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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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08:00 - 22:00
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Mason, Ohio
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93 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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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 

University Center
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Driving through the area looking at the leaves changing, we worked up an appetite and stopped at VI's. We found great and friendly service for Daniel, and nice variety of beer, and excellent food. Thank you Daniel!

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

Checking out the Fall colors and stopping by the oldest eatery in the county sounds like a good day:) Thank you for visiting the V.I. I really like our staff and Daniel is great. I'm glad he took good care of you and you enjoyed the food and beer selection. More 

Plymouth, MN
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131 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We shared the nachos for a late lunch and it was a lot to eat. Pretty good, too. Pile of chips with a lot of ground beef and lettuce. And only $9.

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

Sometimes Nachos are just the right call for a late afternoon lunch. When you are sharing, they can fill you up just enough so you don't spoil your dinner. Thank you for stopping by the V.I. Grill More 

Shelby Twp, Mi
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We just had a couple appetizers, was good and service was fine. We would stop in again for a meal next time we are in Suttons Bay

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1 Thank moejoe45
Richard R, Owner at VI Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for coming into the V.I. Grill for some appetizers. I'm glad you enjoyed the service and food. We just started our Winter Specials so hopefully you can make it back soon. More 

Okemos, Michigan
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144 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I was here during a fall color weekend. The town was quite busy and there were long waits at most restaurants. We were seated quickly as we chose to eat outside. I had the veggie burger which was very good and my friend had the whitefish sandwich. Service was fine and the atmosphere was nice. We wished there were soups... More 

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

Thank you for sitting outside. I hope the heaters kept you nice and warm! I am sorry about not having any soups available. We make our soups from scratch so we can't put them on the menu as they change daily. We might have sold out of them based on the busy day and we just didn't have any to... More 

Overland Park, Kansas
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

My husband and I had just explored around in Suttons Bay on Mon., Oct 3, and came out of a shop across the street from the VI Grill. It looked like a nice place so we decided to stop for a late lunch. When looking at the menu, we discovered that they offered Jaegerschnitzel on their Octoberfest menu. Okay, we're... More 

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

Thank you for your nice review of our Jagerschnitzel. It makes it more special that you lived in Germany and you could give us such high marks. I am sorry that you could not make it back before you had to leave the area but I hope you can make it back soon. I am glad our server was pleasant... 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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?