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Public

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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131 E Main Ave, Zeeland, MI 49464-1735
616-741-9772
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Zeeland, Michigan
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Been here several times with my wife, the service is slow, on Valentines Day it was nearly non-existent.

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Thank GaryJMarlink
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Truly unique and adventurous food along with hearty favorites. The service is wonderful too. Bethany was a lovely server, prompt, knowledge, and loves the food she serves. She understood the menus and was able to explain the unique and creative fish specials. The food was excellent with just the right amount of food. We ate our whole meal and we're... More 

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Thank Mark K
DeWitt, Michigan
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

A recent Friday found us in quaint downtown Zeeland. After a glowing recommendation, we decided to try Public. Thankfully we arrived before the lines of hungry customers started lining outside the door. The decor was cozy, warm, and vintage in feel. The lunch menu offered many elevated taste options - not your average fare. I ordered the special of the... More 

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Thank KLH6519
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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111 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

The place was packed so good to see. Food was terrific as was the Service. We always enjoy going there never disappoints.

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Thank Phil N
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Tomato soup way too salty. Grill cheese served on a wooden board that I have questions of cleanliness

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Thank Helen E
Zeeland, Michigan
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Public is a fabulous place to go. Small in the size of the place, but BIG on taste. Wonderful. The chef is very friendly and checks in with every guest to make sure everything is perfect. This is one you will go back to!!

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Thank James V
Zeeland, Michigan
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

it was my birthday, they didnt care, iwas 75, i did, too crowded, too noisey, food ok, just not enough of it for what we paid for

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Thank meemaw517
Zeeland, Michigan
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Always loved this place for lunch or dinner. In the summer sitting outside is a treat. Teh menu is always fun.

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Thank Adam W
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

We stopped for dinner on our way to an evening event in Holland. We researched an interesting dinner spot and wanted to try something new. Based on on-line reviews, we thought that this sounded like a great spot, and it was! Our server was wonderful, giving us the perfect combination of attentive and informative, but not overbearing. The menu is... More 

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Thank lovestotravel616
Byron Center, Michigan
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67 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

What a great meal! Tristan, our server, was very helpful and knowledgeable about the menu. He also knows how to pace a meal. Two of us had the brandied pork medallions, a delectable mix of flavors, textures, and colors. The other two diners enjoyed the pork tenderloin and the hamburger. Highly recommended!

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Thank Mary V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 131 E Main Ave, Zeeland, MI 49464-1735
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ottawa County  >  Zeeland
  • Phone Number: 616-741-9772

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?