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864 E 88th St, Newaygo, MI 49337
231-652-1196
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food.

We had very good service, excellent drinks and the food was great. I'd recommend the smothered chicken to anyone.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
Bobber21
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Howard City, Michigan
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Howard City, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We had very good service, excellent drinks and the food was great. I'd recommend the smothered chicken to anyone.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Very good food and atmosphere. Local business with local people. It's nice to have this kind of establishment in our area.

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Marblehead, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We had a nice view of the bay. I had the cajun catfish and it was very tasty. My husband the cocoanut shrimp and said it was good but not served the way he had expected. The waitress was pleasant and seemed knowledgeable of the items on the menu.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Smuggler's Cove is most usually busy. If you go on a weekday evening, early, you may get right in and get a seat. Summer months are a bit nicer because you can sit on the deck. Watch the boaters, skiers, fishermen, all while you eat your Ribeye, Prime Rib, or Alaskan Pollock. It is a nice quaint restaurant with good... More 

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GRAND RAPIDS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

When we're staying at the lake during the summer months, the parking lot for this place is usually full and it's easy to see why. Good food at a decent price, in a clean tidy place. If you're luck and can sit next to a window, or out on the deck during the warm weather months, the view of the... More 

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Newaygo, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

We are fortunate to live in Newaygo County, deep in the woods and overlooking the Muskegon River. Because home cooked food and the view while dining is hard to beat, we eat out only occasionally unless we are traveling. But when we do decide to leave home for a casual meal, Smugglers is where we usually wind up. After reviewing... More 

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Chicago, IL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013 via mobile

Many recommended this place to us in the area during a recent stay in Newaygo. Maybe our hopes were too high. We're not connoisseurs either. But we didn't understand all the raves. Food was mediocre, staff were nice, but REALLY is this all the area can show for itself? It was embarrassing. Drive to Newaygo and check the River Stop... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Smuggler's Cove draw is that it is the only restaurant on this lake in Newaygo. The food is only average; maybe because of this monopoly? The decor is quite tired and needs an update. Service was alright. On the night we visited we had multiple servers although the place was half empty. ( bored; needed something to do?) I think... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

The ribeye is very good. The place could be updated, it is definitely lacking in decor but the view is great and so is the food.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Ate there again today on our visit to Newaygo. There are not many options in this town; this place probably has the best food. On a cold, winter's day, we sat inside, gazing across the frozen lake. We all had the ribeye special. It was lean and perfectly cooked; the owner hand trims the meat himself. Other good choices include... More 

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Address: 864 E 88th St, Newaygo, MI 49337
Phone Number: 231-652-1196
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Newaygo County  >  Newaygo
Cuisine: American

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  • Address: 864 E 88th St, Newaygo, MI 49337
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Newaygo County  >  Newaygo
  • Phone Number: 231-652-1196

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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