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Blue Water Grill

5180 Northland Dr NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525-1052
+1 616-363-5900
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Overview
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
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Service
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Value
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LOCATION
5180 Northland Dr NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525-1052
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1 - 10 of 184 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed some awesome seared ahi tuna, a wood fired pizza AND a beautiful view of the water while doing so. Service was great, Gabe was very helpful with our wine selections and was truly an enjoyable evening .

Thank brankole
Gilmore C, General Manager at Blue Water Grill, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your recent review, we hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We tend to go here specifically for the appetizers. Their bruschetta is just terrific, and we also like the Blu Bar Egg rolls. I always enjoy their white sangria and chocolate torte as well. We occasionally have entrees that are also delicious. The pricing may...More

Thank Wynners1995
Gilmore C, General Manager at Blue Water Grill, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for the review and rating! You will be happy to know that we have lower quite a few menu prices very recently to give our guests the value they deserve. We hope to see you again very soon, please ask for me upon...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went for a late dinner Friday night. I was adventurous and chose octopus and my wife less so with white fish. Sadly, both creatures died in vain. The octopus was poor. The meat was not right and the.rest of the dish was simply pickled...More

Thank Milan M
Gilmore C, Public Relations Manager at Blue Water Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello, we apologize for your less than satisfactory experience! Please feel free to contact our manager Michael Gee at mgee@gilmorec.com to tell us how we can improve the situation for you.

Reviewed 15 May 2018

Great view overlooking the water, food seating choices inside and out. Wait staff is prompt and courteous, food is flavorful with good portions. Good place for a working lunch or dinner. Will definitely be back.

Thank Chicagomarketer
Gilmore C, Public Relations Manager at Blue Water Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 3 May 2018

We discovered Blue Water Grill by chance a few years ago and have visited several times since whenever we are in GR. Our dinner last weekend was no exception; delicious food and the service was excellent, despite our server also taking care of a large...More

Thank twofortheroad2015
Gilmore C, Public Relations Manager at Blue Water Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the rave review! We hope you visit us again soon!

Reviewed 10 March 2018

View is nice, overlooking the river/old gravel pit in Grand Rapids. Very large 3 sided fire place in the entry makes it cozy in the colder weather. Food was very good. Service was attentive but I found the place a bit noisy and difficult to...More

Thank duncan12424
Gilmore C, Public Relations Manager at Blue Water Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2018

Thank you for reviewing your recent visit. We hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 6 March 2018

A group of six of us held a working dinner meal here on a weeknight. It was splendid. The facility is very nicely decorated and the wait staff is wonderful. I had the French dip sandwich with kettle chips. It was very good. I recommend...More

Thank straitsdiver
Gilmore C, Public Relations Manager at Blue Water Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2018

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

Reviewed 3 February 2018

The Blue Water Grill is a great setting! The view of the lake is beautiful as is the decor of the restaurant itself! We were a party of 5 who had no trouble being seated on a Friday evening. Even though the place was very...More

Thank Maryann D
Gilmore C, Public Relations Manager at Blue Water Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2018

Maryann, thank you for the rating and review. We appreciate your comments and cannot wait to see you soon. Thanks again. Enjoy your day!!

Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

My wife and I had a night out without the kiddos so we decided to venture to the BWG. We are close in proximity to BWG so it is our go to place. My wife and I have been here at least 10 times and...More

Thank Angebrandy
Gilmore C, Public Relations Manager at Blue Water Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2018

Thank you for reviewing your recent visit and 4 star rating. We are glad you enjoyed date night with us. We hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 23 December 2017

Usually end up there at lunch time and only problem is the noise level. The food is always well prepared and presented. My favorites are the butternut squash soup in the fall and winter and the root chips! Love the French dip sandwich and the...More

Thank Lokiwired
Gilmore C, Public Relations Manager at Blue Water Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2017

Thank you for reviewing your recent visit. We are glad you enjoyed the food and we hope to see you soon!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, View, Romantic
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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