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Sandy Point Beach House
Sandy Point Beach House

Sandy Point Beach House Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://sandypointbeachhouse.com
  • Phone: (616) 796-8210
  • 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 (616) 796-8210
  • 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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "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?"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • " 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."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Fantastic food. Fantastic service. Would highly recommend Tuna tacos & beef stroganoff."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "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."
    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!!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Food was excellent and had some unusual items, bot was served very pleasing to the eye."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "so noisy we could not carry on a conversation or hear our server, who was not that knowable. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We reserved through Open Table for a table of 6 on a Saturday night. Our table was available at the scheduled time. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. The food was excellent. The restaurant was full and a little loud at times. Overall, an enjoyable experience."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Seated immediately per our reservation for 6-great. Very noisy and couldn't hear each other very well-not so great. Service good and food came out quick-great. Ordered 4 different entree choices among us and all 6 dinners were just ok-not so great A bit disappointing as we drove out from GR and had high expectations. Very casual dining in a casual place with beautiful presentation of food but not as good as it looked. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We stumbled upon this little gem on a bike ride from Grand Haven to Holland. It was a hot day, and we were thirsty and hungry. Even though it's called a "beach house" the only beach is their man-made one, which is actually quite adorable. (Note the bar made from a shipping container.) We were SO surprised at the variety of fresh fare on the menu, full bar and great service. Only ding was that they had no unsweetened ice tea (apparently they were "out" of it) which would have taken 5 minutes to make fresh considering they weren't very busy when we were there. I would have liked them to have offered to brew us some. But this place is now a frequent stop for us when we're on the west coast of Michigan."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The service was great! Since my mother is hooked up to a medical device that required an outlet I had put that request in the Open Table reservation. I was a bit skeptical as to if that request would be honored, but when they seated us we had an outlet within 4 feet. The only criticism would be the lack of soup or salad included with the entrees. At their price point soup or salad should be included. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "My wife and I had our anniversary dinner there since we knew the best waitress in town is now working there. Ask for Lennie! We both had different steak dinners. Hers was under cooked and had to be sent back. Mine was so full of fat and tough that I left 30% on the plate. The two meals and drinks were over 80 dollars. For that price they better get a new beef supplier!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "We live close and frequent this restaurant. Open Table/reservations a must because the season is just starting and it was packed!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Comfortable…cozy…great food…love the burgers! Service was great…food was wonderful and the atmosphere perfect..."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "I have at had lunch and dinner at Sandy Point and the food is exceptional. Sandy Point brings the food quality of a high end Chicago Restaurant to the Holland and Grand Haven Lake shore. The outdoor seating and bar including Lake Michigan sand is worth the drive. "
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "Always the best dinner in Western Michigan. The dry aged steaks and fresh fish are the best . Great place!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Went here on a whim and was very ppleasantly surprised at how nice it was. Great food and strong drinks "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Service was great. Food was excellent. Nice selection of wine. I would recommend this to all my friends."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Our first experience was for an anniversary dinner. The superb menu offers a wine, beer and cocktail selection to match. All of our selections were executed to perfection. Our server was excellent and we requested her on our return for lunch with friends. Inquiring about food allergies we discovered we can bring our entire family. We hope to have many shared memories at SPBH in the future. Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 3/2/2014