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Windmill Restaurant

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Dutch, European, Diner
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28 West 8th Street, Holland, MI 49423
(616) 392-2726
Today
5:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast

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  • 60
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 0
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Always worth the wait

As always the line was out the door. There was plenty of tables available in the restaurant but they appeared to be short-staffed so it took quite a while to get them cleaned off. Got a nice seat up at the front window. Waitress was very good and attentive. The table next to ours commented they... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
Dyan M
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Holland, Michigan
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Holland, Michigan
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63 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

As always the line was out the door. There was plenty of tables available in the restaurant but they appeared to be short-staffed so it took quite a while to get them cleaned off. Got a nice seat up at the front window. Waitress was very good and attentive. The table next to ours commented they wished they had our... More 

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Michigan
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We stopped in for breakfast on Saturday morning. The line was out the door. Just an FYI, they do not have a wait list. You just stand in line until they have a table for you. First come, first served. I had the bird's nest. It was eggs, bacon, & cheese on top of a nest of crispy hash browns.... More 

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Livonia, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We were in Holland this weekend, and checked out The Windmill based on the Trip Advisor reviews. Indeed there was a bit of a wait on this Sunday morning. You can't put in your name, and then come back. They just have a line. A line that runs out the door and down the street. By the time we got... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The food was great - there were 3 of us and we all got a plate with 2 pancakes or French toast/2 eggs/bacon and sausage. The pancakes were very good and the French toast got good reviews as well. Huge servings - two people could easily split this and have PLENTY. The downside is the restaurant is small and very... More 

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Lafayette, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Stopped for breakfast on our way out of Holland. Place was quite crowded, and the line was very long by the time we left. We were glad we got there early. Food was good, basic breakfast food but nothing special. We had their "famous" cinnamon roll. It's definitely big but nothing special as far as taste. Overall a good but... More 

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Holland, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

the birds nest awesome! the hash brown omelet delicious! the very best breakfast in town! great lunchtime food too! go for the hot beef & mashed potatoes....

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Saugatuck, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This is your old fashion downtown restaurant. Food is very good especially their breakfast's. Prices are unbelievably reasonable! Not open for dinner.

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Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We had a short wait to get in at 1:00 pm on Sunday, June 14. No big deal. We both got the Hash Brown Omelette, which was good, big, but not fantastic. Be aware to listen to your server's description of the toast offerings, as they are not ALL made in house. Staff was friendly. Wait for food after ordering... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

I hadn't been to this place in a few years, but I remembered exactly what I needed to get! One enormous cinnamon roll and the hash brown omelet with bacon and cheese. Mind you, the portions are so huge that I shared it with my friend. The best thing about the cinnamon rolls (other than their size) is that they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Everything we ordered was good. Make sure to try the homemade toast. Most of us ordered omelets and everyone liked them. The homemade cinnamon roll was very good. I would suggest sharing though, it was huge.

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Additional Information about Windmill Restaurant

Address: 28 West 8th Street, Holland, MI 49423
Phone Number: (616) 392-2726
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ottawa County  >  Holland
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday 5:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 5:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cuisine: Dutch, European, Diner

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 28 West 8th Street, Holland, MI 49423
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ottawa County  >  Holland
  • Phone Number: (616) 392-2726

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Dutch, European, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
5:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
5:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 am - 4:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?