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1223 S Harbor Dr, Grand Haven, MI 49417-1750
616-842-5920
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 18
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  • 19
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 17
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  • 25
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Beautiful view - mediocre food

We were celebrating our anniversary. I had emailed the restaurant about a reservation & that it was our anniversary. There was no mention of it on our arrival & Howard remarked about the email. The view & sunset was absolutely beautiful and we actually dined for about 2 hours (which we never... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
Dawn M
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Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This is a lake front restaurant with a wide sandy frontage on Lake Michigan. They even have a palm tree. How was the food? Very nice. My wife had the Salmon while I enjoyed a steak. A little pricey but the view makes it worth while.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We were celebrating our anniversary. I had emailed the restaurant about a reservation & that it was our anniversary. There was no mention of it on our arrival & Howard remarked about the email. The view & sunset was absolutely beautiful and we actually dined for about 2 hours (which we never do). Our waitress was well-seasoned and kind. She... More 

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Grandville, Michigan
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This was by far the worse experience we have ever had at any dining establishment. We started by ordering drinks and were told they had no Coke products. My daughter inquired as to what they did have equivalent and the waitress looked at her like well not much and my daughter then asked laughingly well is it like RC and... More 

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Grand Haven, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

We ate on the deck had dinner & cocktails. We asked for water & were told we would have to buy bottled water. You cannot order anything from inside restaurant menu on the deck. The garbage cans are near the deck & smell was horrible. They haven't remodeled the inside in well over 20 years

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Detroit, Michigan
Top Contributor
205 reviews 205 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Visited this summer and the view on a nice day is great. Parking can be a bit tough but they do have reserved spots for the restaurant. The deck menus is smaller and has typical quick bar type food but it was good. Go for the view.

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Mesick
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Earlier this month we had a beautiful 80th birthday party for our Mother in the Seaview room at this lovely Restaraunt. Everything was wonderful. Great food and drinks, and great service! The views are incredible. It was a very nice occasion...thank you Howard!

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Zionsville, Indiana
Top Contributor
145 reviews 145 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
241 helpful votes 241 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

This is a great restaurant on the lake. The food is very good - if you are visiting Grand Haven and looking for a beautiful view and good food then you must visit. The staff here are very professional and give excellent service. I have been here several times and have never been disappointed.

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Howard M, Owner at Bil-mar Restaurant, responded to this review

So glad you're a fan, Victoria. It's great to hear you loved the view and that our service has always been spot on for you. We'd love to know how we can kick it up a notch for you next time. Hope to see you again soon! All the best, The Bil-Mar Team More 

Iowa City, Iowa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This is a gem of a restaurant. It is located right on the beach at Grand Haven. Both times we have been there for lunch in the off-season and we have been treated very well. The food we ordered both times was great! The atmosphere and music are a throwback to the 60s, but not in a bad way. We... More 

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Howard M, Owner at Bil-mar Restaurant, responded to this review

So happy you're a fan, Suzanne. It's wonderful to hear that you've always had a great time dining with us. And it's awesome that your service has always been spot on. Looking forward to seeing you again! All the best, The Bil-Mar Team More 

Northville, MI
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

My Tenderloin Tips were prepared to perfection and as a total non-fish lover, I can only report my husband claimed his Mahi was also very good. Wait staff was great… Crystal and Ashley were outstanding!

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Howard M, Owner at Bil-mar Restaurant, responded to this review

So glad you and your husband stopped by, Katie. It's great to hear you both loved your dishes and that the service was outstanding. Looking forward to seeing you again! All the best, The Bil-Mar Team More 

Hudsonville, Michigan
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We come out to have dinner at the patio a couple of times a year, and there is rarely a wait to get a table, unlike other restaurants in Grand Haven, that have very long waits. I think a lot of people just don't know the patio exists, you have to walk around the restaurant to get to it. The... More 

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Howard M, Owner at Bil-mar Restaurant, responded to this review

There's nothing like a great meal shore side. I'm glad you enjoy our patio dining so much! It's great to hear that you loved your avocado burger. Hope you'll give our indoor seating area a try this fall. All the best, The Bil-Mar Team More 

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Restaurant Details

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: 616-842-5920

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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