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Blue Water Grill

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5180 Northland Dr NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525-1052
+1 616-363-5900
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11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
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Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

wife and i had not been to blue water for a while so we gave it a try. we were disappointed in the current menu. lots of pizza and sandwiches; not fitting for such a nice looking place. we ordered calamari, salmon, and a flat iron steak. the calamari was overdone. salmon was ok but crusty on the edges. the... More 

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Thank Don J
Gilmore C, Public Relations Manager at Blue Water Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience. We apologize that you were disappointed with meal & table. Please email your mailing address to jkoster@gilmorec.com. We will address these issues. Thanks again. More 

Paw Paw, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Bloody Mary bar on Sunday's is well worth the visit! View of the water is excellent as is the service. Food is a bit eclectic but is reasonably priced and very good. There is a real pride in everything they do which is very evident. If you are looking for something out of the ordinary this is the place.

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Thank ARC58
Gilmore C, Public Relations Manager at Blue Water Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing your recent visit. We are glad you enjoyed the Bloody Mary bar. New items coming out soon on the Brunch menu. We hope to see you soon. Thanks again! More 

Clarkston, Michigan
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Loved the wonderful selection of fresh foods --- your classic favorites with a flavorful twist. I had the lobster bisque soup with a 1/2 sandwich French dip! Great food, great service and wonderful lake views. The day was too cool for sitting outside, but it was enjoyable none the less. Will return when I am visiting the area again.

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Thank TaxkatVisits
Gilmore C, Public Relations Manager at Blue Water Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for reviewing your recent visit. We are glad you enjoyed the view, service and your meals. We hope to see you soon! More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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365 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

This is one of the Gibson group places.....a local chain of diverse restaurants. The good can be quite good here and their seafood is dependable. The views are spectacular over the water, inside and out. Their wait staff was very good. A bit expensive but you pretty much get what you pay for.

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Thank RickMIusa
Gilmore C, Public Relations Manager at Blue Water Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing your visit. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you soon! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

I dined in and they have the most beautiful bi level patio. You have to see it. We have duck confit with root veg risotto and opah fish with 2 apps and soups! It was all amazing. I cannot say enough good things about blue water. The desert was a pumpkin cheesecake and it was like visiting heaven. The cocktails... More 

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Gilmore C, Public Relations Manager at Blue Water Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for reviewing your visit. We are glad you had a wonderful time and enjoyed the pumpkin cheesecake. We cannot wait to see you again! More 

Oakland County, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

We stopped in for dinner after an afternoon at Perrin. So glad we did. I had one of the best seafood dishes I've ever ordered... a scallop and calamari dish that was in one word..."amazing". Ended up being a hit among a couple of us at the table, even though he ordered a filet, he enjoyed my meal much more.... More 

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Thank dmacnmi
Gilmore C, Public Relations Manager at Blue Water Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your meal and atmosphere. We hope to see you soon! More 

Columbia City, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

I had the salmon. I was impressed with the size of the serving. The flavor combination with the rice ans a rasberry sauce was delicious. Pizza was also ordered at our table. Perfect crust, great flavor. Good service.

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Thank mksamd
Gilmore C, Public Relations Manager at Blue Water Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing your recent visit. We are glad you enjoyed your meal and our atmosphere. Next time try the blackened mahi tacos. We hope to see you soon! More 

Greenville, Michigan
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

took my wife there for our anniversary. it was a very stylish place and comfortable. the dishes we ordered were delicious and plenty to eat.

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Thank edredm
Gilmore C, Public Relations Manager at Blue Water Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for your rating. We are glad you had a wonderful time and hope to see you soon! More 

Chappell Hill, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

We spent the evening at this restaurant with a friend. I must say - the meal was simply fantastic. We shared the Caprese salad which contained a wonderful variety of heirloom tomatoes and a tasteful vinegar. I ordered the octopus and scallop variety dish and enjoyed it very much. My wife ordered and received a great pizza and our friend... More 

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Thank gramps3421
Gilmore C, Public Relations Manager at Blue Water Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing your recent visit. We are glad you enjoyed your dishes and service. We can't wait to see you again! More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Met family for a quick lunch. Decided to sit on the outside patio since the day was beautiful with a gentle breeze. Who wouldn't want to see water. The menu was extensive and even has a Farm to Table special menu with local sourced items along with very good vegan dishes.

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Thank vbaker5
Gilmore C, Public Relations Manager at Blue Water Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing your recent visit. We are glad you enjoyed the view. We hope to see you soon. Thanks again! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Soups, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5180 Northland Dr NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525-1052
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kent County  >  Grand Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 616-363-5900
Description
Blue Water Grill is a breath of fresh air with unique Frank Lloyd Wright inspired architecture, a stunningly massive fireplace, and some of the best water views in West Michigan. This is all made possible with large glass walls, inspired design and, quite possibly, the most impressively beautiful deck in the city. And that's just the atmosphere. Blue Water Grill continues The Gilmore Collection tradition of decidedly inspired food with a collection of satisfying influences including Italian, Mediterranean and classic American. All the traditional favorites are accounted for with a wide variety of wood-fired pizzas, seafood, steaks, salads, sandwiches and more. The menu and surroundings are perfect for the most intimate or social of dining experiences.

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