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Diners' Choice: American restaurants in Grand Rapids

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Updated April 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall American cuisine in Grand Rapids? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyzes more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favorites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of J. Paul's Dining Room @ The Kirby restaurant
4.9
4.9 (407)
$31 to $50
American
Saugatuck
About the restaurant
Set in a historic 19th-century Victorian, once-turned-local hospital. Now a vibrantly restored dining atmosphere, a wonderfully appointed Bed and Breakfast.

The Kirby Hotel & J. Paul's Dining Room features a fresh, bright menu with something for everyone's taste and price point. Carefully crafted cocktails, an array of award-winning wines, and a culinarily modern, yet classical take on food await your evening. Given multiple awards for its outstanding dining and service.

The staff and Chef LaBelle give a friendly and personable approach to your dining experience. Fresh Locally sourced products are used at their prime. The Prime-aged Prime Rib and Duck dishes are signatures, there are always fresh fish and seafood options as well as vegan and vegetarian options. We cater to all dietary needs.

In the summertime, we offer outdoor seating on our wrap-around porch or our beautifully landscaped back deck overlooking a large pond with a fountain with often-seen wildlife

Top review
EricRvip
Dined on Mar 31, 2024
Amazing Easter brunch! Cocktails were spot-on, crab cake appetizer large and perfectly prepared, entrees were over the top good and service by Jeff stellar!
A photo of Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Kentwood restaurant
4.7
4.7 (3257)
$30 and under
American
Grand Rapids
About the restaurant
Experience the perfect fusion of award-winning wines, Napa-style tasting rooms, and modern casual dining at Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants. Enjoy contemporary American cuisine influenced by international flavors from our scratch kitchen. Each dish is expertly paired with our selection of wines for the best food and wine match. Whether you explore the tasting room for a pre- or post-dinner adventure or join the world's largest wine club, we believe in the power of food and wine to create lasting connections. Dining reservations are highly recommended, but walk-in guests are always welcome on a first-come, first-serve basis. Gluten-free and vegetarian dishes are available.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Staff was welcoming and the food was delicious as usual!!
A photo of Bay Pointe Bar & Grille restaurant
4.7
4.7 (867)
$31 to $50
American
Grand Rapids
About the restaurant
We have all the ingredients necessary to delight your inner foodie and impress your pickiest friends. Chef Todd VanWieren is ready to customize the perfect menu brimming with locally sourced, sustainable ingredients-all paired with top wines and a seasonal handcrafted cocktail menu! Simple, really-it's just good food, good drink, with a view you can't beat.

PLEASE NOTE: We do not accept reservations for our outdoor seating area, or for our Waterfront Room. They are seated on a first-come, first served basis. A reservation with us does not guarantee we will have a patio table or Waterfront Room table available for you upon arrival. We ask that you keep your party's visit to 2 hours or less when seated on our Patio. Requests will be honored on a first come-first serve basis.

Top review
RodneyR
Dined 4 days ago
Great dinner, great service in a beautiful setting.
A photo of Seventy Six Restaurant restaurant
4.6
4.6 (203)
$31 to $50
American
Holland
About the restaurant
Seventy-Six is built around classic dishes made from the best ingredients, representing the melting pot of modern American cuisine. We embrace the bounty of local farms and combine it with artisan products from around the world to create memorable flavors. Along with our extensive wine list, seasonal handcrafted cocktails and global beer selection, there is truly something for everyone to enjoy. We are passionate about what we do, so please allow us to attend to the details while you sit back and enjoy!
Top review
Jansvip
Dined 1 day ago
currently best restaurant in Holland in terms of quality and value.
A photo of Matchbox Diner and Drinks restaurant
4.6
4.6 (79)
$30 and under
American
Grand Rapids
About the restaurant
Matchbox Diner & Drinks is a neighborhood restaurant located in the heart of Eastown in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Our modern diner and delicatessen features breakfast all-day, mile-high deli sandwiches, burgers, comfort food, delicious dinners, and a full bar. Matchbox Diner & Drinks is meant to be an extension of our home and our family, so expect good food and good people all year round.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 7 days ago
Great food always consistent on quality and taste!
A photo of CBK restaurant
4.5
4.5 (609)
$30 and under
American
Wayland
About the restaurant
CBK - Craft Bar Kitchen - is our modern take on traditional pub fare. The menus mix some of the freshest local ingredients while seasonally inspired menus highlight our chef’s culinary expertise. Come join the fun and excitement as we make CBK the ultimate place to meet with friends and family while enjoying your night on the town at Gun Lake Casino.

While here, help yourself to some of the best locally crafted beer at our CBK Beer Wall! Enjoy up to 40 self-serve beers as you sample our vast offerings.

In the summer, enjoy our outdoor patio with fireplace and patio games. In the winter, make your reservations for our heated igloos for you and up to 6 others in our newly added amenity.

For parties larger than 8, please call Guest Relations at (269) 792-7777

Top review
CME123vip
Dined on Apr 5, 2024
Great food and friendly customer service. Nice setting.
A photo of Sandy Point Beach House - West Olive restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1073)
$31 to $50
American
West Olive
About the restaurant
Sandy Point Beach House is a casual fine dining restaurant featuring gourmet burgers and a market driven rotating feature menu. These features will showcase Chefs ingredient focused fusion cuisine that the lake shore knows and loves. Located minutes from Lake Michigan, near Kirk Park and West Michigan bike trails, the beach house atmosphere is best described as modern Chicago loft space meets lake-shore cottage. An easy drive from Holland, Grand Haven or Grand Rapids and just down the road from Camp Blodgett.
Top review
Drews
Dined on Mar 8, 2024
All our food was great! Chef came out to chat with most of the customers and so did the manager! Prices are a little high but everything is expensive these days. We will be back for the bourbon🥃 events the manager mentioned! And happy hour to hang with Ryan the bartender.
A photo of Smuggler's at North Shore restaurant
4.6
4.6 (105)
$30 and under
American
Newaygo
About the restaurant
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.
Top review
Jacqueline
Dined on Mar 30, 2024
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
A photo of HopCat - Grand Rapids restaurant
4.5
4.5 (47)
$30 and under
American
Grand Rapids
About the restaurant
The original HopCat location is located in a historical building downtown Grand Rapids. Steps from Van Andel Arena, GLC Live at 20 Monroe, and the Grand Rapids Art Museum, our restaurant features a dog-friendly outdoor patio, oversized wooden bar, and comfortable seating.

HopCat was founded on the principles of bringing local craft beer a bit closer to the communities we love. We’re known for our award-wining Cosmik fries, which are beer battered, sprinkled with our signature cracked black pepper seasoning, and served with a side of warm cheese sauce. From burgers to tacos, our menu offers a range of delicious options.

We live the craft lifestyle - beer, cocktails, and even craft food made from scratch. With a dedication to local breweries sustainability and community engagement, HopCat offers craft beer and great food in a vibrant atmosphere for an inclusive, unforgettable experience.

No matter who you are or where you come from, you're always welcome in our community.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Mar 29, 2024
The service was spectacular! Our waitress explained everything the menu and helped us with suggestions. I had the cowboy burger and it was great! My sons enjoyed the kids meals and my wife loved the cosmik fries!
A photo of Scholar restaurant
4.5
4.5 (196)
$31 to $50
American
Grand Rapids
About the restaurant
History, specifically America’s culinary history, is the central focus of our food and cocktail programs here at Scholar. Situated downtown on Grand Rapids’ iconic red brick road at 11 Ionia SW, Scholar honors previous residents of the same address while striving to achieve our goal; to earn the title of the city’s best restaurant.
Top review
LeeB
Dined 1 day ago
Experience was wonderful - staff was incredible! Amazing food!
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