Restaurants in East Grand Rapids

Two Sodas and Sandwiches or Pick-Two Combos, or Catering at Sweet Mellisa's (Up to 45% Off)

Sweet Mellisa's

Alger Heights

$21 $14

Sandwiches and sodas satiate appetites in a cupcake shop full of sweets and coffee; catering fills up to 15 guests with gourmet food

$12 for Two Burger Combos with Drinks and Fries or Onion Rings at Fat Boy Burgers (Up To a $21.98 Value)

Fat Boy Burgers

Creston

$21.98 $12

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Classic American fare such as freshly ground burgers, corned beef hash with eggs, chili-cheese dogs, and old-fashioned milk shakes

Fondue Dinner for Two or Four at The Melting Pot (43% Off)

The Melting Pot

Northeast Grand Rapids

$55.80 $34

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Diners enjoy fresh salads before cooking entrees fondue-style right at their table

One or Three Groupons, Each Good for $12 Worth of Fried Seafood and Chicken at Fat Man's Fish Fry (42% Off)

Fat Man's Fish Fry

Grand Rapids

$12 $7

Scallops, crab cakes, alligator, and other proteins sizzle separately in dedicated fryers for un-muddled flavor

$20 for a Barbecue Meal for Two with Drinks at Louie's Bar & Rocket Lounge ($35.98 Value)

Louie's Bar & Rocket Lounge

Grand Rapids

$35.98 $20

Fusion barbecue spot blends Texas and Kansas City styles in entrees from pulled pork to beef brisket; an attached sports bar provides pints

Ethiopian Sampler Tray for Two or Four at GoJo Ethiopian Cuisine (Up to 40% Off)

GoJo Ethiopian Cuisine

Eastown

$58 $35

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Use bits of injera flatbread to try traditional Ethiopian dishes such as spicy doro wat chicken, goat dishes, lentils, and mixed vegetables

Classic American Cuisine at Brandywine (Up to 41% Off). Two Options Available.

Brandywine

Multiple Locations

$22 $14

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Classic American cuisine and dishes influenced by international culinary traditions, served all day long

Japanese and Hibachi Cuisine at Osaka Steakhouse (Up to 43% Off).

Osaka Steakhouse

Grand Rapids

$30 $17

(90)

Entrees include sushi and the Osaka seafood hibachi combo, which includes shrimp, scallops, and lobster prepared fresh at diners' tables

Dinner and Drinks for Two at Tip Top Deluxe Bar & Grill (Up to 59% Off). Two Options Available.

Tip Top Deluxe Bar & Grill

Grand Rapids

$45.85 $19

Sip beer, wine, or spirits while downing pub grub; bar hosts weekly live music with local and national acts

Beer Tasting for Two or Four at Hideout Brewing Company (Up to 46% Off)

Hideout Brewing Company

Grand Rapids

$36 $20

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Samples showcase 25 draft beers made at the in-house brewery, paired with take-home howler or pint glasses and pints of beer, mead, or wine

Gastropub Food and Drinks at Flanagan's Irish Pub (Up to 48% Off). Two Options Available.

Flanagan's Irish Pub

Downtown Grand Rapids

$25 $13

Irish gastropub serves up specialty burgers and tacos alongside suds from craft brewers like Fat Tire and Bell's

$19 for $30 Worth of Persian and Mediterranean Cuisine at Shiraz Grille

Shiraz Grille

Grand Rapids

$30 $19

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Grilled veggies & rice accompany grilled kabobs of beef, chicken & lamb; saffron & Persian spices flavor a selection of stews.

Dinner Show for One or Two from The Murder Mystery Company (52% Off)

The Murder Mystery Company

Pietro's Italian Restaurant

$60 $29

Professional improv actors invite diners to participate in an interactive whodunit as they enjoy a three-course meal

$30 for $60 Worth of Italian Cuisine at Noto's Old World Italian Dining

Noto's Old World Italian Dining

Cascade

$60 $30

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Housemade meatballs, italian sausage, and mozzarella create a menu of rustic cuisine that pairs with wines from an award-winning list

Steak and Seafood Dinner for Two or Four at Great Lakes Shipping Co. Restaurant & Tavern (Up to 50% Off)

Great Lakes Shipping Co. Restaurant & Tavern

Grand Rapids

$93 $55

(64)

Steak & seafood entrees pair with appetizers such as crab & artichoke dip, desserts such as Mackinaw Island cheesecake & specialty drinks

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According to the Grand Rapids Press writer John Berba, Jamaican Daves subjects takeout customers to a unique form of torture: making them wait until they get home to enjoy the delectable Jamaican cuisine they've purchased. Berba himself couldn't wait that long; he pulled over into a parking lot after picking up his order, parking to devour chicken curry that he described as "the best $6.50 I've spent on food in recent memory." Other specialties include fried, pickled escoveitch fish and fall-off-the-bone curried goat, which can be taken home or savored at the restaurant's booths. Potted plants, natural wood, and a Jamaican flag contribute to a quaint, homey ambiance.

1059 Wealthy St SE
Grand Rapids,
MI
US

General Manager Yace Hang and the chefs at Rak Thai Bistro prepare authentic Thai fare for lunch and dinner, enlivening palates with five levels of spice scaled from mild to Bankai hot. Fresh veggies, fruits, and succulent sauces populate the eatery’s fusion dishes, which exhibit an unrelenting willingness to shake hands with neighboring plates and a penchant for juggling the tapioca balls at the bottom of delectable bubble teas. Rak Thai's clean, modern dining room streamlines dining aesthetics with burnished wooden tables and minimalist accents, vibrant lime-green walls, and a potted bamboo sentry to prevent noodles escapes.

5260 Northland Dr. NE
Grand Rapids,
MI
US

At Pleasant Nails Spa, a BYOB establishment, guests sink into new pedicure chairs while they sip on wine and chat with friends. Amid neon-green walls, techs transform nails with traditional manicures and pedicures, or use their fingers as makeshift miniature canvasses for flower-inspired nail-art designs. Hands and feet luxuriate in pampering add-ons, such as hot-towel treatments, sea-salt scrubs, and paraffin dips that leave hands softer than a boxing match fought wearing gloves made of cotton candy.

6246 28th Street S.E.
Grand Rapids,
Michigan
US

After serving the community for close to four decades, Charles Davis—the former owner of the Dairy Queen that used to be at 333 Hall Street—knew that the time had come to sell his business. His health was failing and he closed the doors in 2008, but he didn't want to turn over the keys and the legacy he had built to just anyone. Davis told Ursula Zerilli of MLive.com, "I could have sold it many different times to many people but I was looking for a special person who would do the same things I’ve done for 37 years and I found that in Renard." He was referring to local entrepreneur Renard Johnson, who stepped up to the sprinkle-covered plate and reopened the business as Madison Square Dairy Treat. Johnson keeps the spirit of the original establishment alive—he offered kids free cones on opening day, Davis's 71st birthday, in honor of a tradition that Davis himself began. Johnson continues to serve Mr. Davis's signature lemon ice cream, and covers cones in chocolate or butterscotch dip. He and his staff also mix Krush slushes in flavors such as lemon lime, blue raspberry, and cherry for tongues looking to cheer on the Red Wings or those people who harvest cranberries.

333 Hall Street Southeast
Grand Rapids,
MI
US

Smashburger isn't just the name?it's the way chefs, otherwise known as Burger Smashers, cook every burger. First, they form never-frozen, 100% Certified Angus Beef into a giant meatball. Then they season it, place it on a butter-glazed grill, and smash it into a patty. The process caramelizes the beef, locking in flavor while keeping the meat juicy and tender. Each slab is then sandwiched in an artisan bun and is turned into one of an array of standard burgers or locally inspired specialties unique to each market.

This handcrafting approach typifies everything else the restaurant does, from blending handspun shakes to hand painting Smashburger's logo onto every beverage cup. Letting its food stand for itself and relying mostly on word of mouth for advertising, the Smashburger franchise expanded from one restaurant in 2007 to 220 today, with its swift growth from zero to 100 stores making it one of the nation's fastest-growing restaurant companies. This rapid development even caught the attention of Forbes and Inc. along the way.

2650 E Beltline Ave SE
Grand Rapids,
MI
US

Smashburger isn't just the name—it's the way chefs, otherwise known as Burger Smashers, cook every burger. First, they form never-frozen, 100% Angus beef into a giant meatball. Then they season it, place it on a butter-glazed grill, and smash it into a patty. The process caramelizes the beef, locking in flavor while keeping the meat juicy and tender. Each slab is then sandwiched in an artisan bun and is turned into one of an array of standard burgers or locally inspired specialties unique to each market. This handcrafting approach typifies everything else the restaurant does, from blending handspun Häagen-Dazs shakes to hand painting Smashburger's logo onto every beverage cup. Letting its food stand for itself and relying mostly on word of mouth for advertising, the Smashburger franchise expanded to 160 restaurants in five years, with its swift growth from zero to 100 stores making it one of the nation's fastest-growing restaurant companies. This rapid development even caught the attention of Forbes and Inc. along the way.

25 Michigan St NE
Grand Rapids,
MI
US