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Blue Water Grill

5180 Northland Dr NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525-1052
616-363-5900
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Ranked #85 of 790 Restaurants in Grand Rapids
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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English first
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I believe its a man made lake behind the restaurant, a lovely tranquil view. I had a house salad, and the waitress was very accommodating to add dry fruit at my request, the light Vinaigrette dressing accompany well. My main entree was a Seafood pasta with shrimp, scallop and crab meat in a creamy sauce. Quite delightful and tasty, just... More

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Gilmore C, Public Relations Manager at Blue Water Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing your recent visit. We are glad you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you soon! More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The 6 of us enjoyed a wonderful and a very pleasant waitress. Our complaint is with the food. I ordered the whitefish basket- extremely small portion of coleslaw, soggy fries, and the whitefish limply laid on top. Very poor presentation for $14. The whitefish was lightly breaded and adequate not stellar. My wife had chicken Caesar- nothing noteworthy, simply tasteless... More

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Gilmore C, Public Relations Manager at Blue Water Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing your recent visit. We will take immediate action to correct the food issues. Thanks for bringing it to our attention. Could you please message us your mailing address. Thank you and hope to see you soon! More

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Went to Blue Water last night or our anniversary. We were going to go to Bonefish but did not feel like driving over there. We enjoy the water view at Blue Water. Drinks were good. My husband had the pizza. Excellent. Would recommend that. I had the pretzel crusted walleye. The cost of this is $23 which is way to... More

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Gilmore C, Public Relations Manager at Blue Water Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for reviewing your recent visit. We are glad your celebrated your anniversary with us and enjoyed the view. We hope to see you soon. More

Providence, Rhode Island
Top Contributor
141 reviews 141 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I suppose the subject line says it all: very nice location overlooking a man-made lake (an old quarry in fact). And since it was a warm sunny day we sat outside -- which was just as well since the loud music inside was quite invasive and distracting. The service was prompt, friendly and helpful. The food well-prepared, nicely presented and... More

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Gilmore C, Public Relations Manager at Blue Water Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your dining experience. We are glad you had a nice visit and enjoyed the view. Hope to see you again soon! More

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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140 reviews 140 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

We recently dined here for our anniversary meal, the atmosphere was great. As soon as you enter your over taken by the great smell of the wood fire and treated by great service throughout the entire meal. The views of the small lake are very peaceful. However the food could have been a little better for the quality you would... More

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Gilmore C, Public Relations Manager at Blue Water Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing your recent visit. We are glad you enjoyed the view & service. Hope to see you again soon! More

Richland, Michigan
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Excellent Bruchetta!!! And lobster bisque. Seafood in the seafood linguine was excellent, but the sause lacked flavor. Ate outside...beautiful. Great service.

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Gilmore C, Public Relations Manager at Blue Water Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. So glad you enjoyed your visit and our patio. Hope to see you soon. More

Traverse City, Michigan
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

My husband and I went to the Blue Water Grill for my birthday, seeing how it was one of my favorite restaurants. We only had a 5 minute wait, but it went down hill from there. The server became rude and unhelpful after she saw that we were a young couple who wasn't ordering drinks. You could tell that she... More

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Gilmore C, Public Relations Manager at Blue Water Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing your recent visit. Please accept our sincere apologies that your birthday dinner was less than fabulous. We will make every effort to ensure these issues are addressed immediately. Could you please message us your snail mail address. Thank you. More

Kentwood, Michigan
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Outdoor patio is great; music is nice; service excellent. I drive all the way to the other end of town for the waterfront summer evenings I can share with a friend at this great restraurant. Try the small items and share (no share fee).

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Thank you for your recent review. We are glad you had a nice visit. Hope to see you again soon! More

Grand Rapids, Michigan
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Hostess very graciously seated me on patio when I arrived 30 minutes early to meet friend for 1:30p lunch and server brought me delicious bread and coffee while I waited. Friend and I spent another 90 minutes or so catching up on life, enjoying sandwich / soup / salad options available with surprisingly economical Pick-Two $10 lunch (tasty lobster bisque!).... More

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Gilmore C, Public Relations Manager at Blue Water Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for reviewing your recent visit. We are glad you and your friend enjoyed a nice lunch. Hope to see you again soon. Thanks! More

Franklin, Tennessee
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

What a great place to eat. View of Blue Lake is spectacular. Lots of room both outside and inside. Huge fireplaces. Well-stocked bar. Big selection of fresh sea food from all over. Our waitress was outstanding; quick, attentive, and courteous. I wish I lived closer to Grand Rapids so I could go there frequently.

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Gilmore C, Public Relations Manager at Blue Water Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing you recent experience. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and the view. We hope to see you on your next visit to town! Thanks again. More

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