Sandy Point Beach House
Sandy Point Beach House

Sandy Point Beach House

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://sandypointbeachhouse.com/
  • Phone: 6167968210x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch: Sunday - Saturday : 11:00am - 5:00pm

    Dinner: Sunday - Tuesday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Wednesday - Saturday: 5:00am - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Burgers
  • Executive Chef: Cory Holleman
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Room may be sectioned off for private events
  • Private Party Contact: Regan 6167968210x
  • Entertainment: Local bands

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lakeshore and Butternut
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Sandy Point Beach House
Sandy Point Beach House is a casual restaurant featuring gourmet burgers and a market driven rotating feature menu. These features will showcase Chefs ingredient focused fusion cuisine that the lake shore knows and loves. The beach house atmosphere is best described as modern Chicago loft space meets lake-shore cottage.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Sandy Point Beach House reviews from OpenTable diners
74 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelEnergetic
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (39)great for outdoor dining (33)fit for foodies (29)good for groups (24)special occasion (19)notable wine list (17)hot spot (15)great for lunch (15)romantic (10)kid-friendly (9)vibrant bar scene (6)late-night find (5)scenic view (5)great for brunch (5)Show More
  • Great Night Getaway
    James
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The service was great and the food was even better. It was a little noisy, but was part of the experience. We will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First visit
    Sandjay
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We stopped in here for dinner. The menu had se interesting choices, but we had burgers and beer. They were slightly over cooked, but still very tasty. The decor was clean but not over decorated. Not very busy when we were there, but it could be noisy when it does get busy. Nice place. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Paprika24
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Our server was good, but he was spread too thin-too many tables to take care of. The black and blue hamburger was delicious and it's huge. My husband and I shared it. We each ordered the Caesar salad that has been grilled (with white anchovies) and was yummy. Very tasty food. They just need more help on busy nights.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waitress
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The best service ever. Food was excellent . Wine list incredibly awesome.m
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely and delicious
    Yum2
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Sandy Point Beach House is a wonderful and beautiful restaurant. The food is absolutely fantastic! The menu has such a wide selection, from burgers and soups, to filet mignon. The stroganoff is fabulous. Won't disappoint.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great service
    brittd1210
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Ashley was a fabulous server, very attentive and knowledgeable. Our food was outstanding and our group was impressed with both the wine and scotch options. We can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    Table44
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The food was excellent. The noise level made it difficult for a conversation.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    7:00 reservation. was driving home at 7:45! great service and it was packed! food was fantastic. a little on the loud side for a romantic dinner. i will definitly go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    shopproVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Seated out on the upper deck. Nice & cozy, great service. The shortribs were delicious! Will definately return for dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CUthere
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Hamburgers are great! However, some of their other menu items leave a lot to be desired.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loud
    Partyoffour
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    It was difficult to hear ourselves think while dining. Room needs some deadening panels or acoustical units. I ordered my food medium, paddy was delivered well done.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fine place...with a caveat!
    Steve
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We went to the Sandy Point Beach House for our anniversary because we had heard of the great food. And the food WAS great. Unfortunately, so was the noise. The meal itself was excellent, with both the steak frites and the short ribs entrees done perfectly. We enjoyed a very nice and somewhat surprising bottle of Cote Du Rhone from their well created wine list - a real surprise for a place that bills itself a 'Beach House!' - and the service was excellent. Had it not been for the intent of our night out "clashing" with the revelry (which on a Saturday night is MY fault, perhaps...) I would have enjoyed our visit more. And we will go back - the food, service and overall experience warrants that - just not on a busy summer Saturday night!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service Fail
    hiddengemseeker
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I like the ambience and menu. Dinner was delivered before I received my salad which I had asked for before dinner. The waitress told me the "salad line was backed up." She suggested I take the dinner and she would bring the salad out later at no charge. I told her I wanted the salad before dinner. She took the plates away and the salad came out 5 minutes later and was good. Asked for steak MR and it was rare to bloody but a least a good steak. I accepted as was. She never checked on our meal and did not refill water. If you serve a meal with white linen napkin, include a salad fork or be sure to bring a new fork with the dinner. If you have wine up to $120/bottle make sure your service is up to that level.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • food is excellent...but noisy!
    luv2eatVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Excellent diverse menu but the noise level of the nearly packed restaurant partially ruined the evening. Several large parties got quite loud to the point our table of four had to shout to hear each other. Been here many times recently and the food is always great, maybe some some sound proofing in the future would help make for a more enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NAUmom1
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Food was great as always as was the service. There was a large group when we first arrived and we were going to leave after one drink but our server assured us they were leaving shortly, which they did, so we stayed. My only complaint with this restaurant is the noise level. We have been there 7-8 times and on 5 of those occasions it was difficult to hold a conversation among 4 people. Wish they would do something to absorb some of the noise. It's a little like eating in a gymnasium. Will still go back though for the exceptional food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't go wrong burgers.
    datenightdiva
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I'm not a big burger fan, but I almost always order one when I come here. They're fantastic! My faves are the Pub Burger and the Black and Blue.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • reservation not entirely honored
    DuckDining
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Reserved a table for 2 through opentable and requested a patio table for our anniversary dinner. Had eaten here before and found patio to be an excellent spot for quiet meal with beautiful scenery. When we arrived, however, we were told they had our reservation, knew it was our anniversary, but has no outdoor tables available. I did not understand as they clearly had our reservation. We asked if we could wait at the bar until a patio table opened up, but were told that would not work as there were too many folks at an outside bar already waiting for patio table to open. Not wanting to argue, we settled for a table inside, which was more noisy and at a corner near restroom hall with high traffic. Very disappointed on this night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service fantastic food
    Scott
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We went here on a recommendation from a friend. Our waiter was great. We hate being rushed at a nice restaurant and he seemed to pick up on this right away. We aren't big eaters so we got an appetizer, salad and entree to share. The food was all fantastic. The presentation and flavors were great. We'd never had a grilled Caesar salad before. The slight smokey flavor really was very nice. We will definitely be back and introduce this restaurant to our friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner Saturday night 7:00
    Fishfry
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    It was too noisy and very difficult to hear what our guests were saying. Service was slow and our waitress kept apologizing. Our perch and chocolate cake/torte was dry. It seemed like an off night for the Beach House. We'll will try again, but request a quieter place to sit, otherwise we'll sit outside. We thought maybe you should hang some banners from the ceiling in hopes of breaking some of the noise?
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great vibe at Sandy Point
    Bruce
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The Sandy Point Beach House between Grand Haven and Holland and provides a consistently excellent dining experience. The hanger steak is tender, the tuna tacos are excellent, the bar is lively. It's a great spot for a night out with friends.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Food
    WestSide
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Nice food with good service. Was a bit disappointed that there weren't more local fish options. Lot's of Raves from our group about their burgers.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • To die for desserts!
    SmallTownFoodie
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Went out to dinner at Sandy Point Beach House the other day and had such a fun time. My night was made by eating an amazing burger and devious salad outside on the deck, playing bocci ball, and finishing up with a gourmet desserts made in house. Highly recommend the shush margaritas, the pierogis, breads and spreads on the appetizers, the fig and prosciutto salad, and the pub burger, but the one thing I can not stress enough are the desserts. The desserts are to die for, I've gone back several times to just get the desserts. I have yet to have one that I didn't absolutely love.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • over priced fancy
    Boilerfry
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    The lack of choices on the menu was a bit of a let down, but I ordered the Delmonico steak dinner based on a friends recommendation and was very pleased. The brussel sprouts were alittle under cooked and tasted more like cabbage, and the bread was pretty hard. The steak was cooked just right and the taste was great. My fiancee ordered the fillet mignon with the lobster claw. She was not impressed with the peas added to the dish, said the lobster claw didn't even taste like lobster, and her fillet was cooked well done, when she asked for medium well. Meal was really sparse with no salad or potato to go with the dinner, and at $80, was about $20 more than I usually pay for a steak dinner for 2.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Noise Level
    StairwaytoHeaven
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Our overall experience was good BUT it was very loud in the dining area. Granted, it was a busy Saturday night but it would be nice to be able to carry on a conversation with others at your table. Was not possible. Way too loud. Consider adding floor covering or wall covering to ease the noise level.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stella
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Fantastic food. Fantastic service. Would highly recommend Tuna tacos & beef stroganoff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • shiloh15
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    The food was excellent, but I was shocked to be seated in a dark room with a CEMENT FLOOR. No decor, no view, just cold and stark. When I'm paying well over $30 for a steak, I certainly expect a nice atmosphere and ambience. They need to put in a nice wood floor or carpet and hire an interior decorator! The prices imply a special occasion restaurant and my party of 5 dressed for that, but we sat next to a table of about 16-18 all dressed in shorts, jeans, and beachwear.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently good.
    Teamashley
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    3rd time here and have loved it each time. Good wine selection. Great variety on menu. Really good grazing menu. The relish on the Brie and other entrees is fab.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Service could be Better
    Localdiner
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The food was very good. We sat outside, and the service was okay. We had a table for three, but had only silverware for two. Our water was served in plastic cups, although the water bottle left on the table was glass. We had to prod the hostess to honor the request for outdoor seating that had been made with our reservation two days earlier.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GREAT EXPERIENCE
    tony
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    This was our first time there! Inside can be noisy, but the VIEW and atmosphere outside was great! Recommend it to anyone to try it!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NAUmom1
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Our reservation was at 7:15 on a Saturday evening so it was not surprising that the restaurant was busy. However, we were seated promptly and our server was attentive without being intrusive or making us feel rushed in any way. Food was excellent as it has been on every other occasion. The only complaint was the noise level in the large room where we were seated. Hopefully the establishment will find a way to deaden some of the sound as I have no doubt they will have many busy nights.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Needs Work
    datenightdiner
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The reservation system was awesome and we were immediately seated when we arrived. Our table was right by the keyboard player and the volume was too high for descent conversation. Waiter couldn't pronounce items on the menu and wasn't very attentive.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Interesting tasty food, but...
    repeatoffender
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We would have been entirely satisfied, but the perch was ridiculous, especially for the price - a few scrawny little pieces on a huge plate. Not even sure they were perch. A call for the owner was finally answered with some excuses, an offer for more and a credit. Avoid the perch. The rest is yummy and recommended. Reserve. The crowds can be huge.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ~Not Good
    DickVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    The app--breads and spreads was good. The desserts were very good. The "special" ribs were burned and dry. The perch was soggy and tasteless. The haddock was burned.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Loved the food, service wasn't good
    beachgirl
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Server brought pint glasses and a bottle of water after we waited, ignored, for 10 minutes. We emptied the bottle right away. It was removed from the table and never replaced despite several requests. The bar was "slammed" we were told after it took over 10 more minutes to get our cocktails. The food made it worth the wait, however. Salad (greens & grains) was delicious, squash curry bisque was too thick but tasted great, scallop special and 1/2 chicken were fabulous. The blueberry/vanilla bean creme brulee was also wonderful- smooth, creamy with a perfectly caramelized crust. There were many parties of 8 or more and the noise level was off the charts. Not the place for a romantic dinner for 2...at least during tourist season.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Major YUM!!
    luv2eatVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Having ordered take-out from SPBH this was our first experience dining in the restaurant. The menu definitely has something for everyone...from gourmet burgers to outstanding gourmet meals. Had the pork shank on Boursin grits and it was absolutely fantastic! My husband ordered halibut that was moist, delicious and full of flavor. Though children may find their favorite missing from the menu, the SPBH is kid friendly! Highly recommend anyone in the area stop for a truly memorable dining experience!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great out door setting
    1partyplanner
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Our group had dinner out door on the patio. It was a great setting with great service. I would recommended it if you are looking for a relaxing night out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food way too NOISY!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    The food and service was very good. However, if you are wanting to talk to the person on the other side of the table - forget about it. This was my second and last time going to Sandy Point, I thought I would give it another try. I had the same experience both times, the noise level in the dining areas is ridiculous. It could be a great place if they would add a little acoustical control so you can talk with others at your table without shouting.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding
    Greenmachine
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Food was excellent and had some unusual items, bot was served very pleasing to the eye.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    so noisy we could not carry on a conversation or hear our server, who was not that knowable.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 35 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 51 reviews are from the Sandy Point Beach House reviews archive.
  • Noisey
    Tess
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    All 4 of us in our party enjoyed our food but there was way too much noise. The cement floors make every sound explode and there is nothing else to absorb the sound. Even the 2 pc band was drowned out by the crowd noise. We will think twice about going again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.