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  • Downtown
    Enjoy a huge range of entertainment, dining, shopping and sightseeing opportunities, all within an easy, eye-catching 10-minute walk.
    West Side
    From tigers and coffee to meat markets and Mexican restaurants, the West Side is a fascinating mix of old-school and up-and-coming.
    Grit, growth and creativity characterize this downtown neighborhood, which boasts unique galleries, clever dining spots and many pleasant…
    Heritage Hill
    One of the nation’s top old-house neighborhoods – with 1,300 buildings dating back to 1844 – is just a five-minute walk from downtown.
    Medical Mile
    This world-class health-sciences corridor is spurring new retail and residential developments well beyond its namesake mile.
    North Quarter
    The city’s largest park, tiniest burger joint, oldest sweet shop and newest best-bar winner are just a few of the pleasures that await visitors.…
    Diversity is the hallmark of Southtown, with numerous ethnic groups contributing to a vibrant mix of restaurants, shops and events.
    An eclectic mix of specialty shops, galleries, restaurants and entertainment venues reflect this area’s friendly, funky, fabulous character.

    Best Burgers in Grand Rapids

    How good are Grand Rapids burgers? Good enough to earn recognition from such influential media outlets as GQ Magazine and USA Today!

    Blue Water Grill. The Chili Crusted Burger is piled high with guacamole, tomatoes, haystack onions, pepperjack cheese and chipotle mayo, all on a pretzel bun.

    Choo Choo Grill. This tiny diner serves up great big taste, from the half-pound Big Caboose Burger to the slightly smaller Swiss-Bacon Burger.

    The Cottage Bar. USA Today named its Cottage Burger "Michigan's Best Burger" in 2010.

    Fifth Third Ballpark. This semi-pro baseball stadium made global news with its four-pound, 4,800-calorie Fifth Third Burger.

    Kitchen 67, A Michigan Bistro. Kitchen 67's steak burgers are made with fresh USDA Choice Native ground sirloin from the best select growers.  Come indulge in a menu of burgers with fresh ingredients and taste the spirits of Michigan with our Michigan beer braised burgers.

    O'Tooles. This Irish pub offers a variety of gourmet burgers, from a pork-topped Cuban to a "face-meltingly hot" Apocalypse Burger.

    Stella's Lounge. "The best burger in America right now is at a place in Grand Rapids called ‘Stella's'" says GQ Magazine. We can't argue - their half-pound stuffed burgers are the stuff of legend. The most popular is The Stella Blue, a 100% black angus burgers stuffed with blue cheese.

    Wealthy Street Station. This unassuming diner dazzles burger fans with its Station Burger - a half-pound of beef topped with Colby Jack cheese, tomato, lettuce, deep-fried Jalapeño slices and onion rings, and Chipotle sauce. It's served on a pretzel-style bun.

    And just to give equal-opportunity to those that prefer hot dogs:

    The Corner Bar. The burgers are great, but it's the hot dogs you‘ll remember - eat 12 or more to join the Hot Dog Hall of Fame!

    Yesterdog. Grand Rapids' favorite hot dog haunt was the inspiration for more than 35 years - and it's still going strong!