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Tavern on the Square

$$ - $$$American, ,
100 Ionia Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4115
+1 616-456-7673
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good36%
  • Average25%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible7%
28 Oct 2017
“Across the street from Van Andel”
29 Jul 2017
“They DGAF”
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
100 Ionia Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4115
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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Visited this restaurant while taking in a Bob Dylan concert across the street at the van andel arena. It’s a sports bar and has very good burgers.

Thank Cystokid
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Being a late night patron I expect to wait an extended amount of time for drinks and to be let in. That being said, the bouncers will let any person in that they are familiar with, therefore people in line wait forever to get in....More

Thank Julia M
Reviewed 26 July 2017

We found this place as we were attending a show at the Van Andel Arena. It is just a short walk, but far enough that show-goers hadn't overcrowded the place. They had a great selection of beer and very good pub food. The tacos are...More

Thank Bryan M
Reviewed 16 July 2017

My wife and I took our family of seven (five kids ages 11-20) to Tavern on the Square to celebrate a birthday. It was 6:00 pm on a July Saturday night. There was no wait, and plenty of seating available inside and out. We had...More

Thank Rich A
Reviewed 30 January 2017

We were looking for a restaurant before the Griffins game. HopCat was packed. As was Peppinos. Tavern was empty...should have taken that as a sign. The menu is very small. Basic bar food. The server couldn't answer basic questions about the menu (are the lettuce...More

Thank sunshinegang35
Reviewed 6 January 2017

This is a great location to meet for drinks-with a fun vibe!! However, the food is very average, as was our waitress.

Thank SpencerFab
Reviewed 8 September 2016

The menu is varied, though largely bar food. We had spring roll appetizer and pretzels with dipping sauce. Both were very good. The bar is adequate though somewhat unsophisticated. They specialize in brew and, I'm told do it well. A vodka gimlet was a challenge....More

Thank Welshman42256
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Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

The bouncers at Tavern openly discriminated against people of color. They are disrespectful, the food isn't great, the floor is sticky...I will not patronize this place again for any reason.

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Reviewed 18 July 2016

Just stopped in for a drink while waiting for our reservation time down the road. Izzy was very pleasant, brought over a list of drafts for the day. We (3) ordered beer and looked over the menu. It seemed pretty limited, but we were planning...More

Thank DDPerks
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Got the guacamole which was made in house. Good flavor. Also got the brisket tacos. Had a little heat and a ton of flavor. Good experience.

Thank Derrick R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
3:00 PM - 2:00 AM
3:00 PM - 2:00 AM
3:00 PM - 2:00 AM
3:00 PM - 2:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Ionia Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4115
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kent County  >  Grand Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 616-456-7673
"An attractive, upscale bar and grill in downtown Grand Rapids".
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