Sandy Point Beach House - Grand Rapids

4.1
40 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Our downtown location of highly successful Sandy Point Beach House from the lakeshore. Featuring favorites of our Beach House menu with delicious prime beef burgers, fresh fish and hand cut steaks. Extensive bar selection and a large outdoor patio for you to enjoy.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • 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 40 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.1based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.3
service
4.0
ambience
3.8
value
Noise · Moderate
100% of people would recommend it to a friend
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
Sort by
Filters
MA
MaryAnn
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place was immaculate with a cool vibe, food was delicious and service was awesome. The owner was very attentive and even made 2 drinks from scratch. The Rosea slushie was amazing on a hot day. Looking forward to going back soon!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Not sure if they were understaffed or what but our server was terrible. Food decent but overpriced. Beverage from the bar was made incorrectly. Not returning.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great atmosphere.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

We had a reservation. They were short staffed, however after sitting there for 30 minutes with our group of 9, we had still not even had a waiter come and greet us or take a drink order, let alone appetizers or entree orders. Disappointed.

j
jacko
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Looked forward to coming to this establishment as we have enjoyed the Holland location a few times. On a Saturday there was a harried manager complaining about cancelled reservations, one new bartender whose skills were dubious, a kind but overworked single solitary server, and one person in the kitchen. The place was not prepared for it's modest clientele.

Additionally the menu is so small and uninspiring (pandemically abbreviated for expediency) that one could not find anything worth having. Beyond some simple apps, there were 5 entrees and a couple of burgers and one salad.

We planned to go for dinner but upon seeing the condition of the operation and brevity of the menu (scallops, steak, salmon, whitefish, chicken) we had one round of drinks and a couple of apps and headed out for a better experience elsewhere.

I understand the need to be cost conscious and the challenges of finding workers in the service industry, but if you have nothing interesting to offer, why would anyone frequent your establishment?

Nothing like the vibe of the Holland location.

Let's hope they figure it out soon.

D
vipDinner
Grand Rapids
48 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience on our first visit to this location. Food was good and the MeXo Margarita is a must try.

DE
DawnE
Grand Rapids
7 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and the waiter was excellent.. will come again

OT
OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Never have Saturday Happy Hour anymore

RS
RosanneS
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ll be back! Good food, great staff, nice environment!

PL
vipPaulL
Detroit
22 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding! Fish and steak both wonderful! Great service! Live entertainment was great too!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience2

Wedding anniversary weekend.

JF
JenniferF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Trevor was great! Found this hidden gem on Open Table search and was glad for it! When we pulled up, weren't sure at first as it's located in what seemed a more industrial area. Once inside though, understood the reviews! Limited menu, yes, but everyone enjoyed their selection and the live music was superb! Thanks for the great experience "off the beaten path"!

TN
TomN
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed by all four of us. Whitefish was great.

LG
LindsayG
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I booked this "last minute" on a Saturday night following an event. The table was ready, no issues with being seated. The kitchen was backed up a bit and our waiter told us that when we sat down. We didn't mind as we had a drink to relax and unwind. Food was good, no complaints - menu is somewhat limited but nice selection to choose from.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Place was great and off the normal path of places to eat. Service was a little slow but they were understaffed. Our server was working hard! Looking for the menu to get back to normal... no tacos available.

k
kime
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beachy breath of fresh air in Grand Rapids. Limited but satisfying menu.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This was a “gem” we never knew about. Made same day reservations and arrived as the only people there. We were a bit turned off by the outside building...and almost didn’t go, but threw caution to the wind and my husband said “maybe it’s a hidden gem” and it was! The service was amazing! We had the sweetest waitress! While the menu was small, we all loved what we ordered! High recommend and will go back!

SH
ShaneH
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and service were excellent! Thoroughly enjoyed my cocktail, burger, and chocolate flourless torte!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely excellent. Food and drinks were great. Very friendly staff. Great experience.

RG
RobinG
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The server was great! She was fun and professional. The burgers and homemade margaritas were delicious, but overpriced. They had a mask requirement, but some patrons got up and walked around unmasked and were not asked to wear one. The large TV behind the bar played A far-right opinion news channel which was off-putting.

B
Bodaswo
Grand Rapids
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderfull meal, wonderful staff. Great job. We will be back.

BD
vipBethD
Grand Rapids
20 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our food was very good! We had the whitefish and the black and blue burger! The whitefish was tender and the sauce was super good and the burger was super tasty!
Our waiter was Trevor and he was very friendly and personable. We will definately going back and trying out some other food items that looked really good!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I will start by saying we LOVE LOVE the other location and it’s our favorite couples stop. BUT...Really disappointed in this meal. Was expecting ambience similar to the grand haven location, and it felt like a hang out bar. Even during covid times we were under whelmed with the menu which we can understand but a minuscule wine menu and no cocktail menu???... not even close to worth the value of our meal. We will not be back unfortunately. :(

OT
OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
6 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere! Will definitely come again!

MA
MicheleA
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They were out of the food and the bourbon we wanted to order. Left without ordering anything.

S
Shawn
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best hamburgers I have had in recent memory. Juicy and perfectly cooked. My wife had the salmon and she really enjoyed her dish as well. Sara was our waitress, and she was friendly and prompt. So glad we chose to dinner here.

KD
KellyD
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What amazing customer service! Our server and the manager were so attentive, we get so special! Great drinks, amazing food. We willDefinitely be back!

BP
vipBeePatter
Grand Rapids
13 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time there and wow! Awesome service and food. We had a group of three and we all tried different things and all really liked everything. The staff was so friendly and knowledgeable too. It was the perfect spot for us friends to catch up over a delicious meal.

AV
AshleighVL
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience at Sandy Point Beach House. This was their first weekend being open since the shut-down and their menu was very limited. However, we totally understand and the food we ordered was amazing! The waitress was very friendly and took great care of us. She recommended the margaritas and they were amazing. I'd definitely go back!

HK
vipHollyK
Grand Rapids
35 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Sophia, our server was very kind. The food was good, thankful for gf options.

LJ
vipLisaJ
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the Baja tacos!!!! And the roasted corn dip.

d
vipdanan
Northern MI
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Was not impressed with their food or drink menu at all. Service was decent. Would not recommend

MM
MichaelM
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was delicious but considering the indoor dining room was nearly empty the service was very slow. It took too long to get our food and our check. But overall a good experience.

LD
LoriD
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate outside. It was a nice sunny night. Service was great. Food was great. Parking onsite...which was nice but we didn't realize we could park there because it said no parking....which was due to patrons across the street parking there a lot.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Wow. What a disappointment. We made a reservation on OpenTable and arrived on time. The hostess asked us if “someone” had called us, which they had not, and then apologized but didn’t explain for what. We realized later that the apology was for what was to come. We were instructor find an open table if we could. Most tables were taken or had not been cleaned off. We finally found an acceptable table. Then we had to download a terribly clunky app to order our food. The menu was very limited and extremely overpriced for this experience. But we were settled and didn’t want to give up on this place since we have usually enjoyed it and want to support local restaurants. We ordered a couple of burgers. Our drinks arrived in cans with no glasses or ice and were not cold. Many other patrons sat down and left after struggling with the app. About 40 minutes later, our food arrived in paper takeout boxes and in a paper bag as if we were leaving. We also were brought cloth napkins and real silverware as if we were not leaving. We stayed and ate. The burgers were prepared and served just OK but our bill was over $60. Overall terrible experience. Not going back.

BT
vipBruceT
Northern MI
12 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I bit of a disappointment. The restaurant that was here prior to this one was first class. The menu has little selection. Everything was in plastic. Nothing spectacular.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We have eaten at the Holland location so we thought this place would be just as good. It’s not. We went on a Saturday night around 6. Very few patrons. We sat out in the patio. The place seemed neglected for it being new. The owner doesn’t pay a lot of attention to detail.
PROS:
Server was nice.
Food was reasonably priced.
Husbands hamburger was good.
The red chairs and table umbrellas were nice.
The patio area has potential!


CONS:
My fish tacos were almost burned:/
The Mexican Cake dessert was very dry. It seemed as though it was made the week before. Not good.
We asked about Restaurant Week and never got an answer.
The fence area was 1/2 fake plants and 1/2 real but it looked like someone just slapped the fake plants up to try and hide the construction going on next door.
The tables were rusty and wobbly.
The couches along the back wall had cushions that were in pretty bad shape.
There was a tall open garbage can setting next to the door outside with a hand written, worn sign that read garbage.
It appeared as if they weren’t ready for any customers; tables with rags laying on them, maintenance workers scurrying around trying to install a speaker by our table, deliveries going into the restaurant from the patio area.
They were setting up the bar outside, it seemed for the first time. The yard games were near the bar but weren’t ready for patrons to use like it is at the Holland location. Wouldn’t the place want everything in order before you open the doors for business?

It was definitely an interesting experience. We will not be going back.

B
Brett
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Excellent food and great happy hour. Will go back

GI
GreenInAda
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Still in startup mode but they followed up on our thoughts and concerns. Won’t be long before they are at the same level as West Olive. We will be back.

L
Laura
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious wedge salad and perfectly prepared filet!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Sandy Point Beach House - Grand Rapids using the Order Online button. Sandy Point Beach House - Grand Rapids also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (616) 420-7724.

Sandy Point Beach House - Grand Rapids is rated 4.1 stars by 40 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.