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Bil-mar Restaurant

1223 S Harbor Dr, Grand Haven, MI 49417-1750
+1 616-842-5920
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good23%
  • Average17%
  • Poor19%
  • Terrible21%
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
1223 S Harbor Dr, Grand Haven, MI 49417-1750
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went there to take my wife to dinner with a dear 97 year old woman she hadn't seen in many a year....the dear lady suggested the place, so we took her up on it......while the food was overpriced for what we received , It really...More

Thank Steve J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The location is an unparalleled location on the beach open Grandhaven State Park. But that's the end of the enthusiasm, the food was not extraordinary by any means and my potatoes had rotten spots.

Thank drcser
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East Lansing, Michigan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I recently took a beach day trip with friends to the Grand Haven City Beach. While there, we walked down to the Bil-Mar Restaurant deck to have lunch. The view was great, since it's right on the beach overlooking Lake Michigan! The...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The only reason this restaurant gets business anymore is for their amazing location, right on the beach with a beautiful view. The food is awful, and the service is just as bad. On the deck, we have had to go inside to grab a server...More

Thank Stacey K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We walked down the beach from the B&B that we were staying at. The Bil-mar is on the beach. The views from the dining room are great! My wife had the Pecan Walleye and I had the Perch, both were very good. I enjoyed an...More

Thank Rick S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The view from the deck was great. The nachos can easily be split between 2-3 people. The beer is a little small, but priced reasonably for the size.

Thank irishi
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Excellent food and very friendly staff. Great view of beach and Lake Michigan. Would definitely come back here. Perch dinner and soup was delicious.

Thank Jack W
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

My husband and I used to dine here years ago and it was amazing. Unfortunately, I can't say the same anymore. We dined on the deck and the only redeeming quality was the beautiful sunset. I was super excited to see they had fried pickles(a...More

Thank Alissa P
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

We were surprised at menu prices, they are very reasonable, given the location right on the beach we expect the prices to be double. Perfect for families with older kids, let them hang on the beach and you can chill at the restaurant on the...More

Thank Scott S
Reviewed 1 June 2017

This place is right on the beach of Lake Michigan, porch dining outside and enclosed restaurant as well. Food is typical for this type of location, American cuisine and tasty. Service was good and attentive. Clean, organized tables on the deck make for a good...More

Thank Laura M
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Sally K
6 June 2017|
Response from mpapke28 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know the answer to this. I'm sorry. My sense is to call ahead as they seem to be more of a comfort food place.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1223 S Harbor Dr, Grand Haven, MI 49417-1750
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ottawa County  >  Grand Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 616-842-5920
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