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336 West Clay, Muskegon, MI
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Wed - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
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Muskegon, United States
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Courses is the "teaching" restaurant for the Culinary Institute of Michigan, which means it's only open when classes are in session, so be sure to check the web site for status. We were there for lunch, and had food that was well-prepared, tasty, and presented at cordon bleu levels. And, they have a full bar and good wine list. if... More 

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Thank Phil S
Palm Bay, Florida
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931 reviews
380 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 274 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

Everything we had was delicious especially the soft crab sandwich, blueberry vinaigrette salad and the desserts. Homemade rolls & bread were also very good. Our server, Robert P. was very professional.

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Thank Ronald G
Michigan
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

This is a wonderful place to eat in the downtown area. Monday thru Friday, only when school is in session, so check on line before you go. You can also check the constantly changing menu, and make a reservation on line. Ask about the French sodas too, ummmmm! We think iit is romantic fun. On special occasions, but not wine... More 

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fruitport
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

No tipping is necessary. The food is outstanding and the service is excellent. These are all students serving and cooking under supervision of course. They try to do their very best and they usually succeed

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Thank linny2956
Muskegon, Michigan
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016

My friend and I have eaten lunch here twice and both A+! The weekly trio specials are CRAZY priced at only $15.00 for 3 courses! Fried portabella mushrooms, frog legs, shrimp bruschetta and a seafood tortellini. Noodles were hand made and the lobster tail was better than the one I paid $39.00 for last week! Our waiter was visibly nervous... More 

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Thank Sonia G
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015

My husband and I were in town visiting via the ferry and I found this place online that seemed like the perfect place for a romantic dinner. It was right at the center of their little downtown area in Muskegon and a block from our hotel so it was perfect. The food was overall very good, the wait staff was... More 

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Essexville, Michigan
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015

My boyfriend and I recently just moved to Big Rapids for school, and deciding to explore the surrounding area, we ended up in Muskegon. And to be honest, I wasn't impressed with Muskegon in general. That is, until I went to the Courses restaurant. All I can say is wow. My boyfriend and I each got a delicious pineapple aviator,... More 

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387 reviews
290 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015

Courses is a beautiful restaurant, downtown Muskegon, clean, nicely decorated and welcoming, a working classroom staffed by students of the culinary school. The food was excellent, the presentation was awesome. Service was lacking just a bit but keep in mind the servers may be a beginner or an advanced student. Nice atmosphere and booths are extremely large and comfy. Every... More 

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Thank travelers966
Muskegon, Michigan
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

Very upper class atmosphere, without the upper class price. Very classy dishes, full bar, and the waitstaff treat you like you are a VIP. Always come here at least twice every college semester to check out the new menus.

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Thank Steve W
Dayton, Ohio
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2015

What a wonderful experience. The restaurant is staffed by Baker College Students who have studied hard and are excited to be finishing up their studies. The restaurant is beautifully appointed, as nice as any fine dining restaurant I've been in. The menu is somewhat limited but there are poultry, beef, chicken and vegetarian choices. First, second, third, and dessert courses... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 336 West Clay, Muskegon, MI
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Muskegon County  >  Muskegon

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?