We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Flat River Grill

) #1 of 20 Restaurants in Lowell $$ - $$$ American, ,
201 E Main St, Lowell, MI 49331-1711
+1 616-897-8523
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“burger” (14 reviews)
“risotto” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
201 E Main St, Lowell, MI 49331-1711
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (168)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 168 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

We would have been happy just sitting outside, but were not prepared to enjoy the food and service as we did. The Summer Concert Series has been the perfect "reason" to go to Lowell and enjoy the Flat River Grill again and again!

Thank Rockhound_11
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Outdoor deck was perfect. Specialty drinks are unique and creative. Known for Pizza, we thought we would try their fish selections. My Walleye was great, out of same kitchen my wife's salmon was visibly undercooked and cold. Easy fix? We didn't complain and a Mgr....More

Thank Kenton K
Reviewed 1 week ago

I ordered the steak ciabatta. the steak is wood fired and fantastic. Having the apps half off is a great way to make the diner affordable. The service is fantastic and the view by the showboat is really nice. I was surprised at how fast...More

1  Thank redwinguno
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a first visit and certainly won't be the last. We loved this place, even walking in speaks of a great foody atmosphere. The ambiance is active, but no urgency despite the restaurant being very busy. We started out with the pan-fried goat cheese...More

2  Thank Kay M
Gilmore C, Manager at Flat River Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your outstanding review! The pan-fried goat cheese appetizer is very popular as well as the sausage goat cheese pizza and cobb salad! Happy to hear you will be back! Thanks again Kay!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a nice lunch outside by the river, beautiful place for an afternoon. Very good service, and the food was great, will make this a place to visit often this summer.

Thank Cindi V
Gilmore C, Manager at Flat River Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the review Cindi!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to FRG for my birthday. It was early Friday night and we caught a great seat on the patio by the river. Our server was very good making good recommendations on drinks and food. I enjoyed my first Moscow Mule, and my wife had...More

Thank CSchaner57
Gilmore C, Manager at Flat River Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

So happy to hear you enjoyed your birthday dinner! Thank you for taking the time to review! Hope to have you back soon!

Reviewed June 14, 2017 via mobile

We dined at FRG with some friends. We sat on the patio next to the river with a great view. The food and drinks were really good, especially the turkey bacon melt. Delicious on a pretzel bun! Will definitely eat at FRG again.

Thank jillbH869FJ
Gilmore C, Manager at Flat River Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

The patio is a popular place with it's great view of the Flat River! Thank you for your review! We hope to see you back!

Reviewed June 8, 2017 via mobile

My cousin visited from Texas, and we went to the grill for lunch. We sat at a table near the river, Outdoors. We were seated immediately, and attended promptly. The white chili chicken soup was wonderful. I had an ample serving of chicken quesadilla. We...More

Thank Ddhclc
Gilmore C, Manager at Flat River Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Our white chicken chili is very popular! Glad to hear you both enjoyed your lunch! Thank you for the review!

Reviewed June 6, 2017

We are regulars here for a good reason,.. the food is delicious and the service is friendly and attentive. I love the wood-fired food! This is a great place for couple or a small group of family or friends. It has a nice view of...More

1  Thank GrannyTammy01
Gilmore C, Manager at Flat River Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the positive review! We hope to see you back soon!

Reviewed June 3, 2017 via mobile

Great experience tonight. Burger was great and my wife got the chicken pesto and it was great. Very busy night and the service was great. Thank you Flat River.

Thank rodjan5
Gilmore C, Manager at Flat River Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Glad to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us! Thanks for the review!

Nearby Restaurants
Main Street BBQ
59 reviews
.04 miles away
Ball's Softee Creme
40 reviews
.20 miles away
Mynt Fusion Bistro
47 reviews
.53 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Fallasburg Covered Bridge and Village
42 reviews
4.24 miles away
Ada Township Covered Bridge
36 reviews
7.66 miles away
Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park
105 reviews
8.10 miles away
Ionia Recreation Area
24 reviews
10.44 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Denise L
May 17, 2017|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from JMN23 | Reviewed this property |
Do a search "Flat River Grill Gluten-Free" and several menu items will come up. While I can't speak for them, you may call ahead and see what they might do. Since the Chef prepares everything right there, perhaps he can... More
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $25
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 E Main St, Lowell, MI 49331-1711
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kent County  >  Lowell
  • Phone Number: +1 616-897-8523
Flat River Grill is a treasure, providing Lowell with a wonderful location for quality dining, refreshing ambiance and community camaraderie. Transformed from the historic Bergin building on main street and nestled alongside the Flat River and Lowell Showboat, Flat River Grill offers its guests a nostalgic atmosphere and warmth. Cheerful and filled with tantalizing smells from the open kitchen and classic wood-fired grill, our chefs prepare traditional favorites with a flair indicative of a Gilmore Collection Restaurant. Special occasions and casual evenings out are equally suited for a night at Flat River, with our comfortable decor, smart service and outstanding food.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing