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Freighters Eatery & Taproom

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Fri, 18/01

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Certificate of Excellence2015, 2017 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special Occasion Dining, View, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings

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Adults $12.95
Kids $5.99
Wakeup Doubletree Breakfast Buffet
Start your day with our signature bountiful buffet offering fresh seasonal fruit, refreshing juice, granola and low-fat yogurt, hot scrambled eggs, breakfast meats and potatoes, house specialty hot entrees, assorted muffins, pastries, sweet breads, hot oatmeal and an assortment of cold cereals
Freighters Classic Breakfast
Two eggs any style with a choice of bacon or sausage, served with breakfast potatoes and toast
USCGC Bramble Buttermilk Pancakes
Served 3 to a stack, and topped with fresh berries and whipped cream served with choice of breakfast sausage or bacon
Bluewater Croissant
Two eggs scrambled, avocado, tomato and swiss in a croissant and served with breakfast potatoes
St. Clair Burrito
Sausage, onions, scrambled eggs, potatoes, Monterey jack cheese in a warm tortilla, topped with house-made sausage gravy and fresh diced tomatoes, with breakfast potatoes
French Toast
Batter-dipped Texas toast grilled to a golden brown, topped with fresh berries and whipped cream served with choice of breakfast sausage or bacon
Sunrise Fruit Plate
Fresh cantaloupe, melon and pineapple martini, served with grapes and strawberries and yogurt dipping sauce
Tugboat Biscuits and Gravy
House made sausage gravy over freshly baked biscuits with 2 eggs any style, served with breakfast potatoes
Signature Bloody Mary
McClure's pickle bloody mary mix with a celery salted rim and assorted garnishes
Breakfast Mimosa
Champagne with your choice of orange, pineapple, cranberry or grapefruit juices
Blue Water Breakfast Mule
Hendricks gin, St. Germain elderflower liqueur, champagne & ginger beer
Riverview Lobster Omelet
Three egg omelet with lobster, spinach, onions and white cheddar cheese served with breakfast potatoes and toast
Ham and Cheese Omelet
Three egg omelet with ham and shredded cheddar cheese served with breakfast potatoes and toast
Huron Lighthouse Veggie Omelet
Three egg omelet made with spinach, onion, white cheddar, jalapenos, topped with fresh pico and cilantro sour cream, served with breakfast potatoes and your choice of toast
Fresh Fruit
English Muffin
Yogurt Parfait
Box of Cereal
Bagel & Cream Cheese
Steel Cut Oatmeal
Kids' Little Freighter
One egg, one slice of bacon or sausage and toast
Kids' Riverside Cakes
One pancake and two slices of bacon or sausage
Assorted Chilled Juices
Freshly Brewed Coffee
Regular or Decaffeinated
Milk (2%)
Assorted Herbal & Black Teas
Freighters is a culinary destination situated on the St. Clair River, overlooking the serene Blue Water Bridge, giving each guest a truly unique dining experience. Freighters' Dine-In and Banquet Menus feature locally sourced menu options, which are specially created by our Corporate Executive Chef. Freighters is owned and operated by Meritage Hospitality Group, headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan. All Meritage restaurants invest in the growth and sustainability of this great state. Our Chef and Culinary Team work with local farmers, vendors and suppliers to provide the freshest, most flavorful menu options to our guests, while also supporting our local economy.
US$10 - US$15
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
American, Bar
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wasn't sure as this restaurant is inside a hotel, but it was amazing. The view of the bridge and water was amazing, there is a great fire place, and tons of rooms if you are having a big party. The bar tender was very...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Heatbake
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love the bartender! She let us dine at our pace and was super friendly. Our burgers were yummy! Recommend the Diablo. Seemed like all floor staff was engaged with tables to insure the best dining experience for its guests. Went back in the morning and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank kimhI1392JK
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

What a fabulous restaurant with sweeping views of the river and Bluewater bridge The staff here have been trained properly on how to engage with diners and offer knowledge on the menu and give tips on what to order The ladies on the desk were...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank bluewater8
Reviewed 7 December 2018

i really like the view of the water service is friendly coming here alot some new staff but always a great meal and drinks

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank spereztraveller
Reviewed 5 December 2018

This is my second trip to this hotel, so i have been at Freighters many times (10+ times for breakfast, and a couple dinners). The food is reasonably, but the service has been getting worse; the staff is nice, but very short handed. They need...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Mark G
Reviewed 20 November 2018 via mobile

My Husband and I were on a road trip and we stopped into this restaurant on the recommendation of the clerk at the hotel we were staying in. The dining room was big, and we were seated by the window where it was decidedly drafty....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank SueO30
MeritageHospitality, Guest Relations Manager at Freighters Eatery & Taproom, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2018

Sue, Thanks for letting us know about this experience. I would like to start with an apology, as we know we can do better. We would like to make this right and will reach out to you as soon as possible. If you would, please...More

Reviewed 14 November 2018

The view while having lunch of the Blue water bridge to Canada was pretty inside the restaurant. The food was good, a bit pricey and the server was slacking. I can understand if they had of been busy but they were not. We had to...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 1,092
Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

We came here to visit family and close family friends in November. The view of the Bluewater Bridge was glorious and if you get to see a freighter, even better. We had a party of 10 including an infant. At 1:30 on a Tuesday only...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank srqemily
Reviewed 8 November 2018

Great staff! Waitress was friendly and courteous and very attentive. The atmosphere is nice with great views of the river. The food was average, nothing to rant and rave about. Decent prices. I would try it again.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank MSH2017
Reviewed 5 November 2018

This place is a bit pricey for what you get but it is located in the hotel so you don’t have to drive and the lights at night are pretty.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank FarAway39590056570
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Dave B
20 October 2016|
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Response from Mw_wallace | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure. They will probably have it posted on their website or give them a call.
6 November 2015|
Response from Bellyrub1 | Reviewed this property |
Yes,it's a great venue for special occasions. call the restaurant
kathy g
2 April 2015|
Response from Mary Ann G | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they still have the all you can eat brunch. You can walk in, but if you don't want to wait I would make a reservation. I don't know if they are doing anything special for Easter--you'd have to call. You can pull up... More
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