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Blue Dog Tavern

638 Stocking Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504-5119
+1 616-608-6050
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good35%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“tots” (15 reviews)
“tater tot” (3 reviews)
“olive burger” (3 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
638 Stocking Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504-5119
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We’re so glad we tried the Blue Dog! Traveling through Michigan we needed a place to stop for a quick dinner. After reading other reviews we decided to stop in. They did not disappoint! We sat at the bar and were promptly greeted. They had...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for a quick lunch during the Grandwich competition, their entry was very good, if not my favorite. Atmosphere was great for a quick work lunch. Service was great and friendly. The only knock on the place would be the lack of parking, but...More

Thank RK2004
Reviewed 10 July 2018

This a great place for dinner with friends. We have been several times. This is not a big space so a large group won't fit well if they are busy. Staff is friendly. Food is great. Rotating beers make it extra great! Parking can be...More

Thank dgwestfall
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

We stopped in on a Friday night and had beers with cousins. Our server was actually a manager....Josh. Short and sweet we were entertained, we were educated and had great time. Josh you are a great asset to the BD. We are impressed

Thank Phil L
Reviewed 16 June 2018

We had the day off and decided to stop for an early dinner and drink. We split the loaded tots (excellent) and split a muffaletta sandwich - also great! I paid the extra $2 for a side salad and it didn't disappoint. Fresh variety of...More

Thank Michelle C
Reviewed 13 April 2018

Good food, friendly service, reasonable prices in a mature neighbor. It's small, but cozy. This place will become a regular go-to spot.

Thank Sally v
Reviewed 22 March 2018

I really do like the Blue Dog Tavern, but their menu seems to be shrinking, and that is unfortunate. My husband loved their pastrami burger, but it was removed. They also won an award for a kielbasa sandwich, but when we stopped in to try...More

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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

We stopped by before going to a Griffins game, and were pleased that it lives up to the reviews. My husband got a hotdog with chorizo and jalepeños, and said it was the best hotdog he's ever had! The man loves meat, so that was...More

Thank 922lyndseyp
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

First time visitor on a Saturday night when we had a time crunch. But we were still able to get seated (30 min wait), order, and eat in 45 minutes. The servers were so busy and working so hard, there was no “leave your name”...More

Thank rdsw
Reviewed 9 January 2018

A little gem I ran into last week after moving out of Grand Rapids a few years ago. Super cute dog inspired decor. (Some of the prints from New Orleans, I have in my house, so I like their taste artistic taste!) I met up...More

Thank javrox1
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 638 Stocking Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504-5119
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kent County  >  Grand Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 616-608-6050
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