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Blue Cow Cafe

119 N Michigan Ave, Big Rapids, MI 49307-1401
+1 231-796-0100
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“risotto” (17 reviews)
“steak” (18 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
119 N Michigan Ave, Big Rapids, MI 49307-1401
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has one of the best wine selections I've ever seen. The options of varietals and price are fantastic. The risotto, the filet, the salmon - all delicious! My favorite is the pumpkin cheesecake in the fall.

Thank solomominheels
Reviewed 22 December 2017

We have been dining here for many years. The food is fresh and delicious and Chef Connie is always coming up with new dishes. We always love the salmon, the scallops, rib-eye steak, and champagne chicken, and escargot. Great wine selection too. Fine dining ambience....dont...More

Thank Mshansky
Reviewed 13 November 2017

Here on business and heard about the Blue Café. Visit was on a quiet weekday early evening. Well appointed throughout. Wait staff very pleasant. Ordered appetizer, Caprece Bruschetta, very well done on slightly grilled/toasted bread. Ordered Salmon and it was excellent; accompanied by cup of...More

Thank terrymR3609FK
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

Great service, outstanding food, terrific atmosphere, large wine selection. We went for breakfast. My fiancee had the eggs Benedict which was excellent! We definitely will return to try lunch and dinner!

Thank davidmk24
Reviewed 24 October 2017

I was in Big Rapids on business and had dinner here 2 nights in a row. The chicken marsala was delicious! The chicken was so moist and tender. The waitress let me swap food items around in order to make a GF meal, thank you!...More

Thank TravelingRN04
Reviewed 18 October 2017

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...More

Thank Anne K
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Came in with a large group of about 30. The place was well prepared and drinks were served and orders taken quickly. The food (I had a steak) was fantastic, not just for me, but several in the group commented about it. The wait staff...More

Thank davyd83
Reviewed 30 September 2017

We took our grand daughter here and we all loved the food, the service and the atmosphere. She & I had champagne chicken which was awesome. My husband had chicken marsala and we all shared a piece of chocolate peanut butter cheesecake. We want to...More

Thank MimiandPapa2862
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Although the atmosphere was pleasant, the food was overpriced and barely average quality. The Kessler Chop was overcooked and dry. The Champagne Chicken was tasty, but the risotto was runny and poorly cooked. Our salads were not very fresh. When we dine out we do...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 28 September 2017

My husband and I were passing through town and hadn't eaten dinner; it was 8pm and the cafe closed at 9pm. We felt bad about stopping in so close to closing time but were very pleased with the service we received. Our other concern was...More

Thank Lorilu69
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Jan H
14 April 2017|
Response from Latty | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I cannot speak to that I would contact the restaurant. Regards Latty
31 July 2016|
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Response from tropicaltravelslhvc | Reviewed this property |
I was hoping the restaurant would answer my questions. We have gone in very casual as well, but wondered if they were just letting us "slide". We've also seen a dog on the patio, but wondered if it's against their rules.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 119 N Michigan Ave, Big Rapids, MI 49307-1401
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Mecosta County  >  Big Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 231-796-0100
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