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Blue Water Grill

5180 Northland Dr NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525-1052
+1 616-363-5900
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Overview
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
5180 Northland Dr NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525-1052
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1 - 10 of 166 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a busy time of evening that we were there and once again, the salmon dish was really excellent. It almost tastes like fresh trout, so clean. We use their take out fairly often but we dined in and had a seat along the...More

Thank MurJD
Gilmore C, Manager at Blue Water Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you MurJD! Glad you enjoyed yourselves here! Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've gone a few times to this restaurant over the years and have never been disappointed. The food and service have been outstanding. They always have a good variety to choose from.

Thank charlieannie
Gilmore C, Manager at Blue Water Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Charlie! Glad you enjoyed yourselves here! Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of our favorite restaurants for date night. The atmosphere and the decks make this restaurant feel like it's on the sea not a lake. The food has always been good and the staff is very friendly! Great ambience and menu!

Thank Robyn P
Gilmore C, Manager at Blue Water Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Robyn! Glad you enjoyed your evening here! We'll see you again soon.

Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Our family met here for a Sunday lunch. The restaurant was offering brunch, a Bloody Mary Bar, and their dinner menu. A nice array of choices where everyone in our group could find something to their liking - including the kiddos. I had the brisket...More

Thank BoomerUSA2014
Gilmore C, Manager at Blue Water Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2017

Thank you for the great review! We appreciate your compliments!

Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Nine of us visited for lunch on Mothers Day weekend and they swiftly accommodated us. The food was very tasty if a bit slow in arriving. The children's menu was al a carte making it a tad expensive.More

Thank Gardener2014
Gilmore C, Manager at Blue Water Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2017

Thank you for your recent review Gardener2014! We appreciate the feedback. Our manager is concerned that your kids meal was al a carte though. All the meals on there come complete as a meal like the steak with mashed potatoes and broccoli, burger with fries,...More

Reviewed 1 May 2017

They messed up my reservation and my party of 10 ended up downstairs by the musician. There was no view like upstairs and was very loud. Some of my guests asked to go elsewhere. I told them the food was worth it. Unfortunately, the food...More

Thank John S
Gilmore C, Manager at Blue Water Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

John, I am very sorry to hear about your recent experience with us. We take all feedback very seriously and would like to discus this further. Please contact our manager Dreena Young and dyoung@gilmorec.com. She wants to make things right for you and invite you...More

Reviewed 10 April 2017

Met friends for dinner and it was a great place. Wait staff was great and the food was incredible. There was not a bad seat in the whole restaurant. Great variety of food, I had the fish taco's and they were incredible.

1  Thank Karen H
Gilmore C, Manager at Blue Water Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

Thank you for the kind review Karen! Mahi tacos are pretty awesome!

Reviewed 8 April 2017

One of my favorite restaurants in Grand Rapids. Always good food - good service and a good time. Love to go with girlfriends and get two or three small plates and share between us. Their Sweet Potatoe Fries are delicious, as are the grilled Brussel...More

Thank PAMELA V
Gilmore C, Manager at Blue Water Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2017

Thanks for the GREAT review Pamela! Hopefully we'll see you this summer on the patio!

Reviewed 8 April 2017

Not too often I decide on my first visit that I'm not returning. Blue Water Grill, unfortunately, is one of those places. Which is too bad because it is an attractive building in a beautiful setting. But the service, at least as I experienced it,...More

Thank IowaGrandparents
Gilmore C, Manager at Blue Water Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2017

Thank you for taking the time to inform us of your recent experience here at Blue Water. Our manager Dreena Young would like to make things right for you. When you have time please email her at dyoung@gilmorec.com or at 616-363-5900. We take all feedback...More

Reviewed 19 March 2017

We visited Blue Water Grill for the first time yesterday with our friends for dinner. The atmosphere is nice with the center piece being a fireplace, open kitchen concept and views overlooking the water. I didn't feel cramped at all and did not notice loud...More

Thank sunquest4me
Gilmore C, Manager at Blue Water Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2017

Thank you for the detailed feedback. We appreciate all that you have mentioned and will take it into serious consideration for the future. We do try to stick with fresh and healthy food items which tend to be on the more costly side of things....More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5180 Northland Dr NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525-1052
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kent County  >  Grand Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 616-363-5900
Description
Blue Water Grill is a breath of fresh air with unique Frank Lloyd Wright inspired architecture, a stunningly massive fireplace, and some of the best water views in West Michigan. This is all made possible with large glass walls, inspired design and, quite possibly, the most impressively beautiful deck in the city. And that's just the atmosphere. Blue Water Grill continues The Gilmore Collection tradition of decidedly inspired food with a collection of satisfying influences including Italian, Mediterranean and classic American. All the traditional favorites are accounted for with a wide variety of wood-fired pizzas, seafood, steaks, salads, sandwiches and more. The menu and surroundings are perfect for the most intimate or social of dining experiences.
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