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Crane's In The City

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11 East 8th Street, Holland, MI
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Description: This restaurant opened July, 2010 in the downtown area. Everything is...
This restaurant opened July, 2010 in the downtown area. Everything is homemade with local ingredients; desserts made with Michigan fruit. Wonderful!
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  • 6
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good lunch place in area

Love the atmosphere and food! City Cristo is fantastic. Turkey, provolone cheese, apples, honey mustard grilled on apple butter bread topped with powdered sugar. Came with chips and I added homemade cider. Havent tried the blueberry pie yet that I got to go but the pies and streudels look... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 24, 2015
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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67 reviews 67 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Love the atmosphere and food! City Cristo is fantastic. Turkey, provolone cheese, apples, honey mustard grilled on apple butter bread topped with powdered sugar. Came with chips and I added homemade cider. Havent tried the blueberry pie yet that I got to go but the pies and streudels look awesome. Many to choose from. Friendly and quick service. Update: Blueberry... More 

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Ada, Michigan
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49 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

If pie is your thing--this is the place. Awesome pies served here from the famous Fennville piemaker. Compact menu of soups and sandwiches make this small cafe on 8th street a nice stop. For my first visit, a working lunch with a colleague who goes there regularly, I had their 'famous' chili. It was good,,,not a chili that will win... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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93 reviews 93 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

i dream of crane's cider donuts. literally the stuff of dreams, people. i grew up in holland and moved away. whenever my parents come visit, i request a half dozen of crane's cider donuts. holland very much is a place where everybody knows your name, and crane's is no exception (except no one knows my name. i moved away. but... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Great Café!! We stopped in this past week to grab a quick bite to eat while visiting the city of Holland, Michigan. We consider this a great stop and a great find for us and other travelers planning a visit to Holland, Michigan. Their menu is nicely varied to fit any ones appetite. We split a sandwich they call the... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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30 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

My husband and I stopped in for lunch on a sunny, fall-colored October day. The café was cozy and friendly. It is self-service and a little slow, but if you're out for a relaxing day it fits the bill. I had a salad and my husband had a sandwich which were both very good. My husband also had an apple... More 

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14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We love stopping in for a glass of cider and donut! They also have sandwiches, salads and you can not forget the expansive array of deserts! Great service and food!

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Marshall, Michigan
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49 reviews 49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Cranes is a treat from big restaurants. If you just want a really good lunch...soup, sandwich, pie....this is the place! Good variety and high quality food. I've had the tomato soup and several sandwiches, including one with their famous apple sauce. You really should try it!

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Gillette, Wyoming
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285 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 via mobile

The ordering process/wait Que is cumbersome. The pies in the case appeared to be more than a day old, I had a piece anyway, and it tasted more than a day old. My BLT is only served on a hamburger type bun. Too much contention on a Friday afternoon after the lunch hour for a place to sit and enjoy,... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We stopped in on a late Sunday morning it wasn't that crowded but the service was poor. The poor girl at the register couldn't do simple math and it took 10 plus minutes to get 6 apple cider donuts, a cup of coffee and a mocha latte. That said....the apple cider donuts were scrumptious and I would definitely go back... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

A terrific place for a real home feel meal. The pie crust was perfect, the hot dog was grilled to perfection, and the chili warms the soul.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11 East 8th Street, Holland, MI
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ottawa County  >  Holland

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Description

This restaurant opened July, 2010 in the downtown area. Everything is homemade with local ingredients; desserts made with Michigan fruit. Wonderful!

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