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“Window table with view of Lake Michigan”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Rye Belles

Rye Belles
Ranked #4 of 100 Restaurants in Saint Joseph
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Saint Joseph, Michigan
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Window table with view of Lake Michigan”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2012

A gal pal and I went here for dinner. It's located upstairs of
what used to be the Saint Joe Elk's Club. ( has an elevator ). We were lucky to get a nice table near window for
a nice sunsel view over Lake Michigan and a fireplace going.
The food was okay. ( we didn't have a steak ). There is a
hugh bar in the dining room which I thought was out of place
because of the size!

Visited September 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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474 reviews
263 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
“Embarrassed”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2012

We've been here several times and had nice food and service. Invited some out of town friends to dinner........wine was good..........Food, all 4 dinners were marginally warm. That happens, but when they came back luke warm, we were NOT happy. Broccoli was FROZEN, not fresh and still chilled in the center!!! Fish marginally warm, chicken rubber texture and luke warm, but sirloin steak did taste good despite the slight warm up.

Server brought bread pudding to share as a "sorry".......however, all four of us are watching carbs and sent it back untouched.

Just have to say, I'm hugely disappointed, but will try again as normally, things don't go so wrong.

  • Visited November 2012
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5 Thank mom98wmu
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Stevensville, Michigan
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Nice atmosphere just ok food and service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2012

Celebrating a birthday for my nephew in from Wisconsin we thought it would be fun to go to someplace he had never been. We were seated right away which was nice for a Friday night at 8pm. Were disappointed to find out that the beer selection was somewhat limited...only 1 IPA on draft. In the day and age of craft beers and many of them local this was a disappointment, as was their mediocre wine list...no Italian red wines. We ordered drinks and she said she would be back with water and our drinks. Our drinks arrived in about 5 minutes without water. We ordered an appetizer of spinach and artichoke dip which was just ok. Not much flavor to it and the wedges of flat bread tasted flat. The men had pizzas and the girls both ordered balsamic chicken. The mashed potatoes tasted like boxed potatoes but the chicken did have a nice balsamic flavor to it. All in all the experience was just ok..not what I had wished for in the way of showing off our towns restaurant choices...which is limited.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank Cheryl C
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Godfrey, Illinois
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85 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Love this place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2012

Rye Belles is in the old St. Joe Elks building. The owner of the place kept much of the old layout (bar,) and updated everything - decor is toward an upscale feel instead of bar trend. The new look is very nice and inviting for drinks with friends or dinner with family. Our food was very good - had three different varieties of pizza and the firecracker shrimp. The shrimp was amazing; especially if you like SPICY food! Drink and food prices were fairly reasonable. Don't mind spending the money on good food! The only dislike was that the noise level was loud. Once the crowd by the bar died down, the noise level was a lot better. With that said, the noise will not keep us from returning to Rye Belles!

Visited October 2012
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1 Thank kebodec
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Grosse Pointe, Michigan
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88 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Cocktail Party”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2012

We held a cocktail party for out of town guests that arrived a day early. Was a great choice for this event. The bartender was great and all the guests loved Rye Belles. Nice warm atmosphere and really friendly help.

Visited October 2012
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