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DINING IN BEER CITY, USA

For Your Stay

As with any event, you need fuel to keep yourself at the top of your game. Most of the restaurants listed below can be found within a mile or so of the Crowne Plaza Hotel, and a number are within walking distance from the venue!


In order to help our attendees with dietary restrictions, we have included an easy glossary so you can quickly find if a restaurant meets your needs:

  • GF - Gluten Free

  • V - Vegetarian

  • Ve - Vegan


We also have gone ahead and included a pricing key for your convenience as well!

  • $ - Cheap Eats, entrees are between $5 - $10.

  • $$ -  Moderate Eats, entrees are between $10-$15

  • $$$ - Splurge Eats, entrees are $15+


Breweries

This is just a small selection. Check out the Grand Rapids Ale Trail above!

Brewery Vivant - $$-$$$ - 925 Cherry St SE - 10 miles from Crowne Plaza

Creston Brewery - $$-$$$ - 1504 Plainfield Ave N - 11 miles from Crowne Plaza

ELK Brewing $$-$$$ - 700 Wealthy St SE - 9 miles from Crowne Plaza

Founders Brewing Co. - $$-$$$ - 235 Grandville Ave SW - 11.5 miles from Crowne Plaza

The brewery that put Grand Rapids back on the map as a craft beer destination.

Grand Rapids Brewing Co. - $$-$$$ - 1 Ionia Ave SW - 9 miles from Crowne Plaza

Harmony Brewing Co. - $$-$$$ - 1551 Lake Dr SE - 7.3 miles from Crowne Plaza

Long Road Distillers - $$-$$$ - 537 Leonard St NW - 11.3 miles from Crowne Plaza

Mitten Brewing Co. - $$-$$$ - 527 Leonard St NW - 11.25 miles from Crowne Plaza

New Holland Brewing - $$-$$$ - 417 Bridge St NW - 10.6 miles from Crowne Plaza

People’s Cider Co. - N/A - 539 Leonard St NW - 11.3 miles from Crowne Plaza

Enjoy some crisp, fresh ciders made by the people, for the people and then hit Long Road or The Mitten for some dinner and more drinks!


Sit-Down Dining

Applebee’s - $-$$ -

Bagger Dave’s (GF, V)  -$$ -

Bob Evans (V, Breakfast) - $-$$ -

Brann’s Steakhouse (GF) - $$ -

Grand Coney (V, Breakfast) - $ -

IHOP (V, Breakfast)  - $-$$ -

Leo’s Coney Island  - $-$$ -

Moe’s Southwest Grill (GF, V, Ve)  - $-$$ -

Noodles n’ Co. (V, Ve)  - $-$$ -

Osaka Sushi  - $$ -

Panera Bread (GF, V, Ve, Breakfast)  - $$ -

Sapporo Noodle Bar - $$ -

Smokey Bones - $$ -

Sundance Grill - $-$$ -


Fancier Fare

Bistro Bella Vita - $$-$$$ -

Charley’s Crab - $$-$$$ -

Cygnus 27 - $$-$$$ -

New Hotel Mertens - $$-$$$ -

Noto’s Old World Italian (V) - $$-$$$ -

The Reserve - $$-$$$ -

The Søvengard - $$-$$$ -


Late Night Dining

Grand Coney (V, Breakfast) - $-$$

Gippers Sports Bar & Grill - $-$$


Quick Eats

Arby’s - $

Culver’s - $

Firehouse Subs - $

Freddy’s Frozen Custard - $

McDonald’s - $

Qdoba - $

Taco Bell - $

 
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