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VI Grill

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201 N Saint Joseph St, Suttons Bay, MI 49682-5103
+1 231-271-3300
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07:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 22:00
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here for the breakfast buffet. The dining room is nicely decorated, we sat near the stone fireplace. The food was home cooked well worth the money.

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Thank LMcEwe
Richard R, Owner at VI Grill, responded to this review

I am pleased to hear you enjoyed the food and the atmosphere in the dining room. We just finished remodeling a few months ago. Thank you for your feedback and thank you for visiting the V.I. More 

Saticoy, United States
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited during "all you can eat perch" last Friday. Fantastic and very popular. Good selection of local brews and a knowledgeable bar tender that walked us through our options.

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Thank Jeffrey B
Richard R, Owner at VI Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and thank you for visiting the VI. Grill on Friday Perch Night. I'm glad you enjoyed your meal and I'm glad Becky took good care of you. More 

Grand Rapids, Mi.
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40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined here on my birthday, and had a very good meal. After ordering, I was later told baked potato was not available. No problem.....I love mashed potatoes. I liked the fact that on a very cold night, the restaurant was plenty warm, even sitting by a window. The outside Christmas tree and decorations, made the place so inviting!

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1 Thank Mi.Flower-Child
Richard R, Owner at VI Grill, responded to this review

Happy Belated Birthday! Thank you for stopping in on your special day. Sounds like it was a nice evening out with good food and a nice warm atmosphere. I'm delighted you enjoyed your evening at the V.I. Grill More 

San Jose, California
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In the land of good burgers, this is one of the best-- just the Classic with cheese and some fries, but really well done and pretty large. Excellent selection of local and regional craft beers on draft. Server was very knowledgable in his beer recommendation and steered us both to beers we really enjoyed. We'll be back.

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1 Thank Molly C
Richard R, Owner at VI Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the V.I. Grill Burger. The burger meat is quality beef and not frozen. It is a combination of sirloin and chuck and it undergoes a 2 step grilling process (the first step seers in the juices and the second step cooks to temperature) with our own spices. The largest craft beer selection in the... More 

Austin, Texas
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

We love the meat lovers pizza here. We ordered this to go twice during our month long stay and both times, were very satisfied. The turkey sandwich is amazing and HUGE! The fries that came with the sandwiches were very good a well. Very good value.

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1 Thank AR1350
Richard R, Owner at VI Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting several times and thank you for your nice review regarding the food. The herb turkey sandwich with in house slow roasted hand carved turkey served on a grilled cranberry walnut bread and natural hand cut fries is one of my favorites. I'm glad you enjoyed this sandwich. Thank you for your feedback and I hope you... More 

Mason, Ohio
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93 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Sitting in BLUE country to watch the Buckeyes. Great nachos. Perch. And popcorn perch. Love sitting outside in the warmer months. Now if the Buckeyes could play it would be a perfect Saturday

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1 Thank nmspeech
Richard R, Owner at VI Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for coming back to the V.I. Grill when you are in town. I'm glad you enjoyed your food and I am sorry the Buckeyes didn't play worse:) That was a tough day for me (LSA Michigan '92) but my business partner/Executive Chef, Joshua, is an Ohio Native and a Buckeye through and through. He was commiserating with you... More 

jlrussell3
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

We are there two nights for dinner around 700 pm. Both nights were busy, but food arrive quickly and was well prepared. The vi hamburgers were great and so were the Cesar salads.

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1 Thank jlrussell3
Richard R, Owner at VI Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting two nights during your stay in the area. I am glad you had good service and you enjoyed the food. Thank you for your feedback. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Since moving to Suttons Bay a few months ago - from Traverse City - I've missed all of my regular haunts in TC. However, now that I live in SB, the VI Grill is my favorite place to frequent (greatly prefer it over Boone's). I'm especially impressed by the staff...they're always friendly, cheerful, and at the ready to greet you... More 

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1 Thank Nancy V
Richard R, Owner at VI Grill, responded to this review

Welcome to Suttons Bay! Traverse City is a great place but there is something special about Leelanau County. I hope you enjoy your new home. I was thrilled to hear that the staff has been so welcoming to you. This is something we discuss all of the time. I am sorry to hear about the Perch being overcooked. When you... More 

Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Great lunch good prices. Burgers were good and the portion was nice. The bloody mary was excellent. Restaurant was clean but bathrooms are very small

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1 Thank Dannette B
Richard R, Owner at VI Grill, responded to this review

Thank for your feedback on the food, prices and cleanliness. The burgers are Black Angus Steakburgers with homemade seasonings which undergo a two step cooking process to preserve the juices and the bloody mary is a homemade blend of tomato juice and spices with infused vodka in a medley of vegetables. Sounds like a good lunch. I'm glad you enjoyed... More 

Delaware, Ohio
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We stopped here when camping at Lake Leelanau. The specials of the night were Mexican entrees, so we ordered from that menu. The fahita was good with lots of vegetables and meat, and the fish tacos were adequate but nothing special. The refried beans on that plate were cold, so the waiter brought a new serving which was hot. Service... More 

Helpful?
Thank MJR869
Richard R, Owner at VI Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. I'm glad you liked the fajitas and I was surprised to hear about the fish tacos being adequate. They are a well complimented dish on our menu. Maybe you don't like tilapia. I am sorry about the refried beans not being hot but I'm glad the server took care of it. Thank you for stopping... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$24
Cuisine
Pizza, American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 22:00
Monday
07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:00
Thursday
07:00 - 22:00
Friday
07:00 - 22:00
Saturday
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 N Saint Joseph St, Suttons Bay, MI 49682-5103
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Leelanau County  >  Suttons Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 231-271-3300
Description
The VI Grill serves fresh and local American fare in a family friendly atmosphere. Some our specialties include Fresh Whitefish, hand crafted burgers, natural hand cut fries, fresh salads or unique sandwiches and save room for our local fresh daily desserts including Moomers Ice Cream. We have a outdoor seating area with a stone fireplace and full bar. Our Tavern is accented with hand scraped Hickory floors and Mahogany back bar with 22 taps, tv's are visible and our dining room includes a two story stone fireplace and specializes in large groups. Next time your in Suttons Bay, try the first eatery in Leelanau County Est. 1871!

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?