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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
It's all about the pie

We were looking for something sweet and walked into Crane's about 15 minutes before they close on a Saturday. The young woman behind the counter couldn't have been nicer, and we had rhubarb/raspberry and chocolate pecan pie, vanilla ice cream and coffee. It was wonderful. We've eaten at the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
Lisa G
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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179 reviews 179 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

We were looking for something sweet and walked into Crane's about 15 minutes before they close on a Saturday. The young woman behind the counter couldn't have been nicer, and we had rhubarb/raspberry and chocolate pecan pie, vanilla ice cream and coffee. It was wonderful. We've eaten at the original location and we've carried home whole frozen pies--very good and... More 

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Gillette, Wyoming
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85 reviews 85 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Went to cranes on PII day and ordered rhubarb raspberry pie. When I got the pie I believe there was no raspberry and I looked at the board and there was no pie for sale that was just rhubarb so I just figured that all the raspberries were hidden This is my favorite pie place in the whole wide world... More 

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South Bend
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Have visited the main store, but his was a great treat and wonderful raspberry pie with vanilla ice cream. Generous serving of both! What a great selection of pies!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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67 reviews 67 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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134 reviews 134 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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61 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
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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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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53 reviews 53 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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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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