Gun Lake Casino – Sandhill Café

4.2
935 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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 935 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.2based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.1
ambience
4.0
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food2service5ambience4

Not impressed with the new chicken wings.

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RonS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hot beef atop the mashed potatoes and bread was very good. Will get it again. The last time I had the club sandwich and it was very good, as well. Waitress was cheerful and visited the table frequently.

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SandyL
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Long wait to receive food. Waitress was excellent and honest about selections. Asked for no onions on my sandwich, but it had onions on it! Apparently, Sand Hill Cafe will no longer exist as it is once the new construction is finished in September.

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StaceyB
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Slow service but food was good

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ElleL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food . The ambiance was nice too!

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DianneP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the 14oz New York Strip, and my BF had the 16oz Prime rib. The baked potato I ordered with my steak was Huge! I brought the whole potato and half of my steak home. My BF brought half of his steak home.. We made reservations. We had quick service and the food was excellent.. we will be back. Great job GL.

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TheresaH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I have never been to Sandhill Cafe where the hostess didn't smile. No smile at the guest at all.

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Elizabeth
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Had a 7:30 reservation. Ordered our beverages and food. Waited 40 minutes for my diet Pepsi. Finally my
husband went out to the bar to get one. Brought the appetizer and it was cold. The waitress finally brought our food and my club sandwich was awful! Asked for a diet Pepsi finally got one when it was time to go!

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KimW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience… food tasted great, workers were wonderful.

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vipRetired
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I ordered the quesadilla from the appetizer section of the menu and added chicken to it for my entree. It was fabulous and plenty large enough! Even took some home. I love that it comes with guacamole, sour cream, and salsa on the side. Corbin was my waiter. He did an excellent job and was plenty busy with other guests, but he handled us all like it was a piece of cake! 😊👍🏼

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RickC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Service was friendly but slow. Food was good. No surprises good or bad. Slow service most likely due to understaffing.

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JohnV
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We loved not having to wait in a long line! They sat us right away in a booth as we requested. The server came and took our drink orders shortly after we were seated. The steak was delicious. I would get it again.

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MegR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great breakfast, wonderful servers. Would recommend again. Barb was fabulous!

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Adrian
Grand Rapids
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food1service5ambience4

I ordered the corned beef hash for breakfast and the waitress said it was made in house and not like the canned stuff. When it arrived it was in a bowl and the chunks of corned beef were probably an inch square making them almost too big and tough to chew. The potatoes were the same way. This was more fit for an animal it was so huge. Needless to say, I will never order that again! Went away very disappointed and hungry. The other breakfasts were good and enjoyed. I would still recommend the restaurant but not the corned beef hash. Who ever came up with that should be made to eat a helping of it!

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DennisS
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The waitress didn't come back to check to see if we needed anything after she brought our breakfast and we were out of coffee the whole meal.

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LisaK
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food2service3ambience4

Short staffed...long wait for food...portion size was small and over cooked....definitely not a typical meal from there....

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fun and tasty.

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Scooter
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Their menu didn’t have much of a selection. Our waitress was not very pleasant either. Won’t eat there again.

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AdamM
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Server was very busy and wasn't very attentive. When we asked for refills only 1 person got one

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srschrier
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Sandhill Cafe at Gun Lake Casino is one of west Michigan's favorite restaurants. The restaurant has a wide range of menu items and the ambience is quiet and pleasant as it's adjacent to the casino (not surrounded by folks in the casino). Reservations are recommended.

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JamesH
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good!! Everything we were looking for!

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MarieA
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The Tuscan potatoes were scorched black. Everything else was good. Our waitress and her shadow were on game. Meat was delicious and cooked as ordered.

New Restaurant host, Stubbs, seemed personable and aimed to please.

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jimp
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

First time there, food was very good. Fast sitting (we had reservations). Waitresses attentive and knowledgeable. Might suggest placemats ( not paper) might add something, only complaint, no condiments on table, but didn’t need them, food was spot on.

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JJDen
Grand Rapids
8 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was good as usual. The kitchen seemed a little slower than normal. I wish you would return the cobb salad and the prime rib dip to the menu.

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vipMarciaH
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent

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TomL
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food was good, but definitely understaffed. Hostess got us drinks and took our order, good thing, the waitress showed up 20 minutes later. Food showed up 10 minutes later. And the Restaurant was only half full. You must make reservations and it is always a 1 1/2 to 2 hour wait.

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vipChrisL
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

First, the place was maybe 25% full, staffing issues, I get it. Food took 40 minutes for 2 hamburgers... waited 15 minutes for a refill of pepsi, I get you are short staffed but no server had more than 4-5 tables not to mention several managers walk by without a word. Food was good but should not take that long for burgers. If you don’t mind waiting then sign up.

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JoniT
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience1

Not all people want so called GOURMET FOOD. I will never eat here again. The food was AWFUL !!! I’m sure I’m not the only one with such a negative review. Good Luck

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GeorgeN
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great restaurant. I have enjoyed all my meals there. I've tried various menu options and they are great values. Never disappointed!

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vipKarenM
Grand Rapids
7 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Food was good however requested the sauce on the side and that didn’t happen. Had to scrape it off the ham steak. My husband’s meal (Steak & eggs) was good however didn’t know that the potatoes were a blend of sweet potatoes and regular potatoes. Wanted extra crispy and that didn’t happen.

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CharlesG
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very friendly and courteous. The food was very good. The greeter was very friendly and courteous, we were seated right away.

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KarenB
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was friendly… helpful with menu
choice…Food was great…very large portions… don’t have to worry about
being shorted on food…more than enough.
Thank you to the GLC staff at Sandhills cafe. Enjoyable meal.
Easy with making reservations…
open table very easy to use

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condor
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great service food was best tasting anywhere in town nice portions very satisfying!!

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JulieD
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food3service3ambience3

Burger was very good side salad small and skimpy but over kill on the onion. Would definitely choose a different side

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Bill
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The fried cubed potatoes was burnt and tasted nasty. Please bring back the hash browns.

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WilliamK
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Being one of the first customers for breakfast and very few people there, the food takes too long to be served and some of it is already Luke warm when we get it. It is tasty but we do not enjoy cool breakfast foods.

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DouglasS
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Izzy did a fantastic job serving us. The food was excellent as well

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LindaD
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Disappointed in size of servings for the BLT. Much smaller than other years--bread smaller and less bacon. Food was good. The cost of the salad is unreasonable. We used to get the sandwich and salad for an extra $1.99 not $3.99

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
5 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Food was good. Haven't had a dish yet that I didn't like. Portion sizes are large and worth the price you're charged.

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MARJIE
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

SERVICE WAS TIMELY. FRIENDLY & PROFESSIONAL. SIZE OF SERVING WAS REALLY TO LARGE FOR US. CAN'T EAT THAT AMOUNT.

FAQs

Gun Lake Casino – Sandhill Café is rated 4.2 stars by 935 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.