Two unique factors make Grand Rapids dining extra special: We're located in the middle of one of the world's best growing regions. And we're home to one of America's finest culinary schools. The result is an astonishing variety of fresh, farm-to-table cuisine for every taste and budget - downtown, around town and along the lakeshore.
Michigan’s COVID-19 restrictions impacting restaurants have all been lifted, but some establishments are still ramping back up to full operation. Check restaurant websites to confirm business hours and safety measures. Many restaurants have expanded their outdoor dining spaces and carryout/delivery service.
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Are masks required in Grand Rapids?
The Department of Health and Human Services has issued an updated epidemic order -- Michiganders who are outdoors will no longer need to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status. While indoors, fully vaccinated Michiganders will no longer need to wear a mask, but residents who are not vaccinated, or have not completed their vaccinations, must continue to wear a mask or face covering to protect themselves and others. Local governments, workplaces and other businesses may still require everyone to wear masks if they deem it safer for visitors, customers and employees. After July 1, the broad indoor mask mandate will expire. Click here for more information.View More Details
What safety guidelines are restaurants following?
The Kent County Health Department has developed very specific health and safety guidelines for foodservice businesses to follow, building on advice and input from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Restaurant Association, Michigan Restaurant and Lodging Association, and West Michigan COVID-19 Business Coalition.
Many local restaurants have signed on to the Michigan Restaurant Promise, which spells out their commitment to guests—including daily staff wellness checks, spacing tables at least six feet apart, implementing CDC-approved cleaning and sanitizing protocols, and more. In return, these eateries request that guests adhere to certain safety measures, including staying home if you feel sick, wearing a face mask when not at your table, and maintaining proper social distance. Click here for a list of Michigan Restaurant Promise members.
Are restaurants open for dining?
Restaurants, breweries, distilleries, cideries and coffeehouses and other food & drink establishments are permitted to open for indoor dining. Guest count cannot exceed 50% of occupancy limits, or 100 persons, whichever is less. Indoor dining must close between 11pm and 4am. Many restaurants are equipped for outdoor dining and carryout/delivery service. We advise you to check with an establishment directly to confirm hours of operation, reservation requirements, takeout services and outdoor dining availability.View More Details
Do restaurants offer carryout and delivery options?
Yes. Many eateries expanded their takeout operations when in-person dining was restricted, and they continue to offer this service as a convenience to customers. Search our carryout/delivery listings for restaurants throughout the region.