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) #6 of 771 Restaurants in Grand Rapids $$ - $$$ American, ,
25 Ionia Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4179
+1 616-451-4677
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“crab fries” (237 reviews)
“burger” (138 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
25 Ionia Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4179
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went for a beer tasting. There was a variety of great beers to choose from. I ordered side of "crack fries" which were amazing. I would recommend to check this brewery out

Thank Neringa S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went for a late lunch, was not busy. It was still extremely loud, so loud it was difficult to talk without raising our voices. Service was VERY inattentive and slow. Waitress took a long time to take our order, bring our drinks, didn't check on...More

Thank Pam S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place had a great artsy vibe, awesome beer, along with some very addicting Crack Fries - a must try!

Thank ericat64
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been here many times, and because of the beer selection - they stay busy! Make sure to have their "crack fries" and try different beers..... enjoy!

Thank chip356
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love going to Hopcat and am addicted to the crack fries. However, every time I go the service is not the best; most the time it's hit or miss. I recently went to Hopcat with my husband for his birthday and got seated by...More

1  Thank verbeea1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friday night stop and was recommended to eat here from some locals . We had a small table by the door , had the 16 tweak beer . The service was outstanding we both had burgers and crack fries that stood up to all the...More

Thank shannonstaleythe2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The title is my favorite order, but they have lots to choose from including over 50 beers on tap from all over the world. Happy hour is a super deal!

Thank Iam H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best restaurant ever! Recommend anyone, anytime to GO TO THIS RESTAURANT. Definitely recommend the crack fries and cheese sauce.

Thank arya s
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

New menu since our last visit. Still good Food. Had the cheese soup and pretzel nuggs. Pretty good. Great place to go before a hockey game.

Thank Tigger3370
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A flight of beer and cider, paired crack fries and one of the BEST desserts I have EVER eaten! Just WOW!

Thank Gayle F
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Why are children allowed inside the restaurant before 10pm with a guardian of parent but not patrons under the age of 21? Seems a bit silly...
24 June 2017|
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Response from RAD6150 | Reviewed this property |
Best guess: MCL 750.141, Section 141 of the Michigan Penal code states that a minor child under 17 years of age shall not be permitted to remain in a dance hall, saloon, barroom or any place where spirituous or intoxicating... More
Are gift certificates available?
15 August 2016|
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Response from STAVIWOOD | Reviewed this property |
Yeah probably call. Here's there number: (616) 451-4677
Are they kid friendly before a certain time?
9 May 2015|
Response from Chris K | Property representative |
Yes, HopCat allows children with a parent or guardian before 10 p.m.. We do not have a dedicated children's museum, but have a variety of options that kids enjoy ranging from quesadillas and Mac N Cheese to Fish & Chips and... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Ionia Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4179 (Formerly HopCat)
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kent County  >  Grand Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 616-451-4677
  • E-mail
49 Drafts, 250+ bottles -- all craft beer, plus food you mom would make if she loved craft beer.
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