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“Disappointment” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Alpenrose Restaurant and Cafe

Alpenrose Restaurant and Cafe
4 East 8th Street, Holland, MI 49423
616-393-2111
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Ranked #7 of 176 Restaurants in Holland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Disappointment”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

From the moment we walked in, we felt like there was something wrong with us. None of the employees smiled or seemed to care that we were there. We waited quite a while for our table, yet there were many tables available when we got in the dining room. We also waited quite a while for the waitress to come. We just got the buffet so there really wasn't much work to wait on us, but when my husband requested butter for his mashed potatoes he had to wait while the waitress took another table's order before she brought him 2 little pats of butter. There was not a lot of food or variety at the buffet. The food was warm, but not hot and the taste was satisfactory but not outstanding. We won't be going back. The cost definitely didn't match what we got. The restaurant and restrooms were clean and neat, but the decor was not exceptional either.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“brunch”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

it was a lovely place, we had brunch. not a whole lot to choose from, being brunch. It was ok but have better. very good and friendly service.

Visited August 2013
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Holland, Michigan
1 review
“Wonderful place to eat!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

I have had lunch and dinner many times at Alpenrose with family and friends. It has
a pleasant, comfortable atmosphere where you can have quiet conversation with
your companions. I especially like the lunch buffet. There is a variety of food from
appetizers to desserts at a reasonable price. For dinner I enjoy the walleye.
I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

Susie

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Lowell, Arkansas
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67 reviews 67 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Nice food, great service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

We were pleasantly pleased with the food and service, along with the atmosphere at Alpenrose. Once we entered one of the delightful dining rooms, the distractions of the street left us and we concentrated on a delightful meal. Spouse had a chicken salad on crossant which she enjoyed. I had crab and shrimp served warm on an English muffin. The recipe reminded me of an old Savannah, Ga. delight. Service was excellent on this weekday during lunch. We would return.

Visited September 2013
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Novi, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Delightful lunch!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

We were in Holland, MI and connected with some friends we had not seen in a long time. The purpose of this lunch was to reconnect - the food was secondary. But I soon realized that food is not one bit 'secondary' at Alpenrose! We sat outside and had wonderful service. I had the quiche Lorraine with fresh fruit. The quiche was wonderful - tender and tasty with flaky crust. The fruit was no ordinary bowl of fruit! This was a large bowl with 3 kinds of melon, oranges, blueberries, strawberries - all delicious. Our waitress, Joy, was attentive and cheerful. Will definitely return the next time we're in Holland.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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