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Piper Restaurant

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2225 South Shore Dr, 5 miles west of Holland, Macatawa, MI 49434
+1 616-335-5866
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: The Piper is a waterfront dinner restaurant and banquet facility...
The Piper is a waterfront dinner restaurant and banquet facility overlooking beautiful Lake Macatawa and Eldean Marina, just 5 miles west of Holland. Experience the innovative cuisine and quality that sets us apart. Voted "Most Romantic Restaurant in West Michigan" several years, this romantic setting is perfect for receptions, rehearsal dinners and outdoor weddings. Hours for Summer is 5 nights starting at 5 PM and Tue.-Sat. Complimentary boat docking is available when you dine with us.
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  • 72
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food and excellent service

Saw lots of mixed reviews on this place so I was a bit nervous about going because we were celebrating a special birthday, but I was very happy with our whole experience. The food was delicious, service was outstanding and we sat outside and the view was simply beautiful. The owner came by and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
Bette Jo M
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Scenic view
  • Romantic
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Holland, Michigan
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124 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

We just had dinner at the Piper a few weeks ago. It was beautiful and so peaceful to sit outside on the lake. Dinner was OK, service was slow. We returned on Tuesday hoping to sit outside again. They have closed after 31 years.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Saw lots of mixed reviews on this place so I was a bit nervous about going because we were celebrating a special birthday, but I was very happy with our whole experience. The food was delicious, service was outstanding and we sat outside and the view was simply beautiful. The owner came by and was very gracious. From our experience,... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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7 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This restaurant promised a lot but only delivered on some. The location and view is spectacular. We waited a little longer for an outside table and weren't disappointed. The view was beautiful. However, the menu didn't impress. There weren't a lot of options and the prices were high. We wouldn't visit again.

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Chicagoland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

The only thing this restaurant had going for it was the view over the habor and the sunsets. The food was mediocre at best, even though they claim to have an award winning chef. They were clearly understaffed and the owner was obviously flustered. When we arrived for our reservation we were told that it would be a 10 minute... More 

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Caledonia, Michigan
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75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We have dined here when in Holland before, and always had a good experience. We were meeting friends and arrived just before 5:00, when the restaurant opened. We wanted to eat on the outside deck, which has limited seating so we were the first ones to arrive so we could be seated outside. The hostess proceeded to tell us that... More 

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Schaumburg, Illlinois
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Great recommendation by our bed and breakfast hosts to celebrate our anniversary at Piper Restaurant. Without advertising our special day, our waitress was more than accomodating by placing us at a table right at the windows overlooking the marina. My wife ordered the filet and I had the Walleye. Both prepared properly and delivered steaming hot. Piper also offers and... More 

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Peoria, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Their basil pesto pizza was fantastic& we loved the Caesar salad. A little pricey, but delicious, & we are on the deck outside where there were heaters, which helped since temps had dipped down.

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Hudsonville, Mi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This used to be our go-to place, as my review from a few years back attests. However, as others have correctly noted, Piper is on a slow-but-sure downhill slide. After dropping close to 60 bucks for two dinner "specials", we came away less than impressed (food was lukewarm and fairly blah) and less than full (why do we still have... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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80 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

It had been several years since we were up in the Holland area for leisure so we decided to have dinner by the lake. We requested a table by the water and the restaurant accomidated, which was a good view of the pier. I had the crushed almond crusted walleye and my husband had the steak hash. Both were perfectly... More 

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East Grand Rapids, Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The restaurant sits on the shore of Lake Macatawa in Holland MI, and overlooks the harbor that leads into Lake Michigan. We ate here several years ago when it was called "The Sand Piper". As I remember, the food was quite good during that visit. I called to make reservations, and was told without hesitation, that there was seating available... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2225 South Shore Dr, 5 miles west of Holland, Macatawa, MI 49434
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Allegan County  >  Macatawa
  • Phone Number: +1 616-335-5866

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 35
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Romantic

Description

The Piper is a waterfront dinner restaurant and banquet facility overlooking beautiful Lake Macatawa and Eldean Marina, just 5 miles west of Holland. Experience the innovative cuisine and quality that sets us apart. Voted "Most Romantic Restaurant in West Michigan" several years, this romantic setting is perfect for receptions, rehearsal dinners and outdoor weddings. Hours for Summer is 5 nights starting at 5 PM and Tue.-Sat. Complimentary boat docking is available when you dine with us.
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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