Holland offers diverse dining options for every palette. From bar food to fine dining, here’s a quick guide to the best restaurants in Holland MI.
Best Brewery Restaurant in Holland MI
New Holland Brewing Co. is our favorite brewery restaurant in downtown Holland MI. Although this brewery and pub has been a staple in Holland since ‘97, they’re always up to something new and continue to be a major draw for the beer scene in West Michigan. As one of our favorite West Michigan lakeshore breweries, New Holland offers a great selection of beer and food, all packaged in the convenient and friendly pub on 8th Ave. Enjoy their large and airy indoor space to try a flight and a hearty meal, or take it to the street to dine sidewalk-style.
Best Breakfast Restaurant in Holland MI
The best spot for all delicious varieties of breakfast goods is traditional dutch bakery deBoer Bakkerij. Located on the north side of town, this local-favorite spot has a huge breakfast menu with all of your American and Dutch favorites, including eggs, omelettes, hash browns, veggie skillets, buttermilk pancakes, french toast, and waffles — plus bakery items like breads and donuts. Don’t forget to grab a glass of fresh-squeezed juice. deBoer Bakkerij serves full breakfasts even the pickiest eaters will love, and have dine-in and takeout service available Tuesday-Sunday mornings.
Best Happy Hour Restaurant in Holland MI
Taco + Bar is located a short distance from the waterfront, so it’s a great spot to stop after exploring Kirk Park and visiting Lake Macatawa. This hip spot is known for its handcrafted tacos and cocktails. Everything on the menu is made with high quality ingredients — and the menu is curated to make ordering simpler. Try the taco al pastor, made with roasted pineapple, red onion and cilantro.
For drinks, Taco + Bar has specialty tequilas and mezcals that are great on their own, or in one of their signature cocktails. Our favorite is the Oaxacan Old Fashioned: reposado tequila, agave nectar, bitters, and citrus peel. It pairs perfectly with chips and guacamole — or really any taco, honestly.
Best Date Night Restaurant in Holland MI
Waverly Stone Gastropub is a charming restaurant located downtown Holland MI on 8th St. The historic space, with warm wood accents and ambient lighting is the perfect place to bring a date. Plus, the food is sure to impress: choose from upscale appetizers like the red wine pear toast or the smoked salmon spread, or hometown favorites like the classic Smash Burger or sauteed whitefish.
At Waverly Stone Gastropub, you’re sure to find something here your date will love, with friendly service to make everyone feel welcome. You can sit at the high top tables by the bar or find a secluded booth, but if the weather’s nice, take your date out to the patio for dining al fresco — it’s even dog friendly.
Best Fine Dining Restaurant in Holland MI
Seventy-Six, just a block west from Waverly Stone Gastropub, is a unique establishment dedicated to pairing excellent service with approachable upscale dining options. Outfitted in modern casual decór, this locale is sure to impress and is perfect to celebrate a special occasion like an anniversary or business dinner, or just to spiff up an average Tuesday.
Whether you want to get real fancy with the peppercorn-crusted filet mignon or just stick the “high-end junk food” like the lobster rangoons or smashed avocado (which we suspect is just a snazzy way of saying guac), you’re sure to find something delicious and verbally impressive at Seventy Six.
As a great lakeshore location with metropolitan amenities, Holland has a lot to offer its residents. If you’re considering a move to this up-and-coming West Michigan city, give BlueWest Properties a call! We have listings in Holland you and your family are sure to love. Reach out to our team today to learn more.
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