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Smuggler's at North Shore, Newaygo, MI

Smuggler's at North Shore

4.7
4.7
112 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Smuggler's at North Shore is a modern & casual dockside eatery featuring a broad, classic American-style menu, with home-made favorites ranging from classic steak & seafood dishes, to pasta, wood-fired pizza, and pub grub. Also, we offer a signature cocktail menu spotlighting all-Michigan-based distillers, a range of draught beer options, a casual-to-fine wine selection, and slushie options.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Hours of operation
    Mon, Wed, Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (231) 237-8286
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual

What 112 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Best Ambiance

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Kid-friendly

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Great for scenic views

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    American

  • Grand Rapids

    Best Ambiance

  • Grand Rapids

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Grand Rapids

    American

112 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a reservation for 4 at 7pm. We arrived early for our reservation, and we were seated after 8pm. We spent over an hour waiting at the bar. The bar service and waitstaff were very good. It seemed like the host/hostess station missed us even though we went up to check on our reservation a couple of times. The food was very good and we will return.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service good food excellent will definitely go again

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  3. homevisitor

    Grand Rapids

    52 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was mostly slow, even though it was not busy. Arielle was super sweet, but not sure what she was doing at the computer most of the evening. We love the place & the food. So happy to have this place in our area.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Smugglers at North Shore. We eat here probably minimum 3 times a week. Prices are spot on for the amount of food given to you! My husband and I can split an appetizer and entree and still take food home. The weekend specials are our favorites. Keep up the good work- finally quality food in our area!! Excellent work A+++

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  5. ThomasH

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The view of Hess Lake is phenomenal; the signature cocktails are tasty; the appetizer platter was delicious... especially the unique corn ribs!

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  6. MTBany

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, chef and staff! Walleye was out of site! Beautiful views of Hess Lake.

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  7. LizL

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    My party of 6 guests was rushed at every stage of ordering, then only two entrees and kids meals arrived promptly. 20 minutes later, my friend and I finally got our meals. Drinks refill requests were forgotten, I felt rushed through my meal since the two timely meals were ready to be cleared. Despite the Masters being on the tv behind the bar, the tv’s in our view were PPV mma fighting - a particularly bloody, gross, violent match. When our bills arrived, it was obvious the waitress had no idea who ordered what.

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  8. Jacqueline

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Many unique food and drink offerings. Our burgers, fish, salad and appetizers were delicious and high quality. Beautiful location and ambience. Service, however , was poor. The hostess did not greet us or smile. The service was slow. We had to find our own silverware and we had to ask twice for one of our drinks and a side salad (which arrived after the entree) This is not a fast food joint with fast food prices and quality…. Servers need to be trained at a level that is on par with the high quality of the food that is served

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  9. RandallC

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food, drinks and service! We would highly recommend.

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  10. PaulS

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Met with clients on a Friday evening to catch up and spent three and half hours enjoying drink, food and atmosphere. Will be back for sure

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  11. MaryS

    Grand Rapids

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amanda was a very attentive waitress who responded quickly to our needs. Really appreciate her service!!

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  12. Becky

    Grand Rapids

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and the atmosphere were great. Love the ambiance of the restaurant. Can't wait to come back when the patio is open. If it's this good in the winter, it will be so great in the warmer weather!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Kayla was amazing and very attentive. The General Manger was beyond amazing! Gave us a tour of the facility and throughly explained the specials and gave us the back story of the newer business. As a restaurant owner, I noticed this place didn’t miss a beat and thought of every fine detail. They are beyond blessed for the staff they have!!

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  14. KennethG

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    T5he Valentine's Day special menu of cornish hens was delicious! And the Red Velvet Cake Cheesecake was wonderful to share at the end of our meal.

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  15. Luv2dineout

    Grand Rapids

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The burger was very good and the house chopped salad… excellent. Good food great service!

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  16. SuzN

    Grand Rapids

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A very inviting space design wise with a view of the lake. Outdoor spaces are beautiful. The food is a bit on the pricy side for this area but is generally very good. We have eaten there a few times. Not too impressed with the cocktails to be honest. They always seem to be very light on alcohol and too much ice, just my opinion. As far as Newaygo Co. goes the quality of food here is probably one of the best places to eat at. Parking is a bit unique. You have to park off site, about a block or so away. So, if you have family members that aren't maybe as mobile drop them off at the door prior to parking. :)

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  17. MaryS

    Grand Rapids

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Creative food. Ready for summer and being able to eat outside 😊

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  18. TammyN

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The menu needs help...the quality of the food is nothing special..if ya want to charge hi end prices then the quality needs to be high end..basic culinary principles need to be applied to a lot of the dishes..not sure where the chef got his credentials but alot of dishes need balance with flavor and basics

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  19. MichaelC

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere and location. One of the best places in the county.

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  20. JULIEL

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always such a great time at Smugglers!! You will not find kinder staff! Great food too.

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  21. DanP

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The main dish was good, but the apple pizza thing was very bland and had no flavor. Definitely some cinnamon and caramel would have helped or serve with a little ice cream?? Our waitress was very nice and I understand it was not her fault she had most of the restaurant. We ordered when it was not very busy (maybe 10-15 patrons) and waited well over an hour for a pizza and a steak. With ordering the bland apple pizza, we were there for 2 1/2 hours 🙀🙀🙀. It’s a beautiful place and will try it again, when I have an entire day off 🤣🤣🤣!

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  22. BrendonM

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Out of the four things we ate one was very good it was the afredo pasta dish. The fish tacos were not very good. The flavors just didn’t match.

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  23. MATTK

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went during the winter. Looking forward to sitting outside this summer.

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  24. GladysM

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent and very flavorful. The Chef deserves compliments. It is a bit pricey for Newaygo County but still affordable. The service was great. It is a beautiful restaurant and I like the idea of a second floor and outdoor seating. The music, however, was a little loud when you are trying to visit and people with hearing aids have a particular hard time hearing each other plus hearing aids in general are noisy in crowds. A quieter music in the background would be appreciated. Overall, this is a restaurant we will come to for special occasions. Nice eating experience.

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  25. PattiD

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went on New Year’s Eve and were afraid it would be kind of crazy but we received excellent service. We ordered the Alfredo Chicken Pizza and it was very good.

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  26. HeatherG

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was good but a bit over priced. Please remember you are in Newaygo.. service was by far subpar, the restaurant was not full and our server just was not in it. We had a party of 3 and only ordered non alcoholic drinks, the pop flavoring was off… not sure if the syrup system is wrong or perhaps it is an off brand house soda…. We will give it another try as we have a gift certificate but I think we will wait for a few months to get all the kinks out.

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  27. Susan

    Grand Rapids

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    We enjoy the location but it’s definitely bar food! It was quite busy and our server was stressed but did her best.

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  28. MarcL

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall, I do not plan to return. I liked the atmosphere, and the staff who we interacted with were friendly and attentive. The food was overpriced and poor quality. I rendered the perch. It was prepared with bread crumbs, fried (likely pan fried), but was served limp, oily, and lukewarm. The tartar sauce tasted bland, like plain yogurt. The slaw contained onion and bell pepper, was underseasoned, and fairly tasteless. The French onion soup did not have a strong onion flavor, the cheese on top was rubbery, the bread turned to mush, and was lukewarm.

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  29. AlexM

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had an absolutely fantastic meal at Smuggler's! The only thing that was better than the meal was the service. We tried several things from the menu and were absolutely wowed - especially the Duck Bacon & Sweet Corn Wontons and the Beer Friendly Smash Burger. Unreal!

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  30. Aggie

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, service and ambiance. Very nice experience.

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  31. ToddG

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Kayla was a wonderful and very beautiful server!😊😊😊

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  32. NickT

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It took a lengthy time to receive our dinner once ordered, but it was delicious once we got it. Our server was great!

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  33. MommaJ

    Grand Rapids

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Atmosphere and food are always amazing! I always get the salmon Caesar salad, and it never disappoints! My husband had the ahi tuna dinner, my daughter had the walleye dinner and our son-in-law had the goat cheese stuffed chicken. Everything was delicious!

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  34. MaryS

    Grand Rapids

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Very loud hard to hear conversations. Love the ability to make reservations online.

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  35. BillD

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    MaKayla was our server, she did a good job getting our food out to us in a timely manor. Food was hot and very good. Cost was very respectful good value for the price. Bill Dean

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  36. LisaB

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful establishment, great service and phenomenal food. Coming here with our family will definitely become a regular thing.

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  37. mikes

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good setting, great service, very good hamburgers, great cocktail (Manhattan), prices on upper end for the area but we will return.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We hadn't been to the newly built restaurant so we thought we'd give it a try. We were a table of two and both got pasta dishes. My wife chose Alfredo ($20) and added Chicken ($8.) I got Tortellini ($25.) and added Chicken ($8.). Both came with two VERY hard small pieces of toast. Hard enough to break a tooth on. Both sauces were very thin. Soupy really. These tasted fine, but since the sauce was so thin it distracted from the meal. Not thick enough to really stick to the pasta. We each added a side salad ($4. each). They were iceberg lettuce with a few croutons and some grated parmesan cheese. Nothing else, no cucumber, tomato or carrot. My wife had hot tea and I had iced tea. With tip it was an $85 dinner. All in all it was nice but not great. The food wasn't wooo hooo enough for us to say we got to go back there. The new building is very nice looking and I bet in the Summer the outside area is wonderful. The service was meh. Acceptable but just lacking that extra customer service we expected.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have eaten here twice now for lunch and dinner. I love the food, drinks, decor and great service. I need to get there this summer to check out the outdoor seating.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Our service was awful. I took my girlfriend for her birthday and I happily would’ve tipped 25% or more like I typically do yet we constantly were walked past. I needed water multiple times with nobody to be seen. Wanted to order dessert and same thing. We had all our plates still on the table for probably ten minutes with nobody clearing them. I’m not very picky about this stuff yet it became super noticeable because nobody was there. It was pretty empty so I’m not sure why the service was like that. Food was delicious. I just want to see the new restaurant around here do well so I hope that isn’t a common occurrence.

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FAQs

Smuggler's at North Shore is rated 4.7 stars by 112 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today
Google Map for Smuggler's at North Shore

864 E 88th St, Newaygo, MI 49337-8555

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Newaygo
  • Hours of operation
    Mon, Wed, Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
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