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Beltline Bar

  • Local-first
  • 16 28th Street SE
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49548
  • Neighborhood:Southeast
  • (616) 245-0494

The Beltline Bar was opened in 1953 by George Wilkinson.  Beltline Bar was a fitting name considering 28th Street was commonly referred to by Grand Rapidians as "The Beltline." When Tony Rutkowski acquired the restaurant in 1964, the establishment only seated 42 people in a single 60' x 30' room. At this time, a total of 3 employees served beer, wine, popcorn & chili dogs, which were the house specialty. In 1966, a liquor license was acquired and Tony's son Jerry developed recipes for a number of Mexican specialties, including the WORLD FAMOUS WET BURRITO.

  • Family

    Home of the world-famous wet burrito, this Mexican café offers a huge selection of dishes for every taste and appetite.

  • Local Gems

    Legend has it that the Beltline Bar invented the wet burrito in 1966. It remains the most popular item on an extensive menu of Mexican and American dishes.

  • Open Sunday:
  • Price Range: $$
  • Open Sunday:
  • Price Range: $$