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One Trick Pony

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136 Fulton St E, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We ate here for dinner a couple weeks ago the atmosphere was pretty average. But once our food came we were seriously suprised!! The meal was gourmet to say the least!! The chef def made our dinner with love and must enjoy what he/she does! The prices were average so that added to our suprise. Added to this our server,... More 

Thank ellyka
Grand Rapids
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

We went before the Kottke concert and had an excellent meal especially for the price we paid. Service was good despite how busy they were pre show. It is very refreshing to see the owner (Dan) on the floor working both before and after the concert. A rare event in our world today. We choose to seek out owner operated... More 

Thank Lance C
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

This was a place we used to go to relatively frequently, but we've stopped based on the inconsistent food. The service has been spotty, too. The last few times we went, it was almost empty, and yet the service was slow, and some of our food arrived cold. Disappointing as we live close by and eat out often.

Thank Steve A
New York City, New York
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109 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

My party made a first-trip visit to The Pony before a show in downtown Grand Rapids. The atmosphere has a certain charm keeping with a musical theme, the wait staff very pleasant. I ordered a vegetarian pizza which had good flavor, but the veggies were crisp, resembling more of a salad, than baked affair. We also tried the swordfish served... More 

Thank Kay M
Harrison, New York
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72 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

It was good, but not for the Michigan Trout. The rub of the Ruby Rainbow Trout was quite tasty, but the meat, not the best. We were a bit disappointed in the trout. That said, the salad as well as the potato and vegetable sides really caused us to close our eyes in appreciation. The service was pleasant. We took... More 

Thank 1jlh1
Cleveland, Ohio
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88 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

We finally were able to stop in this restaurant for dinner the last time we were in Grand Rapids. Our waitress was very nice, but the hostess actually talked to us when she was leaving from her shift. It is always nice when the locals stop and chat and tell you about more places to visit! The food was great.... More 

Thank Lora C
Grand Rapids, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016

After a performance downtown we decided to eat at the the One Trick Pony. We were delighted with everything ! It's not one of those popular & over rated restaurants which I have tried many times and been disappointed in. You will be very glad if you give this place a chance!! We ordered salads, sandwiches, soups, main entrees &... More 

Thank 42256Brenda
Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I absolutely love this restaurant! My first visit (several years ago...) was due to the entertainment -- but I have returned not just for the variety of entertainment offered - but also for the food. Their menu is innovative, very good and offerings changes often - which is a great reason to keep coming back.

Thank Darcy M
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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153 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I enjoyed a turkey sandwich with the bread as I avoid gluten. It was a really good "sandwich" even without gluten! Service was fine, atmosphere was difficult to say, we were there a little before the usual dinner crowd time but it's a good place.

Thank MurJD
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This place isn't fancy, but the food is good and the service was extremely good for a tavern. It is a nice place to go when you don't want to spend an arm and a leg. Even though they specialize in hamburgers and pizza, there are great salads and something on the menu for nearly everyone.

Thank Remai

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 136 Fulton St E, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kent County  >  Grand Rapids
  • Phone Number: 616-235-7669

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