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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” (276 reviews)
“burger” (155 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 2 days ago via mobile

My husband and I walked over here after an event at Van Andel. They are open til 2 AM and serve food til 2 also. We were lucky enough to be there on a Monday for half off apps they featured after 3 PM. I'm...More

Thank shawnabanana84
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great place to stop. The food selection was massive along with their beer selection. Service was excellent. The only slight negative is that it’s a bit noisy, a little tough to hold a conversation.

Thank tcz155
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Although I’m only in my 30s, I feel like this place is for a younger crowd. It was packed and incredibly loud. We had to shout to talk with one another. The crack fries were the best part. We also ordered Long Island iced teas...More

Thank CarrieAnneSutton
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hop Cat has an outsourcing reputation across Michigan for their wide variety of craft beers on tap and delicious menu items. Needless to say, the Grand Rapids location is easily the best of them all. Pros: - A vibrant atmosphere - Outstanding Mac and Cheese...More

Thank ChrisToplack
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited while in from out of town and walked from our downtown hotel. Great selection for us adults and two teenagers. I had the Mac and cheese, delicious.

1  Thank Moss76
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had lunch here before we dropped our son off at the airport. Our server, Fix, was excellent - she explained the menu, talked about the craft beers, and checked on us often. The food was excellent (especially the crack fries!), and the portions were...More

1  Thank joe c
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic food and service. Beer was also good but was mostly what you would find at other taprooms. The food definitely sets it apart. We were told it would be a 45 minute wait and they took my phone number and texted us when it...More

Thank Katherine R
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

This is defiantly a great place!!!!! Mike the bartender was fantastic. I created my own burger and it came out perfect. The bartenders know they beer and recommend them.

Thank A N
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Hopcat's beer and cider options are quite extensive. The food is pretty good too. As everyone else says, you should definitely try the crack fries.

Thank Kristy M
Reviewed 25 April 2018

Have visited HopCat locations elsewhere and enjoy the food and beer selection. Really enjoyed their rueben sandwich this sunny afternoon. Sat outside and sipped one of their own IPA beers and another Michigan beer. Nick was our server and he was pretty busy for a...More

Thank 61tmd
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Questions & Answers
Jennifer M
2 April 2018|
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Response from Kimberly L | Property representative |
Hi. We accept limited reservations for parties of 8 or more, depending on time & day. We do use the NoWait app - you can check wait times and add your name to the list anywhere within a 10-mile radius of the restaurant. Hope... More
Jennifer M
2 April 2018|
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Response from rdsw | Reviewed this property |
No, they do not take reservations.
23 March 2018|
Response from Tres K | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do Beth. You have to try the Crack Fries they’re incredible
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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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
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
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49 Drafts, 250+ bottles -- all craft beer, plus food you mom would make if she loved craft beer.
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