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Restaurant List?

Does anyone have it handy, or know how to quickly find it?  Our anniversary was Wednesday, and we were going to go to the Melting Pot tonight, but I'm not really in the mood.  I'd like to find somewhere new and wonderful to try.

Re: Restaurant List?

  • Here is the whole list

    Alpine/North Kent County

    Schuler Books' Chapbook Cafe

    Panera Bread

    Whitecaps (ballpark food)


    Boston?s Ming Teng

    Alpine Teriyaki & Sushi

    Pilar's Cafe in Cheshire Village

    Bud and Stanley's just off of Plainfield

    Bluewater Grill near Plainfield and East Beltline


    Empire Chinese Bufffet


    Downtown, East Hills, Cherry Hill

    Ottawa Tavern

    Bulls head

    San Chez


    One Trick Pony

    Charley's Crab

    The Green Well

    Gaia Cafe

    Cherry Deli ? huge menu! Heard many great things. Haven?t been yet

    The Electric Cheetah ? fresh, locally grown food. Very good.

    Yesterdog -

    Marie Catrib's

    Cherie Inn ? great breakfast location

    Wealthy St. Bakery ? lunch menu and great baked goods

    Palace of India

    Ramona's Table

    Sundance Grill

    One Trick Pony

    The Cottage  Inn ? good burgers

    Bistro Bella Vita

    Brandywine ? Eastown ? great breakfast location

    Breakfast - Omelette Shoppe - YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED.  ymmmmmm

    Brunch Buffet - Charlie's Crab


     Graydon's Crossing  - burnt down, hopes to reopen. Great onion rings

    Derby Station in EGR ? used to be Graydon?s Crossing in EGR but  changed names. Have heard mixed things on them since.

    Mangiamo's,  - in an old historic home. Either go for a nice dinner or they have great take out pizza


    Maggie's Kitchen (mexican) on Bridge ? haven?t been yet, but heard they have great authentic Mexican food. Closes early like 6 or 7pm I think



    Bagel Beanery-Wyoming


    Frankie V's- Wyoming

    Red Robin

    Texas Roadhouse

    Joe Chicago's Pizza

    Kobe Japanese Steak and Seafood

    Famous Dave's

    Cafe San Juan (36th and Burlingame)

    28th Street

    Real Food Cafe - corner of Alger and Eastern. Locally owned place in a tiny, narrow building, it used to be a Baskin Robin. Great omlets. Be prepared for long wait on weekends.

    Garden Room Cafe - 28th street near Burton. Bdubs Plaza.  Cute little resturant with a good breakfast selection. They supposedly have the Mr. Fables Olive Burger recipe.

    Sundance Grill - 28th street in Cascade area.

    Pietros and Pietros Backdoor - pizza and Italian food.  Note the Backdoor pizzeria tends to be closed on Friday evenings in the summer due to private dinners there. They do have the same menu in the main restaurant.

    Yen Chings - Roaring 20's Plaza.  For the most part quick and good service, sometimes dependent on your server.

    Cantina ? good food, mixed service, can be hit or miss. Get better service if you go downstairs to bar area.


    El Arriero

    Golden 28

    Russ' ? cheap food. Where the ?dutch? people go.

    GR Brewing Co.



    BD's Mongolian Barbeque

    Olive Garden

    On the Border


    BD's Mongolian Barbeque

    Olive Garden

    On the Border

    La Cantina - the bean dip is fantastic and they have $2 PBR pitchers.  TWO DOLLARS PEOPLE!

    Thai House - it's in the DnW plaza.  They have a delicious spicy tea and the food and portions are good and well priced.

    Beltline Bar - good sangria and margaritas

    Sundance - delicious but busy on weekend mornings, so go at another time to avoid a wait (they also have a downtown location)

    Favorites (chain):

    Old Chicago (great beer selection), Moe's, Jimmy Johns

    Date Night

    Bulls Head

    Everyday People Cafe in Douglas

    Louis Betton Steak House

    Bonefish Grill


    Chop House

    Boatworks-in Holland


    Melting Pot



    Bonefish Grill


    Blue Water Grill

    Reds on the River  in Rockford. Go in summer when you can sit on patio

    San Chez

    Bistro Bella Vita





    84 East

    China Inn North - North side of Holland


    84 East - DT Holland

    Boatwerks - Holland (nice outdoor eating on the water)

    Red Robin - North side of Holland


    Wild Chef

    The Curragh,

    City Vue Cafe,

    Via Maria;

    I've heard good things about Texas Cafe too

    For breakfast/lunch--

    Dutch Bros/De Boer Bakery,

    Good Earth Cafe,

    The Windmill (sort a college, greasy spoon)

    Taqueria Azteca (NOT fancy, but so good)


    Grand Haven


    Snug Harbor

    Pronto Pups

    The Kirby House

    Porto Bello



    Clover Bar in Grand Haven... the atmosphere is kinda dingy, but they have GREAT pizza! I like it way better than Fricanos.



    Mia & Grace (open M-S 9 am ? 5pm. Starting to take reservations for dinner on Saturday)

    Clover Bar in Grand Haven... the atmosphere is kinda dingy, but they have GREAT pizza! I like it way better than Fricanos.



     Everyday People Caf? (Douglas)

     Mermaids (Saugatuck)

    The Elbow Room- it is beside the yacht club- they have terrific cinnamon rolls, breakfast and lunch.  It is nice because it looks over the kalamazoo (I think) river.  They do have vegetarian options are that really accommodating for ingredient swaps.

    The Butler- this place is for the Butler Burger which is horrible for you, but really good if you liked hamburgers imo.  Their Butler fries are slabs of potatoes all fried up.  Another nice place to look at water while you are eating.

    Phils (Saugatuck)

    Pumpernickels (breakfast/lunch-- Saugatuck)

    Wally's Bar & Grill (Saugatuck-- good bar food/perch)

    Wild Dog Cafe (Douglas)

    Su Casa (Fennville-- worth the drive-- some of the best Mexican in W Michigan, IMHO)


    Other areas

    Olde Peninsula Brew Pub - Kzoo

    In TC my favorite Mexican place is La Senorita.  I don't like the Lansing site.

    Also in TC I like North Peak.

    North of TC in Elk Rapids is a New Orleans restaurant called Pearls.

    Hana East-higher end hibachi style... SO. GOOD. In Kzoo right off the highway on Sprinkle.

    In Lansing, any of the restaurants in the Eastwood Towne Center are excellent.  I personally prefer PF Changs, but the Italian restaurant (Bravo) and irish pub (Claddaugh) are good, too.  I can't remember the name of the italian restaurant.

    In East Lansing - Dublins Square or in Okemos - Dusty's Cellar would be nice places to go for dinner.





  • Thank you, MB!  Big Smile
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