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Blue Dog Tavern

638 Stocking Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504-5119
+1 616-608-6050
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good38%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“tots” (14 reviews)
“pastrami” (3 reviews)
“burgers” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Pub
638 Stocking Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504-5119
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank PippaXYZ
Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 10 November 2017

The Blue Dog is inauspiciously tucked into a local neighborhood. Our family decided to pop in after a wedding and awaiting the reception. We ordered one each of the tater tot dishes to share. Tator Tots are not just for kids at the Blue Dog...More

Thank CommishFriz
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

There was a wait for a table, but on a Friday night a lot of places in GR have a wait. The tater tots were awesome. The burgers were good. We would return if in the area.

Thank Amanda R
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Stopped in unexpectedly with my wife and son on a night where we couldn't decide where to go. I'd never heard of the Blue Dog Tavern, but passed it on our way to another local establishment. When we arrived there I pulled up Trip Adviser...More

Thank ThomasRex71
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

A fun, original atmosphere and nice wait staff! Our food was delicious and an amazing value. Parking was complicated, we end up walking from down the ride, but it was worth the walk. Hope to try the tots next time!

Thank lunamaelee
Reviewed 8 September 2017

We were going to be traveling through GR about lunchtime and we found the Blue Dog on TripAdvisor! It's a very cool local joint in an old bank building that probably gets real interesting (good interesting) after 5pm. We had the special 'chicken salad club...More

Thank Russell P
Reviewed 7 September 2017

What a cool place!! Went out for dinner and drinks and got introduced to Blue Dog and was extremely pleased! Its in an old bank building and has extreme charm. Had the hot dog with chorizo on it and it was delicious! Also hat buffalo...More

Thank Jeff H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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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