Where to Eat in Holland: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Margarita Chappel

Founded by Dutch Calvinists in 1847, the city of Holland, Michigan, is an outpost of Dutch culture and tradition in the midst of the American Midwest, home to dikes, canals and even an authentic Dutch windmill. Proud of its heritage, the city purchased 100,000 tulip bulbs from the Netherlands back in 1927, and these colorful flowers still fill the city's gardens and parks with color annually, just in time for the famous Tulip Time Festival, attended by over half a million people every year.
Things to do in Holland

1. Deboer Bakkerij & Dutch Brothers Restaurant

360 Douglas Ave, Ste 2, Holland, MI 49424-6700 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Dutch, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 616-396-2253
Excellent
79%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 669 reviews

Deboer Bakkerij & Dutch Brothers Restaurant

Reviewed By miker163 - Michigan

The best breads, buns and pastries around. They will take special orders in advance. The variety of fresh breads...yummmmmmmm! Pigs, pastries, cookies, oh my where do you stop??!??! Coffee is fresh and a great place to stop on your way to work. Yes, at 7am they have a respectable breakfast crowd on weekdays. No they don't bake cakes---there are shops for that. They are growing and will have a 2nd location soon.

2. The Biscuit

450 Washington Ave, Holland, MI 49423-4103 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch SGD 13 - SGD 20 +1 616-396-1005
Excellent
71%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 249 reviews

The Biscuit

Reviewed By John H

Love it every time we eat at the Biscuit. Friendly place, great food! Not too loud, but you might have to wait for a table. The wait is worth it.

3. Salt and Pepper Savory Grill & Pub

11539 E Lakewood Blvd, Suite 50, Holland, MI 49424-7730 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 10 - SGD 37 +1 616-355-5501
Excellent
66%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 436 reviews

Salt and Pepper Savory Grill & Pub

Casual upscale Grill and Pub located between Holland and Zeeland. Locally owned S&P has a an adventurous American pub style menu. Fresh certified Angus steaks and steakburgers to Seared Ahi Tuna to Idaho Nachos (waffle fries loaded with cheese and bacon). S&P is a comfortable place that always has lots of laughter. Our Happy hour is great featuring 24 taps of craft and import beers, wines, and cocktails from 2 to 5:30 pm daily. We want you to enjoy yourself at S&P. We take reservations for lunch and dinner daily. Please call 355-5501. We hope to see you soon. Mike and Stephanie

Reviewed By AlohaHawaii

We have been to Holland many times, and this time was the first we have heard of this restaurant. It is about 7 minutes from downtown Holland, It was a great place to eat. Food was delicious. I had prime rib which was the special and it was delicious and very well priced. My husband had steak which was very good. They have plenty of seating in different rooms and also outdoor seating. I would definitely return next time i am in Holland.

4. Alpenrose Restaurant & Catering

4 E 8th St, Corner of 8yh and Central in Downtown Holland, Holland, MI 49423-3502 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, German, Austrian, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 8 - SGD 46 +1 616-393-2111
Excellent
56%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 524 reviews

Alpenrose Restaurant & Catering

There’s a difference between dinner and dining. Imitation and authenticity. Following trends and creating traditions. Inspired by the European Culture surrounding the Alps and the warmth of her people, we seek to craft evenings you’ll remember. Alpenrose is a celebration of flavor and life. Our patrons return time and time again to taste far more than their food. They come to taste the moment. They come to taste the alps. They come to celebrate 25 years of dining excellence.

Reviewed By Law0407 - Holland, Michigan

Alpenrose consistently provides quality cuisine in a quaint and quiet atmosphere. Our dinner was delivered promptly, with friendly service. The prime rib dip is an outstanding value and despite the prime rib being shaved, it is still cooked (correctly) to order. The lunch buffet is...MoreThank you for your kind words. We hope to see you back, soon!

5. Butch's Dry Dock

44 E 8th St, Ste 100, Holland, MI 49423-3575 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night SGD 13 - SGD 39 +1 616-396-8227
Excellent
61%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 297 reviews

Butch's Dry Dock

For more than 25 years, Butch TerHaar has strived to create a place where people can celebrate the marriage of food and drink. Today, Butch's is one of fewer than 800 restaurants worldwide (and one of 10 in Michigan) to hold Wine Spectator's Best of Award of Excellence. Building on our exceptional wine and beer offerings, our menu is expressly designed to enhance the experience of enjoying food and drink together.

Reviewed By Lynda P - Holland, Michigan

This upscale eatery offers one of the finest dining experiences that you will find in Holland. The service and food are simply amazing! The wine list is extensive as are the craft beers. Ask to be seated by the window so you can enjoy the lovely views of downtown Holland and observe folks walking by! From appetizers to steaks to everything in between this restaurant is guaranteed to become a favorite!

6. Windmill Restaurant

28 W 8th St, Holland, MI 49423-2703 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 616-392-2726
Excellent
55%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 304 reviews

Windmill Restaurant

Reviewed By Emily V

Our meals were pretty diner-typical, although this got nudged up to four stars by two factors: first, they had gluten free bread for my gluten free sister-in-law and second, the service was great; friendly and on the ball with things like drink refills and extra napkins before we even asked for them. (Minus a bit for having high chairs but bathrooms so small there was no room for a changing table.)

7. Crazy Horse Steak House Saloon

2027 N Park Dr, Holland, MI 49424-8309 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi Steakhouse, American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 13 - SGD 33 +1 616-395-8393
Excellent
60%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 448 reviews

Crazy Horse Steak House Saloon

Reviewed By Sandy D - Holland, Michigan

This is not a "franchise-chain" steak house. There is a large menu and dinners include two sides. Lots of choices!! Our server was great, food was fine and the birthday discount was a plus. The discount is equal to your age as long as you purchase another dinner. Even at 5:30 they were very busy so we were glad we had made a reservation. It can get noisy, so seating at one of the booths is better for conversations.

8. Crust 54

54 E 8th St, Holland, MI 49423-3502 Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 7 - SGD 16 +1 616-394-3002
Excellent
55%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 169 reviews

Crust 54

Serving authentic Chicago Style Deep DIsh and Stone Fired Thin Crust. Our 8th street location is great for those who want to enjoy downtown and get some great pizza at the same time. Now serving at 2 Holland Locations!

Reviewed By Mare524 - Windsor, Canada

We ordered a large Supreme Chicago Deep Dish pizza, and it was so good (and huge!) that we ate it for our dinner, and breakfast, and lunch the next day. Yum! And to make it even better, they deliver - even to our campsite.

9. Curragh Irish Pub

73 E 8th St, Holland, MI 49423-3503 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Irish, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +1 616-393-6340
Excellent
43%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 407 reviews

Curragh Irish Pub

Reviewed By DrWalkabout - Adelaide, Australia

It was a busy Labour day weekend and every restaurant seemed to be fully booked with waits of over an hour. We were four adults and a very tired baby and after driving for nearly an hour around Saugatuck and Holland searching for availaiblity we just needed a place to settle. We came in from the rain looking a bit bedraggled and the friendly staff took us in and made us feel at home, depsite pretty much being booked out at the time. Food was simple, tasty and adequate, the wait times for service and food arrival weren't too long despite how busy it was. Really family-friendly, warm atmosphere and friendly staff. Recommended.

10. New Holland Brewing Company

66 E 8th St, Holland, MI 49423-3504 Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Full Bar American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks SGD 7 - SGD 26 +1 616-355-6422
Excellent
34%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 849 reviews

New Holland Brewing Company

Reviewed By Anton031015 - Frankfurt, Germany

Went there for a couple of beer. The New Holland Brewing Pub on 8th has a great selection of craft beer. I tried several different kinds of their beer - my favorites are Dragon milk and The lost dune. I will go there again when back in Holland.

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