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Resturant List

Last year we came up with a list of our favorite places to go eat. I figured since there have been some new people to the area, I would post it here. Please note, I didn't take time to go through and edit it, so do  a Google search first, to make sure they are still in business before you go. Big Smile

If anyone wants to add to the list, please feel free to do so.

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

Salvatore's

One Trick Pony

Charley's Crab

The Green Well

Gaia Cafe

Cherry Deli

The Electric Cheetah

Yesterdog

Marie Catrib's

Cherie Inn

Wealthy St. Bakery

Bobby J's

Palace of India

Ramona's Table

Sundance Grill

One Trick Pony

The Cottage

Bistro Bella Vita

Brandywine ? eastown

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

Brunch Buffet - Charlie's Crab

Rose's

 Graydon's Crossing 

Derby Station,

Mangiamo's,

Bombay

Maggie's Kitchen (mexican) on Bridge

 

Rivertown

Bagel Beanery-Wyoming

Monelli's-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

Mikado

El Arriero

Golden 28

Russ'

GR Brewing Co.

 

Chipotle

BD's Mongolian Barbeque

Olive Garden

On the Border

Chipotle

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

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

Haven't been yet, but on our list

Leo's

Chop House

Boatworks

 

Melting Pot

Leo's

Cygnus

Mangiamo!

Bonefish Grill

Rose's

Blue Water Grill

Reds on the River

San Chez

Bistro Bella Vita

 

Lakeshore

Holland

Butch's

84 East

China Inn North - North side of Holland

Pereddies

84 East - DT Holland

Boatwerks - Holland (nice outdoor eating on the water)

Red Robin - North side of Holland

Margaritas

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

Dee-Lite

Snug Harbor

Pronto Pups

The Kirby House

Porto Bello

JW's

Rosebud

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

 

Muskegon:

Hearthstone
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.

 

Saugatuck/Douglas

 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.

 

 

 

 

Re: Resturant List

  • Uncle Cheetah's Soup Shop! on Wealthy, a few doors down from Electric Cheetah, Brick Road Pizza, and the Sparrows coffee shop.

    Also, Real Food on Eastern is expanding to the space next door! More seating = shorter waits, hopefully. :)

     

  • image GRKaters:

    Uncle Cheetah's Soup Shop! on Wealthy, a few doors down from Electric Cheetah, Brick Road Pizza, and the Sparrows coffee shop.

    Also, Real Food on Eastern is expanding to the space next door! More seating = shorter waits, hopefully. :)

     

    Whoo Hooo!!!on Real Food. I thought it looked like they had two signs but I never drive down Eastern. We always turn on Alger to get to K-zoo or take the back way to 28th if we are heading west.

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