Haesje Klaesje: Real beautiful Dutch restaurant
Great restaurant. Real Dutch dishes. Not crazy expensive. Only annoying thing one time was that the waitress thought I was American and reminded my girlfriend about paying a tip. Tip is included in the meal price and the normal thing is to leave no tip or to round off. If you are drunk and had a great time and the waiter was really great too, sure a ten Euros tip will be appreciated. But reminding a customer about a tip is unheard of.
Favorite Dish: I recommend the various 'stamp pot' dishes and the mussels if they are in season
Curragh's Irish Pub & Restaurant: Old World Charm
Located downtown, Curragh's is a wonderful place for the evening. Warm atmosphere and a selection of Irish and international brews. While the exterior of the building is very modern, the interior reflects the charm of the pubs of Ireland and the UK.
Favorite Dish: Traditional Irish and English dishes, plus a pint of guiness.
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Til Midnight: Til Midnight
This is one of the best restaurants in Holland for eclectic fine dining, they also have unique preparations of traditional dishes.
During lunch time it has sandwiches and a much more informal environment.
It's quite small, so make sure to make reservations.
Be prepared to pay for all of this!
The Piper: The Piper
The best caractheristic of this rrestaurant are the stunning views of the Macatawa lake.
It serves an innovative American menu with ethnic influences. The food is both interesting and reasonably priced.
The main dining room and bar are strategically located on the second level to provide a panoramic view of the harbor.
Every table offers a great view of the marina activity. In fair weather, an open deck provides an even more intimate connection with the boating scene.
Courtesy docks are available for boaters who dine at the Piper.
Crazy Horse Steakhouse and Saloon: Crazy Horse Steakhouse and Saloon
Specialties include slow-roasted prime rib, juicy 1/2 lb. burgers, fork tender BBQ ribs, delicious soups, fresh baked bread, and kids' menu.
My favorite in this place is the 1/2 lb. burgers and fries. Delicious!
I also got a good impression of the staff.
I enjoy Pietros.
Their pasta dishes are quite good and their bread is absolutely delicious!
One thing I don't recommend is the pizza. They should improve it.
The environment is quite cozy and you feel more in Europe than in the US.
Favorite Dish: The bread!
There are two sides for this restaurant. One is the upscale, Friday/Saturday night dinners. The other is the beer/sandwich, rest of the time face.
I enjoyed to go to Butch's for lunch or for an happy hour. Occassionally for dinner. The dinner prices are quite high!
The have a lot of beer to choose from, you can even buy beer there and take home with you.
Favorite Dish: None is particular
JP's Coffee: JP's Coffee
JP's is a great place to unwind and enjoy a relaxed coffee, tea, muffins and so many other delicious foods!
I enjoyed to sit by the front window and just enjoy a earl grey cup of tea while watching the snow falling outside and busy people running around.
Favorite Dish: Everything is quite good.
The huge portion of upper...
The huge portion of upper middle class and lower upper class persons in this town allows a substantial amount of non-chain and quaint restaurants. The problem is that they are all overpriced. Especially for a poor college student. Give Gregordog (a rip off of Yesterdog in Grand Rapids) a try. JP's coffee and Good Earth Bagel are good bets. Be aware of many new restuarants springing up.
We have friggen snow melt, heated sidewalks downtown. How cool is that. Take a date on the town and thank former Mayor Phil Tanis for the great re-making of downtown as one of the best in smalltown america.
Favorite Dish: Can I have 15 and 3/4ths Gregordogs please Eric?
Imperial Garden: Imperial Garden
This is to my knowledge the best Chinese restaurant in town as far as price and good food. A nod goes out to China Inn South off of US 31 at 32nd Street for its decor, atmosphere and food as well.
Favorite Dish: The Szechuan chicken is just perfect for those who like a spicy dish which has a lot of flavor and texture.
Since someone else mentioned...
Since someone else mentioned Pietro's, I'll have to choose 84 East on 8th Street.
The prices are generally very good and they have a full bar and some of the Hope College crowd can be found hanging out here in the evenings. The service is excellent and the portions are enough to satisfy anybody's appetite.
Favorite Dish: The specialty pizzas.
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