or well-prepared, reasonably priced entrees at this spot overlooking Stonewater Country Club.
Nice wine list and several signature drinks. Outdoor bar and patio in season. Open daily. 7177 Kalamazoo Ave. SE, Gaines Township; 656-9898, stonewatercc.
com. $, $$. Fleetwood Diner — Classic diner fare, Greek entrees and full dinners, as well as beer and wine. Known for its “Hippy Hash. ” Open daily. 2222 44th St. SE, Kentwood.
281-2300. $, $$. Fortune Chef — Varied menu includes breakfast all day, lunch specials, soups, salads, sandwiches, steak, pork chops, Chinese cuisine.
Open daily. 9353 Cherry Valley Ave. SE, Caledonia, 891-1388, fortunechefcaledonia.
com. $. Gaia Cafe — Vegetarian food, served with organic produce, in a casual setting. Closed Mondays, open for dinner Tuesday-Friday. 209 Diamond Ave. SE; 454-6233. $, $$.
Garden Room Cafe — Homemade dishes offered in a casual atmosphere. Open daily for breakfast and lunch, closed Monday. 2055 28th St.
SE, 452-8544. $. Gino's Pizza Eastown -- Authentic Italian food made from scratch, including pizza, sub sandwiches.
Delivery, late-night available. Closed Mondays. Open 5 p. -2 a. Sunday, Tuesday-Thursday; 5 p.
Friday-Saturday. 1556 Wealthy St. SE, 458-6522, www.
ginospizzaeastown. com. $. Great Lakes Shipping Co. — A popular nautically-themed steakhouse that also offers seafood, salads and desserts. Open daily. 2455 Burton St.
SE, 949-9440. $$, $$$. Green Well Gastro Pub — American gastro pub serves creative menu with scratch fare, tapas-style made with area’s seasonal produce and local ingredients.
More than 20 draught beers on tap from local micros, American crafts and traditional European-style brews. Wine list offers tier tasting.
Open daily for lunch and dinner. 924 Cherry St. SE; 808-3566. thegreenwell. com. $$.
The Grille at Watermark — Watermark Country Club offers a year-round casual restaurant, open to the public. Menu includes wood-fired pizzas.
Open daily, including Sunday brunch. 5500 Cascade Road SE; 949-0570, watermarkcc.
com. $$, $$$. Hooters — Appetizers, salads and sandwiches. Known for its wings — and its namesake ambience. Open daily.
3835 28th St. SE; 977-9464, hooters. com. $. Jade Garden — Oriental eatery offering a large selection of soups and appetizers to a full menu; serves exotic drinks. Open daily. 4514 Breton Road SE; 455-8888.
$. Mangiamo! — Housed in a beautiful historic mansion, this restaurant features an extensive menu of mostly Italian cuisine, including appetizers, several soups, sandwiches, salads, pizzas, pasta dishes and entrees. 1033 Lake Drive SE, 742-0600, thegilmorecollection. com. Open daily. $-$$$. Marco New American Bistro — Menu choices range from pan-fried walleye to braised beef short ribs to brick-oven-baked pizza, unique appetizers, desserts and fine selection of wine and beer.
Open Monday-Saturday, serving lunch Monday-Friday (Marco to Go open daily). 884 Forest Hill Ave. SE; 942-9100, marcobistro. com. $$, $$$. Marie Catrib’s — Hip bistro-like spot offers a great assortment of soups, sandwiches, Middle Eastern cuisine, daily specials and creative salads, all made with fresh ingredients and creative flair. Closed Sunday.
1001 Lake Drive SE, in East Hills Center of the Universe, 454-4020, mariecatribs. com.
$. Mediterranean Grills — Small, locally-owned eatery in Cascade Center offers authentic, well-prepared Middle Eastern fare. Includes gyros, kabobs, falafel and many other traditional Lebanese favorites. Open Monday through Saturday; Sunday by reservation. 6250 28th St.
SE, 949-9696. Mikado Sushi Restaurant — Variety of sushi and sashimi in addition to a full Japanese menu; shoji screens cover the windows and a full sushi bar greets diners. Closed Sunday. 3971 28th St. SE; 285-7666.
$$. Noto’s Old World Italian Dining — Italian favorites from the Noto family kitchen, emphasizing locally grown ingredients. Everything is homemade, from traditional entrees to lighter fare, and the wine list is extensive. Closed Sunday. 6600 28th St. SE; 493-6686, notosoldworld. com.
$$, $$$. Olives — Traditional Spanish tapas dining spot with cozy surroundings. Closed Sunday. 2162 Wealthy St. SE, 451-8611 eatatolives. com. $, $$.
Osta’s — Storefront restaurant offers Lebanese cuisine. Closed Sunday and Monday.
2228 Wealthy St. SE, 456-8999. $. Pal’s Diner — Breakfast served all day in this small diner with a big menu of American fare; stools at the counter. Closed Sunday. 6503 28th St. SE; 942-7257.
$, $$. Papa Vino’s Italian Kitchen — Old World Italian restaurant; huge portions. Open daily. 4570 28th St. SE, 285-5004, qdi. com. $$.
Pietro’s — Popular dining spot offers appetizers, salads, pastas and main entrees as well as family-style meals. Open daily. 2780 Birchcrest Drive SE; 452-3228, www.
$, $$. Pietro’s Back Door — Seven styles of pizza, breadsticks, pasta dishes and sandwiches. Open daily.
2780 Birchcrest SE (behind Pietro’s restaurant), 452-7488. $, $$. Rock Fire Grille — Classic menu offering steaks, seafood, pasta, wood-fired pizzas, and featuring an extensive wine list and an exhibition kitchen. Closed Sunday. 1144 East Paris Ave. SE, 977-9900, rockfiregrille.
com. $$, $$$. Romano’s Macaroni Grill — Authentic Italian casual dining restaurant featuring pasta, wood-fired pizza, grill and seafood dishes, traditional Italian desserts. Open daily.
5525 28th St. SE; 949-8430, macaronigrill. com. $, $$.
Rose’s Restaurant — On the shore of Reeds Lake, this popular spot offers daily specials made with fresh ingredients. Open daily. 550 Lakeside Drive SE; 458-1122. $$. Ruby Tuesday — Chain restaurant offers several entrees and a well-stocked salad bar with soups. Open daily.
3684 28th St. SE, 285-7917, rubytuesday. com.
$. San Marcos — Mexican eatery in Caledonia features a well-rounded menu with lots of options, including a variety of tacos, enchiladas, fajitas, quesadillas, burritos and a number of specialty items. Open daily. 9740 Cherry Valley SE, Caledonia; 891-2511. Schnitz’s Ada Grill — The grill is a deli by day and the home of casual, fine dining by night. Steaks, seafood, pasta, starters and homemade soups. Closed Sunday.
597 Ada Drive SE; 682-4660, schnitzdeli. com.
$$. Seoul Garden Restaurant — Traditional Korean cuisine; all dishes can be made vegetarian. Closed Sunday. 3321 28th St. SE; 956-1522. $$.
Shang Hai Ichiban — Asian cuisine eatery includes a bustling Japanese hibachi steakhouse and a more traditional Chinese restaurant; full takeout menu and sushi selections. Open daily. 3005 Broadmoor Ave. SE, Kentwood, 942-5120, shanghaiichiban.
com. $, $$. Soc Trang — Chinese and Vietnamese cuisine.
Open daily. 1831 Marketplace Drive SE, 871-9909, gosoctrang. com.
$. Spinnaker Restaurant & Lounge — Fish and seafood are specialties on menu that includes a seafood buffet on Fridays and prime rib and pasta on Saturdays. Open daily. 4747 28th St.
SE; 957-1111. $$. Sushi Kuni — Delightful decor, menu offers sushi, Japanese and Korean dishes. Open daily.
2901 Breton Road SE, 241-4141. $$. Szechuan Garden — Small, storefront Chinese restaurant known for its orange beef dish. Closed Monday.
1510 Wealthy St. SE; 456-9878. $.
Thai Fusion — Thai cuisine with a wide array of selections, all homemade. Diners can decide how hot they want it at this family owned and operated restaurant. Closed Sunday. 3097 Broadmoor Ave.
SE; 301-8883, thaifusiongr. com. $. Thai House — A range of Thai cuisine: Hot, sour, sweet and salty flavors are evident in the extensive menu. Closed Sunday and Monday. 6447 28th St. SE, Cascade, 285-9944.
$$. Thornapple — An eclectic menu of fabulous entrees, sandwiches, salads and more, combines fabulous flavors and diverse ingredients for a local take on fusion cuisine. Closed Sunday. 445 Ada Drive SE, Ada; 676-1233, thegilmorecollection. com. $$, $$$.
Tokyo Grill — This little eatery in Bretwood Center offers sushi, sashimi, miso soup, small Oriental-type salads and hibachi-prepared dinners of scallops, chicken, pork, steak and shrimp. Closed Sunday. 4478 Breton Road SE, 455-3433, tokyogrillsushi. com.
$. Wei Wei Palace Chinese Seafood Restaurant — This Cantonese restaurant specializes in dim sum, a meal made up of small items, steamed, baked or deep-fried, chosen by diners from carts paraded by waiters; each plate offers three to six pieces; fresh seafood from gigantic tanks in the dining room.
Closed Tuesdays (catch dim sum 11 a. -3 p.
daily). 4242 S. Division Ave. 724-1818. $. The Winchester — Menu features an intriguing variety of genres and focuses on locally grown ingredients and hormone-free meats.
Open daily. 648 Wealthy St. SE.
451-4969, winchestergr. com.
$. Yen Ching — Traditional Chinese, Mandarin and Szechuan cuisine. Open daily. 4605 28th St. SE, at the east end of the Roaring ’20s mall; 940-4111, yenchinggr. com. $, $$.
Alder Bar & Grille — Adjacent to Railside Golf Club, the restaurant offers a nice array of entrees, sandwiches, pizzas and homemade desserts, including wonderful ice cream. Open daily. 2500 76th St. SW, Byron Center; 878-1140, railsidegolf.
com $$. Bangkok View — Thai restaurant serves traditional ethnic cuisine, including Pad Thai. Closed Monday. 1233 28th St.
SW, 531-8070, bangkokviewthaifood. com. $.
Cancun Restaurant — Neighborhood restaurant in Grand Rapids’ burgeoning Latino community features seafood specialties from Mexico. Open daily. 1518 Grandville Ave. SW, 248-2824. $$. Chinatown — This is one of the oldest Asian eateries in town. Dine in, take out or buy ingredients at its market and cook at home.
Open daily. 69 28th St. SW, Wyoming, 452-3025, chinatowngrandrapids. com.
$. Cracker Barrel — One of the biggest restaurant chains of the South has a location just south of Grand Rapids, near RiverTown Crossings. Open daily.
4340 Kenowa Ave. SW, Grandville, 457-7219, crackerbarrel. com. $. Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que — Instead of napkins, Famous Dave’s provides rolls of paper towel.
Smoky, flame-kissed meat with lots of various sauces, salads, sandwiches, burgers, combo meals and desserts. Open daily.
4505 Canal Ave. SW, Grandville, 301-7711, famousdaves. com. $-$$$. Far East — Chinese, Vietnamese and Korean cuisine are served in a casually sophisticated setting. Open daily. 3639 Clyde Park Ave.
SW, Wyoming, 531-7176. $. Florentine Restaurant of Grandville — Italian and American cuisine.
Closed Sunday. 3245 28th St. SW, 534-5419. $$. Friends Diner — Variety of menu items, including steak, prime rib, chicken, burritos and breakfast all day. Open 24 hours daily.
244 28th St. SW, Wyoming, 452-9290. $. Golden Gate — Chinese restaurant offers about 50 dinners across a wide range of styles, along with egg rolls and desserts. Open daily.
4023 S. Division Ave.
534-7087. $. Grand Villa/Dungeon — Casual spot offers an extensive menu with a salad bar, steaks, Mexican cuisine, ribs and seafood. Closed Sunday. 3594 Chicago Drive SW, 538-1360. $. Holly’s Back Door Bar & Grill — The dining room in the Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel offers American fare in a casual setting.
Closed Monday and Sunday. 255 28th St. SW, 241-1417.
$$. Joe’s Chicago Pizza Co. — Chicago deep-dish pizza, New York style and traditional hand-tossed pizza, calzones, subs, salads and more. Open daily.
4693 Wilson Ave. SW, 531-0500, joechicagos.
com. $. Kobe Japanese Steakhouse — Diners sit close to the grill and watch as chefs entertain while preparing steak, chicken, shrimp, scallops and other stir fry entrees, fried rice and veggies. Menu includes various entrees and sushi. Open daily.
3434 Rivertown Point Court SW, 301-8696, kobejs. com. $,$$. Monelli’s Italian Grill — Casual dining on one side and a sports bar on the other. Featuring a variety of pizzas, paninis, oven-baked subs, pasta dishes and Italian entrees.
Open daily. 5675 Byron Center Ave. SW, 530-9700, monellis. com. $, $$. Oriental Forest —Buffet-style Chinese restaurant features more than a dozen entrees, fruits and desserts, ice cream and soups.
Open daily. Clyde Park Ave. SW, Wyoming (538-9988).
$. Pete’s Grill & Tavern — Signature burgers, sandwiches, Mexican entrees.
Closed Sunday. 2588 84th St. Byron Center, 878-9582, petesgrillandtavern. com. $.
Russo’s Italian Restaurant — Traditional and baked pasta, burritos, seafood steaks and soup. Closed Sunday. 6209 S. Division Ave. 534-7877. $$.
Tailgater’s Sports Bar — Subs, beer-battered appetizers and a rock-solid wet burrito form the foundation of this Grandville eatery/watering hole, where live bands, karaoke, lots of TVs and pool tables provide added entertainment. Open daily. 3075 28th St. SW, Grandville; 719-1578. $.
Woody’s Press Box — Has the look of a sports bar with several TV sets, billiards area and sports memorabilia decorating the walls; menu includes ribs, burgers, pizza, sandwiches and pulled pork dishes. Open daily. 5656 Clyde Park Ave. SW, Wyoming, 530-7400, woodyspb. com. $. Applebee’s — Varied menus, appetizers and desserts.
Open daily. 3851 Alpine Ave.
NW, Comstock Park (784-6199); 1375 28th St. SW, Wyoming (261-2558); 4955 28th St. SE (977-1900); 1685 Market Place Drive SE, Caledonia (698-9342); 4488 Potomac Ave. SW, Grandville (534-8173); 3250 Grand Ridge Drive NE (364-9492); 4475 Lake Michigan Drive NW, Walker (453-3623); 615 S. Greenville West Drive, Greenville (754-7669); 638 W. State St.
Hastings (269/945-6090); 3134 Beeline Road, Holland (616/786-4446); 3039 Commerce Lane, Ionia (523-1102); applebees. com.
$. Arnie’s — Sandwiches, homemade soups, desserts, assortment of dinner entrees, fresh-baked takeout items from the local chain’s ovens. Open daily. 3561 28th St. SE (956-7901); Old Mill Arnie’s, 31 Squires Street Square, Rockford (866-4306); 777 54th St. SW (532-5662); arniesrestaurants. com.
$. Big Boy — American classic menu featuring salad bar, burgers, sandwiches, hand-dipped milkshakes and affordable breakfasts. Open daily. 407 Pearl St. NW (451-2717); 4950 Wilson Ave. SW, Wyoming (530-0004); bigboy. com.
$. Brandywine — The two location have similar menus featuring soup and salad, several south-of-the-border items and breakfast.
Open daily. 1345 Lake Drive SE (774-8641); 2844 East Beltline Ave. NE (363-1723). $, $$.
Brann’s Steakhouse and Grille — Locally-owned eatery has been a West Michigan mainstay for more than 45 years. Features signature sizzling steak. Open daily. Locations include: 401 Leonard St. NE (454-9368); 3475 Fairlanes SW, Grandville (531-6210); 5510 28th St. SE, Cascade (285-7800); 4157 S.
Division Ave. Wyoming (534-5421) and 12234 James St, Holland (616-393-0028). Carino’s Italian — This chain restaurant features family-sized platters or individual servings, pizza, pasta, meat and seafood dishes; curbside service available as well as call-ahead seating. Open daily. 2183 East Beltline Ave. NE, 363-7100; 3015 West Shore Drive, Holland, 738-5200; carinos. com.
$. Carrabba’s Italian Grill — Owned by parent company Outback, this eatery offers classic Italian favorites such as wood-fired pizzas, fire-roasted chicken and antipasti. Open daily. 3441 Century Center St.
SW, Grandville (261-3020); 4061 28th St. SE (940-9865), carrabbas. com. $$. Chili’s — Southwestern decor and fare, with a wide variety of entrees, sandwiches and appetizers. Open every day. 2135 East Beltline Ave.
NE (361-1972); 4580 28th St. SE (949-5892); 770 54th St. SW, Wyoming (261-9733, chilis. com. $. Denny’s — These neatly outfitted restaurants, part of a national chain, offer some of the largest menus in the area. Senior-citizen menu.
Open around the clock. 3127 Plainfield Ave.
NE (363-5116); 715 44th St. SW (532-9227); 3900 28th St. SE (942-8951), 631 E. 24th St. Holland (393-0355), dennys. com. $.
Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que — Instead of napkins, Famous Dave’s provides rolls of paper towel. Smoky, flame-kissed meat with lots of various sauces, salads, sandwiches, burgers, combo meals and desserts. Open daily. 4505 Canal Ave. SW, Grandville, 301-7711, famousdaves.
com. $-$$$. First Wok — More than 100 options of standard Asian cuisine. Open daily.
2301 44th St. SE (281-0681); 3509 Alpine Ave. NW (784-1616 or 784-1818); 6740 28th St. SE (575-9088).
$. Hunan — Takeout and a dine-in seating area offer a wide range of Chinese cuisine, including seafood, chicken, pork and vegetarian dishes.
Open daily. 1263 Leonard St. NE (458-0977); 1740 44th St. SW, Wyoming (530-3377); hunangrc.
com. $$. Mr. Burger Restaurants — Find breakfast, lunch, dinner and desserts at this family-owned and operated Grand Rapids mainstay. Quality, service, cleanliness, good value and no tipping. 2101 Lake Michigan Dr, NW (453-6291); 950 44th SW ,Wyoming (538-0363); 1750 44th SE, Kentwood (455-8604); 5181 Northland Drive NE, Plainfield Twp.
(363-3888); 2300 28th SW, Wyoming (538-4439); 5835 Balsam Drive, Hudsonville (662-5088). $. Max and Erma’s —American fare including steaks, chicken, entree salads and several vegetarian-friendly options. Open daily. 3940 Rivertown Parkway SW, 406-1600, maxandermas. com. $.
Olga’s Kitchen —Signature sandwiches, salads and desserts, mostly Greek-style creations. Open daily. 2213 Wealthy St. East Grand Rapids (456-0600); Woodland Mall, 3169 28th St. SE (942-8020); Rivertown Crossing Mall, 3700 RiverTown Parkway (531-6572); olgaskitchen. com. $.
Olive Garden —Franchised chain of Italian restaurants offers many appetizers, soups and a slew of pasta dishes with endless complimentary breadsticks and salad. Menus on cassette for the vision-impaired. Open daily.
3883 28th St. SE (940-1632); 3030 Alpine Ave. NW (785-0087); 4499 Potomac Ave. Grandville (406-0852), olivegarden. com.
$, $$. On the Border —The trademark “Guacamole Live” tableside service, fantastic fajitas and margaritas distinguish OTB from the rest of the Tex-Mex chains, and the decor and ambience feel refreshingly festive. 3195 28th St.
SE, Kentwood (385-4649); 3676 Potomac Ave. Grandville (257-3185). $, $$.
Oriental Forest —Buffet-style Chinese restaurant features more than a dozen entrees, fruits and desserts, ice cream and soups. Open daily. Clyde Park Ave. SW, Wyoming (538-9988). $.
Outback Steakhouse —“Down Under” theme and American fare with spice; home of the Bloomin’ Onion appetizer. Open daily. 3650 28th St.
SE (957-7932); 3333 Century Center St. SW (724-2329); 3475 Alpine Ave. NW (785-9686); outback. com. $, $$. Red Geranium Cafe — Meals offer home-cooked slant featuring breakfast, burgers, sandwiches, soup, salads.
Open daily. 6670 Kalamazoo Ave. SE, 656-9800; 5751 Byron Center Ave.
SW, Wyoming, 532-8888. $. Red Lobster —Seafood combination plates, long list of standards appears on the menu, with a highlight on fresh fish and shrimp dishes. Open daily. 3920 28th St. SE (949-9190); 3464 Rivertown Point Circle SW (406-1190); 1681 Sternberg Road, Muskegon (231-798-9586), redlobster. com.
$$. Red Robin Gourmet Burgers —Specializes in burgers as well as a small selection of other entrees, salads, soups and sandwiches. Restaurant pays homage to pop culture with a celebrity theme. Open daily.
3722 Potomac Circle SW, Grandville (257-3962); 3195 28th St. SE (957-1430); 3379 West Shore Drive Holland (994-9855); redrobin. com. $, $$.
Russ’ Restaurant —This West Michigan original offers an extensive menu of hearty dinners, soups, salads, sandwiches and desserts, all a la carte. Many locations in Grand Rapids and Holland; call 454-4449, Russ’ corporate office, for further information; russrestaurants. com. $.
Sam’s Joint —Eight locations famous for the house ribs and lake perch. 7449 68th St. Alaska (698-1833); 107 E.
Main St. Caledonia (891-1128); 15520 48th Ave. Coopersville (837-8558); 2412 S. Briggs Road, Middleville (269/795-3965); 1665 Viewpond Drive, Kentwood (455-3111); 6618 Grand Haven Road, Spring Lake (231-798-7155); 675 N. 10th St. Plainwell (269/685-8235); 19 N.
Main St. Rockford (866-3324), sams-joint. com. $$. Sundance Grill — Famous for its creative omelet selections, the Southwest-flavored restaurant also serves dinner in its Cascade and downtown locations. Open daily. 5755 28th Street SE (956-5644); 40 Pearl St.
NW (776-1616); sundancegrill. com.
$, $$. T.
Friday’s — Casual spot for meals. Open daily. 3345 28th St. SE, Woodland Shopping Center parking lot (957-3911); 50 Monroe Center downtown (742-8443); 3700 RiverTown Parkway SW at RiverTown Crossings mall (257-8801); 3179 Alpine Ave.
NW, 791-8443; tgifridays. com. $.
Texas Roadhouse — Buckets of salted peanuts, steaks, chili, ribs, chicken, fish and more. Open daily. 3776 28th St.
SE (575-0361); 4381 Canal Ave. SW, Grandville (530-7427); 5250 S.
Harvey St. Muskegon (231-798-1072), texasroadhouse. com. $, $$. Uccello’s Ristorante — Italian fare from pasta to paninis, plus appetizers, burgers, steak, burritos and ribs. Open daily.
4787 Lake Michigan Drive NW, Walker, 735-5522; 2630 East Beltline Ave. SE, 954-2002; 8256 Broadmoor SE, Caledonia, 891-5958; uccellos. com. $-$$$. Village Inn Pizza Parlor — Locally owned group offers pasta, Mexican fare and, of course, pizza.
Both locations provide full table service. Open daily. 2215 44th St.
SE, Kentwood (281-1444); 934 S. Washington St. Holland (392-1818), vipizza. net. $, $$.
A PLEASANT DRIVE. 84 East Food and Spirits — Cuisine that favors Mediterranean countries in a restaurant decorated with Holland memorabilia; pizza, pasta, salads and desserts. Closed Sunday. 84 E. Eighth St.
396-8484, 84eastpasta. com. $.
8th Street Grille — Casual Holland restaurant serves a wide variety of dinners plus super-size sandwiches, appetizers, soups and desserts. Open daily. 20 W. Eighth St. Holland, 392-5888, 8thstreetgrille. com. $.
Alpenrose — Fine-dining establishment in downtown Holland has a touch of Bavaria in the decor and adjacent cafe and retail shop; menu includes a wide array of European-influenced dishes and traditional German cuisine. Open daily. 4 E. Eighth St. Holland, 393-2111, alpenroserestaurant. com.
$$. Arboreal Inn — Like a dignified establishment one might find in Old Town Alexandria, Va. the three-room restaurant serves more than a dozen gold-standard entrees, extensive wine list. Open for lunch Wednesday-Friday.
Closed Sunday. 18191 174th Ave. Spring Lake, 842-3800, arborealinn.
com. $$$. Bangkok Taste — Spicy or mild, bold tastes await in this unassuming little eatery that boasts a menu with dozens of dishes, including chicken, duck and vegetarian options. 674 Baldwin St. Jenison, 667-8901, bangkoktastes. com.
$, $$. Beechwood Inn/Coyote Cafe — Geared for family dining, the Beechwood features an extensive and varied menu with seafood, steaks, sandwiches, chicken, ribs and burgers. Closed Sunday. 380 Douglas Ave. Holland, 396-2355, bwoodinn. com/coyotecafe. htm.
$$. Belvedere Inn and Restaurant — The 1913 Italianate mansion features old woodwork, tall ceilings and antiques; meat-and-potatoes combinations accented with global ingredients, in-house pastries. Hours vary.
3656 63rd St. Saugatuck, (269-857-5777, thebelvedereinn. com. $$, $$$.
The Bib — A dynamic hodgepodge of seafood, pizza, pasta, sandwiches and steak at kind-of-kitschy crab shack pub. Open daily. 11 126th Ave. Wayland, on west side of Gun Lake, (269-792-8181, bibrestaurant. com.
$, $$. Bil-Mar Restaurant — On the beach, this Grand Haven restaurant offers seafood and fish entrees, prime rib and steaks and surf-and-turf favorites. Open Monday-Saturday, Sundays beginning in May. 1223 S. Harbor St.
Grand Haven, 842-5920, bil-margrandhaven. com. $$, $$$. Blue House Bistro — Small eatery offers authentic Cajun/Creole cuisine. Open Tuesday-Sunday. 220 W.
Eighth St. Holland, 355-1994. $. Boatwerks Waterfront Restaurant — Casual family-friendly dining spot on Lake Macatawa features a varied menu, a great view and a vintage motor boat theme. Open daily.
216 Van Raalte Ave. Holland, 396-0600, boatwerksrestaurant.
com. $, $$.
Bostwick Lake Inn — Leisurely dining, great view overlooking Bostwick Lake in a historic summer place. Separate menus for dining room and seasonal deck; offerings include pork chops, ribs and steak. Open Tuesday-Saturday; open Mondays in the summer, Sunday brunch offered November to May. 8521 Belding Road NE, 874-7290, bostwicklakeinn. com.
$$. Butch’s Dry Dock — American cuisine in downtown Holland, extensive wine list. Closed Sunday. 44 E. Eighth St.
Holland, 396-8227, butchs. net. $$, $$$. The Butler — Home of the famous Butler burger, this Saugatuck staple overlooking the Kalamazoo River offers a wide selection of seafood, steaks, sandwiches, soups, salad and more.
40 Butler St. Saugatuck, 269-857-3501, thebutlerrestaurant. com. $, $$. Chequers of Saugatuck — A touch of London in downtown Saugatuck comes from a menu with United Kingdom flavor and a dark, wooded, British pub atmosphere to match.
Open daily in summer months, open Thursday-Sunday in winter. 220 Culver St. Saugatuck, 269-857-1868, chequersofsaugatuck. com. $$.
CityVu Bistro — Tapas-style menu categorized as starts, salads and flatbreads, plus entree dishes served in a contemporary setting atop CityFlats Hotel. Open daily. 61 E. Seventh St. Holland, 796-2114, cityflatshotel. com.
$$. Clifford Lake Inn — A designated Michigan historic site, this restaurant and inn combination on Clifford Lake in Montcalm County offers steak, ribs, seafood and more in a casual setting. Open daily. 561 Clifford Lake Drive, Stanton, 989-831-5151, cliffordlakeinn. net. $$.
Coral Gables — Popular Saugatuck dining spot offers spectacular view of the waterfront and casual ambience. A varied menu features sandwiches, pizza, fish and steaks. Outside dining overlooking the marina. Open daily.
220 Water Street, Saugatuck, 269-857-2162, coralcablessaugatuck. com. $, $$. Corner Landing — The “Ionia Corners” casual dining restaurant serves good dinners at reasonable prices.
Open daily. 128 W. Grand River, Ionia, 527-2169. $, $$. County Seat — Varied menu that includes Italianand Mexican cuisine, steak and an award-winning chocolate dessert. Open daily. 128 Jefferson St.
Hastings, 269-948-4042. $$. Crazy Horse Steak House and Saloon — Decorated “stable” in greater Holland area; casual and family-oriented with hearty Western fare such as ribs, steaks and seafood. Closed Sunday. 2027 North Park Drive, 395-8393, crazyhorsesteakhouse. com. $$.
Creveling’s — Home of The Big Ugly Burger, a one-third pound burger with ham, turkey and bacon, and Swiss, American and cheddar cheeses topped with “ugly sauce” on a pretzel bun. Also offer sandwiches, salads and entrees. Open daily. 134 E. Division Ave.
Sparta, 887-8030. $. Curragh Irish Pub — Traditional Irish pub featuring Irish and American entrees, desserts and draft beers from around the world. Open daily. 73 E. Eighth St.
Holland, 393-6340, curraghholland. com. $, $$. Downtown Trini’s — A diverse Mexican-based menu and plenty of atmosphere are the marks of this downtown Sparta eatery that has become a favorite dining spot in West Michigan, largely by word of mouth; from standard fare such as wet burritos to some specialty tacos. Closed Sunday and Monday. 148 E. Division Ave.
Sparta, 887-2500, downtowntrinis. com. $. Driftwood Bar & Grill — Varied menu featuring steaks, burgers, wings, fish and more. Outdoor deck overlooks Little Muskegon River.
Open daily, live entertainment on Sundays. 7456 S.
Croton Hardy Drive, Newaygo, 231-652-2686. $$.
Everyday People Cafe — A popular, hip spot spot in Douglas known for its eclectic entrees, each item made from scratch. Open daily. 11 Center St. Douglas, 269-857-4240, everydaypeoplecafe. com. $$.
Fall Creek — American and Italian cuisine, including extensive pasta menu, specialty pizzas, sandwiches and entrees, featuring steaks, seafood and chicken. Closed Sunday and Monday. 201 S. Jefferson St. Hastings, 269-945-0100, fallcreekdining. com. $$.
Flat River Grill — Located in a restored historic building in downtown Lowell, this eatery is part of the Gilmore collection of area restaurants; menu features salads, “small plate” appetizers, pork, pasta and seafood; patio dining along the river. Open daily.
201 E. Main St. 897-8523, thegilmorecollection. com. $, $$. Fricano’s — Pizza specialty place has one item on the menu — a 12-inch thin-crust pizza with limited options for toppings; due to popularity of the restaurant, be prepared to stand in line outside for 20 to 30 minutes.
Closed Sunday. Grand Haven, 842-8640. $. Goog’s Pub & Grub — Sports-themed restaurant featuring 25 burgers including one doozy topped with onions and peanut butter. Kids get free baseball cards.
Open for lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday. 667 Hasting Ave. Holland. 546-3422, googspubandgrub.
com. $-$$. Grant Depot — Known for good homemade food at reasonable prices, this is an old railroad depot, and the spirit of a day gone by lives on in photos, memorabilia and a small electric train circling one of the dining rooms overhead.
Open daily. 22 W. Main St. Grant, 231-834-7361. $.
The Dining Room at Clearbrook — Golf-course adjacent restaurant with fantastic views features upscale, innovative fare that changes monthly. Open daily. 6494 Clearbrook Drive, Saugatuck, 269-857-2000, clearbrookgolfclub. com. $$$.
The Grand Seafood & Oyster Bar — Uptown ambience graces this intimate dining spot in the former Grand Theatre in downtown Grand Haven. Specializing in fresh fish, seafood, sushi and steak; also features a raw bar. Open daily. 22 Washington Ave. Grand Haven, 847-8944, harborrestaurants. com. $-$$$.
The Grill House — Grill-your-steak house near Allegan offers top cuts of rib, loin and sirloin that diners select from the butcher’s display case in the grill room; each dinner comes with an array of side dishes; chicken, pork and seafood also available. Open daily. 1071 M-40, Allegan, 269-686-9192, grillhouse. net.
$$, $$$. The Grill Room — The pricier side to The Kirby Grill in downtown Grand Haven specializes in steak and seafood dishes. Open after 5 p.
daily. 2 Washington St. 846-3299, thegilmorecollection. com.
$$. Gringo’s Grill — Located near the Lakeshore Mall, this new eatery puts a unique twist on Latin American favorites. Guacamole prepared tableside is a standout. Open daily. 2863 West Shore Drive, Holland, 994-9722, gringosgrill.
Huckleberry’s — Burgers, prime rib, steamed shrimp, soup, salads and appetizers. Open daily. 112 S.
Lafayette St. Greenville, 754-0558.
$. Hudsonville Grille — Casual dining spot is family friendly and offers a variety of favorite American foods such as steak, burgers, salads, chicken and fish, all at reasonable prices. Closed Sunday. 4676 32nd Ave.
Hudsonville, 662-9670, hudsonvillegrille. com. $.
Jack’s Restaurant — Waterfront dining at the Holiday Inn, in Spring Lake, features an eclectic menu with fresh fish and seafood, steaks and a number of specialty dishes. Open Monday-Saturday; Sundays after Memorial Day.
940 W. Savidge, Spring Lake. 846-1370. $,$$. JW’S Food and Spirits — Award winning white chili, American fare with a highlight on seafood, soups and outstanding desserts. Closed Sunday.
6 N. Seventh St. Grand Haven, 846-3380, jwsfoodandspirits. com. $. Kirby Grill — Downtown Grand Haven spot features three restaurants in one. The Grill is a casual choice offering a wide selection of American fare, appetizers, fish and pasta; located in a hotel dating back to the 1870s.
Open daily. 2 Washington Ave. SE; 846-3299, thegilmorecollection. com. $. Lamplight Grill — Seafood, chicken, steak, salads, sandwiches and more. Open daily.
314 W. Main St. Ionia; 523-2233, lamplightgrill. com.
$. Latitudes Roadhouse and Steelheads Sports Tavern — A sportsbar and tavern with steak, ribs, pasta, seafood and more; serving lunch and dinner in a casual setting. Open every day. 101 E. Edgerton Road, Howard City, 231-937-7056, latitudes-steelheads.
com. $. London Grill — This lively outpost of the British Empire offers Indian food with proper English sensibilities, everything from curry to fish and chips.
Open daily. 200 E. Bridge St. Plainwell, 269-685-1877, london-grill. com.
$$. Marro’s — Longtime Saugatuck restaurant serves authentic Italian food, fresh-baked garlic rolls and bruschetta and scratch pizzas made with an extensive range of toppings, from portobello mushrooms to Canadian bacon; open mid-April through October, closed Monday. 147 Waters St. 269-857-4248, marrosrestaurant.
com. $$. McDuff’s Bar & Grille — Mexican and American fare plus specialty pizzas.
Open daily. 105 E. Superior St.
Wayland, 269-792-2257. $. Mermaid Bar and Grill — Waterfront restaurant in Saugatuck provides casual seafood dining. Hours vary during summer and winter months, 340 Water St.
Saugatuck, 269-857-8208, mermaidofsaugatuck. com. $$. Monroe’s — Kitschy diner-style restaurant featuring ’50s decor; kid-friendly; known for hearty rib racks. Closed Wednesdays, also closed 3-4 p. daily; 302 Culver St.
Saugatuck, 269-857-1242. $-$$. Monterey Grille Restaurant and Lounge — Trendy and traditional food in a family-friendly dining room with large booths; large portions of homemade dishes are featured, some with a Southwest flavor. Open daily.
9175 Cherry Valley Road, Caledonia, 891-2928. $. New Holland Brewing Co. — Gourmet pizza, burgers, sandwiches, salads. Open daily.
66 E. Eighth St. Holland, 355-6422, newhollandbrew. com. $. Noel —Christmas-themed Jamestown restaurant in a converted church offers family-style lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday and Monday; reservations suggested.
2371 Riley St. Jamestown, 896-6427, noelrestaurant. com. $, $$. Northern Trails Bar and Grill — Restaurant near Newaygo offers a varied menu featuring sandwiches, salads, pizza and burgers, as well entrees such as pot roast, ribs and fish.
Family-friendly ambience and reasonable prices. Open daily.
7242 E. 88th St. (M-82), Newaygo.
231-937-7604. Old Boys’ Brewhouse — Dining on the channel connecting Spring Lake and the Grand River to Lake Michigan; most food items have pets’ names, such as Fido’s Fritters, Woofer’s Walleye and Spike’s Shrimp; limited offering of desserts; home-brewed beers.
Open Sundays in summer. 971 W. Savidge Road, Spring Lake, 850-9950, old-boys. net. $, $$. Olivera’s Pizzeria & Sports Pub — Neighborhood hotspot with a large array of salads, pizza, sandwiches and pastas and a lively sports bar vibe. Open daily.
119 N. Dexter, Ionia; 522-3000, oliverassportspub. com.
$, $$. Peppino’s Ristorante Pizzeria and Sports Lounge — Casual dining spot offers Peppino’s popular pizza as well as many other Italian favorites. 5053 Lake Michigan Drive NW, Allendale, 895-1615, peppinospizza. com. Pereddies — Italian eatery on Washington Square offers chicken, pasta and fish; Italian grocery and gift shop. Closed Sunday. 447 Washington Ave.
Holland, 394-3061, pereddiesrestaurant. com.
$$. Phil’s Galley — Breakfast, lunch and a dinner menu that specializes in fish entrees, homemade soups and desserts. Open daily. 139 E. Court St. Hastings, 269-945-9022. $, $$.
Piper — Great view of Lake Macatawa; wood-oven pizzas are a favorite. Open Tuesday through Saturday from September through April; open seven days May-August. 2225 South Shore Drive, Holland, 335-5866, piperrestaurant. com.
$$. Porto Bello — Located in downtown Grand Haven, this restaurant offers a casual atmosphere in an old piano factory with a view of the Grand River channel. Pasta, chicken, veal and pizza. Open daily. 41 Washington St. 846-1221, enjoyportobello. com.
$$. Pruebelo — Family friendly atmosphere with California style Mexican. Known for wet burritos. Closed Sunday. 510 W. Savidge St. Spring Lake; 846-9800.
$. Red Anchor Inn — Located between Croton Dam and Hardy Dam in the beautiful Muskegon River area; pasta, steak, seafood, pizza, burgers, burritos in a casual setting. Open daily, except Tuesday.
6195 Croton Hardy Drive, Newaygo, 231-652-6675. $, $$. Restaurant Toulouse — Everything is made from scratch in this converted 1900 livery, where the French-trained chef and his staff custom-cut the meat. Open daily, but hours vary. 248 Culver St. Saugatuck, 269-857-1561, restauranttoulouse.
com. $$$. Rosebud Bar and Grill — Dinner choices include lots of pasta dishes, sandwiches, pizzas, prime rib and barbecued ribs, homemade soups and dressings for salad and a limited dessert menu. Open daily.
100 Washington St. Grand Haven, 846-7788, rosebudbargrill. com. $, $$. Salt of the Earth — The locally-sourced and homemade ethos extends from the locally ground coffee to the trademark “seedy salt” bread and from martinis to entrees at this wonderful bakery, restaurant and night spot, where live entertainment often is featured on weekends.
Open daily. 114 E Main St. Fennville; 269-561-7258, saltoftheearthfennville. com.
$$, $$$. Sandhill Cafe — Gun Lake Casino’s sit-down restaurant offers a quiet oasis amid the bustle of the popular casino and features huge menus with both meat-and-potato staples and fun bistro fare. 1123 129th Ave.
Wayland, 269-792-7777 www. gunlakecasino.
com/sandhill. php. $, $$. Schuberg’s Bar & Grill — A Big Rapids legend for more than 75 years.
Famous for burgers, walleye, prime rib, and homemade chili and seafood chowder. Open daily. 109 N. Michigan Ave, Big Rapids. 231- 796-5333. $, $$.
Seasonal Grille — The name reflects its owner’s passion for seasonally fresh and locally-sourced ingredients for its Italian cuisine, and the restaurant is as lovely as its dishes are tasty. Open daily.
150 W. State St. Hastings. 269-948-9222, seasonalgrille. com.
$, $$. Snug Harbor — Situated along the Grand River channel to Lake Michigan, this is one of the few Grand Haven restaurants on the waterfront. Varied menu.
Open daily. 311 S. Harbor Drive; 846-8400, harborrestaurants.
Spectators Sports Bar and Grill — The dining hall is decorated with sports memorabilia and about a dozen TV sets; a bar menu with soups and desserts is featured. Open daily. 6432 Blue Star Highway, Saugatuck, 269-857-5001, spectatorsrestaurant. com. $$. Su Casa Restaurante — Traditional Mexican dishes from authentic enchiladas, burritos, fajitas and quesadillas to soups and Mexican sandwiches.
Open daily. 306 W. Main St.
Fennville, 269-561-5493. $$. Terrace Grill at Bay Pointe Inn — Beautiful views of Gun Lake and a menu that offers a nice selection of appetizers, salads, pasta, prime rib, baby-back ribs, fish, beef and poultry dishes. Open daily.
11456 Marsh Road, Shelbyville, 269-672-5202, baypointeinn. com. $$, $$$. Theodore’s — Upscale restaurant that features an eclectic mix of Spanish-, American- and Mediterranean-influenced dishes. Closed Sunday.
217 E. 24th St. Holland; 392-6883, theodoresholland. com.
$$, $$$. Turk’s — Quirky decor offers oodles of charm at Turk’s of Holland (sister restaurant to Nunica’s long-standing Turk’s Inn), plates are large and fairly priced and the house-made desserts are delicious.
977 Butternut Drive, Holland. 796-8558. www. turks-inn. com. $, $$. Two Tonys Taverna Grille — Italian and Greek foods with some American fare, extensive wine list, full-service bar.
Closed Sunday. 723 E. Savidge St. Spring Lake, 844-0888. $,$$. Walldorff Brewpub and Bistro — Nearly everything is bistro chic redefining frites, steaks and fish fillets with a modern take.
The pub brews four to five handcrafted ales. Open daily. 105 E. State St. Hastings, 269-945-4400, walldorffbrewpub.
Water Tower Grille — A great place to grab a burger, a beer and more after a golf game, Candlestone Golf and Resort’s restaurant offers casual dining. Open daily. 8100 Storey Road, Belding, 794-1580. $, $$. The What Not Inn — Lively spot in the country near Lake Michigan offers full dinner menu; frequent live entertainment. Closed Tuesday.
2405 68th St. Fennville, 269-543-3341, whatnotinn. com.
$, $$. White House Bistro — Ever-changing menu, eclectic mix of various ethnic dishes, wine bar featuring house wines, live entertainment. Open Thursday-Sunday.
148 Griffith St. Saugatuck, 269-857-3240, whitehousebistro. com. $$, $$$. Wick’s Park Bar and Grille — Restaurant in downtown Saugatuck offers fresh lake perch, an in-house smoked pulled pork sandwich, homemade burgers, seasonal vegetable pasta, New York strip steak and a full-service bar. Open daily.
440 Water St. Saugatuck. 269-857-2888, wickspark. com. $. Wild Dog Grille — Casual, intimate dining spot on the Lakeshore offers imaginative, flavorful cuisine as well as gourmet sandwiches and stone-oven pizzas.
Open daily. 24 Center Street, Douglas, 269-857-2519, thewilddoggrille. com. $, $$.