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Flat River Grill

201 E Main St, Lowell, MI 49331-1711
+1 616-897-8523
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Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
201 E Main St, Lowell, MI 49331-1711
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant was fairly busy and we had a large party, we were told there would be a 30 minute wait. After 30 minutes we were asked if we could split between two tables, which we willing agreed. 15 minutes later we were still not...More

Thank mrsjodib
Gilmore C, Guest Relations Manager at Flat River Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Oh no Jodi! I am so sorry to hear this~ we'd love if you would be so kind as to contact our general manager cpelz@gilmorec.com so we can get more details~ we are always looking to improve and it sounds like your last visit was...More

Reviewed August 27, 2018

The food here is delicious. We enjoy sitting outside on the patio since the inside is small and can get loud.

Thank lphelps713
Gilmore C, Guest Relations Manager at Flat River Grill, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2018

Thank you L! We're so pleased you enjoyed your meal from the peaceful patio~ Sounds like a relaxing visit riverside~ hope to see you again soon

Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

They were not busy today, Monday. We do enjoy coming here. Half off starters but there no starters (appetizers) that we wanted to order, they are quite eccentric or deep fried. They weren't busy but the table across from us was never cleaned off.More

Thank Loo T
Gilmore C, Guest Relations Manager at Flat River Grill, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2018

Hi Loo~ Happy hour actually goes until 6pm~ bummer you didn't see any of our starters that caught your eye on this visit but good news : our new fall menu is coming out soon so fingers crossed we're gonna have some new items you'll...More

Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

I had been there previously and told a friend of mine about the amazing food so we decided to go on Saturday. We both had the brisket and it was absolutely fantastic, the chef and sioux chef are incredibly talented. The waiters were all very...More

1  Thank rain r
Gilmore C, Guest Relations Manager at Flat River Grill, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2018

Thanks Rain! We appreciate your review & look forward to your next visit

Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

Stopped in Sunday and was seated outside in a comfortable area as requested. Very good waitress who was attentive and sharp. Appetizer was great a d our entres were great. Very enjoyable overall.

Thank Lee L
Gilmore C, Guest Relations Manager at Flat River Grill, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2018

Thanks Lee! Any suggestions on how we can wow you on your next visit? Always great to see you

Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed our lunch here and there are a lot of creative dishes on the menu. Wish it wasn’t over ninety degrees when we went or we would have sat outside. The restaurant sits next to the tranquil waters of the Flat River and has a...More

2  Thank Jason P
Gilmore C, Guest Relations Manager at Flat River Grill, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2018

Thank you for the lovely review Jason~ happy you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed August 1, 2018

Stopped in Lowell for lunch while we were on a road trip and discovered Flat River Grill - what a delight! As a bonus, the weather was perfect and we were able to sit outside in the shade with a peaceful view of the river....More

2  Thank dotravels
Gilmore C, Guest Relations Manager at Flat River Grill, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2018

We look forward to seeing you again soon~ thank you for the nice review!

Reviewed July 19, 2018 via mobile

I have been going here since they opened. They just seem to get better! They offer a very good menu. Everything from pasta to steak. They have a great team of people that work great together. Always have had a great meal here. If you...More

2  Thank lukedykstra1
Gilmore C, Guest Relations Manager at Flat River Grill, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2018

Thank you for the wonderful review Luke & thank you for being a valued guest~ always nice to see you!

Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

On the pretty Flat River in the historic town of Lowell Michigan you will find a great place to eat. Nice complimentary crusty bread and dipping seasoned olive oil was tasty. My classic hamburger was great, and the hand made cross cut chips were deliciously...More

2  Thank Erin G
Gilmore C, Public Relations Manager at Flat River Grill, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2018

Thank you Erin! Pleased you enjoyed your visit~ Come see us again soon

Reviewed June 18, 2018

The Flat River Grill is very nice! The atmosphere is very good, especially in the summer. The staff is very friendly and the service is quick. The food is yummy and the drinks are wonderful, especially the Spanish Coffee. I will return to this restaurant...More

1  Thank lesliecW4034KH
Gilmore C, Public Relations Manager at Flat River Grill, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2018

We love hearing this Leslie! Many thanks~ Look forward to seeing you again

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I am sorry, no I cannot. We did not have it. Call the restaurant and ask.
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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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$8 - $25
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
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
Description
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.
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