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Bil-mar Restaurant

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1223 S Harbor Dr, Grand Haven, MI 49417-1750
+1 616-842-5920
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Downers Grove, Illinois
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234 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We've come here on a very windy July evening. Restaurant was rather empty and the host could not be more ruder (reading the reviews now I would not be surprise if this was the owner). We asked to see a menu and we were told that one was posted on the building's exterior and 'there's the door'. Well, no we... More 

Thank BeeLittle
Scottsdale, Arizona
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were here for lunch on a stormy day, but still enjoyed the lake view and better yet, the great lunch special of corned beef and cabbage, served promptly by our friendly waitress. The entire meal was great, including the rolls and deserts ( berry cobbler and Creme brûlée.) stop by for lunch!

Thank mpapke28
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

Food was decent, not anything exciting but the prices were very high....The view was absolutely amazing, right on the beach looking right at the water. Must be the only thing keeping this restaurant going because I wouldn't visit again if it were based on the restaurant itself.

Thank Taylor M
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

The tl;dr version: The food is meh; the menu is tiny; the prices are high; the view is excellent. The full review: The food is just okay; the salmon I had was well prepared but tasted kind of 'off.' All of the main dishes are $23 or more, and they are mostly fish...the menu is actually rather small. For a... More 

Thank SnuggleMuggle
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Menu different from on line menu. Waitress was not pleasant. Fish had strong flavor and smell No offer of alternative was given by either waitress or manager. Not good service.

Thank Phyllis E
Grand Haven, Michigan
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Very bad white chili. It should be called white bean soup with random chicken parts and pieces with stale chips. Better white chili can be found at Sung Harbor or JDub"s

Thank JimWuj
Muskegon, Michigan
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294 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

The view while dining is out of this world beautiful, whether sunny or during a good lightning storm. But it is very expensive for the quality. I wish I could plop a Red Lobster Restaurant in its physical location.

Thank Allen B
Spring Lake, Michigan
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

This used to be one of THE restaurants in town. It has fallen down quite a ways over the years. The atmosphere is just so-so. We were there for dinner late summer and it was just average. Food wasn't awful, but not particularly good either. Then we went there for lunch a couple of days ago. VERY good food for... More 

Thank swihartsbd
Holland, Michigan
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172 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

This is one of the nicest and friendliest places we've eaten over the past few years. The service was first class, the meal was superb and the view was breathtaking.

Thank ColWill06
Spring Lake, Michigan
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153 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Excellent spot with beautiful views of Lake Michigan. Restaurant and bar are drab and dreary. Windows needed washing.

Thank 2ndAmendment1776

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1223 S Harbor Dr, Grand Haven, MI 49417-1750
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ottawa County  >  Grand Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 616-842-5920

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