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“Deck and food is worth the wait”
Review of Blue Water Grill

Blue Water Grill
Ranked #84 of 984 Restaurants in Grand Rapids
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Blue Water Grill is a breath of fresh air with unique Frank Lloyd Wright inspired architecture, a stunningly massive fireplace, and some of the best water views in West Michigan. This is all made possible with large glass walls, inspired design and, quite possibly, the most impressively beautiful deck in the city. And that's just the atmosphere. Blue Water Grill continues The Gilmore Collection tradition of decidedly inspired food with a collection of satisfying influences including Italian, Mediterranean and classic American. All the traditional favorites are accounted for with a wide variety of wood-fired pizzas, seafood, steaks, salads, sandwiches and more. The menu and surroundings are perfect for the most intimate or social of dining experiences.
Reviewed November 22, 2012

The Blue Water Grill is a popular place, especially on nice sunny days. Most days there is a wait for dinner if you arrive after 6. The food is a nice variety. I appreciate the servers knowledge of the menu items, and suggestions for the picky eaters in our group.

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Reviewed November 1, 2012

Dining by water is a favorite of mine and the Blue Water Grill provides the very best. Add their quality of services and tastey morsels and you have a 5 Star place.

Thank Kenneth H
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Reviewed November 1, 2012

Love the food, love the atmosphere and most of all - love that the wait times don't get as bad as some of the other Gilmore restaurants!

Thank mihockeymom15
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Reviewed October 30, 2012

One of the Gilmore Collection of restaurants, and they do know how to do things right.

Food: diverse and contemporary menu, ranging from prime rib to fish, pizza and salads. Food was well-prepared and delivered in a timely fashion by friendly servers. Butternut squash soup and the lobster bisque were favorites at our table as starters. The price range may be a bit high for Grand Rapids but is on par with most major metropolitan areas.

Environment: the handsome interior design was more along the line of California Casual with lots of brushed steel, glass, exposed rock and wood--very attractive. The dining is set on several levels with lower levels placed along the windows looking out at the water view. The kitchen is an open exhibition-style one, so there is some noise closer to the kitchen, which made conversation difficult. The facility is ADA compliant. Outdoor dining is available on nice weather days.

Note that they only take reservations for dinner for parties of 6 or more.

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Thank Julie C
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Reviewed October 25, 2012

Great selection! I chose one of their specialty salads for dinner and it was fabulous. I will return, but will have a hard time making a different selection since this one was so yummy!

Thank Betsy H
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