We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Really bad food”
Review of The Spinnaker - CLOSED

The Spinnaker
Price range: USD 20 - USD 25
Cuisines: Seafood
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Buffet, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Patterson Avenue
Transit: Public transportation is approximately 1/4 mile from the hotel.
Reviewed 25 June 2014 via mobile

We ate at the Spinnaker with good friends and were sorely disappointed. I lived in GR for years and it was a good restaurant; particularly seafood. This visit was terrible. The service was good but none of the food was good. Will not be back.

Thank goldenbear25
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviews (47)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

9 - 13 of 47 reviews

Reviewed 4 June 2014

This was one of the first dining establishments I visited when I came to GR. They had escargot (and it was so good!) and they served crab legs with drawn butter with the candle under it (like everyone used to do back in the day). And then, everything changed. Disappointed.

    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
1  Thank RW82014
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 21 May 2014

Service was fine, but the food was no more than mediocre, certainly not worth the high price.

I had a walleye (recommended by the server). It was satisfactory, but seemed to have more skin, breading and white sauce than fish. My husband's salmon had a too-sweet ketchup-colored sauce that was entirely unnecessary. Our bill was around $80, including one beer, no dessert.

There was a lot of overflow noise from the nearby bar. That would have be OK except they had music that I hate.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
1  Thank MLS_NJ
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 20 April 2014

The Spinnaker has a nice layed back atmosthere. The Staff very attentive, Big Menu & Fantastic Morning Buffet either 1 is GREAT. ask 4 BARB

Thank Carol V
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 14 April 2014

I don't understand the poor reviews on this site. The chef's special (walleye, salmon, and a crab cake with lime glaze) was excellent. Very good lump crab cakes, nice presentation of salads and food. It is intentionally dimly lit. The desserts (cheesecake and crème brulee) were only so-so.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
1  Thank DANIEL P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed The Spinnaker also viewed

Grand Rapids, Kent County
Grand Rapids, Kent County
 
Grand Rapids, Kent County
 

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing