10 Restaurants in Holland, Michigan, for Any Occasion

Holland, Michigan Restaurants: A group of young friends enjoys a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants in Holland, Michigan.

As we’ve said before, dining is an important aspect of your vacation experience. So, when staying in Holland, Michigan, you may have questions about where to eat. One of the vibrant college towns, Holland, has several restaurants to choose from and is an excellent place to spend time on a sunny afternoon. As such, we decided to share some of the best places to eat in Holland, whether you’re celebrating a milestone, taking the kids out, or simply want to try something new.

Boatwerks Waterfront Restaurant

Known by locals and visitors for their incredible views of Lake Macatawa, Boatworks Waterfront Restaurant specializes in New American cuisine and homemade desserts. If you find yourself strolling the Heinz Waterfront Walkway or cruising along Kollen Park Drive, it’s definitely worth a stop. You may also want to consider having your birthday there for half off your entree when you dine in!

Beechwood Grill

Another popular spot on the other side of Lake Macatawa is Beechwood Grill between Douglas and Howard Avenues. Carnivores will love the menu that’s chock full of delicious meaty entrees and appetizers. But unlike other bar & grill restaurants, Holland’s Beechwood Grill offers a more elevated dining experience with upscale plating and exclusive cocktails. 

Wooden Shoe Restaurant

For over 60 years, The Wooden Shoe Restaurant has served the Holland area and shows no signs of slowing down. Boasting a menu with “tasty food options from traditional, trendy, or even Dutch-inspired,” The Wooden Shoe Restaurant is one of the best places in West Michigan to get breakfast. Omelet aficionados can’t go wrong here.

Crust 54

If you need some Chicago-style deep-dish action in your life, look no further than Crust 54. Their crust is so delicious that they have breadsticks made of pizza dough topped with classic Italian seasoning and parmesan cheese. Thin-crust lovers won’t be left out thanks to their stone-fired thin specialties, and you can bring the fun back to your vacation rental with one of their famous pizza kits.

Hops at 84 East

Since 1993, Hops at 84 East has served laughs and libations alongside delicious pub fare made with local ingredients. Their unique yet unassuming menu caters to a wide range of tastes, and they’re proud to support the local farming community year-round. Hops also has the occasional live music performance for anyone looking for affordable entertainment with their after-dinner drinks.

Crazy Horse Steakhouse & Grille

When you combine a sports bar, a steakhouse, and a fundraiser, you get Crazy Horse Steakhouse. Known for its generosity, Crazy Horse Steakhouse has raised over $250,000 for various charities, from local to worldwide causes. But aside from their philanthropic efforts, they also boast an expansive menu with everything from steaks and ribs to burgers, sandwiches, wraps, and salads. The youngsters and parents in the group will appreciate the diverse kid’s menu.


Put simply, Seventy-Six is the place for those looking for an upscale yet fun dining experience. Their lunch menu has three kinds of grilled cheese, massive sandwiches, and appetizers they call “High-End Junk Food.” As for the dinner menu, guests will appreciate the affordability of their gourmet food that doesn’t take itself too seriously.

Taqueria Vallarta

When it comes to authentic Mexican food, Taqueria Vallarta is one of the best restaurants in Holland. With daily specials, savory dishes, and fresh ingredients, it’s no surprise that travelers and locals willingly flock to this well-known establishment. They also offer a convenient delivery service that includes Doordash and GrubHub.

Waverly Stone

Waverly Stone is a downtown Holland restaurant with an eclectic selection of gyros, burgers, salads, pasta, and seafood. In addition to its unique menu, Waverly Stone boasts two types of indoor seating and sidewalk patio seating for a streetside view. Beer connoisseurs will be delighted with the long list of brews.

The Curragh

Authentic Irish cuisine may not sound that appealing until you get a bite at The Curragh. Named after the headquarters of flat racing (a type of horseracing), the Curragh has the ultimate Irish pub experience in Western Michigan. Not only will you find comforting pub fare, but you can also indulge in popular Emerald Isle favorites like shepherd’s pie, bangers and mash, and corned beef and cabbage.

Southwest Michigan Vacation Rentals in Holland and Beyond

Finding the best restaurants in any college town can be tricky, and Holland is no exception. But now that you have ten new choices to consider, you’ll be well on your way to a culinary journey in this quaint yet vibrant city. If you’re wondering where to stay in Holland, Unsalted Vacation Rentals has several options in all the best spots. Plan the perfect vacation by following our Ultimate Guide to Vacationing in Holland, Michigan, and don’t forget to browse our list of the best wineries & vineyards near Holland!

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