Located south of the city of Grand Rapids, Green Meadow is located in western Michigan and is home to the iconic John Ball Zoo, cider mills, museums, and many shopping and dining options. From restaurants offering traditional American cuisine to eateries specializing in Spanish tapas and everything in between, we’ve compiled a list of the best dining spots you can find while you’re here in Green Meadow.
The FireRock Grill is an upscale American gastropub and grill that serves classic American cuisine. The restaurant’s name is inspired by the 500-degree lava stones that are used to cook some of its most notable and popular dishes such as fajitas, steaks, roasted vegetables, and more. Promising to deliver customers a unique dining experience, it features a cozy indoor dining space paired with an expansive patio that brings an inviting and welcoming ambiance. However, if you’re looking for something else to savor other than their hot rock signature dishes, you can also try their diverse range of gourmet sandwiches and burgers, seafood, and pasta that are equally as tasty!
The Red Geranium Cafe
There is no better place to get a taste of the local Michigander flavor than at The Red Geranium Cafe, a dining hotspot loved by the locals known for its warm and inviting atmosphere and fresh, traditional American diner fare. Whether you’re craving burgers, sandwiches, egg benedicts, or griddle pancakes, The Red Geranium Cafe has got you covered with a wide selection of breakfast and lunch favorites. Recently, the cafe has recently expanded and opened a second location in Wyoming, making it a true testament to its popularity among the locals.
Lindo Mexico Restaurante Mexicano
If you’re looking to spice things up a little, Lindo Mexico Restaurante Mexicano will not disappoint. The restaurant is local, woman-owned, and is renowned for its appetizing range of authentic Mexican dishes including enchiladas, fajitas, tacos, burritos, and other specialties made with high-quality and fresh ingredients. Feeling adventurous? You can try their vegetarian and seafood delights which are also infused with its signature Mexican flavors. When accompanied by live music, Lindo Mexico’s extensive selection of flavorful margaritas truly hit the spot and is the perfect way to end the week.
The south meets the midwest at Tupelo Honey in Grand Rapids, where you can get to savor the very best of traditional Southern food and recipes hailing from South Carolina. The restaurant prides itself on using ingredients from responsible sources, using beef from cattle that are pasture-raised, and freshly caught seafood from the wild. The seasonal menu is an ode to the simple, scratch-made yet classic nature of Southern food. One of its signature dishes is the famous Bone-In Fried Chicken, where it is marinated in flavorful brine for up to 18 hours and fried to perfection. Most importantly, you get to experience that warm Southern hospitality without having to make a trip down there.
76th Street Truck Diner
Nothing does the greasy, smoky flavors of diner food like the 76th Street Truck Diner. You don’t ever have to feel the chill or perspire under the blistering sun as you would at a truck stop, as you get to dine in the warm, cozy indoor space and get a taste of classic American comfort food. The diner is known for its Tex-Mex delights, delicious skillets with a vegetarian option, and their omelets done in ten different ways. Furthermore, 76th Street Truck Diner is open 24/7, meaning you won’t ever have to worry if you find yourself craving all-day breakfast classics in the middle of the night.