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J.W.'s Food & Spirits

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6 N 7th St, Grand Haven, MI 49417-1505
+1 616-846-3380
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is one of the best kept secrets in town. The food and drinks are a bargain, especially during happy hour 3 to 6 p.m. which are served in both the bar area and the main dining room. The award winning chicken chili is the best I have ever tasted. We eat here several times each month and have... More 

Thank Paul T
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

The atmosphere was cozy the food was great, including the soup and our waitress was cheerful and very attentive.

Thank Rich G
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Always check out the special board or ask your server. Our party had the Prime Rib special and the Met Loaf special and items off the menu. Food quality is phenomenal. Best meatloaf I've had since mom's and what could be better than bacon wrapped! Service is fast, friendly and efficient. Great drinks. Fun place for locals and local wannabees.... More 

Thank Stan B
Spring Lake, Michigan
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70 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Stopped in for a light dinner. I had the chicken curry soup, the wife had a sirloin steak. The soup was extremely bland, but the steak was very good. Waitress seemed preoccupied and unfriendly. Might go back for another try.

Thank 2ndAmendment1776
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157 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

we stayed there for lunch. my wife had a patty melt that she liked. i had a flat iron steak that was pathetic. first, it was is the smallest steak i have seen, about 2x2 inches. second, it had no juice of flavor. a poor steak and good patty melt make the food average. curious how they got so high... More 

3 Thank xxapmc
Oakland Township, MI
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133 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

We stopped in here after driving all day, and their menu is what I fondly call "up-scale" bar food. They have white-chicken-chili which was excellent, and we both had burgers, which were good, but nothing out of the ordinary. There seem to be lots of locals here having dinner, which is always a good sign, and it's right on the... More 

Thank Beth M
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Soups and Sammy's can't be beat in this home town restaurant. Cozy bar where the locals go for a quiet cold one. We go here at least a couple times a month for lunch or happy hour.

Thank Sarah M
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We were visiting our daughter and son-in-law who live in Holland. We are return customers to JW's for the Saturday night special of prime rib. The men both had (and finished) the 20 ounce prime rib. According to them, it was seasoned wonderfully and prepared medium rare as requested. We all had French onion soup which was tasty. Our server... More 

1 Thank Jayne H
Chris S, Owner at J.W.'s Food & Spirits, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review, Jayne H! Hope to see you again soon! More 

Detroit, Michigan
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch on a really rainy Saturday. They didn't have a hostess, so we waited about five minutes before we were acknowledged. Saw when we were sat (right away) that they had just served a party of 19, so the delay made sense. Had the fish sandwich (REALLY good) and the Au Jus (decent). Our daughter had the... More 

Thank kingofbears
Traverse City,
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Love this long time local joint. Best burgers and great happy hour specials. Wife loves the Greek salad If you love soup, they have a great selection daily.

Thank 110timothyl

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$22
Pub, American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 N 7th St, Grand Haven, MI 49417-1505
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ottawa County  >  Grand Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 616-846-3380
J-Dub's is a cozy, casual eatery, with a full bar, wine list and craft beer.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?