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Matchbox Diner & Drinks

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American, Delicatessen, Bar, Pub, Diner
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1345 Lake Dr SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506-1654
+1 616-774-8641
08:00 - 21:00
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Sun 07:30 - 14:00
Mon - Thu 08:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 07:30 - 21:00
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Hudsonville, Michigan
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Just enjoyed a lovely breakfast at Matchbox. Cloth napkins, carafe of coffee on table, not to mention the superb breakfast items and generous portions. Be sure to try the creme brulee French toast, if you are in the mood for something sweet. Excellent service from Jonathan. We will definitely return.

Thank 441marciaf
Wyoming, Michigan
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a wonderful breakfast. The service was awesome . The wait was not to bad for mother's day. Will definitely be back.

Thank Sue S
Grand Haven, Michigan
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our breakfast was very good... Creme Brûlée French toast and an omelette. Would definitely make the trip again!!

Thank BBLamb
Level Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Their burgers are locally sourced grass fed beef! Also love their fries. Very nice, fun atmosphere. Will definitely be going there again!!

Thank Lisa H
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised by how the Matchbox Diner has transformed the former Brandywine. The decor is well done. Love the tin ceiling. The food was delicious with generous proportions. I had the French toast and it was amazing. Prompt and pleasant service. The only downside is the lack of parking.

Thank Pspshell
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

The French toast was extraordinary!!! Portions were generous and of good quality! Nice ambiance! Friendly staff!

Thank Elisabeth S
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

This is the first time in over 20 years I haven't had to go to Chicago, Detroit, New York or Las Vegas for a great corned beef sandwich. I was hesitant to try it because every other time I've had corned beef in Grand Rapids, I wish I ordered a burger instead! Sandwich was served on lightly toasted rye. The... More 

Thank Michael B
Matt C, Public Relations Manager at Matchbox Diner & Drinks, responded to this review

Hi Michael, Thank you for dining with us and for taking the time to provide this review. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your meals. Sincerely, Matt Matchbox Diner & Drinks More 

Ada, Michigan
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273 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

We recently enjoyed dinner at Matchbox with friends and were very impressed. We started with the Matchbox Deli Platter for appetizers...the bacon jam , the schmear and the lox were my favorites. We also tried the shrimp cocktail and they were large and delicious! I had a burger, the Mr Fabulous which is a nod to a local legendary olive... More 

Thank Bob E
Matt C, Public Relations Manager at Matchbox Diner & Drinks, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us Bob and for taking the time to write this review. We are delighted to hear that you and your party enjoyed the visit! Kind regards, Matt Matchbox Diner & Drinks More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
2 reviews
Reviewed 8 March 2017

I have eaten at the Brandywine previously. But, what a great little treasure, now! The food was great and their remodeling updates modernizes the whole restaurant. I would highly recommend it to anyone.

Thank 540gm
Matt C, Public Relations Manager at Matchbox Diner & Drinks, responded to this review

Thank you so much for dining with us and for taking the time to write this review. We are delighted to hear that you had a good experience! Sincerely, Matt Collver Matchbox Diner & Drinks More 

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57 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Went to Matchbox last weekend. Had about 30 min wait. Restaurant is small so wait is long. If you have a large party only send one person in to wait not much room for standing. When weather warms up standing outside won't be an issue. Once we were seated we had a nice breakfast. I got salmon bagel which was... More 

Thank Michelle H
Matt C, Public Relations Manager at Matchbox Diner & Drinks, responded to this review

Hi Michelle, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We hope you will dine with us again soon! Sincerely, Matt Collver Matchbox Diner & Drinks More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$9
American, Delicatessen, Bar, Pub, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
07:30 - 14:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1345 Lake Dr SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506-1654
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kent County  >  Grand Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 616-774-8641
An Eastown classic reinvented!

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