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Gun Lake Casino – Sandhill Café

4.1
4.1
977 Reviews
$30 and under
American

Sandhill Café offers American classics, burgers, & more! No matter what you're in the mood for, we have got it. Big portions, great value, and high-quality ingredients; Sandhill Café is sure to please!

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  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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What 977 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. BB

    BobB

    Grand Rapids

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Menu is OK, was recently better before Stage 1311 menu was introduced.

  2. NO

    NancyO

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Sadly we had our dinner at Sandhill Cafe on their last day of business. The restaurant will be closing due to new restaurants opening at Gun Lake Casino. The food has always been good and it was easy to make reservations so we certainly would have continued to eat there if they were still open. We will miss their beautiful prime rib dinners a lot.

  3. RD

    RobertD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2021

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    It was the last day that Sandhill Cafe was going to be open and they served there new 131 menu. Not impressed by the 131 menu. Limited selection and the items I enjoyed at Sandhill Cafe were no longer available. Not sure if they will ever offer the old items. I wish they would open a new cafe.

  4. SS

    SherrieS

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Service was good even though short staffed. Waitress kept us informed on how long wait was.

  5. BC

    BettyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I first went to Sandhill Cafe at the very end of 2015. It was great and I remembered the experience. The restaurant didn't change at all! My lunch was exceptional-I had the classic burger with a (delicious) side salad. Too bad it was the last day for Sandhill to be open!! Wish you guys lots of luck with your new expansion!!

  6. CC

    CraigC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Service was very good. I thought the food is a little pricey .

  7. GL

    GLgoer777

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and service was great. I always have to grab a bite of something when I come here, even if it’s some sweets. Italian lemon cake is my fav.

  8. MS

    MauriceS

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good taco salad.loved it the best I have ever had..will be back for more

  9. L

    Linda

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2021

    overall2food1service5ambience3

    We had no idea that Sandhill is no more. Limited menu , overpriced hotdogs (steamed buns - NOT). We would have made reservations at the buffet had we known about the changes at the time we made our reservations. So long Sandhill, we will miss our weekend breakfast and senior day dinner.

  10. AL

    AnnL

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Sad we could not do breakfast, but lunch was great😍

  11. RE

    RobinE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Due to COVID, reservations are required . Everyone working was hard at it and checked on us frequently . The new menu is limited , but great food as always .

  12. y

    ynot

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    We looked at the NEW Menu, That has nothing that we wanted. We then made reservations at the Buffet and was satisfied with the selection. Last visit was 1 week ago and meal was a 2 at best in the Sand hill. you had a chicken Marsala that was great in the past with spaghetti but now it was a flat noodle and dry with no flavor. NEW menu does not even have a beef dish, like the hot beef and the new menu is not appealing to many as the couple we had sitting next to us left when we did. Sand hill Menu and Chef need to be updated to something like in the past not some fast food type no flavor meal. I am gold and wife is elite and live 5 minutes away . Sorry to be negative but The food and MENU has gone down hill

  13. j

    joev

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2021

    overall1food1service3ambience2

    My food had hair in it. Person who was with us hair in burger to. Food was not good. Nothing done for us

  14. m

    marvinm

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2021

    overall3food2service5ambience4

    All the good food was removed from the menu. No steak, no prime rib sandwich. just has fish and chips and hot dogs and sandwich wraps. I think they will close when the new restaurant opens

  15. HC

    HollyC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience3

    I used to enjoy Sand Hill Cafe but it is now Stage 131 with a more limited preview menu for 30 days. Burgers, sandwiches, salads and appetizers and a much more limited selection of dinners. I just wish they would have announced it as I would likely preferred the buffet and we were taking my mom from out of state there for a dinner and was expecting the usual menu and experience there.

  16. MB

    MaryB

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Enjoyed the new menu, service very pleasant waitress

  17. c

    cathyv

    Key West

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2021

    overall3food2service4ambience2

    We were not told that the menu that was on website was not the one we ordered off. They were testing the menu for the new 131 bar and grill. Very dissatisfied that this info was not mentioned on the website. Service was good. Food not so good. No aujus for Philadelphia sandwich. Will not return unless regular menu was offered

  18. LD

    LynnD

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2021

    overall2food2service1ambience1

    First night of 131 crew in sand hill, was only told this at the podium! Our waiter only brought food to table, the manager did everything else! Kudos to the manager who busted her butt to make everyone happy! She took our drink orders and brought them, she came back 20 minutes later to see if our order was placed, it was not, so she took our order! We knew it was going to be slow service, and she gave us dessert for our anniversary! Realistically, wasn’t happy with “bar” food when we know the sand hill menu! But again, the manager made it all bareable and acceptable!

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    They have a limited menu now. The food we ordered was good but we didn’t what we usually order. The service is always excellent .

  20. CH

    CharleneH

    Grand Rapids

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2021

    overall2food1service3ambience3

    i was forced to eat a hamburger well done as waitress said that customers can no longer order their hamburger cooked as they like it. They must eat a well done hamburger cause they are now making smash burgers and the sand hill restaurant will have a limited menu because they are opening 3 more restaurants. I will never order another burger as long as this stupid rule is in place where the customer has to eat a meal to the restaurants taste not the customers tastes. I have been eating your burgers since you have been opened and loved them. Why would you want to ruin a good thing. I owned a restaurant and have a catering business I would never tell a customer how to eat their food.

  21. CR

    ChuckR

    Grand Rapids

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2021

    overall5food3service5ambience3

    Was very disappointed when i found out Sandhill was changed to 131. If i had known would not have made a reservation and ate before I got there. The food was was good but was lokkin forward to steak dinner. I would think change wouldn't be made until new restaurants were open. With that said when are new restaunts going to open?

  22. RB

    RoseB

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2021

    overall1food1service5ambience3

    We were expecting the usual menu planning on the walleye and steak for dinner and got the 131 menu with greasy food that we cannot eat.

  23. NB

    NorbertB

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    I miss the old Sand Hill menu. The 131 menu is more for quick bites.

  24. PT

    PamelaT

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2021

    overall2food1service5ambience2

    I ordered nachos and they were brought with no meat on them and hardly any cheese. They remade and took them to the wrong table so everyone else was finished eating I finally got them correct. The waitress was doing amazing considering the amount of tables she was covering and it wasn’t her that took thee food to wrong table.

  25. RK

    RobertK

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2021

    overall1food2service4ambience4

    New menu highly disappointing. Only burritos and nachos looked good. Why weren’t we told about the change before we signed up. Not happy. Bob Kleinhans

  26. p

    pmadden52

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2021

    overall2food3service4ambience2

    People were good. Disappointed that the Sandhill Restaurant was closing. They merely previewed a menu for a newer restaurant that was opening in the casino. Prices increased and favorite food items were missing. In summary, pricey and disappointing.

  27. GS

    GailS

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2021

    overall3food2service5ambience3

    The food was not as good as it used to be. The ribs were not tender. The menu choice has gone way down.

  28. R

    Retired

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    I had the steak quesadilla as my entree. It was the bomb diggity 😍 The menu has changed a bit due to the expansion.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As usual, everything was excellent

  30. E

    Elizabeth

    Grand Rapids

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    We ate there with our friends and felt very bad as it took an hour to receive our food and it was barely warm! The manager on duty is awful! Wish you would open the buffet up everyday!!!!

  31. MT

    MaryT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    All 3 of us were satisfied with the quality of our food -- burger, burrito and perch. I still have a problem with your salads even though my side salad was a vast improvement over the chicken oriental salad disaster 6 weeks or so ago. I often rate restaurants on the quality of their salads and learned a couple of years ago not to order them at the casino as I was usually disappointed with the brownish tinged lettuce. Once again my small side salad had the brownish tinge, but still edible. Salads should be green and crisp and fresh! Apparently your lettuce is purchased pre-cut in a bag and definitely loses that fresh quality and appearance after being opened for several hours or a day. A suggestion -- bring back the breakfast option at lunchtime. We miss it.

  32. GT

    GermaineT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    You may want to wear a mask, especially during weekend because of Delta variant.

  33. TL

    TomL

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    The service was much improved from our last visit. Food was good with a big portion. Only complaint is every time we visit GLC it is so cold we cut our time short because we are so uncomfortable. We both wear sweatshirts and are still uncomfortable, especially in the restaurant.

  34. CM

    ChristineM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Menu has nice variety. Prices are fair. Food was excellent.

  35. CC

    CindyC

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    food was good and hot and server even split the plate for us

  36. CD

    CherylD

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience3

    Eggs were not cooked enough. Runny whites, took forever to get my other eggs served. By then every thing else was cold. Waitress was terrible, very slow and never checked on us. No coffee refills or soda.

  37. FM

    FranciscoM

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    best place for dinner with friends .. I recommend :

  38. MA

    MaryA

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2021

    overall3food1service3ambience3

    Have been to Sandhills Caf’e restaurant several times. Went for our anniversary on 8/1/2021 and was truly disappointed. The steak was cold the baked potato was old and the service was slow! Sorry but we won’t chance it again.

  39. BE

    BrianE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love it there and our server was awesome. And staff too.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2021

    overall2food1service2ambience3

    Well we got there and was seated after about 5 mins because the host was making hot dogs at the front so I figured they were just short staffed in that area but when we got seated we didn’t even get a server to our table until about 15mins to get water. I came in mouth watering for the same Buffalo chicken wings that I always drive all the way there for just to have the server bring out a plate of half done chicken wings with a bunch of feathers sticking out and a side of Buffalo sauce. I asked the waitress what happened to them putting the sauce on them and when did they start that she said that’s how they’ve always done it I just laughed and told her that’s not true because I always get them so maybe she was new there but then asked if I wanted her to take them back to the back to have them pour the sauce that was on the side on the wings which she was being sarcastic because I could have done that myself but anyways I won’t be ordering that anymore I was very disappointed and she said maybe there’s a new cook but they need to get those back on the menu as they were

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