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The Cottage Bar & Restaurant

18 La Grave Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4206
+1 616-454-9088
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good45%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“cottage fries” (19 reviews)
“chili” (14 reviews)
“burger” (42 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
18 La Grave Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4206
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Reviewed 23 September 2017

We have many good burger places in GR and this place is one. It is more of a hole in the wall than a restaurant, not nearly as nice in appearance as its sister restaurant around the corner. And it has a much less involved...More

Thank Russ H
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Try the chili and burgers!!! There is nothing else to say, but Trip Advisor is telling me to write more.

Thank Jay S
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Not a terribly pretty restaurant, but it is nice and cozy. Just the way we like it. Great burgers, burritos, appetizers, and sandwiches. I forgot about the chili. I love it. Great drink selections. We have probably eaten there 20. Always a great time.

Thank rbronsink
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Six of us went to the cottage inn. Service was great and food was good. We went early since we had a meeting at 7pm. Not really crowded at the time. We have been going there for about 25 years.

Thank EWS33
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Appetizers were bland and boring. Beer was good thank goodness. Service staff were crabby and without smiles. This place needs some updating!

Thank Mary T
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Unfortunately, my fiance weren't that happy by the 5 women at the table next to us. They were very, very loud and obnoxious and it was still only 6:15 pm. We have been to One Trick Pony several times (same owners, just around the corner)....More

Thank Mreiman2
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

My husband & I had been here years ago & the food was excellent. We went here on December 23 and invited my Dad & brother. My Dad is in a wheelchair. The bathroom situation was awful. Tables close to the bathroom door & he...More

Thank Jodiba71
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Stopped for lunch before the Play at the Civic Theater. Good burgers and friendly atmosphere, Great location for the theater and Childrens Museum

Thank Rondaben
Reviewed 19 November 2016

After discussing several ideas about what type of food we wanted to try, friends and relatives took us to this establishment in downtown Grand Rapids. Low ceilings and interesting decor gives Cottage Bar a "pub" type of atmosphere. We were greeted and seated very quickly...More

Thank WindsorTenor
Reviewed 2 November 2016

What a JOKE,, Burger is from a frozen Box of Dog Food for $9.00 Onion Rings are from a Bag of Frozen CRAP for $7.99 Nothing is Fresh or hand made its slightly better than McDonalds but not by much. GO TO Stella's for a...More

Thank Risen A
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Todd S
24 June 2017|
Response from EWS33 | Reviewed this property |
kitchen is open from 11am-12am
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 La Grave Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4206
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kent County  >  Grand Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 616-454-9088
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