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 Michigan Department of Health and Humans Services does not require that masks be worn, indoors or out. However, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that both vaccinated and non-vaccinated individuals wear masks indoors due to the COVID transmission rate in the county. You and your hosting venue can determine any requirements for your event. Local governments, workplaces and other businesses may still require everyone to wear masks if they deem it safer for visitors, customers and employees.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.
While masks and social distancing are no longer required inside restaurants, many continue to prioritize customer safety in other ways – conducting daily staff wellness checks, implementing CDC-approved cleaning and sanitizing protocols, and more.
Are restaurants open for dining?
Restaurants, breweries, distilleries, cideries and coffeehouses and other food & drink establishments are permitted to open for indoor dining. 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.