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The Acorn Grille - Thousand Oaks Golf Club

4.4
121 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

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If you're looking for a formal dining option after a round of golf, head over to The Acorn Grille. Located on the Thousand Oaks Golf course, you can enjoy spectacular views while you dine. Enjoy an early breakfast before you hit the courses or come at night for a full-service dinner with upscale entrees. Appetizers at The Acorn Grille include wild mushroom crostinis, smoked whitefish dip, gorgonzola and bacon dip and coconut shrimp.

Lighter fare options for lunch include a variety of soups and salads or you can enjoy a burger with your choice of sides. Entrees at The Acorn Grille feature seafood options, such as pan-seared scallops, Cajun salmon and shirmp and broiled walleye with crab. If you're looking to kick back and relax after work or 18 holes, enjoy happy hour specials that come with half-off desserts and appetizers on specific days.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am - 8:00pm
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Phone number
(616) 447-7750 ext. 2
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
David Dalton
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Private party facilities
Please call for more information on our private dining facilities.
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Private party contact
Heather Shellenbarger: (616) 447-7750 ext. 111
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
5 Mile Rd.
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Parking details
Valet parking is offered after 5PM on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
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Entertainment
The Acorn Grille at Thousand Oaks Golf Club provides live music during the summer months on the deck. Entertainment is on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 6PM to 9PM.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.4based on all time ratings
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4.4
service
4.3
ambience
3.8
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5.0Dined on December 31, 2015

Valet parking (was very chilly night), easy access cloak room, great reception at hostess stand, wait staff acknowledged us immediately, meal served promptly & professionally, good value,
Acorn Grill s being remodeled, renamed & will reopen b April as part of the RedriverWatermark group.

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4.0Dined on December 30, 2015

This restaurant provided good food, even if it was a little pricey. The staff were friendly and service was decent. I didn't love my most current meal, but I have enjoyed other ones greatly in the past.

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4.0Dined on December 18, 2015

Very nice meals. Good selection of seafood. Beef tips were under cooked, but very flavorful.

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5.0Dined on November 5, 2015

Everything was great as always. Delicious food, great service, nice ambiance. We always enjoy ourselves at the Acorn Grille.

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4.0Dined on October 23, 2015

Food was good--- nice atmosphere .

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3.0Dined on October 23, 2015

Too loud in there and service was slow this time. Can't hear people at your table talk.

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3.0Dined on October 23, 2015

We were half the age of everyone in there. Great food, but felt very out of place

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4.0Dined on October 20, 2015

Used a BOGO coupon through GR Magazine.
Well worth the visit!

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3.0Dined on October 16, 2015

As a Foodie, I have high expectations for a dinner. We had a table to 5 (2 kids). The service was a little slow (e.g. waiting 10-15 minutes for wine to be brought). The appetizer was great, bacon wrapped jalapeno peppers. The meals were OK. The adult entrees were lukewarm at best. The stuffed chicken was dry and needed more sauce. The flavor pairing was good. My fiance's fish was also lukewarm and not seasoned. The creme brulee was really good. The price was reasonable. I don't think we would attend again.

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3.0Dined on October 12, 2015

My husband and I had a great dining experience at The Acorn Grille this week. I ordered the salmon and wild rice. My husband had the prime rib. He is extremely particular about the quality of food and service, and he was very pleased with his steak. I only gave them three stars instead of five for these reasons: We ordered a Caesar's salad to start the meal, but several pieces of romaine were brown. My husband ordered coffee and it came cold. Otherwise, our meal was delicious and the restaurant was busy.

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3.0Dined on October 8, 2015

We've been here many times and it always seems to be quite loud. However on this occasion we had to wait 15-20 minutes just to get water. They did come to us and apologized and the food was very good, but on this night it just seemed more loud and slow of service.

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5.0Dined on September 17, 2015

Great location, easy access, pleasant, great bar and happy friendly service. Very accommodating. Enjoy comming back and sharing my experence with my friends. Food has a lot to offer including daily specials. Happy hour is a bonus. The service brings us back. Dining service we had was exceptional. We were never rushed, offered advise when asked, very attentive to our need. Enjoyable experience. Hats off to your staff, especially to our server! She' a keeper!

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5.0Dined on September 4, 2015

Our waitress, Sarah, a nursing student at Aquinas, was very personable, knowlegeable
and efficient.

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5.0Dined on September 4, 2015

We have eaten at Acorn Grill in the past and have never been disappointed. This time we were there to celebrate our anniversary. My husband had the filet and I had the shrimp and artichoke and mushroom pesto fettuccine with asparagus. Topped it off with the creme brûlée. Yum! Both dinners were great. Our server was gracious and attentive. We will be back!! We highly recommend the Acorn Grill!

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5.0Dined on August 29, 2015

Excellent service and variety of offerings. Walleye was done perfectly, and the veggies while a bit limp were also good. Will certainly return.

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5.0Dined on August 29, 2015

We love Acorn Grille. It is a wonderful location to enjoy good food and amazing views. Service is good and is a perfect spot to converse and enjoy the overall experience. We love to meet friends for dinner or and afternoon on the deck. It is a rare find. We frequent fir special occasions and just an impromptu night out. I wouldn't change a thing.

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5.0Dined on August 21, 2015

Our first time dining there for our anniversary. Food was delicious. Atmosphere was great. View was beautiful! We rented a golf cart and cruised the course which was very scenic. A wonderful evening!

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5.0Dined on August 19, 2015

Quiet atmosphere. Great for private conversation. Attentive & informed servers. Food presentation was attractive, flavor even better. Enjoyed the evening.

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2015

We have eaten here several times now and we have never been disappointed. The wait staff is excellent and our food is always delicious. The ambiance is nice and the view is great from the deck-side dining area.

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4.0Dined on August 8, 2015

When I sent in the reservation I requested a booth since my 92 year old mother finds them much easier to get in and out of. The hostess seated us at a table, I reminded her of my request for a booth. I was told none were available. Interesting since the restaurant was empty (the bar was busy). She checked my reservation and said she could not honor it because I had not made it directly with them but through Open Table. After much fussing we did get the booth with the understanding we had to complete our meal in under two hours. REALLY! They were holding the booth for two hours until the seven o'clock reservation arrived. Not the first time we have had a problem with the hostess at Thousand Oaks. We love the atmosphere and food and will definitely return. Cannnot wait to see what happens then.

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5.0Dined on July 24, 2015

The Acorn Grille at Thousand Oaks is a great upscale casual dining experience. Nice club atmosphere with a great well rounded menu. The dishes are well executed by their great chef. Enjoy the outside dining overlooking the golf course or eat inside by the fire. A favorite spot of ours!

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5.0Dined on July 24, 2015

Acorn Grille is a favorite of ours! The menu has just enough variety without being overwhelming, the view is amazing and staff is exceptional.

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5.0Dined on July 24, 2015

When we are visiting a new city, we depend on Open Table to suggest good restaurants. It was a perfect summer evening with a slight breeze and we chose to eat outside. The view of the golf course was beautiful. The server recommended the meatloaf. I have experienced really bad to horrible meatloaf and asked the server if my Mom would like it. She replied that even my Grandmother would like it. When I got it, I automatically asked for ketchup (like Mom made it). To my surprise, the tomato sauce was already on the top of it. It was moist but slice-able. It WAS as good Mom's. If I visit Grand Rapids again, I will bring a cooler so I can take the leftovers home.

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4.0Dined on July 16, 2015

We expected a great dinner and we got just that. My only complaint was how noisy the table was next to us. Otherwise the food and service was great.

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4.0Dined on July 4, 2015

went on July 4, not crowded but only one server on, and some helpers, took a while to order, food was great and everything overall is good.

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2015

Waited one hour for burgers. Had 7:00 reservation food arrived right at 8:00. Very unusual for acorn room.

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4.0Dined on June 29, 2015

Had to wait for bill and it got a bit noisy for conversation. Gave our guests your card so they could remember your name when they came back into town again.

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5.0Dined on June 27, 2015

Our dining experience was excellent. Our server was professional, attentive and unintrusive, and our meals -- steak salad (2), salmon salad, and pork chop dinner, were wonderful. It was Saturday night, we were with friends we hadn't seen in a while, and were not made to feel at all rushed. We stayed at the restaurant for 3 hours, lingered over coffee after dinner, and greatly appreciated not feeling pressured to leave. Outstanding restaurant, and we'll be back again soon.

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4.0Dined on June 10, 2015

I have had many lunch meetings with clients at The Acorn Griile over the years and I am never disappointed. The food and the service are always very good. The tables are separated enough to be able to talk easily with everyone at the table.

The menu selections provide something for every appetite. The wait staff is very friendly and professional.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2015

We were a group of 8 out to celebrate our parents' 67th wedding anniversary. We were seated at the round table near the windows. We could easily converse among ourselves and our reservations were ready upon arrival. There is a great choice of items on the menu and all at reasonable prices. The finishing touch was the creme brulee. Delicious!

Our server was very efficient and gracious. We definitely would recommend a visit.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2015

I enjoy the food and customer service. The waitress is always excellent. The outdoor experience is great when weather permits and as always the view is great.

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2.0Dined on April 25, 2015

Saturday evening main room hoping for a romantic dinner. Found large noisy parties, crying babies. We eat and left quickly. Walking out the quiet was huge
A good place for gatherings. Wished we had brought our loud enebriated friends.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2015

If you enjoy lake perch, you are in for a treat. Server was friendly and attentive to our dining needs..

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2015

We have eaten here dozens of times and the food is consistently excellent!! Cannot miss with anything on the menu. Last visit was very busy and very loud. Cannot be helped really.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2015

It's a great spot for a group of us girls to meet on a regular basis great food great drinks and great prices

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2015

My wife and I love AG. The food is plentiful and delicious. The creative menu offers something good for everyone. The mushroom crostini is the best. Our server, Beth, was knowledgeable and honest with her recommendations. She knows her stuff.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2015

Love this place. Excellent service, food and atmosphere. The entree comes hot on a warm plate, the salad comes cold on a chilled plate. I don't think I have ever had a bad experience here.

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4.0Dined on February 27, 2015

The food was tasty and well prepared. The menu is nicely diverse with many varied selections.

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4.0Dined on February 23, 2015

Our group of six were comfortable and chatted easily in a quiet corner overlooking the lovely course grounds. Food selections were varied, and no one had any negative comments when the food appeared. Looked good, tasted very good. Loved the budget offers, ease of making changes to the menu offerings, and we each thought the tiny creme brulee was a perfect end to a delicious meal

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2015

Was unimpressed. Started out great with a delicious appetizer (Bacon and Gargonzola Dip), salad was less than exciting (Ceasar, special thanks to the waitress who asked if I would like anchovy and then delivered the salad without!), main entree was simply ok (prime rib, I ordered medium rare, my wife ordered medium well. Again, special thanks to the unattentive waitress who slapped our respective entrees oppostite of where they belong - even after referencing her order tab.) Nothing over the top. I've had better food and experiences elsewhere.

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