Top Choice American in Grand Rapids

Green Well

Burgers, green curry, and barbecue pork and polenta feature on the menu, where everything is made with sustainably farmed ingredients. Beer plays a role in many dishes, such as the beer-steamed mussels and beer chee…
Spanish in Grand Rapids

San Chez

Festive San Chez sprawls over two floors. Colorful, Picasso-esque paintings hang on exposed brick walls, while mosaic-encrusted columns line the middle of the breezy room. Spanish-tinged breakfast dishes (shrimp and…
American in Grand Rapids

Butcher's Union

‘Meat and whiskey’ is the tagline at this handsome, dark-wood gastropub, where bacon-wrapped meatloaf, pomegranate-braised short ribs and barbecue duck emerge from the kitchen. More than 100 whiskeys add to the plea…
Scandinavian in Grand Rapids


Sovengard’s ‘New Nordic’ cuisine is all about local, seasonal dishes with a base in Scandinavian cooking. Smoked trout, gravy-sloshed Swedish meatballs and fried potatoes with sour beer vinegar are among the items o…
American in Grand Rapids

Marie Catrib's

A neighborhood favorite in the gentrified East Hills area, Marie’s presents a cheery room of sunshine-splashed, blond wood tables. Families, older couples and granola-hippie types mingle in the hubbub, noshing on he…
American in Grand Rapids


The Grove is Grand Rapids’ go-to restaurant for high-end, farm-to-table fare. Most people opt for the three-course tasting menu. It’s ever changing, but might stack up like this: salmon ceviche, followed by smoked d…
Market in Grand Rapids

Downtown Market Grand Rapids

Chowhounds hobnob at this stylish food hall, perusing top picks such as Slows Bar BQ, Fish Lads (stellar fish and chips), Love’s Ice Cream and Madcap Coffee. The main floor has tables and benches lit by floor-to-cei…
American in Grand Rapids

Electric Cheetah

The Cheetah is a modern diner, where twinkly lights dangle over bustling, close-set tables. The hipster comfort food ranges from seven-cheese, bread-crumb-topped macaroni to meaty, brisket-plumped sandwiches with ha…
Cafe in Grand Rapids

Field and Fire

This mod-industrial cafe is perfect for a healthy breakfast or lunch. The chefs are hard-core believers in organic, locally sourced ingredients. The menu is simple, but big on flavor. Take the bacon-and-egg sandwich…
Diner in Lansing

Golden Harvest

Golden Harvest is a loud, punk-rock-meets-hippie diner serving the sausage-and-French-toast Bubba Sandwich and hearty omelets; cash only.