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Blue Water Grill

5180 Northland Dr NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525-1052
616-363-5900
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Ranked #76 of 788 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
Providence, Rhode Island
Top Contributor
134 reviews 134 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

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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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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140 reviews 140 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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Richland, Michigan
1 review
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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Gilmore C, Public Relations Manager at Blue Water Grill, responded to this review

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

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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

Grand Rapids, Michigan
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant was busy , still had very good service. I had Lake Michigan whitefish basket. My wife had pretzel coated walleye. My whitefish was excellent, not at all greasy considered it was deep fried. Walleye was tasty and excellent also. To wash down the good food I had a founders pale ale---I like this beer . Server was very... 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 meals and service. We hope to see you soon! More

Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I have been to his place on a few different occasions, and each time I say I will not return. But time passes and I think maybe they have gotten better as the location is convienent. Well once again the service was terrible and the food was hit and miss. One person ordered the preztel encrusted walleye, the dish came... 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 apologize for your experience and will address these issues immediately. Please respond with your mailing address. Again thank you for bringing your concerns to our attention. More

Grand Rapids, MI
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Busy but really good.....1/2 off the good wine on Wednesday!! So we splurged on better wine than normal, nice change. Two of us had the ahi tuna salad...perfect, the guys had sandwiches. Not such a great raves on the Reuban. Fun place, a bit noisy.

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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 enjoyed the ahi tuna salad and wine down Wednesday. We hope to see you soon! More

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