Where to Eat in Spring Lake: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Yuk Petri

Spring Lake is a village in Ottawa County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 2,323 at the 2010 census. The village is located within Spring Lake Township.
Things to do in Spring Lake

1. Small Town Sandwich Shop

909 W Savidge St, Spring Lake, MI 49456-1626 Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Soups, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 8 - SGD 14 +1 616-414-7900
Excellent
82%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 90 reviews

Small Town Sandwich Shop

We are a family owned and family ran Small Town Sandwich Shop. Sandwiches, Soups, Salads, Wings and Perch along with deli style sides. Served up fresh and fast with friendly staff in a fun comfortable environment. We have an expansive menu with great value. Daily $7 sandwich creations. Catering available. We hope to serve you soon.

Reviewed By Jane123252 - Grand Haven, Michigan

This is a good place to meet friends. You can eat inside or there or lots of picnic tables outside. I thought the French Dip was awesome, served with a pickle. There were plenty of other interesting choices of sandwiches also. Across from Holiday Inn.

2. Village Baker

617 E Savidge St, Spring Lake, MI 49456-1956 Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Pizza, American, Bar, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Brunch SGD 14 +1 616-935-7312
Excellent
64%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 205 reviews

Village Baker

The Village Baker opened July 2011 with Sara Rathbun & Oran Rankin serving locally sourced homemade food. Our founders wanted to create an eclectic atmosphere that would bring our community together through delectable dishes and casual dining. Since then, our chefs have been serving both quality interpretations of classic dishes and new ventures into the uncharted territories of food. The Village Baker's interior, filled with second hand and hip sensibilities, was pieced together by Sara herself and reflects the beautiful and romantic style of our surrounding area. The restaurant offers choices of comforting custom pizzas, perfectly unique bread options, and memorable sandwich combinations. Spanning across menus that delve into breakfast, lunch, and dinner, you'll be sure to find exactly what you were looking for in a small town restaurant.

Reviewed By triharder2013 - Muskegon, Michigan

The baked goods are very good The breads run around $6, maybe a little more or less. Try the cranberry-walnut. Homemade baked pretzels are good for $2. The cookies are pricey and kind of small for $1.50. The chocolate chip one I had recently was...MoreOur apologies! We are making sure our employee community is working on that!

3. Morning Star Cafe

711 Washington Ave, Grand Haven, MI 49417-1458 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi American, Southwestern, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 616-844-1131
Excellent
79%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 569 reviews

Morning Star Cafe

Reviewed By ThirdCoastGirl - Grand Rapids, Michigan

Best breakfast/brunch option around. Bring a book and be prepared to wait. The wait is worth it. Broad range to satisfy both the sweet and savory palates. Bacon is thick. Homemade sausages, when available, are a must. Desserts... definitely try the chocolate therapy cake or key lime pie. Oh! And the cookies! Everything is FRESH. Meals are consistent. Service is warm and friendly. A bit noisy for intimate conversation.

4. The Baker's Wife

107 Washington Ave, Grand Haven, MI 49417-1354 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating American, Cafe Breakfast, Lunch +1 616-935-7757
Excellent
81%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 69 reviews

The Baker's Wife

Reviewed By H2O_log - St. Augustine, Florida

Went for lunch, and had very good sandwiches and a salad. Nice size portions and very reasonable prices. Good, friendly service.

5. Front Porch Ice Cream Shop

618 E Savidge St, Spring Lake, MI 49456-2434 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American
Excellent
60%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 22 reviews

Reviewed By David K - Spring Lake, Michigan

A tradition for visitors to Spring Lake. A great place for the family after a day in or on the water. Good outdoor seating area. Many flavors to choose from and many different ice cream concoctions . A little pricey for the family especially if large but a great one time treat. If you want equally good ice cream at a significant savings go to Fruitport

6. Miss Lisa's

307 Oak St, Ferrysburg, MI 49409-5121 Outdoor Seating, Takeout +1 616-842-6970
Excellent
51%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 18 reviews

Miss Lisa's

Reviewed By Allen B - Muskegon, Michigan

I have never had anything here other than their ice cream but it all looks and sounds good. There turtle sundaes are out of this world good! I'm not sure but the hot fudge may be homemade. It is wonderful. I think they are a little pricey though and their serving a little small but the turtles are a must try!

7. Arboreal Inn

18191 174th Ave, Spring Lake, MI 49456-9763 Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Wine and Beer, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards American Dinner SGD 13 - SGD 50 +1 616-842-3800
Excellent
78%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 72 reviews

Arboreal Inn

Nestled in the woods in Spring Lake, MI, the Arboreal Inn is a fine dining restaurant serving delicious cuisine in a warm atmosphere with attentive service. Banquet rooms are available by reservation for rehearsal dinners, small weddings, business meetings or events, and family celebrations.

Reviewed By dlwmd - Spring Lake, Michigan

We "rediscovered" the Arboreal Inn" two months ago and have now been back 5 times. This restaurant has been around for at least 30 years; however, the previous owners seemed to rest on their laurels and the beauty of the setting rather than being creative with their offerings.

We learned that the new owner, Don Weersing, purchased the restaurant 5 years ago and that his son-in-law is the chief. We had not been there in over 10 years but, on the recommendations of others, decided to give it another chance. To say that we were pleasantly surprised is truly an understatement.

We love the setting, nestled among the trees, and reminiscent of small, quaint restaurants I came to love while living in Vermont. Don usually serves as the very gracious host and has a wonderful and knowledgeable supporting staff. The restaurant is divided into three separate and intimate dinning areas. We prefer the casual feel of the bar area, although there is a slightly more formal front dining room and a charming rear dining room that is sometimes used for private parties.

Most important is the food, of course. We have had several wonderful meals including the Parmesan Crusted Whitefish (our personal favorite fish of all time), the ribs, halibut, tomahawk pork chop, Veal Scallopini and champagne chicken. Tonight we had a shrimp and chorizo crostini appetizer that was a special item. All were incredible and I have a difficult time choosing each time I go.

As with many locals, we were not aware of the changes in The Arboreal Inn and there has not been much advertising. I almost hesitated adding this review for fear of letting this secret be known to others. They deserve recognition and every opportunity to flourish, even if it means it may be more difficult to get a table!

We just love the feel of this place. The very cozy ambiance, wonderful food, ample wine list and most importantly, the incredible staff have made this our new favorite place for an upscale dinner. A great place for a nice evening with someone who's company you cherish in a setting of casual elegance.

8. Pronto Pup

313 S Harbor Dr, Grand Haven, MI 49417-1350 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Fast Food Lunch +1 616-638-1632
Excellent
67%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 216 reviews

Pronto Pup

Reviewed By miker163 - Michigan

You may wait in line..but it is worth it. One item --corn dog...not a junky dog buried in corn breading...good flavored dog and a light breading. As said in previous reviews, not fancy by any imagination..it is a corn dog stand. but it is a good one!

9. Elegance of the Seasons

216 Washington Ave, Grand Haven, MI 49417-3317 Takeout, Seating American, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 616-296-1059
Excellent
89%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 42 reviews

Elegance of the Seasons

a catering, bake shop and lunch cafe' located in the center of historic Grand Haven, Michigan.

Reviewed By tgw51 - Lincoln, Nebraska

I didn't actually stop in to eat; but from the sidewalk, I saw some interesting food items in their front window, and bought several jars of a concoction called, "Mrs. Dog's Disappearing Mustard." The daughter of the mother-daughter team that runs this restaurant suggested that I try this spicy specialty mustard on one of the restaurant's pretzels; but since it was about 9:30 a.m., I decided I'd try the mustard later in the day! However, this quaint restaurant certainly seems to have great "atmosphere" and the owners are very "customer-oriented." I'll definitely stop by the next time I visit Grand Haven!

10. Two Tonys Taverna Grille

723 E Savidge St, Ste E, Spring Lake, MI 49456-2432 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television Italian, Pizza, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 26 - SGD 33 +1 616-844-0888
Excellent
56%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 121 reviews

Two Tonys Taverna Grille

Reviewed By Gary V

Until about three months ago, I was not aware of this place. But since then, at least three different people have mentioned or suggested it. (Maybe because I am constantly complaining there is no - non-chain - Italian restaurant in the Muskegon area. HINT HINT)

Then last week, my wife’s sister called and asked if we wanted to go.

We met on a Friday at 5:00. This was a good thing because we were able to walk in and be seated. But when we left, there was a line.

Our server greeted us almost immediately. He was great. When we asked about the food or wine, he was very helpful. In fact, when I ordered Chianti, he suggested the cheaper of the two they sell by the glass. (I won’t say his name, as I don’t know if the management would appreciate his non ‘selling up’ but as a customer, I did.) The wine was a great choice.

We ordered two appetizers - coconut shrimp and meatballs. The coconut shrimp had a nice breading with the coconut not being overpowering. You could actually taste the shrimp. The meatballs (3) were good and very large. We ended up taking one home.

Our meals were a variety - scallops, veal parm, and sirloin steak. All were done very well. We ordered different pastas and risottos which were also done very well. Again, when we ordered, the server offered suggestions that were perfect. He obviously knew the food because he was able to talk about each dish and which he preferred and why. He didn’t recommend one because it had peppers, but he said he didn’t like peppers yet that was a popular dish. Just not with him.

For desserts we had key lime pie and manicotti. Both were very good.

It was great to see that there is a good Italian restaurant in the area and worth the drive from Muskegon.

For some reason, I could not click on the ratings below. But I would give food, service and value all the top ratings. Two meals with appetizers, wine and dessert for less than $100 is great.

We will go again.

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