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Crane's In The City

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11 East 8th Street, Holland, MI
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Coffee & Tea
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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  • 52
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
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  • 0
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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
Donut Time! Oh Yeah!

I love donuts. I love fritters but during our Memorial Day visit to this area. A fritter was not to be found. I was shocked that Crane's doesn't make fritters. Fresh fruit and skills to make donuts, why not fritters? To help get over my fritter Jones, I got a couple donuts. They were apple cider... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Tim O
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Nashville, Tennessee
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Nashville, Tennessee
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325 reviews 325 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

I love donuts. I love fritters but during our Memorial Day visit to this area. A fritter was not to be found. I was shocked that Crane's doesn't make fritters. Fresh fruit and skills to make donuts, why not fritters? To help get over my fritter Jones, I got a couple donuts. They were apple cider donuts, glazed and had... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We were in Holland for the Tulip Time Festival. We always stop by Crane's in the City for drinks or snack. We had absolutely delicious cherry pie, and cider. I especially enjoyed the Cider Freeze (basically a cider slush) that hit the spot on a warm day!

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

Stopped here for late lunch, chicken and mayo sandwich with a Jonny apple freeze to drink, really refreshing, followed by a slice of Michigan cherry pie. So good, bought cherry jam too.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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185 reviews 185 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

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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88 reviews 88 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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146 reviews 146 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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106 reviews 106 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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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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