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Bil-mar Restaurant

1223 S Harbor Dr, Grand Haven, MI 49417-1750
+1 616-842-5920
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good24%
  • Average17%
  • Poor19%
  • Terrible20%
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“reuben” (2 reviews)
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
1223 S Harbor Dr, Grand Haven, MI 49417-1750
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We walked down the beach from the B&B that we were staying at. The Bil-mar is on the beach. The views from the dining room are great! My wife had the Pecan Walleye and I had the Perch, both were very good. I enjoyed an...More

Thank Rick S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The view from the deck was great. The nachos can easily be split between 2-3 people. The beer is a little small, but priced reasonably for the size.

Thank irishi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food and very friendly staff. Great view of beach and Lake Michigan. Would definitely come back here. Perch dinner and soup was delicious.

Thank Jack W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I used to dine here years ago and it was amazing. Unfortunately, I can't say the same anymore. We dined on the deck and the only redeeming quality was the beautiful sunset. I was super excited to see they had fried pickles(a...More

Thank Alissa P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were surprised at menu prices, they are very reasonable, given the location right on the beach we expect the prices to be double. Perfect for families with older kids, let them hang on the beach and you can chill at the restaurant on the...More

Thank Scott S
Reviewed 1 June 2017

This place is right on the beach of Lake Michigan, porch dining outside and enclosed restaurant as well. Food is typical for this type of location, American cuisine and tasty. Service was good and attentive. Clean, organized tables on the deck make for a good...More

Thank Laura M
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Bil-mar is a great little place with friendly staff and great food. We tried the rainbow trout and the perch. Both were great dishes. The place itself is a bit outdated but that doesn't really matter when you take a single glance at the view....More

Thank greyhoundgirl18
Reviewed 11 May 2017

We have dined at the Bil-Mar many times in the last 45 years, often for special occasions. It is one of our very favorites spots to relax and enjoy the spectacular waterside views in any season. Today the lake was calm and very flat allowing...More

Thank dansgirl_9
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Came to Grand Haven with some friends and decided to go to The Bil-Mar for date night. Great food and great view. The service was phenomenal. They listened and went above and beyond. If I make back this way, I'll make sure to visit Bil-Mar...More

2  Thank ajwilson8374
Reviewed 19 March 2017

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...More

Thank BeeLittle
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Sally K
7 June 2017|
Response from mpapke28 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know the answer to this. I'm sorry. My sense is to call ahead as they seem to be more of a comfort food place.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, 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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