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) #5 of 775 Restaurants in Grand Rapids $$ - $$$ American, ,
25 Ionia Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4179
+1 616-451-4677
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“crab fries” (238 reviews)
“burger” (138 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
25 Ionia Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4179
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We re-visited HopCat for late night drinks and conversation after an afternoon stop to grab a friend a burger. Our server was amazing! She was attentive without being annoying, and it was really a delightful experience. I had a very difficult time finding food on...More

Thank Monica R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice atmosphere with an extensive beer line. It's in a great old building with a lot of charm and character. The burgers are excellent as are the crack fries. A must see if when you come to the downtown area.

Thank shoeguy24
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great food and good service! Lots of drink choices, and server was knowledgeable when we had questions. Kid's portions were big, and burgers were a good size too. Bread/buns were fresh. Patio was nice to sit on in the evening.

Thank mmorgan72
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Smallest tap beer selection of all the hopcats (because this is the original). Initially we ordered for pick up but then changed my mind and wanted to eat there so we took our take-out food and sat at the. bar and they were very accommodating....More

Thank C001
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a scroll around downtown we decided to visit this spot, based off a recommendation. The place was pretty packed during a Saturday night, we opted for the patio...waitress tool a while, then we ordered crack fries and simple drinks....our food order took forever to...More

Thank lakerbassfan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow the beer menu here is endless one whole page is taps and one is bottles. We tried a flight and i had a really great club salad! I only take away one star because it was so loud in here-it was packed! I wish...More

Thank Tarane12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited Hopcat at the urging of my daughter. She visited multiple times before and always raves about the crack fries. The restaurant was crowded for a Friday evening. It was raining and the only seating they had available was the patio. I was worried...More

Thank crstyhoney
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our Grand Rapids trip included the Ale Trail Package where we had a passport (booklet) of local city and surrounding area breweries. My husband and I hit 15 breweries in two days and received their stamps in our passport. This was one of our favorite...More

Thank Lynn14219
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I go to Hop Cat when ever I can for casual food, great brews and now can enjoy their outdoor patio too!

Thank Kathy W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoy some local brews while having some great tacos. The fries are awesome. Highly recommend. Everyone in our party enjoyed their food and the atmosphere.

Thank Don L
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Questions & Answers
25 June 2017|
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Response from RAD6150 | Reviewed this property |
Best guess: MCL 750.141, Section 141 of the Michigan Penal code states that a minor child under 17 years of age shall not be permitted to remain in a dance hall, saloon, barroom or any place where spirituous or intoxicating... More
15 August 2016|
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Response from STAVIWOOD | Reviewed this property |
Yeah probably call. Here's there number: (616) 451-4677
9 May 2015|
Response from Chris K | Property representative |
Yes, HopCat allows children with a parent or guardian before 10 p.m.. We do not have a dedicated children's museum, but have a variety of options that kids enjoy ranging from quesadillas and Mac N Cheese to Fish & Chips and... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 15
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Ionia Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4179 (Formerly HopCat)
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kent County  >  Grand Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 616-451-4677
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49 Drafts, 250+ bottles -- all craft beer, plus food you mom would make if she loved craft beer.
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