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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 good23%
  • Average18%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible21%
Travellers talk about
“reuben” (2 reviews)
“soup” (5 reviews)
“sunset dinner” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
1223 S Harbor Dr, Grand Haven, MI 49417-1750
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

The food here is average at best. The view of Lake Michigan is spectacular. It is right on the beach. So, if you go , go for the view and not the food which is pricey and not that good. Service also is average. I...More

Thank groneveltj
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for a drink because it's right on the beach. It's a real throwback, with knotty pine and a large deck. We sat at the bar and were amused by the bar and service staff. Mostly young, happy, earnest and amateur. Very resort-like. It...More

Thank D K
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Bil-Mar's is at a great location right on the Lake Michigan beach. We loved the beautiful scenery, and enjoyed watching a very talented kite-sailor from our window-side seats. But the food was unimpressive. My fish tacos tasted of little more than shredded cabbage, and my...More

Thank ChampaignSue
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Went there to take my wife to dinner with a dear 97 year old woman she hadn't seen in many a year....the dear lady suggested the place, so we took her up on it......while the food was overpriced for what we received , It really...More

Thank Steve J
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

The location is an unparalleled location on the beach open Grandhaven State Park. But that's the end of the enthusiasm, the food was not extraordinary by any means and my potatoes had rotten spots.

Thank drcser
A TripAdvisor Member
East Lansing, Michigan
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

My husband and I recently took a beach day trip with friends to the Grand Haven City Beach. While there, we walked down to the Bil-Mar Restaurant deck to have lunch. The view was great, since it's right on the beach overlooking Lake Michigan! The...More

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Reviewed 23 July 2017

The only reason this restaurant gets business anymore is for their amazing location, right on the beach with a beautiful view. The food is awful, and the service is just as bad. On the deck, we have had to go inside to grab a server...More

Thank Stacey K
Reviewed 19 July 2017 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 16 July 2017 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 10 July 2017 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
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Groups
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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