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Windmill Restaurant

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28 West 8th Street, Holland, MI 49423
(616) 392-2726
Today
7:00 am - 2:00 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: Breakfast/Brunch
Good for:
Families with children
Dining on a budget
Breakfast/Brunch

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Visitor rating
  • 53
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 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
Most recent review
Hometown Favorite

You want a down home real meal? This is the place... Where the locals eat and eat and eat. Make sure you get the homemade toast.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Marty O
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Holland, Michigan USA
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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97 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Holland, Michigan USA
Top Contributor
186 reviews 186 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

You want a down home real meal? This is the place... Where the locals eat and eat and eat. Make sure you get the homemade toast.

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Holland, Michigan
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We are locals and frequent the Windmill Restaurant to get their hash brown omelet which comes with home made toast unless you prefer one of their hand made cinnamon rolls which you can substitute for no extra charge! (Did I mention we're Dutch?) Some of you will get that one! :) The restaurant itself is a basic hometown narrow little... More 

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Holland, Michigan, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Best Breakfast Joint in town, but don't expect much more than good down home cooking. The service is friendly, the coffee is bad, and they expect cash.

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Holland, Michigan
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I took my young daughter as a special treat. I stood in line for a while to add our name to the wait list. The line never moved. We finally figured out that you just wait in line until you are next. I thought all others were registered so now had to go to the back of a much longer... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Don't let the line out the door deter you. It goes fast. The staff is very friendly and calm even though the place was jammed. We had the birds nest - eggs/bacon on top of hash browns, the veggie omelet and cinnamon roll! We had to bring the cinnamon roll home- it was huge!

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

A small place on the main drag, the line was long for good reason, it was delicious! So much I couldn't eat it all, love the mom and pop type eateries.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I had the 3 Star burger with fries, my hubby had the double cheeseburger with fries, and they were cooked perfectly and so good. The fries were also perfect. All the food was served HOT. The Rasberry Ice Tea was also very good. Service was excellent. Very reasonably priced. Our bill was less than $20.00!!!!!

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Mason, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We had to wait in line about 15 minutes, its a tiny little place, but it was so worth it. The food was incredibly good, fast service, friendly staff. Incredible cinnamon rolls, wow! Id go back again in a heart beat. I had an omelet and my friend had eggs over easy with all of the fixings. I had also... More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The waitress was very pleasand and accomodating! For a family of 5 the booths are a little tight to dine. The food was good. We had steaks and burgers for lunch. A classic with reasonable prices.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

At least once a month my girlfriend and I meet for breakfast and for years at the top of our list... The Windmill Restaurant. However, my last 3 visits in the past 3 months or so have been horrible! Last Friday they had a packed house as usual, and we patiently waited in a short line for a long time.... 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: 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?