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About Sandy Point Beach House

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.

7175 Lakeshore Ave.
West Olive, MI 49460
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Seafood, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Sunday: 7:30AM to 8PM
Monday: 7:30AM to 8PM
Tuesday: 7:30AM to 9PM
Wednesday: 7:30AM to 9PM
Thursday: 7:30AM to 9PM
Friday: 7:30AM to 10PM
Saturday: 7:30AM to 10PM

Cross Street:
Lakeshore and Butternut

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(616) 796-8210

Website:
http://sandypointbeachhouse.com/

Entertainment:
Local bands

Executive Chef:
Chris Doebler

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Sandy Point Beach House can accommodate all your special event needs.

Sandy Point Beach House Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Worth the Drive (8)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Good for a Date (7)
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Good for Groups (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Casual (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Cozy (3)
Fun (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Romantic (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Business Meals (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Live Music (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Healthy (1)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Seasonal (1)
Authentic (1)
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on January 14, 2018

This was not my first visit to SPBH, however, it was not my best experience, either. We brought out of town friends to the restaurant this past Saturday evening. Beforehand I specifically requested being in the more quiet area of the restaurant and yet we were seated in the room where they seat large tables of people - 16 this night. And it was LOUD and thand live music was LOUD and we weren't even in the room with the band.

Our server was very welcoming and attentive. However we were very disappointed in our meals - very few beets in the beet salad, the hangar steak was flavorless, and the frites were oversalted. I will probably visit this restaurant again because it is nearby but I'm hoping the experience will be a better one - especially if we bring guests.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 13, 2018

They got rid of the Tikka Masala dish. It was our favorite. Super bummed. Other food was good as usual.

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·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great atmosphere with great meal options! Food was great and service exceptional. Thank you!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on January 5, 2018

I thought the chicken I ordered was a little tough, but all in all, I’ve usually been really satisfied with food, drinks and service.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

From the lobster cavatelli to the coconut custard...superb!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Cozy
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great brunch, quite a few choices, great blood Mary as well.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Always have a great experience here! Food is delicious and love the atmosphere. My fav restaurant in the area!

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Cozy, Comfort Food
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 22, 2017

We have always enjoyed our meals here. From service to food it’s all been great.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Fun
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Impressive Wine list and we very much enjoyed our bottle of Zinfandel. The Shrimp and Grits appetizer was a winner! Because we were starting to feel full we decided to split the special $50 16 Oz steak. We also added scallops and an additional side of spinach with the beef. The spinach was very nicely done as well as the scallops, but three med sized scallops for $13 seemed overly priced. The biggest problem was the steak. We expected much more for $50 and it seemed like a cheap cut. There was some gristle, plus the flavor and tenderness was merely okay. Most importantly, our server was top notch!

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Sandy Point consistently delivers good food and fine service.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

I wish I could say my latest visit to Sandy Point was fantastic- but the service fell flat. The food was fantastic and surprisingly fast to come to the table. Everything else was SLOW, forgotten, and lacked friendliness. I'm not sure if our server was a family member of the owner or what- no other reason that he should have been employed here as a waiter.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We have visited many times before, but this was out first visit since Summer. The salad with tuna and black and bleu burger (old favourites) were just right, and service was good.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Food was good as was the service, but when you make a reservation and get seated in the bar it leaves something to be desired.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Disappointing experience. We had made a reservation using OpenTable noting it was our anniversary. Restaurant was not busy so the hostess didn't bother to look us up when we told her we had a reservation. Server did not seem to know the menu & he was distracted. Food arrived cold & quality was average at best. Beautiful location & really wanted to like it but we won't go back.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great spot and really good food. Live entertainment is a nice touch but challenging given all of the hard surfaces in the restaurant.

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

it might have been the company, but it was a wonderful night. Our waiter was slow, but we didn't care because we were havimg too much fun catching up. Food was great, but a bit expensive

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Live Music
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Nice local restaurant, nice staff, good food. All in all a nice dining experience.

Tags: Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Was very disappointed! Over priced for the amount of food !!

Tags: Live Music
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

The food is consistently very good and the service is usually good as well. The menu has a variety of options that should please everyone. The only caution I would offer is that when the restaurant starts to fill up the noise level is not "energetic" which was the noisiest option above - it is positively deafening. When you are seated near a large table it is next to impossible to have a conversation with your dinner companions without shouting since it seems that everyone else feels the need to scream and there is absolutely no sound abatement in the restaurant - all hard surfaces. This happens every single time that we dine there although we really like everything else about the place.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Fun, Special Occasion, Spicy
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Fun atmosphere - good food choices for vegan and regular eaters - prompt service - nice wine list - we woukdnt hesitate to come again and play some bocci

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Healthy, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Our dinner was EXCEPTIONAL!!! Our server Stephanie was excellent and personable. We totally enjoyed our evening here. Such a great menu selection! We will go back soon!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Pleasant surprise. Great food and service. Will visit again.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Live Sports, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 1, 2017

It was a little noisy...we had hoped for an outdoor table...but it was great food and a fun time!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on August 31, 2017

The food and service were very good. The noise level was annoying.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Great time and food was really good. Sat outside and enjoyed it except the music was way too loud. Would go back again though.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

From the Hostess to the waiter everyone was welcoming and delivered outstanding service.

Great food, great fun, great place!

Tags: Late-night Find, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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 (Detroit)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Food is expensive. Some items are not worth it. Some wait staff are not as attentive they should be at this price. We only eat here because they take reservations.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Great date night location with several appealing food options. Good wine list.

Tags: Fun, Happy Hour, Kid-friendly, Great Beer, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on August 9, 2017

We've enjoyed three meals at Sandy Point this year. This was our anniversary so we tried some new dishes. My pork with blueberry topping and quinoa was excellent. Not too sweet, great combination. We splurged with some dessert and it was great as well. They have a wide range of entrees from burgers to filet, fish, pasta. We keep saying we're going to just have something simple but then get tempted by the variety of interesting food. Service has been great every time. Highly recommended.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Seasonal
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

We have eaten twice here but won't be back. Salmon was not cooked we left the raw parts on our plates ,the noise level was high. The first time we ate outside and grandkids played in the sand, we had sandwiches it was ok but did not reflect the price.

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·Dined on August 5, 2017

Had never been here before, but it was recommended and I can see why! The food was delicious--best burger I've had in a long while. The mojitos were quite good too. Nice atmosphere near the Lake. Worth coming from either Holland or Grand Haven.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Beautiful place to enjoy a meal and relax.
Great food great service would hilghly recomend this place.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Casual, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Had dinner with family, total of 8 people. All food was great. Grandkids could go outside and play Bocce ball while waiting for food. Our waiter, Amanda, was fantastic. Did not miss a beat. It's our new favorite place to eat.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Normally a great place to eat, but not apparently on a Monday. The food did not seem fresh, possibly leftover from a busy weekend.

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 (Naples)·Dined on July 28, 2017

We arrived late but had called to say we were delayed and our table was ready for us. The food was good but the noise level was bothersome for normal conversation.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 28, 2017

This was our second visit on a Friday night. We liked it so much the first time, we brought friends here. The halibut was excellent one week ago. Key Lime pie & beet salad were very good. Everyone ordered different things: short ribs, steak, scallops, salmon, pasta with seafood. Everyone enjoyed their dinner with a bit of room for improvement. Scallops were small for U10 & were a bit greasy. Salmon was prepared well, but served skinside up...not a pretty presentation. Grilled Caesar salad was good, but didn't appear to be grilled at all. Short ribs very tasty. Steak was cooked correctly. Risotto was mushy & looked more like mashed potatoes. Overall, we might come back, but more likely will choose another restaurant.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Great night out with friends for our annual vacation. The halibut was delicious & nicely prepared. The mussels, Newport chowder, beet salad, and green salad were tasty starters. The key lime pie was a great finish to our dinner. The restaurant was easily reached from Holland. We hope to come back with more friends.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Casual, Healthy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Love the atmosphere, love the salads and drinks, dinner entrees are a HUGE disappointment. I had beef shortrib stroganoff that was almost inedible - gloppy flavorless sauce on mushy old noodles with a big pile of dry shortrib on top. My husband had the shortrib entree and had the same way, clearly cooked hours or days before and dried out in the oven with a sweet potato side dish and root vegetables. Kids waffles were freezer waffles (Eggos) with a tiny bit of fruit on the side. We love the location and the atmosphere but have decided we just can't stomach the food and the prices here anymore.

Tags: Casual, Gluten Free Options, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on July 20, 2017

It was very expensive for the quality of the food quite honestly ... we will most likely not be returning ... $80 by the time it was all said & done.

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Our server Joe was extremely attentive without being annoying, understand that we wanted to take our time and not rush through dinner since it was our anniversary. Could make reservations on-line which is awesome. Great decor, and the Hanger Steak and frites was wonderful.

Tags: Business Meals, Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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