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Bil-mar Restaurant

1223 S Harbor Dr, Grand Haven, MI 49417-1750
+1 616-842-5920
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good23%
  • Average17%
  • Poor19%
  • Terrible21%
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1223 S Harbor Dr, Grand Haven, MI 49417-1750
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Reviewed July 4, 2017 via mobile

We were surprised at menu prices, they are very reasonable, given the location right on the beach we expect the prices to be double. Perfect for families with older kids, let them hang on the beach and you can chill at the restaurant on the...More

Thank Scott S
Reviewed June 1, 2017

This place is right on the beach of Lake Michigan, porch dining outside and enclosed restaurant as well. Food is typical for this type of location, American cuisine and tasty. Service was good and attentive. Clean, organized tables on the deck make for a good...More

Thank Laura M
Reviewed May 13, 2017 via mobile

Bil-mar is a great little place with friendly staff and great food. We tried the rainbow trout and the perch. Both were great dishes. The place itself is a bit outdated but that doesn't really matter when you take a single glance at the view....More

Thank greyhoundgirl18
Reviewed May 10, 2017

We have dined at the Bil-Mar many times in the last 45 years, often for special occasions. It is one of our very favorites spots to relax and enjoy the spectacular waterside views in any season. Today the lake was calm and very flat allowing...More

Thank dansgirl_9
Reviewed March 31, 2017 via mobile

Came to Grand Haven with some friends and decided to go to The Bil-Mar for date night. Great food and great view. The service was phenomenal. They listened and went above and beyond. If I make back this way, I'll make sure to visit Bil-Mar...More

2  Thank ajwilson8374
Reviewed March 18, 2017

We've come here on a very windy July evening. Restaurant was rather empty and the host could not be more ruder (reading the reviews now I would not be surprise if this was the owner). We asked to see a menu and we were told...More

Thank BeeLittle
Reviewed March 17, 2017 via mobile

We were here for lunch on a stormy day, but still enjoyed the lake view and better yet, the great lunch special of corned beef and cabbage, served promptly by our friendly waitress. The entire meal was great, including the rolls and deserts ( berry...More

1  Thank mpapke28
Reviewed February 10, 2017

Food was decent, not anything exciting but the prices were very high....The view was absolutely amazing, right on the beach looking right at the water. Must be the only thing keeping this restaurant going because I wouldn't visit again if it were based on the...More

Thank Taylor M
Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

The tl;dr version: The food is meh; the menu is tiny; the prices are high; the view is excellent. The full review: The food is just okay; the salmon I had was well prepared but tasted kind of 'off.' All of the main dishes are...More

Thank SnuggleMuggle
Reviewed November 18, 2016 via mobile

Menu different from on line menu. Waitress was not pleasant. Fish had strong flavor and smell No offer of alternative was given by either waitress or manager. Not good service.

Thank Phyllis E
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Sally K
June 6, 2017|
Response from mpapke28 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know the answer to this. I'm sorry. My sense is to call ahead as they seem to be more of a comfort food place.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
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: +1 616-842-5920
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