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The Cottage Bar & Restaurant

18 La Grave Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4206
+1 616-454-9088
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good42%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“cottage fries” (19 reviews)
“burger” (62 reviews)
“chilli” (15 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
18 La Grave Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4206
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Reviewed 31 March 2017

Six of us went to the cottage inn. Service was great and food was good. We went early since we had a meeting at 7pm. Not really crowded at the time. We have been going there for about 25 years.

Thank EWS33
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Appetizers were bland and boring. Beer was good thank goodness. Service staff were crabby and without smiles. This place needs some updating!

Thank Mary T
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Unfortunately, my fiance weren't that happy by the 5 women at the table next to us. They were very, very loud and obnoxious and it was still only 6:15 pm. We have been to One Trick Pony several times (same owners, just around the corner)....More

Thank Mreiman2
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

My husband & I had been here years ago & the food was excellent. We went here on December 23 and invited my Dad & brother. My Dad is in a wheelchair. The bathroom situation was awful. Tables close to the bathroom door & he...More

Thank Jodiba71
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Stopped for lunch before the Play at the Civic Theater. Good burgers and friendly atmosphere, Great location for the theater and Childrens Museum

Thank Rondaben
Reviewed 19 November 2016

After discussing several ideas about what type of food we wanted to try, friends and relatives took us to this establishment in downtown Grand Rapids. Low ceilings and interesting decor gives Cottage Bar a "pub" type of atmosphere. We were greeted and seated very quickly...More

Thank WindsorTenor
Reviewed 2 November 2016

What a JOKE,, Burger is from a frozen Box of Dog Food for $9.00 Onion Rings are from a Bag of Frozen CRAP for $7.99 Nothing is Fresh or hand made its slightly better than McDonalds but not by much. GO TO Stella's for a...More

Thank Risen A
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Low ceilings, good and affordable food, and full bar, this place is the epitome of a neighborhood joint. The theater crowd in GR loves to stop by this place after rehearsals and shows for drink and food. That should tell you all you need to...More

Thank Brtman
Reviewed 13 October 2016

We were at Art Prize and were discussing where we wanted to eat lunch. Two strangers heard us and advised that we go a few blocks away for the "best burger" in Michigan. We are glad we did. One of the previous questions asked if...More

Thank Richard R
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Supposed to have award winning burgers. Cottage burger was okay, not great and the other burger was dry even though ordered medium. Service was lacking. No setups on table. Had to go get napkins myself. Very dark and dingy. Needs updating. Smell smokey. We won't...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 La Grave Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4206
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kent County  >  Grand Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 616-454-9088
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