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Drenthe Village Dipper

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6394 Adams St, Zeeland, MI 49464-9316
+1 616-688-7400
11:30 - 21:00
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Zeeland, MI
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497 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Wherever Chef Len goes, we follow. His American Char (located in the Drenthe Village Dipper) offers excellent BBQ choices. Chef Len began offering Pop Up Lunches and Taco Truck (Wednesday and Fridays of his choice) this past summer. The Taquitos are my personal favorites. This past Thanksgiving, Chef Len had pre-ordered smoked boneless turkeys available. The turkey was fabulous! Our... More 

Thank ZeelandScoutMom
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Exquisite is the only word. Great Southern, Western, and Northern (if there is such a thing) barbecue recipes. Beef, pork, and chicken are magnificently presented. The seating is comfortable; remodeling of an older business is tasteful and spotless. Took no time to receive our order. Chef Len done good. End your meal with great ice-cream. A variety of flavors. My... More 

Thank Bergmensch_WRS
Allegan, Michigan
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93 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

As an ice cream lover I'm very easy to please. village dipper is a winner. Cool old time setting an atmosphere, you can also sit outside.

Thank financialrep
Zeeland, Michigan
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52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2016

Like my title states, it has changed ownership and is now called American Char. American Char is a restaurant specializing in ribs, pulled pork, chicken & brisket. So, I'll talk about the new restaurant. The ribs are a dry rub so you can put various barbecue sauces with the ribs. Personally I like dry rub so this suits me. The... More 

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Michigan Center, Michigan
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83 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2015

I had a large hot fudge sundae and couldn't believe all ice cream I got with it. My daughter was upset when I told her she had to get a small flurry. But, she couldn't even finish it. Would highly recommend.

Thank rwtimmer
Grant, Michigan
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656 reviews
382 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 527 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2015

Stopped by on a whim, glad we did. It's,a bit,off the beaten path. Ice cream was good, portions were fair and off we went. Interesting history of area on the walls for your reading enjoyment. Not sure if we will stop back this summer but this is a good choice.

Thank Impala guy
Zeeland, Michigan
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2015

We live right down the road and make this our special summer place. We use it as a reward system for our son and needless to say he is on his best behavior all summer. The variety of ice cream treats is great and prices are more than reasonable for what you get. We haven't done the food but have... More 

Thank baking_b
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2015

The kids can't wait until The Village Dipper opens in the spring. Great place to go and enjoy an ice cream treat. They have food, too, but we have never tried it. Like that we can sit inside (kids love the tractor seats at the "bar"). Great place!! Very friendly owners and staff!!

Thank leonatravels
Holland, Michigan
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70 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2014 via mobile

Great Butterscotch Malt!! Yum. Friendly service, and quaint little place to relax. Worth the side trip.

Thank TCarr_1313
Holland, Michigan
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419 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2014 via mobile

Quick friendly service. Ice cream on a waffle cone and a butterscotch malt!! Yum. Place was busy with people eating dinner, having coffee and of course ice cream. Clean and quaint!

Thank Paulette Y

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6394 Adams St, Zeeland, MI 49464-9316
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ottawa County  >  Zeeland
  • Phone Number: +1 616-688-7400

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