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187 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2621
(616) 774-2000
Today
6:30 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Sat 6:30 am - 11:30 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 4
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great breakfast with a great view

Inside the Amway hotel by the river, get a beautiful view of an very old bridge. Very charming. I did not order the buffet, for what they serve, it looks to be a great value. Breakfast is one thing you can't screw up, so the food is good, but can't say it's better than the others. (Do love... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
chiontheroad
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

the service was very slow almost walked out with my 10 minute rule 1 to spare alots of servers not real sure what they where doing had breakfast buffet omlet the best not many other choices for the price

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Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Inside the Amway hotel by the river, get a beautiful view of an very old bridge. Very charming. I did not order the buffet, for what they serve, it looks to be a great value. Breakfast is one thing you can't screw up, so the food is good, but can't say it's better than the others. (Do love their thick... More 

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Comstock Park, Michigan
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125 reviews 125 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

We stopped for the breakfast buffet (they only serve breakfast lunch and brunch). Our server, Tea was great! She was always there to fill our coffee pot and clean off our dirty plates. She made our visit a great experience. We had the homemade omelets along with our selection of breakfast meats breads and fruit. All of the food was... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

If you are staying overnight downtown Grand Rapids Betham's (Amway Grand lobby with a river view) is very convenient to all the hotels and has a very good buffet. Great selection and very good service.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I am a local resident, and this is by far my favorite place to go for breakfast/lunch in Grand Rapids after church on Sunday mornings. We use the valet parking, which is nice for my elderly mom, and the parking fee is validated by the restaurant, which is great! Located in the heart of the city, The Amway Grand is... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Bentham's is a hidden treasure downtown Grand Rapids. The food has always been exceptional and atmosphere romantic with a nice view of the Grand River. The location is inside of the Amway off to the side where you would miss unless you know where to look.

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Troy, Michigan
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343 reviews 343 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We ate breakfast here both mornings we stayed at the hotel. On Saturday we had the full buffet for $14.95, very reasonable for a hotel buffet breakfast. The omelet station was good, but the meat selections needed to be hotter. Service was good. On Sunday they add a few more items such as shrimp and charge $19.95 for the full... More 

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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372 reviews 372 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
307 helpful votes 307 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

it's a good set up, a nicely placed restaurant overlooking the river and attached to the Amway Grand Hotel. They do both a meat buffet and a salad buffet that are interesting and varied. You can also order from the menu. My wife went with the salad buffet and was the clear winner. I had gone with a Caesar salad... More 

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Sarnia, Canada
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72 reviews 72 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We went for brunch and they appeared to be overly busy, so there was a 15-20 min wait to get seated. its always interesting to watch the snobby, vain stuck up people huff and puff about having to wait and watch them whine....kinda sad actually. The service was nice, the food was good, however it isn't a quick breakfast. give... More 

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portland mi
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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

we had a table right on the river front we went there for breakfast only and was seated right away we did not get the buffet but it looked good we ordered off the menu and it came right away

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 187 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2621
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kent County  >  Grand Rapids
  • Phone Number: (616) 774-2000
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 11:30 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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