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Tillman's Dining & Cocktails

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American, Bar, Pub
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1245 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49505-4619
+1 616-451-9266
11:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Flint, Michigan
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95 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there on recommendation of business associate who stated "great food". He ordered prime rib, so did I. Decent taste, first few bites were gristly and a ton of fat on it, which added to the 20 oz. cost. Kind of disappointing, wait staff was nice though.

Thank Ganders1984
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We went there on a Saturday night, had made reservations 2 wks prior, so we were disappointed they seated us right next to a work station, but dealt with it. The service was hurried, like they were understaffed, which is so unlike this place. The waitress seemed hurried. However, she managed it well and our food came out promptly and... More 

Thank Valleygirl5957
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Ok, after your first steps inside, you realize this is not a dining spot on any millennials' restaurant radar screen. Throw away any notions of seeing pretentious drinks or fancy entrée items. Nothing but tried and true selections - and what's wrong with having your expectations successfully met? The food is pretty darn good here, the interior is pretty cozy,... More 

Thank MichiganRayBeam
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

When we walked in I thought "uh oh". This looks like a mistake. But it was highly recommended by many people in the area for the place to go for steak. We had to give it a try. The prime rib was perfect. I had liver and onion very good. Our waitresses name was Kim. She was so helpful and... More 

Thank Debra S
Grand Rapids, MI
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50 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

We visited this restaurant last night. I made a reservation a couple of days in advance, and was asked if I wanted a table or a booth. I requested a table and mentioned that it was our anniversary. We arrived on time and our designated seat was in a booth backing up to the serving station (with glasses of ice... More 

1 Thank PhoebeGR
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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432 reviews
276 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Interesting place that could easily have a cameo in a mob movie where the gangsters hang out. It has that nice old school feel. Lucky for them, they also have good food to go with it. We started with the escargot which was pretty good. The steak was not the best I had but pretty good and cooked just right.... More 

Thank Brian K
Wyoming, Michigan
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72 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Heard of Tilman's for years and driven by many times. Tonight we decided to try this place out, my was this a great place for dinner. As a appetizer we ordered onion chips. A nice beginning for our tasty dinner. We both ordered the House Cut 14-Ounce Prime Rib, this was a powerhouse of a meat selection. Cooked to perfection... More 

Thank John M
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 March 2016

Eight of us went out for an adult, family dinner. We arrived around 6:00 and our server was fantastic. We all had a couple of drinks and then ordered dinner. The food did not disappoint. I had the open faced prime rib and it came out the way I asked it to be prepared. The eclectic décor has not changed,... More 

Thank Joe B
Fruitport, Michigan
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 March 2016

Three of us had not been out in awhile. Stopped at Tillman's and did not have a reservation. They were able to seat us and we all had one of the best steaks ever, the Petite Tenderloin. Very tender, great taste. Sides were enjoyable also. They have been a great stop for many years and will continue to go there.

Thank bombay01
Rockford, Michigan
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

Lame.....18$ for a piece of walleye the size of my hand , the garnish of kale was turning yellow....came with a small side of canned green beans....canned!!! Salad was just as small and consisted of lettuce, pinch if shredded carrot and two red onion rings.....my husbands prime rib was good, but nothing special, his salad was the same and a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1245 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49505-4619
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kent County  >  Grand Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 616-451-9266

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?