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All 89 Grand Haven Restaurants

Morning Star Cafe

711 Washington Ave, Grand Haven, MI 49417-1458
616-844-1131
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Ranked #1 of 89 Restaurants in Grand Haven
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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English first
East Windsor, New Jersey
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36 reviews 36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

This place is a little claustrophobic as it always seems to be busy and there is a wait with little space for waiting customers who must jockey around paying and departing customers. Aside from the traffic flow problem in the front of the business, I can say nothing bad about it. We waited about 25 minutes at 11:30 am on... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
Top Contributor
195 reviews 195 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The food is awesome as everyone has said. You will basically always be waiting which is a bit unfortunate. They are also not set up very well for groups of more than four. Staff can also be a bit unwelcoming.

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Grand Haven, Michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Disclaimer: I really do not like Southwest Cuisine at all. Seriously, stop putting corn where it doesn't belong. And yet... My wife and I have eaten here dozens of times, and the food never fails to satisfy. Southwest cuisine with FiestaWare everywhere, even decorating the walls, this very popular local cafe delivers interesting menu items, executed very well, with an... More 

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Grand Haven, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Morning Star is a very good place. Locals and tourists are both huge fans! The downside is it is always crowded, and it is priced a little on the high side. Kids menu is a bit of a rip off. My child ordered pancakes, and got one tiny pancake, 1 piece of bacon and no drink...over 5 bucks. Many different... More 

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This quaint little cafe has been a weekend tradition for many years. The food is in a class all of its own and the service is amazing.

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Lombard, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

What a Grand start to our Sunday morning. Too bad we were on our way out of Grand Haven when we found this little eclectic gem. It had great appeal from the start with a nice group of servers varying from all walks of life and the pictures/artwork on the walls was colorful and appealing. My favorite was the border... More 

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Spring Lake, Michigan, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Morning Star is almost always crowded, especially on the weekends. Plan to wait a little. There is a little space inside to wait so you might be outside for a while. Breakfast here is great, and a little different different than a typical "diner"-style breakfast spot. Cinnamon rolls are fantastic! Coffee is good. Service is good.

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Saugatuck, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I am semi-local and have driven past here for years. All my other dining experiences in GH have been meh so I checked the reviews and decided to try Morning Star. No more meh. It isn't a place that calls to you from the street. But wow. It was great. The food was inventive, fresh and so many great choices.... More 

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Grand Haven
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Although they serve lunch and the menu looks amazing, I've only eaten breakfast here. Fabulous food! The Stuffed French Toast is amazing and so are the omelettes. If you are in town on vacation in the summer, be prepared to wait - but it's worth it!

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Naperville, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We planned a day in Grand Haven starting with breakfast. The typical spots close to the channel were all we knew so decided to do a search for "breakfast in Grand Haven." On top of the list popped the Morning Star Café on tripadvisor. Didn't take long to decide to give it a try given the reviews and seeing the... More 

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Additional Information about Morning Star Cafe

Address: 711 Washington Ave, Grand Haven, MI 49417-1458
Phone Number: 616-844-1131
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ottawa County  >  Grand Haven
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Monday 6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday 6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday 6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday 6:30 am - 2:30 pm

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