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1223 S Harbor Dr, Grand Haven, MI 49417-1750
616-842-5920
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11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 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

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Visitor rating
  • 18
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 24
    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
Most recent review
Great View on the Deck - Food is ok

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 9, 2014
JJ870
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Detroit, Michigan
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Grand Haven, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 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
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197 reviews 197 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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
2 helpful votes 2 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
141 reviews 141 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
235 helpful votes 235 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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
9 helpful votes 9 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
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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 

Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

1st off, this was a 60 guest wedding reception & the service staff took phenomenal care of us like we were a party of 2! It was storming all afternoon & I was completely deflated that my wedding would end up indoors instead of on the beach, where I'd been planning it for a year. However, Howard saved the day!... More 

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

Your review made our day, Michelle. We are over the moon to hear that you had such a wonderful time on your special day and that, rain or shine, it was perfect. Hope we'll see you two newly weds again soon. All the best, The Bil-Mar Team More 

Grand Haven, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

this place has mixed reviews, view and location the best thing going for this place. Has summer outside deck, great place to have a drink, not the greatest food. Inside dinning, great view but food lacking,

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

While I'm pleased to hear you enjoyed our view, it's very disappointing that you were underwhelmed with your meal. We want each customer to enjoy a great meal every time they dine with us, so I'm very sorry we missed the mark. We'd love another chance to prove we have what it takes to serve up a meal as breathtaking... More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Took family and out of state friends (7 of us) to dinner on a Friday evening at Bilmar's and we were quite pleased. We were able to make a late reservation and they had the table waiting for us when we arrived. Very pleasant waitress who was attentive and answered all our questions. We started with delicious appetizers of a... More 

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

So glad you, your family, and friends all had a great meal with us, Jeanine. It's always wonderful to hear when our staff does an excellent job. Thank so much for your review. We look forward to seeing you again soon! 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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