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Matchbox Diner & Drinks

1345 Lake Dr SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506-1654
+1 616-774-8641
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good35%
  • Average17%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (2 reviews)
“french toast” (5 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 AM - 2:00 PMAll hours
American, Delicatessen, Diner, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
1345 Lake Dr SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506-1654
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1 - 10 of 74 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had heard good things about this restaurant, and thought I would go on a weeknight as opposed to a weekend day. I ordered the Matzo Ball Soup, as I grew up on it. The soup must have been portioned out incorrectly, as the soup...More

1  Thank Robin T
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

I used to go to this restaurant back when it was called the Brandywine. I enjoyed the staff and the feeling of community. When it was closed and remodeled I was hesitant to give it a try but curiosity got the best of me. I...More

1  Thank happytrailstooU
Reviewed 8 October 2017

We had lunch there this weekend. I had my first Tom Collins - tasty! We ordered two appetizers - the chicken pate and the Brussels and bacon. They were generous and delicious. The chicken pate came with water crackers, mustard and cornichon, enough for 30r...More

Thank Henry B
Reviewed 2 October 2017

The priciness is the only reason I'm not giving Matchbox 5 stars. Lovely space. Good service. Great food. I just think it's a little over priced compared to what you get. I'm not a cheapo either. I tip well and enjoy dining out at a...More

Thank SephineTravels
Reviewed 21 September 2017

The food was fantastic, but the service was so horrible that it made me not want to rush back. We were seated quickly, but it took almost a half a hour to have our order taken/even have the waitress acknowledge us. Then the food took...More

Thank Chexie21
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Service and atmosphere are excellent Food and parking are an issue. My wife ordered a Patty Melt medium and it arrived crisp on the outside and raw in the center. Sent back The next arrival was only slightly better I had a Denver Omelet. It...More

Thank David K
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Finally tried this joint for breakfast and I was very disappointed. My wife's home fries were mostly all burnt and I saw the waitress pour us decaf when the regular was out. I won't share the chatter I overheard from the cook, but it made...More

Thank LloydDob89
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

We visited as a party of 6. Cocktails were unique and good. Service was good too. The portions were huge, including g the kids meals. Our food took about 20 min, much too long. My husband had the chicken salad. He liked it, especially the...More

Thank Beentheredonethat777
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Just enjoyed a lovely breakfast at Matchbox. Cloth napkins, carafe of coffee on table, not to mention the superb breakfast items and generous portions. Be sure to try the creme brulee French toast, if you are in the mood for something sweet. Excellent service from...More

Thank marcia f
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful breakfast. The service was awesome . The wait was not to bad for mother's day. Will definitely be back.

Thank Sue S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$9
American, Delicatessen, Diner, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 2:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1345 Lake Dr SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506-1654
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kent County  >  Grand Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 616-774-8641
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