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“Great Restaurant, Nice Location”
Review of Flat River Grill

Flat River Grill
Ranked #1 of 22 Restaurants in Lowell
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $25
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Scenic view, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Lowell, Michigan
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4 reviews
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“Great Restaurant, Nice Location”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

The food is very good, service excellent. The menu is updated so you can always return to try something different. The patio is nice in the summer, especially on Thursdays, when there is a free concert on the river. We always take guests or business people here.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Deborah M
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Gregory G, Public Relations Manager at Flat River Grill, responded to this review, April 30, 2014
Thank you for bringing out of town guests and business relations to dine with us. It is greatly appreciated!
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Lowell, Michigan, United States
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“Flat River Grill worth the trip.”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

Flat River Grill is one of the finest dining experiences in Lowell. Owned by the Gilmore Group which is well known in the Grand Rapids area for their quality restaurants.
The menu is quite extensive and the service is very good. We love the setting, in an old brick building, right on the Flat River, in view of the Lowell Showboat.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Pat F
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Gregory G, Public Relations Manager at Flat River Grill, responded to this review, April 30, 2014
Thank you for the great review. We have a new spring menu coming soon, so you should make that trip to visit us again and check out the new menu items for spring.
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Lowell, Michigan, United States
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141 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Casual Fine Dining”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

Whether you eat in the historic building or outside overlooking the riverfront, you are sure to have a good meal at the Flat River Grill, a Gilmore restaurant. I especially recommend their Butternut Bisque (seasonal) and grilled chicken sandwich.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank LoriAnn1010
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Gregory G, Public Relations Manager at Flat River Grill, responded to this review, April 30, 2014
Thank you for dining with us. Hopefully in the next few weeks, the walls will be down on the patio and we can get back to some real outdoor dining.
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Lowell, Michigan, United States
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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“Great Local Bistro Feel”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

Frequently eat at FRG--love the personal attention, great menu, exquisite presentation and hometown ambience. Many of the wait staff have been there for years...

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Bayboater9
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Gregory G, Public Relations Manager at Flat River Grill, responded to this review, April 23, 2014
We love getting to know our regular guests and can't wait to see you again.
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Lowell, Michigan
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“Lowells gem”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

Truly one of the best treasures of lowell. Its a very classy and elegant eaterie with hometown service.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank julie j
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Gregory G, Public Relations Manager at Flat River Grill, responded to this review, April 23, 2014
Thanks for the great review. We have a Spring menu change coming soon, so be sure to stop in soon.
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