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Smugglers Cove

American, Bar, Pub
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864 E 88th St, Newaygo, MI 49337-8555
231-652-1196
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Iowa City
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My family and I ate at Smuggler's Cove for a late lunch on a Sunday afternoon. They were not very busy but someone had reservations for the deck area. This is where we wanted to sit but the entire deck was reserved. As it turned out, we had four waiters helping us because they seemed a little disorganized about having... More 

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Holland, Michigan
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

Went out with friends, looking for a change of place. Heard about Smugglers Cove, thought we'd give it a go. We were welcomed in & promptly offered a choice of 2 tables to sit at. Having noticed windows with a view of the lake, I politely asked if anything available up front, to which hostess replied, yes of course. (I... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We haven't had very good luck with restaurants lately and our visit to Smuggler's cove in Newaygo, MI was the most resent. Two years ago after eating a burrito at Smuggler's Cove on a Saturday evening, I ended up in intensive care the following day with food poisoning. Although we can't pin this on Smuggler's Cove, we took the remainder... More 

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7 Thank Lois D
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I am not posting this comment to convey that our business is flawless by any means, only to express my side of this story. Anyone in a business that deals with public service can identify with the fact some customers are just not consolable no matter what measures you take. Burrito– Had I been a customer that ordered a burrito... More 

Newaygo County, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Great food! Try the Cheese Soup....delicious! Steaks & Seafoods are above all in the area. This is our date night choice as well as family events. Mark goes out of his way to make your dining experience special every visit! ENJOY

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1 Thank Lynn P
Joliet, Illinois, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

My daughter her wife and ate here our last night in Michigan. Karen and I ordered the all you can eat shrimp, and Jenny had the Prime rib. The food was delicious, the service great, and the margarita I had was awesome. To bad we don't live closer I would go every Saturday night. Sit out by the water very... More 

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Howard City, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We had very good service, excellent drinks and the food was great. I'd recommend the smothered chicken to anyone.

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1 Thank Bobber21
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Very good food and atmosphere. Local business with local people. It's nice to have this kind of establishment in our area.

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Marblehead, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We had a nice view of the bay. I had the cajun catfish and it was very tasty. My husband the cocoanut shrimp and said it was good but not served the way he had expected. The waitress was pleasant and seemed knowledgeable of the items on the menu.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Smuggler's Cove is most usually busy. If you go on a weekday evening, early, you may get right in and get a seat. Summer months are a bit nicer because you can sit on the deck. Watch the boaters, skiers, fishermen, all while you eat your Ribeye, Prime Rib, or Alaskan Pollock. It is a nice quaint restaurant with good... More 

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GRAND RAPIDS
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

When we're staying at the lake during the summer months, the parking lot for this place is usually full and it's easy to see why. Good food at a decent price, in a clean tidy place. If you're luck and can sit next to a window, or out on the deck during the warm weather months, the view of the... More 

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2 Thank CHARLES M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 864 E 88th St, Newaygo, MI 49337-8555
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Newaygo County  >  Newaygo
  • Phone Number: 231-652-1196

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