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Matchbox Diner & Drinks

1345 Lake Dr SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506-1654
+1 616-774-8641
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good38%
  • Average16%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (3 reviews)
“french toast” (5 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Delicatessen, Diner
$$ - $$$
1345 Lake Dr SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506-1654
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The food is excellent. The "Lox Benny" is delicious and the Matchbox burger is HUGE! Great variety of drinks and spirits. Try the Matchbox Bloody Mary. Very quiet and quaint. Good place for lunch or dinner.

Thank Dan M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service and food were both great. Unique menu with tons of options. Only reason I did not give a higher rating is that this restaurant is very small. We waited almost an hour (but it was Sunday brunch), and the lobby area only fits about...More

Thank Kristen M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We'd wanted to visit this Eastown restaurant, formerly the Brandywine, for awhile. We dropped in mid-morning on a cold January Thursday to find a very pleasant room nicely remodeled with lots of wood and a distressed look old-fashioned tin ceiling. We did have a few...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I had brunch at the Matchbox Diner before heading out for Christmas shopping. Neither of us was impressed since the place is way too noisy for enjoying a conversation, the food was on the expensive side ($10 for a really greasy ham...More

1  Thank Dave B
Reviewed November 24, 2017

I had heard good things about this restaurant, and thought I would go on a weeknight as opposed to a weekend day. I ordered the Matzo Ball Soup, as I grew up on it. The soup must have been portioned out incorrectly, as the soup...More

1  Thank Robin T
Reviewed November 11, 2017 via mobile

I used to go to this restaurant back when it was called the Brandywine. I enjoyed the staff and the feeling of community. When it was closed and remodeled I was hesitant to give it a try but curiosity got the best of me. I...More

1  Thank happytrailstooU
Reviewed October 8, 2017

We had lunch there this weekend. I had my first Tom Collins - tasty! We ordered two appetizers - the chicken pate and the Brussels and bacon. They were generous and delicious. The chicken pate came with water crackers, mustard and cornichon, enough for 30r...More

Thank Henry B
Reviewed October 2, 2017

The priciness is the only reason I'm not giving Matchbox 5 stars. Lovely space. Good service. Great food. I just think it's a little over priced compared to what you get. I'm not a cheapo either. I tip well and enjoy dining out at a...More

Thank SephineTravels
Reviewed September 21, 2017

The food was fantastic, but the service was so horrible that it made me not want to rush back. We were seated quickly, but it took almost a half a hour to have our order taken/even have the waitress acknowledge us. Then the food took...More

Thank Chexie21
Reviewed August 22, 2017

Service and atmosphere are excellent Food and parking are an issue. My wife ordered a Patty Melt medium and it arrived crisp on the outside and raw in the center. Sent back The next arrival was only slightly better I had a Denver Omelet. It...More

Thank David K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$2 - $9
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 2:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1345 Lake Dr SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506-1654
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kent County  >  Grand Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 616-774-8641
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