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The Ada Pour House
Schnitz Ada Grill


Mancino’s Pizza & Grinders


Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park


The Grilling Company

Big Rapids

#52 Sports Bar & Kitchen
Cranker’s Brewery

Ewigleben Ice Arena
Raven Brewing & BBQ


Woody’s Bar & Grill

Byron Center

76th Street Truck Stop Diner
Alebird Taphouse & Brewery
Mannie’s Pizza
Pete’s Grill & Tavern


Palermo Pizza

Cedar Springs

Cedar Springs Brewing Company
Riccardi’s Pizza & Grinders

TJ’s Smokehouse

Comstock Park

Elk Brewing North
Fifth Third Ballpark
Perrin Brewing Company
Vitale’s Pizza & Sports Bar


5 Lakes Brewing Company
B. C. Pizza
Russo’s Pizzeria
Tilly’s Pizzeria & Deli

East Grand Rapids

Big Bob’s Pizza

Ramona’s Table (CLOSED)

Rose’s Express

Rose’s on Reed’s Lake


Blind Squirrel Tavern
The Lunch Pail

Grand Haven

Arturo’s Tacos
Kirby Grill

Mr. Kozak’s Gyros
Pronto Pup
Ray’s Drive-In
The Toasted Pickle

Grand Rapids

20 Monroe Live

Adobe In & Out – Fulton Street

Amway Grand Plaza Hotel

Andrea’s Pizza

Atlantic Fish ‘n Fry Market

Atwater Brewery in GR

Bagger Dave’s – Cascade 

Bagger Dave’s Legendary Burger Tavern – Downtown (CLOSED)

Bentham’s Riverfront Restaurant (CLOSED)

Big Shawn’s Cheesesteaks

Big Willy’s Italian Beef (CLOSED)

Black Napkin

Black Rose Irish Pub (CLOSED)

Boardwalk Subs

Boston Square Fried Chicken (CLOSED)

Brann’s Steakhouse & Grille – Leonard Street

Brewery Vivant

Brick Road Pizza Co.

Bro’s BBQ and Ice Cream (CLOSED)

Brooklyn Bodega Bagels & Deli

Bud & Stanley’s Pub & Grub

Buddy’s Pizza

Bull’s Head Tavern

Burton Village BBQ Company

Captain Jay’s Fish & Chicken


Cascade Sports Grill (CLOSED)

Cherry Deli & Catering

Chicago Hood Spot (CLOSED)

Chicago Style Gyro

Cousin’s Tasty Chicken

Cranker’s Restaurant & Brewery (CLOSED)

Creston Brewery

Cvlt Pizza (CLOSED)

Daddy Pete’s BBQ

Detroit Wing Company

DeVos Performance Hall

Donk’s Mexican Joint – Michigan St. NE (CLOSED)

Dorothy & Tony’s Gourmet Popcorn Shop

Eastern Deli

Eastown Cafe

El Especial Supermarket & Bakery

El Sombrero

Electric Cheetah

Electric Hero Delicatessen

Ellnora’s Kitchen

Fat Johnny’s Cheesesteak Company (CLOSED)

Fat Man’s Fish Fry

Firehouse Subs

Franca’s Pizzeria

Fratelli’s Pizza

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers ( Plainfield Township)

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

Fresh Market (CLOSED)


Founders Brewing Company (2011)

Founders Brewing Company (2017)

Four Brothers Party Store

Fulton Street Farmer’s Market

Garage Bar & Grill

Georgio’s Gourmet Pizza (CLOSED)

GP Sports

Grand Central Market (CLOSED)

Grand Coney 

Grand Rapids Brewing Company

Grand Rapids Pizza & Delivery (CLOSED)

Great White Fish Chicken – Eastern Avenue

Greco’s Pizza

The Green Well Gastro Pub


Harmony Eastown

Heritage Hill Pizza (CLOSED)


Horseshoe Smokehouse (CLOSED)

Jersey Giant Subs (CLOSED)

Joezano’s Pizza

John Ball Zoo

Jonny B’z Dogs and More (CLOSED)

Juju Bird

Kelvin & Co Urban BBQ (CLOSED)

Kitchen 67

Krispy Krunchy Chicken

Long Road Distillers

Louie’s Bar and Rocket Lounge BBQ

Malarky’s – Deposit Dr (CLOSED)

Martha’s Pizza

Martha’s Vineyard

Memphis Smokehouse (CLOSED)

Menna’s Joint

Mike’s Wings

Mission BBQ

The Mitten Brewing Company

Mr. Burger – Lake Michigan Drive

Mr. Pizza

New York Fried Chicken

New York Mike’s Italian Deli

Newk’s Express Cafe (CLOSED)

Nonla Burger

O’Toole’s Public House

One Stop Coney Shop

Ottawa Tavern (CLOSED)

The Parlor at Cherry Hill Market

The People’s Cider Co.

Peppino’s Pizzeria & Sporte Grille

Philly Steak & Cheese Express


Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits

Qdoba Mexican Grill – 25 Michigan


Quick Wings

Rico’s Deli

Rinaldi’s Pizza & Subs

Rocket Pies


Sam’s Philly Steaks (CLOSED)

San Chez Bistro

Sandmann’s (CLOSED)

Schnitz Deli

Sheshco Mediterranean Grill

Slows Bar-B-Q Grand Rapids


Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill

Social Misfits

Southern Fish Fry

Sparks BBQ

Stella’s Lounge


Sweet Mellisa’s

Sweetie-licious Bake Shoppe

Taco Boy – Downtown  (CLOSED)

Tacos El Cunado Bridge Street

Tacos El Cunado – Burton Street

Tacos El Cunado at the Downtown Market

Tacos El Cunado – Grandville Avenue

Taqueria San Jose

Taste of Tennessee BBQ

Toppers Pizza

Town Fried Chicken & Pizza

Tupelo Honey Southern Kitchen & Bar

Twisted Rooster

Two Beards Deli & Catering

Two Scotts Barbecue

Uncle Cheetah’s Soup Shop

Urban Mill Cafe

Van Andel Arena (2009)

Van Andel Arena (2017)

Vander Mill Cidery & Restaurant

Vinnie’s Beef & Dog

Vitale’s Burton Heights Pizza

Vitale’s Grill & Sports Lounge

Vito’s Pizza

W. G. Grinders


Wealthy Street Bakery

Wealthy Street Station

West Side Deli

Wing Avenue

Wing Doozy


Wing Heaven – Burton Street (CLSOED/RENAMED(

Wing Heaven – Kalamazoo Avenue

Wing Kingz – Monroe Avenue (CLOSED/RENAMED)

Z’s Grille & Bar

Zoup! Fresh Soup Company – Cascade


Bagger Dave’s Legendary Burger Tavern

Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que

Five Guys Burgers & Fries

Potbelly Sandwich Shop


Mr. T’s Party Store and Deli


Big Lake Brewing

Boston Market

Captain Sundae – Holland North

Captain Sundae – Holland South

The City Delicatessen

Hog Wild BBQ

Holland Cakery ‘n Sweets

Holland Farmers Market


Mr. Kozak’s II

Nelis’ Dutch Village

New Holland Brewing Company (2010)

New Holland Brewing Company Pub on 8th  (2021)

New Leaf Delicatessen

Our Brewing Company

Peachwave Frozen Yogurt

Pizza Ranch

Salt & Pepper Savory Grill and Pub


Mr. Burger

Rainbow Grill

What’s the Scoop


Olivera’s Pizzeria & Restaurant


The Cheesecake Factory

City Barbecue

Cosmic Candy Company

Dad’s Classic Grill

Grand Traverse Pie Company

On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina

Quaker Steak & Lube

Lake Odessa

I-96 Speedway


Bones & Butts BBQ

Luciano’s Ristoranti

Spanky’s Pizza


Bellacino’s Pizza & Grinders

Frosty Oasis

Hamburger Mikey

Hennessy’s Irish Pub

The Lunch Box

Marie’s Snack Shop

Pizza by Mr. Scribs – Laketon

North Muskegon

Bernie O’s

Norton Shores

G & L Chili Dogs – Sherman Blvd.
G& L Chili Dogs – Sternberg Road
Mr. Quick Restaurant

Pizza and Sub Shop


Rockford Brewing Company

Rosie’s Diner (CLOSED)

Sweet Tooth of Rockford

Spring Lake

Butch’s Beach Burrito

Small Town Sandwich Shop


Mancino’s of Canadian Lakes


Boardwalk Subs

Crooked Goose Pub & Grub

Jersey Mike’s Subs

West Olive

Junction Pizza & Subs

White Cloud

Hitts The Spot Cafe & Ice Cream


Arnie’s Bakery & Restaurant

Boardwalk Subs

Craig’s Cruisers Family Fun Centers

Dallas Deli

Jose’s Restaurante

Kum & Go

Little Caesars (28th Street)

Lindo Mexico Restaurant

Marge’s Donut Den

Poncho’s Tacos

Taco John’s

Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop

Windy City Grille


Wing Doozy

Wing Heaven – 44th Street

Wing Kingz – 28th Street

Wing Kingz – S. Division 


StrEATs Taco Kitchen

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Bubba permalink
    April 1, 2011 3:25 pm

    You missed a couple of must-eats in GR, specifically East Town. For breakfast, Wolfgang’s is a must. And Yesterdog for lunch or after the bar is heavenly. Give them a shot next time you’re up there.

    • SW Michigan Dining permalink*
      April 1, 2011 7:09 pm

      As weird as this sounds, I don’t really like hot dogs. I’ve actually stood outside at Yesterdog before thinking I have to suck it up and just try it. Still haven’t.

      As for Wolfgang’s, I’m not usually in town for breakfast. Some of my co-workers rave about the place though and I should find a reason to be in the area for breakfast someday.

  2. Kinn permalink
    May 17, 2011 10:56 am

    Little Africa on Fulton near Diamond is Ethiopian food I’ve been known to make the drive for, alone.

  3. Deanette Bielby permalink
    January 23, 2012 2:14 am

    Wyoming, MI has a gem on Division called India House; the owner was kind. The food was amazingly fresh. We were visiting relatives and ordered take-out in the evening to feed the family…fabulous.
    India House:
    3760 Division AVE S Wyoming, MI 49548
    Phone: 616-243-1219

  4. Jodi permalink
    June 14, 2014 10:35 pm

    I just discovered the article which you wrote regarding The Lunch Pail in Fremont, Mi.

    I am one of the co owners there, and would like to thank you so much for your kind words. It feels awesome when we hear good feedback. It makes us happy! Thanks again.


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