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J.W.'s Food & Spirits

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American, Mexican
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6 N 7th St, Grand Haven, MI 49417
616 846 3380
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Families with children

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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Poor lunch time service in the bar area...for non-drinkers!

Hosted lunch last Thursday with 5 friends. Sat in the corner in the bar area, under the TV. The barmaid/waitress was nice enough, that is until the bar got crowded with "regulars". The food was good when it came, but our non-alcoholic drinks frequently ran dry due to the overloaded nature of... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
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Gillette, Wyoming
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  • Families with children
  • Reservations
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Gillette, Wyoming
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336 reviews 336 reviews
284 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Hosted lunch last Thursday with 5 friends. Sat in the corner in the bar area, under the TV. The barmaid/waitress was nice enough, that is until the bar got crowded with "regulars". The food was good when it came, but our non-alcoholic drinks frequently ran dry due to the overloaded nature of the SINGLE barmaid/server. I'd give JW's an average... More 

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Grand Haven, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Good food, affordable, nice atmosphere. Must try the white chicken chili - the best you will ever have.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Friday night dinner, Great atmosphere. Great food. Sat in bar side, friendly people excellent service. Great local hangout.

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Grand Haven, Michigan
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

Earlier review I rated JWs very high, but complained that sometimes it was too cold. The last three times we were there temperature was just right. Now, everything's perfect. It is our favorite local place to dine.cup

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Spring Lake, Michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Not a high end place, just a local place to have a beer and nice lunch/dinner. I liked the perch basket and they have really good onion soup.

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East Windsor, New Jersey
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37 reviews 37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

You must try the white chili. It is awesome. Went here twice this trip for the perch and chili. My friends had steaks, that were cooked perfectly and disappeared quickly. The wine list is good. Make a reservation and ask to avoid those tables getting a draft every time someone enters.

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Grand Haven, Michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We've been to JW's a few times, and today was for lunch. A nice decor in the dining room with the bar separated on the opposite side, the atmosphere was pleasant. We waited about 15 minutes to be acknowledged after being seated, and the waitress apologized profusely and said there was a mix-up and "they" didn't tell her we were... More 

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Grand Haven, Michigan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

The restaurant itself is small, but busy. Locals seem to like it a whole lot. I ordered their soup and sandwich combo which included their award winning white chicken chili. I thought it was good, but nothing too special. That may also just be because most white chicken chilies taste the same to me. The BLT though was delicious! I... More 

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Grand Haven, MI
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 via mobile

We had a good dinner there. I had their chicken stick basket, my wife had their whitefish. Both were very good. The waitress was good, atmosphere good, wait time was short. We eat there about once a month. Have always been satisfied.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

JW gets three stars based on service. My wife had a photo shoot in Grand haven and we wanted to have dinner out of the busy area. In this respect JW's is perfect. It was not busy, it was quiet and the atmosphere is just what we wanted. Our server Lauren was very nice and accommodating, but multiple things were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6 N 7th St, Grand Haven, MI 49417
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ottawa County  >  Grand Haven
  • Phone Number: 616 846 3380

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 22
  • Cuisine: American, Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?