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Stanz Cafe

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1118 Washington Ave, Grand Haven, MI 49417-1626
+1 616-846-4620
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun 08:00 - 14:00
Mon 07:00 - 15:00
Tue - Thu 07:00 - 21:00
Fri 07:00 - 22:00
Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Marne, Michigan
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with friends for dinner. It was small and looked like a typical 'cafe/bar' inside. Food was very good though and the staff was friendly. I had the chicken Marsala and it was excellent. Portions were not huge but it was prepared well. They had a full bar and the drinks were reasonable and good. We would definitely come... More 

Thank K A
Spring Lake, Michigan
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Down home atmosphere, quick service, great prices, and great food. Staff is very friendly. A favorite for locals. I usually go for breakfast, but have had the wonderful Polish Platter. Yum. Bar too.

Thank Leonard F
Grand Haven, Michigan
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37 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 November 2016

I expected to really like this place with the amount of people who have said they liked it. ...but that wasn't the case. Maybe that's the problem, when a place is popular, the expectations are higher? The food was fine. The service was less than attentive, but it was busy so understandable. What ruined it was the atmosphere. It was... More 

Thank neverfindone
Grand Haven, Michigan
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Busy little restaurant. I love breakfast there, but you may have to wait for a table, especially in the summer. Good prices, excellent and friendly waitstaff.

Thank David W
Weatherford, Texas
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645 reviews
540 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

My friends LOVE Stanz, but on a Sunday morning there is too much demand for this little place to handle. We waited a long time (45min), our food took a long time (30min) and then I felt like I was expected to quaff it down and get the heck out so they could turn the table. You my experience a... More 

Grand Haven, Michigan
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Great place to get food, small seating area for dining but worth the wait. Always making sure you are taken care of by checking in about food and refills of your drink

Thank diving1blue
Grand Haven, Michigan
Level Contributor
7 reviews
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed eating breakfast at Stanz. The service was good. The food was excellent and the prices were reasonable. I was really impressed when they offered coffee to go after finishing our meal.

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 July 2016

My husband and I visited Grand Haven for our anniversary weekend. We stopped at Stanz for breakfast our last day before heading home. The food was excellent and the service was spot on! It is a small restaurant so there was a wait, but we only had to wait about 15 minutes before a spot at the bar opened up.... More 

Thank Amanda B
Elkader ia
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

We went there twice on our week vacation. Tried different items and all were very good. The meat choices are very good. The sourdough bread was also very good. Service was very good both days. It's off the beaten track but promise it's worth going there.

Thank A5003MTamyh
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Wait staff is on the ball and the price is very fair I don't see how the morning side stays in business with this place around do yourself a favor and eat here

Thank Roger P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$35
American, Cajun & Creole, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1118 Washington Ave, Grand Haven, MI 49417-1626
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ottawa County  >  Grand Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 616-846-4620
Located in Eastown of Grand Haven Stanz Cafe offers a unique menu of American, Cajun, Polish, and Mediterranean cuisine.

Open for Breakfast 7 Days a Week

Open for Dinner 5 Nights a Week

Full Bar offering Happy Hour Tues-Sat 3PM-6PM

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