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Bil-mar Restaurant

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1223 S Harbor Dr, Grand Haven, MI 49417-1750
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Norton Shores, Michigan
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You cannot find a better place to eat lunch and or dinner than on the outside deck of this place...Its right ON the beach of Lk. Michigan. I usually go there for lunch and we sit right on the deck next to the beach...fantastic. The food is great too. I had the chicken stripe & fries & my friend had... More 

Thank Julie H
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Right on the beach. Traditional menu. Full Bar. Classic but casual dining. Venue is more interesting than menu.

Thank Eltabross5
Boerne, Texas
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Older restaurant but right on the beach, the view is magnificent. The staff are all friendly and what we had to eat was very good and well prepared. We will go back.

Thank johnbitter
North Carolina Mountains, North Carolina
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70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped by for food after spending day at beach. The waitress was extremely helpful in choosing both a local beer and giving suggestions for food items. The service was great, the food was standard, but the view from the window table made it all worthwhile. Would recommend this as a place to sit on patio and watch the lake and... More 

Thank Retiredtraveler65
Grandville, Michigan
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bil-mar has one of the best views of lake michigan, but sadly the food, drinks, and cleanliness are very poor. We continue to go there because of the location, but keep our orders only to a drink typically. Our kids this week tried the boneless wings, the wrap and the pulled pork. No one finished their meal. The mixed drinks... More 

Thank U6703LWlaurad
Muskego, Wisconsin
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great view the meal was decent. The service was ok but slow. Every time I'm in Grand Haven this place is a must. The patio is awesome. They recently opened the upstairs it nice.

Thank tracys710
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

It is a shame that the food at this place is so bad, because the location is killer. The back patio is a perfect place to sit during a beautiful day, looking out on the Grand Haven beach. Even the bar inside has a nice charm! The food is disgusting. We ordered burgers (trying to be on the safe side)... More 

Thank Nueve1
Hudsonville, Michigan
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65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

So we LOVE the location of this restaurant, directly on the beach at Lake Michigan. But, again, the cleanliness was lacking. We always eat out on the deck, since the atmosphere of the restaurant is WAY too stuffy. It even smells old. We came again Memorial Day weekend, probably one of the first weekends the deck is open. And just... More 

Thank 10feetdiep
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Have gone to Bil-Mar for years. Took friends to celebrate an anniversary. We checked the menu on web site since we were traveling 40 minutes from Grand Rapids. Got there on to find out whole menu had changed (You may want to update your site information!). A house speciality of Prawns was no longer avaialbe...and in fact no shrimp of... More 

Thank dave b
Grand Rapids, Michigan
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Another disappointing experience. I was here few weeks ago and my walleye was undercooked. I thought this was an isolate incident, this evening I was back for an anniversary dinner and, once again the 3 people who ordered walleye had to send it back because it was undercooked. Service was slow and mediocre. This is really too bad because the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1223 S Harbor Dr, Grand Haven, MI 49417-1750
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ottawa County  >  Grand Haven
  • Phone Number: 616-842-5920

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?