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Smugglers Cove

864 E 88th St, Newaygo, MI 49337-8555
+1 231-652-1196
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good23%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (5 reviews)
“prime rib” (4 reviews)
“shrimp” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 8:00 pmAll hours
American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
864 E 88th St, Newaygo, MI 49337-8555
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Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Had the perch basket and shrimp basket. Sufficient portions but nothing special for taste. Beer and wine selections were just okay. Ambience is excellent, and service was very good. Food came out very quickly, and it was busy.

Thank Cadbanker
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Great place for a quick lunch or great dinner. Splendid atmosphere to enjoy the best seafood in the area. Full bar with friendly staff. Located on Hess lake with windows over looking the water or sit on the deck. You can't go wrong.

1  Thank Mark F
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Food's not bad, but I quite going here because of the owner. Not a real friendly guy, and am not that overly impressed with the way that he treats guests

Thank RAV1979
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Have been several times, food is mostly good. Service is friendly. Nice local joint. I enjoy the fish and chips

Thank Jeffrey V
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

They had excellent food and service. Our waitress (Mel) was pleasant and efficient and got all our meals correct (ten of us). The new menu is great and the prices are reasonable. We also liked the remodel. Highly recommended.

Thank Wodevad
Reviewed 6 May 2017

We had all but given up dining here...run down, cheesy decorations and so-so food. What a transformation! Decor has been updated and is beautiful! Had the deep fried portabello/cheese bites and a flatbread pizza...delicious! Smugglers is definitely back on our list of "let's go back"...More

2  Thank RonandPat2014
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Our first time here & it won't be our last. The staff was tremendous, very friendly, even though they were very very busy the staff acted like they were glad we were there. The food was very good, a little pricey for this area but...More

2  Thank fishingtrip2016
Reviewed 28 April 2017

This neat place on Hess Lake (a little off M-37) is the "go to" place for special events, as well as daily meals. I've been there many times over many years. It's had a nifty "face lift" with recent interior renovations. Varied menu has excellent...More

1  Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Atmosphere casual/beachy. Restaurant on Hess Lake. Lots of boat access or from the road with ample parking for cars and boats. New decor, carpets and menus. Lots of old favorites on the menu and a few new offerings plus daily specials. Full bar. Grateful they...More

1  Thank Lynn S
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

The lakeside atmosphere is a welcome attraction. The food and service make it a desired location. My family has enjoyed a variety of treats at Smuggler's Cove. Their Fish and Chips make my mouth water. As I savor the pollock in breading, I can close...More

1  Thank WMichiganmom24
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6 September 2017|
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Response from Barbara B | Reviewed this property |
Yes, always open Sundays. Closed Mondays.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 864 E 88th St, Newaygo, MI 49337-8555
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Newaygo County  >  Newaygo
  • Phone Number: +1 231-652-1196
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