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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
American
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed July 23, 2020 via mobile

We always go to this restaurant when we're in the area. The food is delicious, service is prompt and pleasant and they have a nice variety. They offer vegetarian and allergen friendly entrees as well as meat dishes.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed February 15, 2020

Had a good thai curry, a nice chardonnay, and great service. Just wish menu had more sauce dishes. Most menu items lead with the protein, like steak. Stroganoff, paprikash, bearnaise, cream are possibilities. Protein and potatoes can be secondary

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed November 19, 2019 via mobile

We ate here and were not impressed its is a strenuous walk up a steep incline to get there from downtown area. We were happy to be seated immediately but the service was spotty and inconsistent food was acceptable but I wouldn’t recommend

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 7, 2019

I can’t say enough about this place. This place was fantastic. The food,service and surrounding was wonderful.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 4, 2019 via mobile

The food here is always top notch. The service was very good and the place and atmosphere are always relaxing and enjoyable.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 11, 2019

I stopped in for dinner at the Blue Cow Café on a Tuesday night and thought it was a nice place. While I didn't have anything other than iced tea to drink I noticed they had a good wine selection, several beers on tap, and...a fully bar. The atmosphere is nice with nice crisp white table cloths in an attractive setting. The service was good. I thought it was a little pricey, and my dinner (Thai curry on rice) just wasn't that good. I asked for hot, but it was really just a bit bland...I'm sure other dishes would have been better and there is a pretty good range of selections. Right in Big Rapids' nice downtown. Free parking.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 5, 2019

Friends take us here for lunch on our way back to Grand Rapids and it's delightful. Caprese and Greek salads: fresh and plentiful, Smoked Chicken Penne yummy and cooked right, French onion soup cooked correctly, without excessive cheese or bread and wide (if expensive) selection...of wines. That will teach me to order wine by the glass ;) Will go back anytime.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 2, 2019

The food was good. The French onion soup was ok and the cocktails were a bit weak. The service, although friendly, was quite slow. The highlight of dinner was the filet mignon. It was well-cooked and very tasty. I would return purely for the filet.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 1, 2019 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch after seeing it advertised on Under the Radar Michigan. The food was good, although a bit pricey for Big Rapids. There were only 2 other diners besides us in front dining room but there was a large party in the back....Our "service" was horrible. We ordered our meal and it was slow in coming to table but we were ok with that but after food was delivered we never saw the server. No checking to see if meal was ok, no beverage refills,no plates cleared etc. After about 10 minutes after we were done eating I went to bar to see if we could get our check.... No one was there so went back to table to continue to wait....and wait. We finally got our check with no apologies for wait etc. Needless to say we won't be back. Good food is good but service can make or break your experience....and I have had better service in a fast food joint!!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 2, 2019 via mobile

Food was good...risotto was out of this world....waitress was amazing...just think it’s a bit overpriced for Big Rapids.

Date of visit: September 2019
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yes, full bar
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  • Blue Cow Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4.5