We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Blue Cow Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
119 N Michigan Ave, Big Rapids, MI 49307-1401
+1 231-796-0100
Website
Today
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 09:00 - 21:00
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 21:00
Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 09:00 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

221 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 221: English reviews
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

some couples were very loud. the food was worth it and it wasn't a romantic dinner. the witress was a little slow.

Helpful?
Thank shirley t
White Cloud, Michigan
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went with a friend and we both had the Filet Mignon. Mine didn't come out when hers did, but that was fine. Why, do you ask? The waitress explained that the chef didn't like the look of my steak and wanted to make sure it was right when I got it. NOW THAT IS GREAT SERVICE!!

Helpful?
Thank SharonSmith2013
Big Rapids, Michigan
Level Contributor
11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Melt in your mouth beef, fancy, romantic atmosphere . Right downtown park in front or back. Good breakfast lunch dinner or just for a drink! you feel special here.

Helpful?
Thank dmva1959
Level Contributor
13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I was in town for business and the house treated us to dinner at the blue cow. I had the ribeye and it was cut very well. It had just the right amount of marbling to make it delicious. The pistachio gelato was outstanding as well.

Helpful?
Thank Buzz D
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to us by a local that knew we like good food & wine. We weren't disappointed. I had the Bolognese which was great! The lighting was pretty dim for reading the menu (we used our cell phone flashlights) but is was fine for dining. Service was very good. We will definitely return if we ever find... More 

Helpful?
Thank SammerGirl
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

While some of us have dined there before, it was a new experience for a number of people in our party. The special requests were handled perfectly, and...there were a few. The filet mignon, black & blue tenderloin, and champagne chicken dishes were all outstanding. As always, the honey & goat cheese crostini was a hit and the artisanal cheese... More 

Helpful?
Thank American A
Harbor Springs, Michigan
Level Contributor
3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

The food was stellar! Unique in taste, presentation was great. The salad was wonderful. However, they were all out of salmon...

Helpful?
Thank proct64
Big Rapids, Michigan
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Chef Connie and her staff continually outdo themselves. We eat here often and are never disappointed. If your coming to...or through....or just a date night. Don't miss this very special place!

Helpful?
Thank farmchick1963
Level Contributor
111 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

My husband and me and a group of friends had reservations here and were seated in the middle of the restaurant for dinner. The first thing I noticed was that it was awfully dark at the table. I had a hard time reading the menu and seeing my friends well on the other side of the table. There were no... More 

Helpful?
Thank JasperSage
Gaylord, Michigan
Level Contributor
45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

The Blue Cow is a wonderful restaurant with locally sourced selections. Enjoyed the lobster mac and cheese and also the surf and turf entrees on this visit.

Helpful?
Thank Jodi W

Travellers who viewed Blue Cow Cafe also viewed

Big Rapids, Mecosta County
Big Rapids, Mecosta County
 

Been to Blue Cow Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 119 N Michigan Ave, Big Rapids, MI 49307-1401
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Mecosta County  >  Big Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 231-796-0100

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Blue Cow Cafe and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Hersey, Michigan

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Blue Cow Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?