Most Popular Restaurants in Big Rapids

April 14, 2018 Kaleigh Reichenbach

Big Rapids is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 10,601 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Mecosta County. The city is located within Big Rapids Township, but is politically independent. Big Rapids is home of the main campus of Ferris State University, a four-year public university, well known for its College of Pharmacy and the Michigan College of Optometry, as well as its NCAA Division I hockey team, the Bulldogs.
Things to do in Big Rapids

1. Blue Cow Cafe

119 N Michigan Ave, Big Rapids, MI 49307-1401 Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 231-796-0100
Excellent
69%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 253 reviews

Blue Cow Cafe

Reviewed By Anne K - Okemos, Michigan

Our family stopped in for a late Sunday lunch following a funeral. It is often challenging to find a good meal in "small town Michigan". We were pleasantly surprised. We were disappointed that we had to eat off the dinner menu and would have preferred lunch. My husband had the champagne chicken and liked it very much. My mother in law had the caesar salad and the tomato soup and enjoyed both. I ordered the whitefish but was told a few minutes later that they were out of whitefish (there are two whitefish entrees on the menu). I had the salmon. My meal was good, but overly salted. I would have liked more of the dill cream sauce, a miniscule dot on each corner of the plate was hardly worth a mention on the menu. The waitress was a bit cold, no conversation, no smile. The restaurant was very cute and the restrooms were very clean. Original, albeit amature, art on the walls is a nice touch, much better than prints. Lots of natural light coming in through the windows.

2. Nawal's Mediterranean Eatery

14253 Northland Dr, Bulldog Square, Big Rapids, MI 49307-2369 Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Egyptian, Lebanese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 12 - SGD 26 +1 231-598-9303
Excellent
87%
Good
8%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 97 reviews

Nawal's Mediterranean Eatery

Nawal's Mediterranean Eatery, Gourmet Cupcakes and Desserts is Big Rapids in-town kitchen specializing in classic Mediterranean appetizers, salads, hearty soups, entrees, homemade baked goods, and gourmet catering.

Reviewed By Ken B - Kalamazoo, Michigan

Stopped in to have dinner on our way up north. The roasted red pepper hummus appetizer and the falafel wrap were both very good but the cheesecake topped with caramel was simply the best cheesecake I've ever tasted. The owner was very friendly and checked on us a few times and our server was very friendly and helpful. Will definitely stop there again on trips up north.

3. Biggby Coffee

840 S State St, Big Rapids, MI 49307-2299 +1 231-592-8055
Excellent
70%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 10 reviews

Reviewed By VikturC1978 - Flint, Michigan

The baristas here a very friendly, and the store is very clean! Visited this place four times a week when I was in Big Rapids for a month. They always greet you when you enter, if they are not with a customer, patiently wait while you decided on what to have. There are times I did go in and they would be cleaning the table/chair legs. This place is really clean, and feels clean. The service matches their cleanliness, and friendliness. It's fast and consistent! The fireplace in the store is a very nice touch, makes it feel more like a home than a business.

4. Three Girls Bakery

216 Maple St, Downtown Big Rapids, Big Rapids, MI 49307-1806 American, Cafe +1 231-796-8683
Excellent
50%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 10 reviews

Three Girls Bakery

Reviewed By 187nellad - Michigan

Stopped in for a cup of coffee after visit to farmers market. Very colorful, comfortable place. Makes you want to sit back and relax, Seating is actual dining room tables and chairs in bright, open area with free reading material. Tasty baked goods to go with coffee. I had tender scone served with butter. My partner had a slice of quiche. The day we visited they had four different type of quiche. Prices are reasonable. You are encouraged to take your mug of coffee and wander thru the adjoining art gallery filled with art from local artists. On the day we visited there was a basket weaver giving a demonstration.

5. Schuberg's Bar

109 N Michigan Ave, Big Rapids, MI 49307-1401 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 231-796-5333
Excellent
64%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 140 reviews

Schuberg's Bar

Reviewed By Gabilondo72 - Miami, Florida

Dinner was fantastic with kids! Ordered fries, burguers, and some desserts. All well cooked and served. No complaints, Nice atmosphere in the restaurant with locals and tourists. Good price/quality relation. Our hotel manager recommended us to go here in Big Rapids saying it was a must.... and he was not wrong as we really enjoyed our dinner. Located in main street of this quiet and nice town.

6. Alamode Cafe

611 Maple St, Big Rapids, MI 49307-1527 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 231-796-6633
Excellent
82%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 58 reviews

Alamode Cafe

Reviewed By A TripAdvisor Member

Visited Sat. am for breakfast. Friendly service. Husband had biscuits and gravy which were delicious and I had the vegetarian quiche. Neither were the best we've ever had but would go back and order again. Place has a Northwood feel and is located just on the outskirts of town.

7. The Rock

1420 Knollview Dr, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI 49307-2289 Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Television, Highchairs Available Mongolian, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night +1 231-591-2206
Excellent
65%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 70 reviews

The Rock

Reviewed By W7397UQshannonc - Big Rapids, Michigan

Many things to chose from. I love the Mongolian grill, definitely my favorite. It is on the collage campus so you will be eating with many collage students. The price can't be beat, and the food always seems fresh.

8. Pizzeria Vivo

407 N State St, Big Rapids, MI 49307-1448 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 231-796-8486
Excellent
53%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 53 reviews

Pizzeria Vivo

Reviewed By traveler87506 - Santa Fe, New Mexico

I believe we had pizza and some pasta dishes -- all of which were very good. Price for four of us at dinner was less than $20 each and three of us had wine.

9. Ruby Tuesday

15397 Waldron Way, Big Rapids, MI 49307-8723 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American Lunch, Dinner SGD 13 - SGD 20 +1 231-592-3454
Excellent
37%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
5%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 75 reviews

Ruby Tuesday

Reviewed By Lori N - Hersey

The new larger salad bar is terrific. The new sampler platter is so much fun to share. The chicken chunks are so tender. Kudos! The waitress found honey for me that they use in recipes. Also the peach lemonade and strawberry lemonade are so worth it, it's a bottomless glass.

10. El Burrito

15238 Isabella Dr, Suite D, Big Rapids, MI 49307-8695 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Mexican, Southwestern Lunch, Dinner +1 231-796-8704
Excellent
50%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
4%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 63 reviews

El Burrito

Reviewed By jarIndiana - Muncie, Indiana

Our party of 3 dined here for dinner while staying in Big Rapids. All entrees were hot and fresh......as was the salsa and chips to start. The service was friendly and fast. Overall, it was not the best Mexican food that we had ever eaten but...it was well above average.
Also, the atmosphere was clean and the decor was well designed. Definitely worth checking out if you are in the area.
Enjoy
J.

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