A Foodie's Guide To Grand Haven, Michigan

One of the best parts of traveling and going on vacation is discovering your new  favorite dishes and restaurants. We have selected some key recommendations as locals for your stay in Grand Haven, Michigan.

Coffee Shops

Aldea Coffee​

Aldea Coffee is located inside the Armory building in Downtown Grand Haven. They are a Certified B Corp who works directly with coffee farmers in Honduras and Tanzania offering specialty coffees, chai, matcha, and more. The cafe is great place to sit and connect with others. They also sell brewing equipment so that you can brew Aldea’s specialty coffee or teas at home. 

Side Bar Artisan Coffee​

Nestled in Odd Side Ales, Side Bar Artisan Coffee offers artisan coffee and cafe drinks. Their menu is full of creativity from lavender lattes and s’mores hot chocolate. If you’e looking for quality and delicious coffee or smoothies, we highly recommend Side Bar Artisan Coffee. 

East End Coffee Stop​

With the finest coffee beans and fresh daily brewing, East End Coffee Stop is a local and cozy coffee shop in the east end of Grand Haven. Three generations of family who have teamed up over the decades to bring Grand Haven the freshest and most delightful coffee you could ever imagine. They also serve breakfast and lunch too. 

Bars and Breweries

Grand Armory Brewing

Grand Armory is a tap room offering diverse and high quality house made craft beers. Located in the heart of Downtown Grand Haven in a 113 year old building, they over 20 taps ranging from ales, ciders, and wines to choose from. It is a great gathering place for friends to sit down and enjoy their evening with live music and BBQ.

Long Road Distillers

Enjoy an extensive lakeshore-inspired cocktail menu and a full food menu featuring snacks, shareables, salads, sandwiches and more at Long Road Distillers. At Long Road, they don’t source spirits, they source ingredients using honest ingredients grown across the region, supporting the natural and agricultural resources of West Michigan. 

Odd Side Ales

In the old piano factory, Odd Side Ales offers unique and craft beers paired with live musical nights that bring the old factory to life. The taproom and brewery’s mission is to provide quality and creative innovative craft beers. Their taproom has 50 taps with their craft beers, ciders, wine, cocktails and  seltzer. They pride themselves on creating a fun and community-minded atmosphere with the absence of TV’s and monitors.


Finn’s Chophouse & Speakeasy

Finn’s is located in the heart of the Downtown Epicurean Village in Spring Lake.  A classic chophouse featuring hand cut steaks, farm fresh sides, specialty cocktails from a speakeasy style bar and live local music. Stepping into this restaurant will take you back in time. 

Morning Star Cafe

With long waits on weekends, Morning Star is a local favorite and with good reason. This breakfast and lunch spots provides southwestern cuisine with a flair. They have tasty and unique dishes among an eclectic diner style setting. Don’t forget to leave room for dessert because all of Morning Star’s baked goods are homemade!

The Paisely Pig

The Paisely Pig is a gastropub offering high quality American fare with local and fresh ingredients. This is a locally owned restaurant located in Grand Haven that offers more than just their phenomenal pulled pork. The menu includes high quality sourced ingredients from locally owned farms for their soups, sandwiches, burgers, pizzas and more.

Sandy Point Beach House

A contemporary beach house with upscale and coastal design that brings quality dishes and gourmet burgers. Sandy Point Beach House is a casual but fine dining setting with American fare and fresh seafood, featuring the newest culinary trends. They have a large patio with live music throughout the summer and a beautiful indoor dining space as well that brings the outside in. 

Well Wishes from Upscale Lakeshore

At Upscale Lakeshore we believe a memorable and exciting vacation is marked not by just where you stay, but also where you eat. We want to share our favorite spots and flavors with you to give you the best vacation you can have. We wish you a wonderful time full of satisfied stomachs and relaxed minds! 

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