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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
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7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch

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  • 63
    Excellent
  • 42
    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
Breakfast or lunch!

The hash brown omelet is absolutely wonderful, but so is the french double take, and the olive burger, and......and..... Sitting at the old school counter was awesome and the service was fantastic!!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Melissa S
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Holland, M
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Holland, M
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The hash brown omelet is absolutely wonderful, but so is the french double take, and the olive burger, and......and..... Sitting at the old school counter was awesome and the service was fantastic!!!!

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Detroit, Michigan
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Though the line always seems to be on the long side (which is good for them), the wait is worth it. The food is good and plentiful. But the best part was honestly the house bread which is cut deliciously thickly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The Windmill is always busy but the breakfast is always delicious. The home made whole grain toast is to die for.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Great breakfast place! My husband had the hash brown omeltte, their specialty, and loved it! I ordered the fresh blueberry pancakes, which were, oh so delicious, and they served them the way I love them, with soft butter and warm syrup. Come with an appetite! Good food, reasonably price, friendly staff. Located on 8th street in the heart of downtown,... More 

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Grayslake, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Got there before 9:00 am on a Tuesday.Place was packed and we had a small wait. Line out the door by 9:00 am Great, friendly service, huge portions and good coffee. My "Holland" omelet was the size of my plate and excellent. The cinnamon buns are huge. I mean one person can't eat it! (Order it to go for later).... More 

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London, GB
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We managed to get a table for lunch in this very popular café. I had a really tasty omelette, while my husband had a small stack of pancakes – so good I wished I had room for more than a couple of bites. It was really great to have home-style cooking done so well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

When a place is busy in the morning, it usually ends up being good and this was no exception. Had the pancakes, eggs and sausage links. Wife had French toast and all was good. Service a little slow but they were busy. Only thing I wished after ordering was that waitress had pointed out the inexpensive daily specials. Would have... More 

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Holland, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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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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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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?