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“Awesome atmosphere!”

The Ramp Bar and Grill
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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46 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Awesome atmosphere!”
Reviewed September 23, 2012

My husband found The Ramp on Yelp and we decided to give it a try. Although a bit overpriced (pasta at $22) the atmosphere is what really sells this place. I think there are a total of 10 tables and the staff is very welcoming and kind. It does not feel like a tourist trap at all but rather, a local hangout. The restaurant sits right on the water and everything about this place screams small town Maine - it was great!

Visited September 2012
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Ontario Canada
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Disappointed.”
Reviewed September 20, 2012

We had lunch at the "Ramp" today, it was very unimpressive. We both had fish & chips. In Maine, it has to be the easiest meal in the world to prepare well. Not today at the Ramp. It took 25+ mins. to arrive, with no explanation as to wether the kitchen was running late or was overloaded with orders. We just sat, ignored. When the food arrived each plate had 2 very small pieces of fish, chips that were lukwarm and looked and tasted like they were cooked 3 or 4 times over, lastly the coleslaw was the largest item on the plate. All this for $15!
When I order Fish & Chips I expect the fish to be the focus of the meal not a garnish for the Coleslaw.
We will probably try the Ramp one more time, next year. Hopefully they will do better.

  • Visited September 2012
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New York City
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80 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Small Space, Terrific Food”
Reviewed September 13, 2012

We don't go here during the height of the Maine tourist season because it's almost impossible to get setting. But we do make a point to eat here in the off season - several times. Great mussels and fish & chips.

Visited September 2012
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Unfortunate”
Reviewed September 7, 2012

We visited The Ramp twice during our weeks stay in Bidderford Pool. 1st nite was great. 2nd time was a very unpleasant experience due to a very rude waitress. We were there on Thursday 9/6.

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Medway, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“We go every time in kennebunk”
Reviewed September 3, 2012

Plan to wait, but always fun. Great views, fun meeting people, food great. Love the crab cakes and daily specials.

Visited September 2012
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Thank Paige M
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