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The Kirby House

2 Washington Ave, Grand Haven, MI 49417-1353
+1 616-846-3299
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Overview
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good36%
  • Average20%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
Travelers talk about
“pizza” (31 reviews)
“lettuce wraps” (8 reviews)
“steak” (15 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
2 Washington Ave, Grand Haven, MI 49417-1353
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1 - 10 of 267 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

we sat outside up stairs had a couple drinks that were wonderful and a great lunch. low prices great food and service with a view what more could you ask for.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank bettyl47
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Kirby has so many wonderful menu choices, but the pizza upstairs is the BEST!!! Downstairs they have a great chicken lettuce wrap!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Dreamer307082
Gilmore C, Manager at The Kirby House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the awesome rating and review! We look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed November 13, 2018

I REALLY miss the orginial mac & cheese that they always used to have. The current dish just doesn't measure up. Please bring back the original!!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Fearless64856648188
Gilmore C, Public Relations Manager at The Kirby House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry you do not enjoy the current mac and cheese. Try adding the bacon- our old recipe had bacon with it and it might add that something you think is missing. We look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

I was looking for a local place for dinner and chose The Kirby House. I sat at the bar, had wonderful service from the bartender, Desiree. Wonderful Michigan beer on tap! Loved the pork tenderloin.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Kristi8286
Gilmore C, Manager at The Kirby House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are so glad you enjoyed your experience! Thank you for your feedback and we look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

Yesterday, October 31st, we went to The Kirby House at downtown Grand Haven. Ww had Cajun chicken. Marvelous!! The serving is generous portion, warm and quickly, rightly recommend. Who attended us the waiter KENDALL, pleasant person, efficient, and so polite!!! Thanks for the good evening...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank BOBANDLEDA
Gilmore C, Manager at The Kirby House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you taking the time to share your experience! Kendall is new and it is nice to hear he is doing well. We look forward to you joining us again soon.

Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

Loved the food great place! Servers and bartenders were fantastic! Security does an amazing job as well, they were really on the ball with unruly guests!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ticklethepickle90210
Gilmore C, Manager at The Kirby House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review! We are so glad you enjoyed our food and talented team :) Please join us again soon!

Reviewed October 27, 2018

We did enjoy our lunch here, and the place has character and history, to be sure. The service was find, the food fine, but not worth the price. We enjoyed our time but will not return.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 205PaulT
Gilmore C, Owner at The Kirby House, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2018

Paul, please email triley@gilmorec.com to share more about your experience.

Reviewed September 3, 2018

It’s a fun place to go, but the food is just average. We used to like the nachos, but this time they were stuck to a paper that lined the plate. And tasted very average.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank SpencerFab
Gilmore C, Public Relations Manager at The Kirby House, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2018

I am sorry you were disappointed with your last experience. Please join us again so we can prove to you we can do better!

Reviewed August 13, 2018

Loved rooftop bar. Pizza is great! Very friendly bar staff except downstairs bar . Bar tenders downstairs are not friendly or attentive. However upstairs they were great. Gets crowded so you just have to be patient Interesting place.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Marleen S
Gilmore C, Public Relations Manager at The Kirby House, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2018

Thank you for the feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your experience on The Lakeview Deck!

Reviewed August 13, 2018

The pizza was great, but the service was slow. Moderate priced beer and a dance floor was the worth the time and effort

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank DayTriper20165
Gilmore C, Public Relations Manager at The Kirby House, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2018

Thanks for the review. We look forward to your next visit and the chance to get you dancing again!

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VMcKelvey
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$5 - $30
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Washington Ave, Grand Haven, MI 49417-1353
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ottawa County  >  Grand Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 616-846-3299
Description
The Kirby House is the place to meet and eat in Grand Haven. A community favorite for excellent food, live entertainment, and simple relaxation with friends and family. Formerly a historic hotel of note, The Kirby House retains its old world charm, while providing all the pleasantries of new world fare and hospitality. Within walking distance of the shores of Lake Michigan, The Kirby House transcends the level of simple restaurant, and is the destination in Grand Haven for all things fun. The primarily American influenced menu is incredibly diverse and is exemplary in its attention to culinary detail and passion. Good times and laughter are located within.
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