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Ottawa Beach Inn was established in 1972 as a family-owned and family-friendly restaurant known for its casual atmosphere, generous portions, and beachside location. Lakeshore residents and guests have gathered at Ottawa Beach Inn year after year, reviving the neighborhood bistro and building OBI into a Holland mainstay. Ottawa Beach Inn is meant to be an extension of your home and your family, so expect good food and good people all year round.
PRICE RANGE
$8 - $15
Meals
Brunch, Dinner
CUISINES
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
FEATURES
Free off-street parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Waterfront, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed August 27, 2021 via mobile

Outside seating available covered with sun shade. Nice atmosphere. We had a 15 ish min wait but service was fast and efficient. Food was good and they have tater tots. You can never go wrong with tater tots. We did not see the inside of...the restaurant as we were outside. It's across from the harbor so no view to speak of.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 1, 2021

We had dinner on Saturday night. Expected it to be crowded so not surprised when we were told 30 minute wait. Was pleasantly surprised by only 10 minute wait but then service was slow. Food was good not great. Cheese curd appetizer was good and...bar drinks were generous pours. Dinners were fine. My husband and I shared ribs and brisket which were good just small portion. Corn on the cob side literally the 1/2 portion I give my kid!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed May 30, 2021 via mobile

Absolutely delicious meal with family while visiting Holland and I am so happy we found this place! We had pan/grilled walleye that was so good along with a baked potato and asparagus and cole slaw. Our server Rachel did an excellent job for us. We...also had the fish dip as an appetizer and it was also delicious!More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed October 10, 2020

Used to be our favorite place to eat in Holland! Went there tonight only to find the prices were outrageous, the menu choices were awful, the cocktails were drastically overpriced and the service was mediocre ! Don’t bother!! Many other restaurants would be a better...choice.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed August 29, 2020 via mobile

I always go to the Ottawa beach inn when I am in the area. Tonight we decided to go for my brothers anniversary. Bad choice. They are open limited hours with a limited menu. We asked about substituting salads for the fries with our fish,...and told no problem. Only to find that we were charged for the salads and didn't get the fries. Prices up, service down. I will wait until they get their act together before I return. Too bad because it has always been good. I strongly recommend you go elsewhere for fresh fish.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 13, 2020 via mobile

Stopped at the Ottawa Beach Inn on our visit to Holland. The Walleye dinner was amazing and reasonably priced!! The fish was pecan crusted and lightly pan fried topped with a creamy sauce and it comes with mashed potatoes and zucchini. This restaurant was also...conveniently located near the Holland beach where you can watch the sunset after dinner.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed July 25, 2020

It's been two years since we last visited OBI, and that one was no a good experience. We brought friends there for the walleye dinner platter, as walleye is my favorite fish and they had never had it. it was not a good experience, but...we finally decided to give them another try. And, are we glad we did. My walleye was excellent, the fish tacos that others had were well stocked, and the burgers were really good. Our server did a wonderful job managing the 3 couples, and we appreciated her efforts. It might only be two weeks before we return next time, not two years....!More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed July 24, 2020

This is a nice place and the food is good. We have been here many times and have always enjoyed ourselves.

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed July 22, 2020 via mobile

We were camping at Holland State Park and saw people dining outside. We stopped and ate dinner. My husband got a burger and I got fish tacos. We also ordered a fried vegetable appetizer. Everything was fresh and delicious! Rachael waited on us and she...was very attentive. I highly recommend dining here.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed July 22, 2020 via mobile

Looks and tastes like flavorless potato soup! Our to-go order for 4 was the same, tasteless. No thanks.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed July 11, 2020 via mobile

Friday nite dinner. Service very good (Rachael, our server very attentive). GREAT blood mary! Good burgers & chicken fingers. Wrong season for baked French onion soup - will have to come back in the fall. A little pricey for "no-frills" meal, but good couples nite...out. BEST FRIES EVER!!!!More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed February 22, 2020 via mobile

This used to be one of the best restaurants in the area. Tonight we went for the prime rib special. Three of the four of us ordered it. All three dinners came out looking and cutting like a well done steak. Not edible. The server...was very accommodating and brought alternative meals and our checks were adjusted. Never did a manager come to apologize which was very disappointing.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 21, 2020 via mobile

It’s large fillets of strong tasting ocean perch. So disappointing! We’ve been loyal locals for 35 years, since we moved to Holland from Chicago. We’ve watched the steady decline under new ownership since 2014. The food isn’t good anymore, the atmosphere has disappeared...and the substitution...of ocean perch for tender lake perch is the last straw. Won’t be back!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 14, 2020 via mobile

We have dined for many years at OBI and, sadly, it has gone from a great little place by the beach to a mediocre, sterile decor, average food, "if we can't get in anywhere else" place. We had the comber and the burger part of...it was fine but it was more bread than burger. Lots more. Unfortunately, the rest of it was just kind of slapped together and there. The chips were a bit on the stale side and just ok but not really. If you know Holland at all, 15 people ,if that, on a Thursday night, is not a resounding endorsement for a restaurant "where the locals go."More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 10, 2020 via mobile

Like prime rib? Love prime rib? Each Friday and Saturday in the winter your yearning for a delicious 14 ounce prime rib is a reality IF you get there early before all are sold out. Each dinner comes with a baked potato and a vegetable!...What a delicious deal!!!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4