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Idle Hour Lunch

American, Diner
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213 W Savidge St, Spring Lake, MI 49456-1604
05:30 - 14:00
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Sun 07:00 - 13:00
Mon - Sat 05:30 - 14:00
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Coopersville, Michigan
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147 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had driven by this little café on the main drag through Spring Lake many times but never stopped in before. Met a friend there for breakfast this morning and, rest assured, I will return. We had a great breakfast: huge plate of hash browns, covered with sausage gravy with an egg on top...served HOT! Really good. I got the full... More 

Thank Ronmsparks
Georgetown, Tennessee
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Excellent food, wonderful service, and just plain good! If you miss this local favorite then you have missed the best of Spring Lake MI. While in the area we visited every chance we get most of the time our planes revolve around this breakfast treat! You get way food for your money! Makes sure you plan a nap afterward or... More 

Thank Shelia_68
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62 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went here on a whim. Their breakfast was reasonable and really tasty. It must be a hot spot for the locals because it looked like there were a lot of them. Friendly staff and great food, I'll be back!

Thank AW891114
Spring Lake, Michigan
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2015 via mobile

I'm no chef but I could have made much better food than what we received went twice thinking we caught them on a bad day this was not the case won't be a third try.

Thank dwetterm
Weatherford, Texas
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645 reviews
540 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2015 via mobile

Idle Hour's 1-year anniversary under new ownership is TODAY! I hadn't been in years and years...since they allowed smoking indoors. I love all the changes they've made and I think you will too. The food was cooked precisely to my specs (eggs basted, beacon crispy, hash browns browned, sourdough toast actually toasted). the juice was a healthy portion, ant eh... More 

Grand Haven, Michigan
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2014

Pleasant little diner, clean, bright, looked to be newly renovated. First time here for my wife and I, we showed up around 1pm, an hour before close, and there were few people there. The waiter was very nice, quick, accurate and attentive, and the food was pretty good diner fare. I had breakfast, eggs over easy, hand cut American fries,... More 

2 Thank Bob R
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2014

New owners this summer. Two of us went in for lunch midweek with a buy one get one half off coupon. We ordered sandwiches, fries and soda. The food was fine and the server was pleasant. I believe she had 7 or 8 tables and was falling behind. The owner didn't offer to step in and help, not even to... More 

1 Thank Deeg58
Spring Lake, Michigan, United States
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72 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2014

If you are like me and my family, you love to check out local places when on vacation or travelling for work. The Idle Hour is THE definition of a high quality local spot. The regulars are there every morning, the coffee is awesome and your mug will never be empty, and the food is fabulous. I love the Eggs... More 

Thank Susan C
Nunica, Michigan
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2014

The new ower has added a new flavor to the menu and the surroundings. She is warm and inviting and cares about what she serves. The place and the food are full of love and her passion for serving local food. The quiche and pie I ate were wonderful. We will become regulars for sure.

2 Thank foodie972
Spring Lake, Michigan, United States
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59 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2014

My dad and I had breakfast at Idle Hour. It was crowded at about 10 am, but we got the last available booth. It is definitely a local, typically older crowd. The food was "greasy spoon," just as we expected. The service was quite good ... coffee cups were always full.

Thank jef1f65

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 13:00
05:30 - 14:00
05:30 - 14:00
05:30 - 14:00
05:30 - 14:00
05:30 - 14:00
05:30 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 213 W Savidge St, Spring Lake, MI 49456-1604
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ottawa County  >  Spring Lake
  • Phone Number: 616-414-5687

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?