Plank's Tavern

4.6
721 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Plank's Tavern on the Water is on one of the oldest harbors in the Great lakes.
Its approachable modern menu, home-style seating, and waterfront location takes inspiration from the place it's in, the people who live here, and the past it comes from. We offer indoor and outdoor seating, outdoor seating is available on a first come, first served basis and cannot be reserved through Open Table, although every effort will be made to accommodate your seating preferences. Per the State of Michigan's guidelines, masks are required for all guests when walking through the restaurant until you are seated at your table.

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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Statefan
Naples
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an incredible lunch! Service was outstanding, food was delicious! The Nashville chicken sandwich was great,as was the chicken wrap. We sat outside and it was so relaxing!

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vipScottB
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The gentleman server was incredibly nice and attentive. Our food came in a timely manner and it tasted incredible. This was our second visit in 2 days because of how great the food tasted.

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TammyR
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's always a great outdoor dining experience wether with family or with friends.

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vipEllenC
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING food! We were visiting in from Chicago and a friend recommended this place. It did not disappoint. The crab galore omelet was incredible and the cocktails were so fun. The service was incredible from the hostess to the server. The view was beautiful and it was a gorgeous day too. Highly recommend!

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vipWino
Grand Rapids
91 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another beautiful dinner on the harbor. Tried the Halibut Scampi and Wagyu burger; both were great! Service and drinks were superb. Server Tom was very knowledgeable and best wine list around.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was fantastic!

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Bonbon
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Menu changed .. used to be good, not anymore . Over priced , won’t come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Monterrey
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I got together for a baby shower brunch. The staff was super nice offering a space outside to enjoy the weather and the se service was beyond our expectations and food, as always, good!

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vipWino
Grand Rapids
91 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No one does Brunch like Plank’s in the area. So many great options and $6 mimosas.

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DianeD
Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place , great service , very friendly , food was very good , a little pricey but great quantity. Good drinks menu . We sat outside which was nice .

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ChiGirl
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Long time customer since the hotel opened...never a bad meal and you can't beat the patio in good weather!

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LoriG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Friends were in town and we needed a place where the kids could run around. The atmosphere was beautiful but the service and the food were just ok

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vipHugh
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite!

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great brunch at Planks. We wanted to try the biscuits and chorizo gravy as a side and the staff accommodated the off-menu request for us quickly. We couldn’t decide what we wanted to drink or eat because of the very great variety of deliciously described options. Ultimately we had a cranberry mimosa and blackberry bellinis which we loved! I had the Loco Pepe Benedict and it was phenomenal. Unlike anything I’ve had before! My husband had the traditional Benedict and was raving about the thick ham. It was a chilly day but we were able to sit by the windows for water view, and perhaps the best part of our visit was our waiter Shawn. He was very good with suggestions and accommodating our specific requests for the kitchen, and also did so with great personality and warmth. Bravo, Shawn!

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LynnM
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic and the service was great. I definitely recommend the Ruby Champagne!

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Vicky
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our trout was excellent! The spinach had too much garlic for our taste. We were seated up by lobby on a cold day so it was chilly every time entrance door was opened.
But again, the trout was great!

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MichelleS
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our hostess, waitress and food were all excellent. One of our favorite places to go as a group.

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vipWino
Grand Rapids
91 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pork Chop entree was by far the best I’ve had. Jazz band on Thursday nights make for a great night out.

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vipFoodie1179
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time at Planks Tavern! The brunch menu was absolutely delicious. Cocktails are handcrafted and yummy, fun twists on your typical brunch drinks. Wait staff is excellent.

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JoeW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great! Always delicious. We’ll be back for sure

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KathrynG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is fantastic. Great portions and awesome creations. No complaints. I always bring visiting friends and family here. Love sitting and watching the boats come in and the sun set. Order from the amazing drink menu and enjoy your evening. This is as good as it gets.
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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
52 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great and friendly service. Love Planks!!
Thank you.

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PatR
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience4

Service was slow, waited 20 minutes for waitress to come for the first time. Took forever to get a bill at the end, had to flag someone else down. It seemed as though we were sat in an area that belonged to no servers. Disappointing service ruined good food and a cool setting, though our view was blocked by a large pillar at the end of our table into the harbor, probably will not come to this establishment again.

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AngelS
Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

We went for a special date night. We were seated in a very noisy area. We ordered our dinners with salads to come out before the main course. Our dinner came but the salads never did. Our server apologized and asked if we wanted them after our meal. We said no thanks. The New Yorker and Hen Da Vinci were good. We finished our meal and out come our salads! The server offered us dessert because of the salad mess up. We ordered desserts, both were served with whipped cream. I immediately noticed that the whipped cream tasted bad. My husband had eaten afew bites with his cake and I told him to stop and smell the whipped cream....it was spoiled!!! Needless to say we didn't finish our desserts and asked for our check. My husband had a sour stomach the rest of the night and felt ill. Definitely not worth the money!!!

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BobL
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The outside seating was very nice on a Friday early evening. The wait staff was courteous, friendly and professional. Very nice experience. Oh the beer was good and cold!

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DavidE
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food had good taste but was overcooked and the service was just fair.

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vipWino
Grand Rapids
91 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere sitting in the water with friends. Always one of our favorites!

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NancyH
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Service was good. We sat outside and we're behind a large column but it was still nice. We just couldn't see the view. The foodcwas very good. The menu is kind of small. Nice wine and cocktail selection

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JulieM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I have been to this restaurant I have been pleased with everything.

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vipFoodandSettingAdmirerer
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!

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BekP
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful inside the restaurant and a fabulous view. Wonderful wait-staff too!

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JulieW
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our part of 4 had an excellent experience. The service was exceptional. Our server provided specific details about the entrees which were very helpful in making choices for dinner. The Sea Trout was incredible with the spinach and the rice. Cocktails and desserts were top notch. It was a very enjoyable evening.

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vipPhyl
Indiana
53 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We had a 7:30 reservation fortunately our booth had a high back which provided a barrier but it was difficult to carry on a conversation. One person in our party ordered the Fish Tacos which were very hot/spicy; she had to send them back & ask for the peppers & sauce not to be put on them. Again, our waiter was very good with understanding & accommodating her request.

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OpenTable Diner
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. We were celebrating Mother’s Day early and wanted a restaurant with outdoor seating due to the pandemic. Even though it was a slightly chilly day, we were seated at a nice table with a heater and a view of the river. Food was fantastic. I would recommend the rainbow trout. My brother had the Kung pao cauliflower and said it was delicious. Also recommend the big pretzel. It was a very enjoyable meal. Staff was very accommodating to all of our questions and needs.

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Engstima
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with my husband and in-laws, sat on the patio in early May. The space heaters were delightful, and the food was delicious. Our server was AMAZING and courteous, friendly, prompt and attentive.

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Engstima
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall Plank’s is always a nice time. Drinks are priced well and very tasty. Food is generally very good. On this visit, however, my husband and I both ordered a Benedict and the eggs were essentially hard boiled. That was fairly disappointing. We also waited quite a while for our server to return after we had finished our meals. It was a Monday morning, so we were one of 3-4 tables there. We will definitely return again.

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RobertK
Grand Rapids
14 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely setting along the waterfront of the St Joe River. For brunch had a delicious omelette that had the perfect amount of ingredients and cheese. The hash browns that came with it had nice crispy edges and were not greasy or oily. Beautiful spot that I’d return to.

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BJer
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

We made a reservation for outdoors. Upon arrival, we were told that OpenTable reservations simply indicate a preference, and that they do not actually save a table for you. Fortunately, a party left and we were able to get seated outside after a short wait. After being seated, almost 15 minutes went by before a server greeted us. This restaurant’s saving grace is that the food is actually really good and the views of the bay are incredible. It’s a little pricey, but that’s somewhat to be expected for the location.

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KatieT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The menu was lacking a theme. Food was excellent but menu was all over the place.

FAQs

Plank's Tavern offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (269) 408-9108.

Plank's Tavern is rated 4.6 stars by 721 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.