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Matchbox Diner & Drinks

1345 Lake Dr SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506-1654
+1 616-774-8641
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good35%
  • Average15%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (2 reviews)
“french toast” (5 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Delicatessen, Diner, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
1345 Lake Dr SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506-1654
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The food was fantastic, but the service was so horrible that it made me not want to rush back. We were seated quickly, but it took almost a half a hour to have our order taken/even have the waitress acknowledge us. Then the food took...More

Thank Chexie21
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Service and atmosphere are excellent Food and parking are an issue. My wife ordered a Patty Melt medium and it arrived crisp on the outside and raw in the center. Sent back The next arrival was only slightly better I had a Denver Omelet. It...More

Thank David K
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Finally tried this joint for breakfast and I was very disappointed. My wife's home fries were mostly all burnt and I saw the waitress pour us decaf when the regular was out. I won't share the chatter I overheard from the cook, but it made...More

Thank LloydDob89
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

We visited as a party of 6. Cocktails were unique and good. Service was good too. The portions were huge, including g the kids meals. Our food took about 20 min, much too long. My husband had the chicken salad. He liked it, especially the...More

Thank Beentheredonethat777
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Just enjoyed a lovely breakfast at Matchbox. Cloth napkins, carafe of coffee on table, not to mention the superb breakfast items and generous portions. Be sure to try the creme brulee French toast, if you are in the mood for something sweet. Excellent service from...More

Thank marcia f
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful breakfast. The service was awesome . The wait was not to bad for mother's day. Will definitely be back.

Thank Sue S
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Our breakfast was very good... Creme Brûlée French toast and an omelette. Would definitely make the trip again!!

Thank BBLamb
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Their burgers are locally sourced grass fed beef! Also love their fries. Very nice, fun atmosphere. Will definitely be going there again!!

Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised by how the Matchbox Diner has transformed the former Brandywine. The decor is well done. Love the tin ceiling. The food was delicious with generous proportions. I had the French toast and it was amazing. Prompt and pleasant service. The only...More

Thank Pspshell
Reviewed 8 April 2017

The French toast was extraordinary!!! Portions were generous and of good quality! Nice ambiance! Friendly staff!

Thank Elisabeth S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 2 - USD 9
American, Delicatessen, Diner, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:30 - 14:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1345 Lake Dr SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506-1654
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kent County  >  Grand Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 616-774-8641
An Eastown classic reinvented!
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