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Windmill Restaurant

28 West 8th Street, Holland, MI 49423
(616) 392-2726
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Ranked #9 of 192 restaurants in Holland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Diner
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW via mobile

While traveling to Holland, the Windmill was recommended to us by a shop owner. We are SO GLAD we stopped. We had a group of nine, from seniors to a 7 yr old. We had a 20 min wait because of the large party and a tiny dining area. The wait was worth it. Our server was wonderful, cheerful, helpful,... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This restaurant is located right in the heart of the downtown area, making it very convenient on a day of sightseeing. It has been here for many years and has won awards for its breakfasts. It is casual and family friendly. It reminds me of the diners that used to be common in many towns where the locals go to... More

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NC
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61 reviews 61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Our hotel recommended we have breakfast at the Windmill - glad we did - it was excellent. Had typical American breakfast of fried eggs, crispy bacon and hash browns. Plenty to eat and done just right. Highly recommend this place!

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Savannah, Tennessee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We visited Holland for the tulip festival 2014. We ate at the Windmill several times that week. No matter what time of day or how busy they were, we always got good service and really good food. Stop by and visit them!

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Peoria, Illinois
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58 reviews 58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Lots of breakfast options, all reasonably priced. Everyone loved their food (even the extremely picky kids) and our waitress was a doll. Will definitely return on our next trip!

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Cleveland, Ohio
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We were referred to the Windmill Restaurant by our hotel's concierge in Grand Rapids and found it on a tree lined main street in Holland. Every table was filled Saturday morning about 9:30, but the four of us were seated at the prime window table! Alvin (who was delightful) took our order from a creative menu. Our meals were huge!... More

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Davison
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83 reviews 83 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Not much to say here. Old restaurant with a varied menu. Service was good. Food was okay. I think we'd try something a little more unique if we ever find ourselves in this neck of the woods again.

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Commerce Township, Michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

I ordered the hash brown omelet and it was really good. They grate real potatoes (not frozen) not many restaurants are really cooking these days. Windmill is making homemade bread and cinnamon buns (a must). Really enjoyed the meal and the service was good. Small diner but worth the wait.

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Holland, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

For many Hollanders, the Windmill is an icon & tradition, I had heard many people rave about how delicious the omelettes and cinnamon rolls are. As someone who prefers fresh, whole food ingredients, I was very disappointed. The food is standard American fare: refined, high-carb, high calorie, high-sodium, high fat. Not much different than what you'd find at any Bob... More

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Holland, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

One of the best breakfast places in Holland. Great morning date place!! If your lucky you can get the great seats by the window.

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