Guardian Brewing Company

Guardian Brewing Company

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+1 616-298-0889+ Add website
Hours
Sun
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Mon
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wed
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thu
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Fri
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Sat
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.6 of 5 bubbles
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This property has identified as Women-owned, LGBTQIA+-owned
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CUISINES
American, Bar
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
meals, features
Does this restaurant have a full bar?
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About
Guardian Brewing Company is a year-round brewpub with an eclectic menu focused on fresh, local, seasonal, and respectably-sourced ingredients. We have many meat, vegetarian, and vegan options. Depending on the day of the week and time of year, we will serve snacks, lunch, and dinner alongside our full bar (twenty taps of house-made craft beer, wine, cider, liquor, and NA options).
CUISINES
American, Bar
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
FEATURES
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Dog Friendly, Sports bars, Gift Cards Available
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles41 reviews
Excellent
26
Very good
8
Average
3
Poor
3
Terrible
1
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

gerard D
Chicago44 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 none
Pandemic period dining is odd but we were able to enjoy a lunch here. Servers were very friendly. The restaurant has a smart system that uses markers on the table to let the servers know that you are ready to order or that you need something. My wife had the taco lunch special and I had the Cuban sandwich. Both were well made with plenty of ingredients. Beers were tasty. Overall, a nice experience.
Written July 20, 2020
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IKE48
Holland735 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 none
Found the beer offerings to be okay, but they also offer a mixed drink menu and a wonderful selection of wine. Food offerings are tasty especially the house-made beer cheese, pimento cheese and cowboy caviar. Offer table side wait staff and the outdoor seating area is great. Reservations are not taken (except for a tour group).
Written July 26, 2020
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Julia E
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 family
I recently transitioned to a vegan diet, and was nervous about restaurant options while visiting Saugatuck with my non-vegan family. Guardian turned out to be perfect for all of us! It is unusual for a pub-style restaurant to have so many great vegan options (of which there were many!!), and I am so glad that I found it. The chickpea curry soup and the Tofu Ruben were both super yummy, and my family enjoyed the burgers as well :)
Written July 15, 2020
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Karen M
Battle Creek157 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 none
We wanted to sit outside on a nice fall weekend, however, the wait was long. We sat inside and the staff was friendly! We decided to just get drinks and wait to eat outside. The wait was longer than we thought but when we finally were outside we ordered our food. It was pretty good but nothing I'd order again. The music entertainment was very nice and they had heaters that kept us warm on the patio.
Written October 28, 2020
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Ruth S
Livonia73 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 family
Pros: Great vibe, delicious beers, always willing to support women and LGBTQ+ businesses, beer cheese dip with pretzels and sandwiches were good Cons: It should not take an hour on a Thursday at 5:45 p.m. to prepare four sandwiches. There were ten tables total in and out of the restaurant. Come to find out, our server never put our food in. Then he took $8 off the bill and apologized. Is it because we didn’t ask where our food was by putting a red on our light? I would assume that a waiter can put the food orders in, right? A bar tender, two servers, and a runner we’re working, yet no one cleared our glassware or appetizer plate. Is it because we didn’t put our light on red? Are the staff members so conditioned to not go anywhere near a table unless the light is red? I would not recommend coming here unless you want absolutely no food or welcoming service, just drinks. They can at least do that right. Just make sure to keep your hand on that light.
Written July 20, 2023
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abigail1220
Glen Ellyn15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 none
We came here twice for lunch & beers during our Saugatuck vacation. The brewery restaurant was extremely clean inside and out. We sat on the patio which was well spaced out with lots of hand sanitizer. The beer was delicious & food was very good. We had the rueben and brat. Try their oreo & mint flavored beers, you won't be disappointed !
Written July 29, 2020
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Sunflower365
270 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 family
Wow! Visited for the first time and we were blown away. They opened the door for us and greeted us as we walked up. We had our dog so one of us was directed around the building while the other was led to our outdoor table. A very nice patio out back with a variety of seating options - full sun, umbrellas, and covered patio. Service was friendly and efficient and the red/green service ‘flip stick’ was genius! As soon as we turned it to red to indicate we needed something, a server would stop by. Both beer and food menus have a good variety. The customized grilled cheese was delicious! Our dog handled it fine as did the other 4 pups on the patio. Not a single bark or growl. :) We will absolutely be back soon!
Written July 10, 2023
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Steve C
Saint Joseph84 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 couples
We were on a motorcycle ride and saw this new brewery and decided to try it. First there was a 15 minute wait not bad we thought but we had to wait outside still no problem. but after 20 minutes they let us in. There was one couple in a booth and a guy at the bar. A few folks out on the patio when we questioned the wait we were told they were short on staff. "Oh okay we thought no problem very understandable, but as we looked around the staff out numbered the customers including the dogs. ????? We saw people leaving because of this crazy way of running a brewery. The beer was a 10 the rest a zero! I doubt I will be back and I doubt this establishment can handle any kind of crowd at all so if you have a big party pass this place up and go to Wayside or Saugatuck Breweries. They are better equipped to handle it.
Written May 29, 2022
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EAC79
Chicago32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 none
Had a great family dinner at this vegan-friendly restaurant. They have lots of games to entertain kids while waiting for food and an incredible selection of autographed guitars and other music memorabilia. We dined indoors, but there is an expansive screened-in patio as well.
Written June 1, 2022
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Wendy
32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 none
Fantastic establishment! We walked in with our service dog and were welcomed with open arms. Their covid procedures are on point, which we appreciate. The service is too notch, knowledgeable, communicates well and friendly. The lighting system they have for service is innovative and awesome! Highly recommend Guardian over one of its neighboring breweries.
Written April 17, 2021
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Autumn P
East Peoria1586 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 couples
We sat in the outside patio it is heated sort of. We brought our little chihuahua. It's nice ambiance. Service was friendly and fast. Hubs pretzel jack and turkey sandwich was delicious. My blt was perfection. He tried a little sampler of ipa 4 out of 5 were great. My drink was nice and strong. Had a nice time.
Written November 5, 2021
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JanetLisa
Naperville36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 couples
We found this place online while planning a weekend getaway. After looking at the extensive beer selection. This place did not disappoint. The beer is amazing. As someone who doesn't like all the IPAs that have flooded everywhere, The Guardian boasts an amazing variety of styles. So many that I was able to fill a flight (which is rare for me) and enjoyed every one of them. We will definitely be back!!!
Written July 10, 2020
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Rick+Jan
Ormond Beach466 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 couples
Went for lunch after playing golf at the Ravines as we have done in previous years. Ordered a beer then looked at the menu. They really don’t have food anymore. The menu had like 4/5 things on it. They had a couple Mexican dishes and that’s about it. Got 3 tacos and a toco salad. Yuk!! Such a bummer as it is really a nice spot. They lost us.
Written September 14, 2022
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M2white
Chicago150 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 none
We came in late (Sun.). The facility is great and clean. The service was excellent. We had vegan Reuben, brat & brisket sandwich. Tried the nokken, it was tasty! Also finished off with vegan dessert. All was great! We will be back!
Written August 9, 2020
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John P
Toronto100 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 family
Fantastic. Great service, wonderful outdoor dog friendly dining area with heaters. The sandwiches and drinks did not disappoint. When back for. Second lunch the next day.
Written October 23, 2023
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