Outdoor Dining in the Grand Haven Area

Where To Eat This Summer

Enjoy a variety of eateries in Grand Haven, Spring Lake, Ferrysburg, Coopersville, West Olive, and Allendale

Summer is finally here, and with that comes warmer weather and outdoor dining. You can find a variety of restaurants, cafés and breweries within that Grand Haven Area that offer safe outdoor dining experiences. Check out each featured restaurant to see the different specials they have going on this summer! 

Grand Haven

Burzurk Brewing

Burzurk Brewing is a Caribbean / Retro styled taproom with a reggae vibe. You can enjoy brews such as Czech lagers, tropical stouts, hard ciders, and more. With a different food truck available very night of the week, you’ll be sure to find the perfect food + drink pairing.

Days/House of Operation: Monday-Thursday, 2-10pm / Friday & Saturday, 12pm-12am / Sunday, 12-11pm

Butch’s Beach Burritos

Butch’s Beach Burritos is a family owned and operated business since 1987. Their menu offers burritos, tacos, and specialty hotdogs, as well as a kid-friendly menu. You can choose from the 1, 2, or 3 alarm salsa, which are fresh and original recipes. Check out their Facebook page for weekly specials and updates. 

Days/Hours of Operation: Monday-Saturday, 11am-7pm/ Sunday, Closed

The Copper Post

Right on Washington St. you can enjoy BBQ, burgers & brews at The Copper Post. On Mondays they offer a $12 special for their Motown Smashburger & Fries. They also have a $15 burrito & beer deal on Wednesdays. 

Days/Hours of Operation: Monday-Thursday, 11:30am-8pm/ Friday-Saturday, 11:30am-9:30pm/ Sunday, 11am-8pm

Electric Hero

Electric Hero is known for their premium sandwiches, salads, and soups. What sandwich will you be having: The Rhinestone Cowboy, The Smokey Swine, or Cow, Pig, & Mango Walk Into A Bar? There are also vegan and vegetarian options. If you’re a frequent flier of Electric Hero, their punch card can get you a free salad or sandwich on your 11th visit. Patrons can enjoy their tasty food outside on one of the patio tables and enjoy the street life of Washington Avenue.

Days/Hours of Operation: Sunday-Thursday, 11am-4pm/ Friday & Saturday, 11am-7pm

Grand Armory Brewing

The patio at Grand Armory is now open for the public to enjoy. Dr. Rolf’s Barbeque (located inside) cooks up some tasty grub, and the brewery has great beer to pair with it. Vinyl Night is back every Tuesday from 6:30 to 9 pm. Bring your favorite records for DJ Donz to play and have a good time. Grand Armory operates on a first come, first serve basis, but they do have plenty of seating offered. Check out the special deals and discounts for their Mug Club members.

Days/Hours of Operation: Monday-Thursday, 3pm-9pm/ Friday, 3pm-10pm/ Saturday, 2pm-10pm/ Sunday, 2pm-8pm

JW’s Food & Spirits

This spot is the place to go if you are looking for a cozy and friendly atmosphere. They offer indoor pub seating as well as outdoor patio dining. 

JW’s offers a variety of daily and weekly specials such as Mexican Monday and Tuscan Tuesday. For up-to-date hours and daily specials, take a look at their Facebook page. Their happy hour is from 2-5pm Monday through Friday. 

Days/Hours of Operation: Monday-Thursday, 11am-8pm/ Friday-Saturday, 11am-9pm/ Sunday, Closed

Kirby House

In the heart of downtown Grand Haven, Kirby House has been operating since 1873. If you’re looking for specialty pizzas or live entertainment, there’s no doubt that you’ll love Kirby House. On the weekends, they have special  features on their menu that you can’t find during the week.

Days/Hours of Operation: Monday-Tuesday, Closed/ Wednesday-Thursday, 4pm-9pm/ Friday-Saturday, 4pm-10pm/ Sunday, 11:30am-9pm

Morning Star Café

Morning Star Café is the place to enjoy both breakfast & brunch. Omelettes, pancakes, eggs benedict; they have it all!. Better yet, they have daily food specials that are posted to their Facebook page, so there’s always something new to try. You can enjoy your meal outside on one of their patio tables. They don’t take reservations, but you can call ahead and ask for a wait time. 

Days/Hours of Operation: Monday-Sunday, 7am- 2:30pm

Noto’s at the Bil-Mar

From the deck at Noto’s, you’ll enjoy incredible views of Lake Michigan while indulging in tasty food and drinks. During the summer season, seating is a first come, first serve basis.

Days/Hours of Operation: Monday, Closed/ Tuesday-Thursday, 3pm-9pm/ Friday-Saturday, 11:30am-10pm/ Sunday, 12pm-8pm

Odd Side Ales

Odd Side Taproom & Brewery is open for indoor and outdoor dining service during their summer hours. If you get hungry, you can order takeout from one of their partner restaurants and they’ll bring it right to your table. Monday and Tuesday nights are trivia nights, so be sure to make your reservations and join in on the fun. 

Days/Hours of Operation: Sunday-Thursday, 11am-4pm / Friday & Saturday, 11am-7pm

Rainy Days Cafe

Rainy Days Café offers wholesome home-cooked meals in a laid-back and comfortable atmosphere. They are known for their early bird special from 7am-9am, daily and the late bird special from 9am-2pm. They also have rotating daily lunch specials that are posted on their Facebook page. 

Days/Hours of Operation: Monday-Saturday, 7am-2pm/ Sunday, Closed

Righteous Cuisine

The Righteous Cuisine restaurant in Grand Haven provides outdoor picnic tables for customers to enjoy. Their restaurant currently has two weekly specials: Meatless Monday (20% off select meatless options) and Taco Tuesday (buy two tacos, get one free chicken, pork or vegan.) You can also find their public food truck events that are posted to their Facebook page. 

Days/Hours of Operation: Monday-Thursday, 11am- 8pm/ Friday-Saturday, 11am- 9pm/ Sunday, Closed

Stanz Cafe

Stanz Cafe is a unique, local fave because it features both Cajun and Polish cuisine. They offer six tables outside with some umbrellas for guests to cool off underneath. Happy hour starts at 3pm with $2 off appetizers and $1 off house wines & draft beers.

Days/Hours of Operation: Monday, Closed/ Tuesday-Saturday, 8am-9pm/ Sunday, 8am-2pm

Taco Jalisco

Taco Jalisco offers tacos, burritos, sizzling fajitas, quesadillas, enchiladas, ice cold margaritas, beer & many more options for everyone to enjoy. Check out their website to see the deal of the day!

Days/Hours of Operation: Monday-Thursday, 11am-9pm/ Friday-Saturday. 11am-9:30pm/ Sunday, 11am-8pm

Porto Bello

Porto Bello is located in the historic Story & Clark Piano Factory of downtown Grand Haven. If you love Italian food, this is the restaurant for you. Pasta, pizza, and garlic bread are just some of the yummy features on their menu. Their happy hour is on Friday’s from 3-6pm and it features special drinks with deals on appetizers and mini pizzas. They have a lot of outdoor seating available and they even have chalk walls that you can leave your mark on!

Days/Hours of Operation: Monday-Tuesday, 4pm-9pm/ Wednesday, Closed/ Thursday, 4pm-9pm/ Friday, 4pm-10pm/ Saturday,12pm-10pm/ Sunday, 12pm-9pm

Spring Lake

Village Baker

The Village Baker serves breakfast, lunch and dinner along with a full menu of specialty drinks. There are so many delicious options on the menu, so deciding on what to order may not be easy. Guests are able to call and make a reservation.

Days/Hours of Operation: Monday, Closed/ Tuesday-Thursday, 7am-8pm/ Friday, 7am-9pm/ Saturday, 7am-8pm/ Sunday, 8am-4pm

Stan’s Bar

This is a traditional hometown bar that is full of great stories and cold beer. Stan’s Bar offers 6 different draft beers, hamburgers, hot dogs, appetizers and mixed drinks. They update their Facebook page with food truck specials and merchandise.

Days/Hours of Operation: Monday-Saturday, 11am-10pm/ Sunday, 11am-8pm

Old Boys’ Brewhouse

This restaurant is located right on the shore of Spring Lake which provides a great view for everyone visiting. They even make their own sodas at Old Boys’, which are root beer, ginger ale and key lime soda! Their Annual Mug Membership is the gift that keeps on giving, you can get discounted beer and you even get to keep the mug at the end of the year. 

Days/Hours of Operation: Monday-Wednesday, Closed/ Thursday, 4pm-8pm/ Friday-Saturday, 12pm-9pm/ Sunday, 12pm-5pm

Burger Theory

Burger Theory is located inside of the Spring Lake Holiday Inn. There are options for every guest with over 4,320 burger combinations and wood-fired pizzas. This is a casual and welcoming environment with many different craft beer and wine options. The patio has a great view of their pool and the Tiki Bar is a great place to watch the sunset.

Days/Hours of Operation: Monday-Wednesday, 4pm-11pm/ Thursday,4pm-11pm/ Friday-Saturday,12pm-11pm/ Sunday, 1pm-10pm

Two Tonys Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar

This is the lakeshore’s premiere Italian restaurant that features fine cuisine, wine, craft beer and cocktails. They offer their full menu with an array of drink selections. Patrons can enjoy the outdoor patio in front of the restaurant and are able to make table reservations ahead of time. 

Days/Hours of Operation: Monday, Closed/ Tuesday-Saturday, 4pm-9pm/ Sunday, Closed



Southside Bar & Grill

Southside welcomes you to go inside to order and then enjoy your meal outside on the patio. Every Tuesday is $2 tacos all day long and Tivia Night @ 7pm. Check out their Facebook page for any updates. 

Days/Hours of Operation: Monday, Closed/ Tuesday-Thursday, 11am-10pm/ Friday-Saturday, 11am-11pm/ Sunday, 11am-8pm

Coopersville Brewing Company 

The beers here are crafted right on site and the majority of their ingredients are  sourced within a 20 mile radius from their brewery. There are three picnic tables on their patio for guests to have outdoor dining experiences. Reservations are not required, but are highly recommended. Check their Facebook page, you can also check out their schedule for on-site food trucks

Days/Hours of Operation: Monday, Closed/ Tuesday-Thursday, 11am-10pm/ Friday-Saturday, 11am-11pm/ Sunday, 11am-8pm


West Olive

Pipeline Smokehouse and Bar

The Pipeline does their best to serve quality food to their customers and they are also known for their late night entertainment like line dancing and live music. If you are someone who enjoys line dancing then this is the place to go. After you are done with line dancing you can cool off with refreshing ice cold beverages and satisfying food.

Days/Hours of Operation: Sunday-Tuesday, Closed/ Wednesday, 4pm-2am/ Thursday, 4pm-1am/ Friday, 4pm-2am/ Saturday, 8pm-2am

Sandy Point Beach House

Sandy Point Beach House is a fine dining restaurant featuring fresh seafood and steak meals. Guests can enjoy their meal in the fine dining areas or on the casual patio. Visit on a Thursday for Jazz Night to hear a variety of artists play.

Days/Hours of Operation: Monday-Saturday, 11am-9pm/ Sunday, 11am-8pm


Trail Point Brewing Company

Enjoy hand-crafted beers from craft brewing enthusiasts at Trail Point Brewing Company in Allendale. Pair your beer with a bite to eat from a local food truck set up at the brewery. Trail Point also offers to-go and curbside pick up orders for those who are in need of a quick grab and go meal.

Days/Hours of Operation: Monday-Thursday, 4pm-10pm/ Friday-Saturday, 1pm-11pm/ Sunday, 1pm-8pm

Peppino’s Pizzeria & Sports Bar

Visit Peppino’s patio to enjoy the sunshine during their happy hour Monday-Friday 3pm-6pm  with great deals on drinks and appetizers. You can even build your own pizza with your favorite toppings and enjoy it with friends on the patio. You are welcome to call ahead for a reservation if needed.

Days/Hours of Operation: Monday-Saturday, 11am-11pm/ Sunday, 11am-10pm

Main St. Pub

Main St. is right in Allendale near GVSU. If you are in the area, you can enjoy a meal on the patio all day long. Their outdoor area has plenty of chairs so bring your friends to gather!                    Days/Hours of Operation: Sunday, 10am-12am/ Monday-Wednesday, 11am-12am/ Thursday-Saturday, 11am-1am

There are so many great options for everyone to enjoy! So the final question is, where in the area will you be eating tonight? 

If you are a restaurant within the Grand Haven area that offers outdoor seating, let us know! We would love to add you to our list. Call (616) 842.4499 or email mcisneros@visitgrandhaven.com.

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