Best Restaurants Holland Michigan: Pubs, Farm To Table, Coffee Houses, Pizza, Lakeside, Outdoor, Fine Dining

Article: Best Restaurants Holland Michigan: Pubs, Farm To Table, Coffee Houses, Pizza, Lakeside, Outdoor, Fine Dining

There are so many great places to eat in Holland Michigan!!

Holland, Michigan, is a culinary gem waiting to be discovered, whether you're planning a cozy date night, a lively evening with friends, or making memories with family over a big bowl of pasta.  This picturesque southwest Michigan lake town is a haven for food lovers, offering a diverse array of dining choices that cater to every palate and budget.  

So come along with us to sip on expertly crafted artisanal coffee in a charming Holland café, indulge in delicious pastries, or gather around a table in a sophisticated restaurant where the farm-to-table philosophy brings the freshest local ingredients to your plate.

Holland's culinary landscape is rich and varied – from the zesty and bold flavors of authentic Hispanic dishes to the simple pleasure of enjoying the day's freshest catch by the lake. Each dining spot in Holland is more than just a place to eat; it's a destination that offers a unique gastronomic journey, blending international culinary artistry with the warmth of Midwestern hospitality, ensuring every meal is an occasion to remember.

Map of the Best Restaurants Holland Michigan

Great Casual Dining Spots in Holland Michigan

Hops at 84 East - 84 East 8th Street, Holland, MI 49423

Hops at 84 East offers brick-oven pies and casual pub fare (burgers, salmon, steaks) served in a rustic atmosphere with local craft beers on tap. Try the Levant salad and the SMOG pizza (sausage, mushroom, onion, green pepper) is yummy!

Butch's Dry Dock - 44 E 8th St, Holland, MI 49423.

Come on out and try the Braised Pork Belly, Pork Osso Bucco, Bistro Burger and house-made cocktails.

Accolades: Butch’s Dry Dock is one 800 restaurants worldwide (and one of 10 in Michigan) to hold the Wine Spectator’s Best of Award of Excellence.

Holland Steak Houses

Crazy Horse Steak House Saloon - 2027 N Park Dr, Holland, MI 49424

Great place for steaks! Belly up to New York strips, prime-rib, ribeye, filets, t-bones and more! Of course, there's sides, drinks and desserts!

Holland Irish Pub

The Curragh Irish Pub - 73 E 8th St, Holland, MI 49423

Expect great sandwiches, burgers, Irish stew, corned beef and cabbage plus lots more. Try their Mexican Hot Chocolate and the Peppermint Cheesecake! YUMMY!

This traditional Irish pub also has outside seating! 

Holland Lakeside Patio - Outdoor Dining

Boatwerks Waterfront Restaurant - 216 Van Raalte Avenue, Holland, MI 49423

If you love live music and outdoor seating, Boatwerks Waterfront Restaurant is perfect!  They offer live music on the patio during the summer months pf June through most of August with views of beautiful Lake Macatawa. What a great way to pass a summer afternoon in Michigan! They have some gluten free options too.

Holland Michigan Farm to Table Restaurants

Seventy Six52 W 8th St, Holland, MI 49423

Seventy Six's goal is delivering high-end modern American fare in a stunning atmosphere. The restaurant was named after the proprietor, Lucas Grill's parents wedding date. Try their Turkey, Cherry & Brie Grilled Cheese & Creamy Tomato Soup.  Vegetarian friendly and Gluten Free Options

Waverly Stone - 20 West 8th Street, Downtown Holland, Michigan. They also have a lovely sidewalk patio for dining outdoors to enjoy the lovely weather.

Lovely salads, handhelds, burgers and main entrees such as Shallow Poached Salmon and Pork Osso Bucco can be enjoyed at Waverly Stone.

Here's More Farm to Table Restaurants in Michigan!

Holland Michigan Coffee Shops - Delicious Artisanal Coffee!

Try these 3 delightful coffee shops to cure your java cravings!

LemonJello's: 61 East 9th Street, Holland, MI 49423. We love LemonJello's as they offer great breakfast and lunch options such as burritos, avocado toast, and sandwiches. Perfect accompaniment with chai ciders, cold brews and expresso drinks.

205 Coffee Bar: 205 Columbia Ave, Holland, MI 49423 is a great spot for delicious, handcrafted coffee drinks. Be sure to try their tasty breakfast “Croiffle’s” which is waffles created with croissant dough!

The Good Earth Café:  14 E 7th St, Holland, MI 49423. Great spot to grab brunch with friends in downtown, Holland Michigan. Enjoy soups, salads, sandwiches, homemade bagels, cookies and coffee in a cozy atmosphere.

Best Holland Pizza Joints

Chris and I adore wood fired pizzas and always seek out the best pizza joints wherever we go!

Skiles Tavern Inc. -154 E 8th St, Holland, MI 49423. Skiles Tavern has been serving great pizzas since 1951 plus libations in a unique "dive bar" experience. Plus they offer outdoor seating!!

Vitale's Pizza of Zeeland - 59 W Washington Ave, Zeeland, MI 49464. Serving pizzas, subs, salads, sandwiches and beer for 50 years!

Crust 54 - 45 E 8th St, Holland, MI 49423. Serving authentic, Chicago-style deep dish pizza and our personal favorite, stone-fired thin crust pizza! Try their famous Godfather pizza or the Too Much Pepperoni pizza!! Delicious. Gluten free and vegetarian friendly!

Fricano’s Too - 174 S River Ave, Holland, MI 49423. Fricano's Too is known for their incredible pizza!  Try their BBQ ribs, steak, seafood, or Italian dinners such as spaghetti created with high quality ingredients. Heralded as West Michigan's original and most famous pizza!

Mario’s - 850 Butternut Dr, Holland, MI. Tacos, spaghetti, pizza, oh my!  Mario's was recently featured on America’s Best Restaurants!

Village Inn Pizza & Sports Grille - 934 Washington Ave, Holland, MI 49423. They have a huge menu! Pizzas, burgers, salads, burritos, subs, wraps, chicken wings and more! Definitely something for everyone in your group!

Best Places to Get Tacos in Holland

Margarita's - 495 W 17th St, Holland, MI 49423. Oooh guacamole!  Shrimp, chicken and beef fajitas, taco salads and lots more! 

Taqueria Vallarta - 275 E 8th St, Holland, MI 49423. Tacos, burritos, quesadillas, you name it they have it!

Taco + Bar - 220 w 8th Street, Holland, MI 49423. Known for their super fresh, handcrafted tacos! (Plus, close to all the action at Tulip Time!)

Gluten Free Restaurants and Vegetarian-Vegan Restaurants in Holland

Low Carb - 1180 Washington Ave Suite #1, Holland, MI 49423

Grain free, gluten free and sugar free meals. Pizzas, bowls, salads, and desserts! Try the Moroccan Chicken Cauli Rice Bowl!

Anna's House - They strive to provide fresh, local, quality ingredients in their meals while offering a variety of dietary lifestyles, such as gluten free, soy free, dairy free, vegetarian & vegan.

Up Leaf Café - 12371 James St #40, Holland, MI 49424

Asian fusion restaurant with lots of healthy, vegan dishes and vegetarian options. They offer lots of meal options for vegans to meat lovers and state their food will leave you feeling full, happy, and satisfied (with no bloat!)...that's a huge win in my book!

Tulip Time Restaurants: Where to Eat

Headed to Tulip Time this May? Most of the restaurants on our map above are near the festivities and activities!

Tulip Time is a very popular Dutch heritage festival that happens each May in Holland Michigan.  Learn more about Holland's Tulip Time Festival

When visiting Nelis' Dutch Village during Tulip Time, you can enjoy the village and also eat there!  Grab food at the Hungry Dutchman Cafe or the Thirsty Dutchman Pub. 

Windmill Island Gardens has limited options during Holland Tulip Time. You can get snacks from their gift shop and there is a food wagon throughout the week.

Tulip Time Food Trucks

There will be several food trucks in front of the Holland Civic Center, 150 W. Eighth St., and spots throughout the festival, including Window on the Waterfront.

There are also several Tulip Time food trucks at Kollen Park, especially right before the fireworks!

What we like about it

We love that there are so many great restaurants in Holland Michigan! From meat lovers to vegetarian friendly to outside patio fine dining, we've got it! We listed our top recommendations above but I'm sure there are several that we missed...but that's the fun part! We love finding new restaurants each time we explore the Holland Michigan area!

Fun Things to Do Nearby

  • Grand Rapids is very close to Holland. There's tons of museums, restaurants, and fun things to do. Grab our guide!
  • South Haven's lighthouse, beach and downtown areas make for one heck of a day.  
  • Grand Haven is a great place to visit. Chris and I love seeing the Pere Marquette 1223 train, wander the scenic river walk, and explore the quaint downtown region. The Coast Guard Festival is also a blast in the summer!
  • St. Joseph (my hometown) is one of my favorite places.  Silver Beach, the bluff, downtown shopping, and riding the nostalgic carousel are my favorite things!

Our Travel Guide and Fun Things To Do

We have a travel guide for Holland Michigan, check it out!

There's lots of great spots to photograph, hike, shop, eat and explore.

When to Go

Holland Michigan is a lovely town to visit throughout the year!  The town is super populated with tourists and visitors in the spring and summer. Tulip Time is also a huge draw to this southwest Michigan town.

How to Get There

Holland Michigan is located just west of Grand Rapids and north of Saugatuck.  

Google Map of Holland Michigan! 

What To Budget

Budgeting is tricky when trying to suggest it for someone else. It all depends on if you order drinks, appetizers, where you eat and if you order dessert.

Many times Chris and I share a meal, especially when traveling. That way we don't waste food or overeat. Then we can order dessert! ;) As for budgeting, I'd plan on $25 per person per meal...again, there are so many variables! 

By: Sherry Trautman

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