Waverly Stone Gastropub

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Waverly Stone Gastropub is reinventing the gastropub experience with fresh, globally-inspired plates, craft beer, a dynamic wine list, and a full bar. In cooking up new dishes, we draw inspiration from pub fare and street food from around the world. Executive Chef and co-owner, Ed Westerlund, has put together an innovative, one-of-a-kind menu that includes dishes like the Shrimp Bacon Okonomiyaki (a Japanese Cabbage Pancake), the Griddled Mouse Trap (a loaded, adult grilled cheese sandwich), and Miso Seared Scallops with Ramen Noodles. Housemade ingredients, weekly specials, and live music events make for a unique experience every visit.

The restaurant takes its name from the stone that covers the face of the building and a quarry located off Waverly Road in Holland, Michigan that was active in the late 1800s and early 1900s. With several of the downtown buildings constructed using waverly stone, we see it as a way to celebrate Holland and its rich history,
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Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Disappointing. Ordered the griddled mouse trap (grilled cheese) and it came with a single green bean, a single carrot and a sprig of kale for veggies, and 6 tortilla chips. I laughed out loud when it was served.
Waiter tried but was terrible.
I miss when this place was “8th street.” Was a simple but solid then. Would not go back.

n
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Meatball appetizer was excellent! Scallop entre perfect as was the airline chicken. Celebrating brother’s birthday and his complimentary creme brûlée made for a perfect celebration.

Waverly Stone Gastropub
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for your kind words! We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. Looking forward to serving you again!

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H
St. Louis
13 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Must have had a new waitress. We were hurried most of the evening. Appetizers, salad, and Entrees came out before the first courses were finished. The bill was also presented before we were finished eating. Needs to be a learning curve there. Otherwise, the food and drink were very good.

Waverly Stone Gastropub
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks for your kind words on our food! We'll look at who your server might have been that night and work on giving her additional guidance. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience!

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P
Anchorage
18 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It was our first trip to Holland, MI. We found the Waverly Stone Gastropub on Open Table and thought the menu looked eclectic and hence we gave it a a try! We were not disappointed! We went for the Japanese style cabbage omelet and the chicken Naan. Both were light and delicious. We sat outside on a near perfect evening for weather. The manager took the time to come chat with us and explained their ethos for the establishment. We wish them well and will definitely return on our next trip to Holland, MI

Waverly Stone Gastropub
Responded on September 25, 2019

Thank you for the great review! So happy to hear you enjoyed your food and experience. Looking forward to seeing you again next time. Cheers!

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ND
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, great service.... We will be back again soon!

Waverly Stone Gastropub
Responded on September 17, 2019

Thanks for the great review, Nancy!

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MS
Grand Rapids
12 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Waverly Stone Gastropub! I always feel like family and the food and service is fabulous!

Waverly Stone Gastropub
Responded on September 17, 2019

Marybeth, thank you for the review and for your support. Looking forward to seeing you again soon :)

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ND
Grand Rapids
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Three of the four of us ordered the special last Friday night..... shrimp and grits. It was outstanding!
Specials are a great addition to the regular menu, especially for frequent dinners.
We will be back soon.

Waverly Stone Gastropub
Responded on September 17, 2019

Thanks for the great review, Nancy! I'll let our chef know you enjoy the specials, and we'll look forward to serving you again!

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OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Nice place, gm was super nice. Food was delicious

MB
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was very good. I would highly recommend Waverly Stone to my friends.

ND
Grand Rapids
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great unique food!
Great service!
We enjoyed our meal and will be back soon.

OT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the late night menu. Pleasantly surprised and will go back again

Waverly Stone Gastropub
Responded on August 26, 2019

Thanks for the great review! Looking forward to serving you again.

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TN
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 3

Nice spot, but food and drinks were hit or miss. The Choriso burger was very good but the Tempe burger was bland, bare feeling and tasteless. Had to send back an Old Fashioned as it was poorly made, bad ratios and overall small. Service seemed helpful but too busy and inexperienced.

Waverly Stone Gastropub
Responded on August 26, 2019

Hi Tim, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. I'm sorry that we didn't exceed your expectations with everything on your visit. I'll pass your comments on the Tempeh Burger and the Old Fashioned to our teams in the front and back of house. We're always working on training and building a strong team, but it's admittedly been challenging with the back-to-school season. I hope you'll come back and give us another chance in the future.

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M
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food is excellent. Can taste each and every ingredient in the salads. Very fresh

Waverly Stone Gastropub
Responded on August 26, 2019

Thanks for the great review, Manny!

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M
Indiana
48 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We recently ate at Waverly Stone during a stay in Holland. We were there on a Thursday night, but were still surprised a how empty it was given how great the food turned out to be. I do think the interior could use some improvement, it’s pretty stark inside, although they do have some nice outdoor seating. I ordered the salmon with galette potatoes and it was delicious. My husband had a cheeseburger and he said it was great. I would definitely go back in the future.

Waverly Stone Gastropub
Responded on August 26, 2019

Thanks for taking the time to share your experience! We hear you on the interior, and we're working on it. Keep checking back as we add more elements!

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ND
Grand Rapids
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We've eaten at your restaurant several times now and have a reservation for brunch next week. Food is consistently excellent and the service extremely good. We appreciate your efforts to create a top notch dining experience in downtown Holland.

Waverly Stone Gastropub
Responded on August 26, 2019

Nancy, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this great review! I'm happy to hear you've enjoyed your visits. Hope to see you again soon. Cheers!

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VD
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was good. Some unusual items on the menu, but we enjoyed everything. Weird smell, like still water in the restaurant impacted our enjoyment.

B
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner ... Street window table was perfect

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server (Katie) was outstanding! There were a few ‘unusual’ items on the menu and she did an excellent job of explaining them (Tempeh Rice Bowl, Carnivore Okonomiyaki, Griddled Mouse Trap).

I ordered the Carnivore Okonomiyaki and it was terrific! One of my teenage daughters went with the classic burger and the other tried the Tempeh Rice Bowl; she really enjoyed it.

Their beer and cocktail selection was also excellent! Both my daughters and I very highly recommend Waverly Stone Gastropub! We were in town for a college tour of Hope.

t
Grand Rapids
36 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Very good food, I had the Scottish Salmon and my husband had a chicken pasta dish. We had quite a long wait to receive our drinks. Young but inexperienced staff, we had to ask for napkins for our drinks because they were sweating all over the table and making a mess. Our server did come back and check on us. I would visit Waverly again but will request a table or high top. The booths are very, very wide and we had to sit on the edge of our seat to reach our food. There was no comfort in resting back

CM
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love that they don’t have traditional bar food. We have enjoyed all the food we have tried.

j
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and flavor

MT
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Had dinner here on a recent stay in Holland. What a great place. The food was out of this world. We ate outside, the chairs outside are not the most comfortable, but cushions they gave us helped a bit. Really liked this place and the food.

EJ
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Our first visit and it turned out to be very good. Perhaps the most striking element was the menu with a varied and non standard fare. The varied starters and entrees made choosing a pleasure and what we selected was very good. The Creme Brulee to round off the meal was very good. Picked out a good French Pinot Noir which was very reasonably priced. The staff were attentive without being oppressive, which seems to be the modern trend which we personally can do without. All in all a most enjoyable evening out and we will definitely be return customers.

j
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food and service. My only recommendation is to change out the chairs at the high tops with backs and a more comfortable seat.

Waverly Stone Gastropub
Responded on July 17, 2019

Jim, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review! We hear you on the stools, and we're looking into some other, more comfortable options. You can follow us on Facebook or Instagram to see when we implement changes like that. Hope to serve you again in the future!

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i
Raleigh
50 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was just ok, we were not wowed by the menu or our served meals. We all were actually very uncomfortable after the meal...indigestion and bloating. Hopefully, they will improve in the future. Server was pleasant and fairly attentive.

JW
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great waitstaff and the food was delicious. We will be back for sure!

Waverly Stone Gastropub
Responded on July 17, 2019

Thanks for taking the time to leave us this great review! Looking for serving you again!

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SK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Menu offers breakfast foods and sandwiches but only a limited number of salads and entrees at dinner.

Waverly Stone Gastropub
Responded on July 8, 2019

Sally, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review! You may have dined on one of the last days we offered a specific lunch menu focused on sandwiches and quick meals; however, we recently limited our offerings to one menu that includes starters, handhelds, salads, and entrees. In addition to our regular menu, we frequently run brunch, lunch, and dinner specials. Check out our updated menu and come back to try some of our plates!

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is definitely a place to visit. Great food, family friendly, friendly staff!

Waverly Stone Gastropub
Responded on July 2, 2019

Thanks for the awesome review!

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TD
New England
25 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Very cute and comfortable inside. Service was average at best. Our server barely smiled and didn't seem familiar with the men.

The food was OK. Chicken tacos were good but the side of kimchee was just a mess in a side plate. Bacon in the Mousetrap sandwich was too thick and rubbery. The spinach salad was good although the salmon on top was very salty.

Not overly impressed.

Waverly Stone Gastropub
Responded on July 2, 2019

I'm sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your experience, but we really appreciate your feedback. We'll pass your notes on the kimchi and the bacon in the Mousetrap on to our kitchen and our chef. I hope you'll come back and try us again sometime!

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MP
Cleveland
24 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

The menu is interesting and they do a wonderful job of blending flavors. Our server, while very pleasant, was very inexperienced and obviously hasn't received enough training. She had zero knowledge whatsoever about the bar or types of liquors let alone brands. After placing our food order, she did return to tell us what her manager said after we requested our beef patties done "medium rare." She assured us her manager said they would be done "well" but we would enjoy the taste and they would substitute if we weren't satisfied. But she never returned to check our satisfaction levels and since we had theatre tickets we couldn't take a redo.

JW
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food choices are unique so it is fun to try new things. Our waiter was very helpful and charming.

Waverly Stone Gastropub
Responded on July 2, 2019

Thanks for the great review, Jean! Hope to see you again soon!

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OT
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Date night with my husband and our puppy! Food was delicious, excellent service and drinks. Dined on the patio - so we could bring our dog. Friendly and inviting.

Waverly Stone Gastropub
Responded on July 2, 2019

So happy to hear you had a great experience. Thanks for taking the time to leave a review! Cheers!

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BG
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow! What a welcoming reception given to our little party. Food fantastic, waitstaff fantastic, over All experience, fantastic! Highly recommend. Thank you for making night.

Waverly Stone Gastropub
Responded on July 2, 2019

Thanks for the awesome review, Brock! Looking forward to serving you again in the future!

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AB
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the food and environment at Waverly Stone. The menu is creative and fun, and the service was polite and effecient.

Waverly Stone Gastropub
Responded on July 2, 2019

Thanks for the great review, Andrew! Hope to see you again soon!

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NK
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cute little place! They accidentally gave away our table reservation but were able to quickly scramble and set up a new one. This is great; a clear sign that they can handle hiccups with grace.

Waverly Stone Gastropub
Responded on July 2, 2019

Natalie, I'm so happy to hear you had a great experience despite our little hiccup :) Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review!

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m
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Loved the unique menu and quieter atmosphere. Missed the live band, but I'm sure that would have livened up the mood in there a bit. Definitely a go-to for foodie who like to try new things!

Waverly Stone Gastropub
Responded on July 2, 2019

Thanks for the great review, Molly!

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VG
Seattle
47 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Imaginative menu all well prepared. Nice vibe.

Waverly Stone Gastropub
Responded on July 2, 2019

Thanks for the great review, Vince!

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AT
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

1st class

farm to table experience. eclectic and something for everyone.

Waverly Stone Gastropub
Responded on July 2, 2019

Angela, Thank you for your awesome review! We appreciate your patronage and you taking the time to share your experience. Looking forward to serving you again. Cheers!

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c
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Soooooooooo goooooood! Will be going back many, many times. Can hardly wait to share our find with friends. Great addition to Holland dining.

Waverly Stone Gastropub
Responded on July 2, 2019

Thank you so much for the awesome review! I'm happy to hear you enjoyed your experience. Looking forward to serving you many times in the future :) Cheers!

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b
Grand Rapids
32 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Interesting pub atmosphere, innovative menu, wide selection of beers, nice people.

Waverly Stone Gastropub
Responded on May 29, 2019

Happy to hear you enjoyed your experience. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review!

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