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25 Ionia Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4179
+1 616-451-4677
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“crab fries” (283 reviews)
“burger” (162 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM Hours
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
25 Ionia Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4179
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food might be spectacular...I wouldn't know...45 min turned into 1 1/4 he estimated & we left while we waited we did note that no staff person moves fast in here. Waitstaff bus their own tables & are very slow to do so. Sorely understaffed..

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 566laures
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the new location on the belt line. I don't even drink, but enjoyed eating here. They clearly are focused on service and food quality. I had the lobster BLT. I will be back.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank James H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with a colleague from work while in town for work. Big reviews on crack fries. So we went. We thought that there was way too much of the seasoning on them. Food was good. Service was great, atmosphere was what was expected. I...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank markdlf
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Delicious food, great service, good atmosphere. A cool place to be, Strongly recommended for a quick dinner

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank alvawi
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Great food, service and micro brew. Fun atmosphere. Place is usually very crowded prior to downtown visiting acts but with the wait.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Fearless63982773114
Reviewed 14 October 2018

We went to HopCat for dinner. Unfortunately that lost our order, so we had to wait a long time for food. The manager came over and apologized and gave us a complimentary order of fries. They handled the situation so well, I was very impressed....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Joanne K
Reviewed 9 October 2018

If you like beer this place is a must. Food was outstanding....they do spice things up on some of the entries though. Burgers and tacos. Inside or outside dining. Perfect if going to Van Andel for a concert or sporting event. Service was over the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank sssolos15
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

This place has a good happy hour on their burgers. Tasty food (Crack fries loaded the best) and drinks at reasonable prices and a nice staff. Happy hour 5 off burgers and 1.50 off wells wines and local list.LGBTQ friendly.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Yomyperez
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

We got hungry after walking around Grand Rapids for hours looking @ art in ArtPrize so we looked around to see if Top Cat was nearby. We have been here many times before & keep coming back again. I had the tomato & basil .....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank DebbieE811
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

I feel was place was fine I think it's over hyped. :( We are not beer drinkers maybe that makes the differencr.. it was pretty pricey for what we got I felt. I would go back but not my first choice.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 850maggie
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20 November 2018|
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Response from LATrish | Reviewed this property |
When in doubt always call the business!
2 April 2018|
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Response from Kimberly L | Property representative |
Hi. We accept limited reservations for parties of 8 or more, depending on time & day. We do use the NoWait app - you can check wait times and add your name to the list anywhere within a 10-mile radius of the restaurant. Hope... More
2 April 2018|
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Response from rdsw | Reviewed this property |
No, they do not take reservations.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Ionia Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4179 (Formerly HopCat)
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kent County  >  Grand Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 616-451-4677
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49 Drafts, 250+ bottles -- all craft beer, plus food you mom would make if she loved craft beer.
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