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The Kirby House

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The historic Kirby House has functioned as a hotel, residence, restaurant, and community hub since 1873. Purchased by The Gilmore family in 1989, today The Kirby is a well established and thriving community hub offering a variety of dining and entertainment options. The venue is comprised of three restaurants (Kirby House, The Grill Room, K2 Pizzeria), a nightclub (Dark Room), and a variety of special event rooms. The Kirby House is a lakeshore favorite for happy hour cocktails, family pizza nights, special occasions and late-night excursions. During warm weather months, the main dining room, island bar, and second story deck are perfect spots to enjoy dinner and drinks after a day spent on
PRICE RANGE
$5 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
American, Bar
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service, Live Music, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With covid19, we are outside on front, though they have upstairs patio and seating in back. Many people inside too wearing masks when moving around. Simple menu, we loved ourc3 dinners. Waiter gave great input on choices. Lemonade great too. Great views of town and...More

Date of visit: August 2020
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MattD760, Agency / Consultant at The Kirby House, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Jay, thanks for the review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and thank you for noticing all our building has to offer! We look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Average margarita pizza with below average crust which tasted processed and pre-made. The pizza lacked key ingredients. The service was outstanding as the host got us a table right away outside and our waitress was very attentive and friendly.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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MattD760, Agency / Consultant at The Kirby House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I am sorry that you did not enjoy the K2 Marghertia Pizza. I am glad you did have outstanding service and were seated right away. If you would like to share with us what else we could have done better, please email the general manager...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here twice during week vacation. Good food and great location. Some servers better than others depending on longevity.

Date of visit: July 2020
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MattD760, Agency / Consultant at The Kirby House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Diane, thank you for the review. I am sorry if you did not experience consistently above average service. Thank you for being patient however, with some of our new team members. We hope you join us again when you are back in town.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Garlic bread was amazing. Here with my family. Everything was excellent. Pizza, fish tacos, steak and chicken sandwich. Really good. We would eat here again.

Date of visit: July 2020
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MattD760, Agency / Consultant at The Kirby House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review, Janet! We are glad you enjoyed your experience and we look forward to serving you again soon.

Reviewed June 23, 2020

We had a cousin's get together and had dinner. Our food was delicious. The wait staff was very helpful and courteous

Date of visit: June 2020
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MattD760, Agency / Consultant at The Kirby House, responded to this reviewResponded June 29, 2020

Glad to hear you had a great time, Brenda E. Thanks for taking the time to review us and we hope you'll be back soon.

Reviewed March 29, 2020 via mobile

The Kirby House has several areas catering to different groups. The patio on the roof is particularly awesome on sunny days. There is a “pizza parlor” on the second floor with lots of pool tables. The first floor has a nice large bar and a...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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MattD760, Agency / Consultant at The Kirby House, responded to this reviewResponded June 29, 2020

Thank you for the review, Joey48009. Join us again soon.

Reviewed January 28, 2020

Big bar and food place with a great beer selection and very good food - I had the nut chicken salad which was fab and partner had the chicken stir fry - loaded with flavours!

Date of visit: October 2019
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MattD760, Agency / Consultant at The Kirby House, responded to this reviewResponded February 1, 2020

Thank you taking the time to review your experience. We are glad you enjoyed the food and hope you visit us again soon.

Reviewed December 14, 2019 via mobile

This was actually the first and only time we have had good service at Kirby, or K2. The lack of good service seems to be Gilmore Collections downfall, followed by their expensive prices, with not-so-great food. Lucky for them, they have good real estate, so...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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MattD760, Owner at The Kirby House, responded to this reviewResponded December 31, 2019

I am sorry that you do not enjoy your experience on a regular basis. I am glad that this was not how your most recent visit went and I assure you that visit is our standard. Please join us again soon.

Reviewed December 10, 2019

Group of 14 people, the rest of the restaurant was closed. Three menu choices: Burger & fries, chicken salad wrap, and soup (2 kinds), garden or caesar salad. Since most of the menu items should have been prepared & ready to serve, with only small...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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MattD760, Owner at The Kirby House, responded to this reviewResponded December 31, 2019

I am sorry that you did not enjoy the burger during the luncheon. An automatic gratuity is standard and generally in the contract for private events. If gratuity is not established in a signed contract, it can be removed upon request and you can leave...More

Reviewed October 9, 2019 via mobile

Kirby house was recommended by our hotel staff. It was a nice restaurant with a friendly staff. Service was quick and the menu had a variety of dishes to choose from. The food was plentiful and it was quite good.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Gilmore C, Guest Relations Manager at The Kirby House, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2019

Thanks for the great review. We hope you enjoyed Grand Haven and that you'll be back soon.

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August 12, 2016|
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Response from SHARON C | Reviewed this property |
Casual attire is okay, just not bathing suits. :). What you would wear to a sports bar would be acceptable.
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Erin B
July 29, 2015|
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Response from RoxyRedwing | Reviewed this property |
I think it's first come first serve, but it's worth a phone call to double check.
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