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The Kirby House

2 Washington Ave, Grand Haven, MI 49417-1353
+1 616-846-3299
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good35%
  • Average21%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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“pizza” (24 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
2 Washington Ave, Grand Haven, MI 49417-1353
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1 - 10 of 213 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

All things considered, the food had good flavor, but... the cost is way too high for family dining. The cost reflect white table cloth, but not there. Staff seemed ok. Was glad to get out of there. I was still not happy enough to go...More

Thank waztherereally
Reviewed 4 days ago

We went to the Kirby Grill in July of 2017 and were surprised at the lack of courtesy at the greeting station. They seemed irritated that we arrived and the initial person that we talked to passed us on before we could even describe which...More

Thank Masharona
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went recently with husband. He had steak, I had fish tacos. The steak was served with mashed potatoes. It was very thin and tough. He said it reminded him of a Ponderosa steak, if anyone remembers those! The fish tacos were ok, nothing special, but...More

Thank pamelasK1759RD
Gilmore C, Guest Relations Manager at The Kirby House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Pamela, We're sorry to hear your steak wasn't great. Was your server able to correct this for you or offer you something else? If not please email triley@gilmorec.com to share more about your opinion.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You will feel like a prized Pekinese after a scrumptious dinner here. Ben provided excellent service and was most accommodating. Upscale menu and atmosphere. Mostly beef and fish dishes. Sides are extra. We had a light chicken parmesan dish that was delightful! The garlic broccoli...More

Thank TrophyWives
Gilmore C, Guest Relations Manager at The Kirby House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We love the title! Too funny. Thanks for enjoying the restaurant and we're glad to hear Ben treated you so well. We love having kids in so feel free to bring yours in the future!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Even the best places can have an "off" day. Sadly that day was the 4th of July for the Kirby house. It seems that four kitchen staff did not show up and things got out of hand. Ours wasn't the only large group and I...More

Thank TruckDriverFritz
Gilmore C, Guest Relations Manager at The Kirby House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for understanding the situation. This was sadly an off day for us and we're glad to have people like you who recognize when something isn't right and can roll with the punches. Thank you for the great review!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've eaten here a couple times and have always left feeling like it was nice but not for the price. The food is good and the service is ok.

Thank Jennifer H
Gilmore C, Guest Relations Manager at The Kirby House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Jennifer, Thank you for the review. We attempt our best to price accordingly with our food selections. The restaurant uses as much as possible high quality, locally sourced food and unfortunately these lead to higher prices on certain items.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a tradition of ours to gets a great drink and delightful lunch while in Grand Rapids. Food is always good service is generally excellent drinks unusual and fun. Nice decor. Fun place.

Thank jaswyre
Gilmore C, Guest Relations Manager at The Kirby House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the review and rating! We're glad to hear enjoy coming back whenever you are in town!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We been to Kirby's many times. Consistent good food. This time I had mussels and were very good. My wife had a delicious kale salad. They don't teach top notch service here, so relax and they'll get around to you eventually.

Thank SkyLineGR
Gilmore C, Guest Relations Manager at The Kirby House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

SkyLineGR, Thank you for the review and great rating! Could you provide more information on your servers description or name to our GM, Tim at triley@gilmorec.com ?

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really like this place, for its location, its drinks, and its menu. However, the food was lacking this weekend. The mahi-mahi fish tacos were too salty (waaaay too salty) and the onion rings were soggy. Maybe they were slammed by ppl getting out of...More

Thank Nicolle Z
Gilmore C, Guest Relations Manager at The Kirby House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Nicolle, We agree, the food shouldn't be too salty and those rings should be crispy. Could you tell our GM, Tim about your visit? His email is triley@gilmorec.com

Reviewed 15 June 2017

Arrived when then first opened on a Sunday and got one of the few tables located outside of the restaurant. From our outdoor table we could large boats on the water and watch all the hub bub of the touristy town. Had a nice waitress...More

Thank JustUs919
Gilmore C, Guest Relations Manager at The Kirby House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're glad to hear you enjoyed the food and views. There's always something to see downtown Grand Haven.

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VMcKelvey
12 August 2016|
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Response from SHARON C | Reviewed this property |
Casual attire is okay, just not bathing suits. :). What you would wear to a sports bar would be acceptable.
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Erin B
29 July 2015|
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Response from RoxyRedwing | Reviewed this property |
I think it's first come first serve, but it's worth a phone call to double check.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
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 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Washington Ave, Grand Haven, MI 49417-1353
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ottawa County  >  Grand Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 616-846-3299
Description
The Kirby House is the place to meet and eat in Grand Haven. A community favorite for excellent food, live entertainment, and simple relaxation with friends and family. Formerly a historic hotel of note, The Kirby House retains its old world charm, while providing all the pleasantries of new world fare and hospitality. Within walking distance of the shores of Lake Michigan, The Kirby House transcends the level of simple restaurant, and is the destination in Grand Haven for all things fun. The primarily American influenced menu is incredibly diverse and is exemplary in its attention to culinary detail and passion. Good times and laughter are located within.
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