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Fun Places to Eat in Grand Rapids, MI

Our city’s dining is a mix of local tradition, international flavor, and fusion. These must-try eateries define the city’s culinary scene, from laid-back diners and pizza places to sushi.


9 Places to Eat in Grand Rapids


1. The Green Well

fried chicken sandwich at The Green Well

The Green Well offers a wide range of choices that everyone will love. Start with the Truffle Fries, Deviled Eggs, or Kung Pao Broccoli as an appetizer. Salads, entrees, and sandwiches are available as main courses. The Chipotle Avocado Salad, Green Well Burger, BBQ Pork, and Rice Bowl are all worth trying. Try the Bread Pudding for dessert!

924 Cherry St, Grand Rapids, MI 49506


2. The Old Goat

You have a choice of delicious possibilities available to the Old Goat. BBQ, sandwiches, burgers, salads, sides, and more are available on their menu. The Pulled Pork, Nacho Burger, and Brussels Sprouts Salad are all recommended. Don't forget to inquire about the cake of the day. A brunch meal is also available. We recommend the Brisket Hash or the French Toast from this menu.

2434 Eastern Ave, Grand Rapids, MI 49507


3. Maru Sushi & Grill

sushi at Maru

Owner Robert Song and Chef Moon Yang provide delectable sashimi, nigiri, sushi rolls, hibachi, and sake from their stylish East Hills location. Every day, Maru buys fresh seafood and veggies, uses high-grade sushi rice, and creates homemade sauces to give each dish the attention it deserves. There's always something fresh to explore with signature rolls like the Cosmo, Oceans Eleven, Angry Bird, and Crouching Tiger Rolls!

927 Cherry St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506


4. San Chez a Tapas Bistro

San Chez a Tapas Bistro is located in the center of Downtown Grand Rapids and serves a unique blend of Mediterranean, Latin American, and European food. San Chez is the ideal date night venue, with a range of entertainment alternatives within walking distance and a shareable tapas menu. Hashes, omelets, soups, and sandwiches are provided for breakfast, brunch, and lunch. Finish the evening with desserts cooked in-house, such as basil goat cheese cheesecake and cardamom pistachio flan.

38 Fulton St W, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

5. Anna’s House - East Beltline

breakfast at Real Food Cafe

Anna’s House serves delicious American breakfast and brunch. Since 2002, the restaurant has been family owned and operated. They are committed to using fresh, local, and high-quality ingredients in their dishes, while also providing a diverse menu for a variety of dietary needs, including gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, and vegan options. Anna's House continues to strive for every guest to leave satisfied, relaxed, full, and refreshed.

2409 East Beltline SE Grand Rapids, MI 49546


6. Electric Cheetah

The Electric Cheetah is a fantastic cafe to visit with family and friends. Brunch, lunch, and dinner are all available. We recommend the Pork Belly Hash or the Donkey Kong Toast for brunch. We recommend starting with the Hand Cut Fries for lunch or dinner. Salads, macaroni, sandwiches, and other dishes are available as main courses. The I'm Not My Brothers Mac, Mac Burger, and Uncle Cheetah Caesar salad are all worth trying. Try the Monster Cookies for dessert!

1015 Wealthy St, Grand Rapids, MI 49506


7. Ruth’s Chris Steak House

steak at Ruth's Chris steak house

The world-famous Ruth's Chris Steak House, located inside the Amway Grand Plaza, is a must-visit for hand-selected USDA Prime steaks, fresh seafood, and delectable extras. Ruth's Chris is the ideal location for a business meeting, romantic supper, or celebration, thanks to its exquisite dining room and trendy lounge. The restaurant's well-trained staff can suggest a glass or bottle of wine from their extensive wine list, or you can sample one of their numerous hand-crafted cocktails!

187 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503


8. Rose’s Restaurant

Many Grand Rapids residents have sentimental attachments to Rose’s Restaurant on Reed Lakes. The menu has evolved over time, but it has remained a pleasing fusion of Mediterranean, Italian, and American cuisines. A few time-honored items, most notably Bub Rose's burger and Rose’s legendary caramel corn, remain on the menu. The patio and four-season deck have a tranquil atmosphere with views of Waterfront Park and Rose's own private marina. We guarantee you'll be back if you spend an afternoon overlooking the lake with a glass of wine.

550 Lakeside Dr SE, East Grand Rapids, MI 49506

9. Daniele’s Pizzeria

Daniele’s Pizzeria

Daniele's Pizzeria, located just off Kalamazoo Avenue, serves old-world Sicilian-style pizza, as well as calzones, burgers, subs, and pasta dishes. Try one of Daniele's trademark pies, such as the Inferno or the BLT, or make your own with a variety of fresh toppings. Keep an eye out for some delectable chocolate chip cannoli!

1429 60th St SE Kentwood, MI 49508