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“Okay food - a little too clicky for us”

Wagon Wheel American Grill
Ranked #3 of 23 Restaurants in Portland
Price range: US$5 - US$19
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Good for: Child-friendly, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Outdoor Seating
Description: Great Family atmosphere, or place to enjoy a game of bowling while watching your favorite sporting event with your friends and family. Our banquet rooms are great for meetings and events for family and friends. Conveniently located 35 miles from Grand Rapids and 20 miles from Lansing.
Reviewed 28 September 2017

We live in Ionia, and traveled through Portland last night. The staff aren't friendly unless your a local. Waited forever to get seated and there was no line. We asked if the windows could be closed, waitress said no, moved us then closed the windows. Asked us how the food was, when my husband said, since you asked, the ribs are a little dry - her response...suck it up honey, and power thru...LOL...not a friendly vibe in the restaurant - is this the way Portland treats all their non-resident clients?

Date of visit: September 2017
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2  Thank Janice R
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

Nice atmosphere with a wood fire oven in the corner. I stopped for lunch with a couple of business associates, and got the salad and pizza bar. The salad choices were good, but the pizza was under done. It didn't taste bad, but the crust was not all that good. The choice of flooring in the area we sat caused the bar stools to wobble. Server was timely with refills, but it took a while to get silverware. Overall not bad, and if I returned I would likely not get the pizza.

Date of visit: September 2017
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1  Thank michigander311
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Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Wagon Wheel has excellent food. They have a good menu with many choices. Salad bar is a big plus. They also have a bowling.

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank Edward S
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Reviewed 12 May 2017

Here's the situation. We were there in a separate room for a special occasion. The place is a bowling alley and a casual sit-down restaurant. Even though this is Wagon Wheel AMERICAN Grill, we had fajitas in a buffet line. The food was quite good. However, this was not a fast food restaurant like Taco Bell. Why the flimsy plastic-ware and thin styrofoam plates? They detracted from this special occasion. One person by our table had the food fall off the styrofoam plate.

Date of visit: April 2017
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1  Thank DWbiker
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jomadimo, Owner at Wagon Wheel American Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2017

Hi, thanks for the review. Yes we do have fantastic food. Our banquet room is used for special occasions. We dont charge a rental fee and the room is quite nice. To keep the price of things reasonable for our guests they have the option of paying more for real plates. We do this as a convenience for the person throwing the party to help with expenses.

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Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

This is a nice place. The food is high quality at a fair price. You can easily eat for under 10 a person, or spend it up. The kids menu is great as well. This place has pizza, burgers, fish - a bit of everything. But it does it very well!

If looking for a once in a lifetime dining experience, this isn't the place. But if you're on the highway looking for a good place to stop with the family, it's one of the best I've found.

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank matthewabel
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