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Freighters Eatery & Taproom

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Certificate of Excellence2015, 2017 - 2018 Winner

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Adults $12.95
Kids $5.99
Wakeup Doubletree Breakfast Buffet
Start your day with our signature bountiful buffet offering fresh seasonal fruit, refreshing juice, granola and low-fat yogurt, hot scrambled eggs, breakfast meats and potatoes, house specialty hot entrees, assorted muffins, pastries, sweet breads, hot oatmeal and an assortment of cold cereals
Freighters Classic Breakfast
Two eggs any style with a choice of bacon or sausage, served with breakfast potatoes and toast
USCGC Bramble Buttermilk Pancakes
Served 3 to a stack, and topped with fresh berries and whipped cream served with choice of breakfast sausage or bacon
Bluewater Croissant
Two eggs scrambled, avocado, tomato and swiss in a croissant and served with breakfast potatoes
Freighters is a culinary destination situated on the St. Clair River, overlooking the serene Blue Water Bridge, giving each guest a truly unique dining experience. Freighters' Dine-In and Banquet Menus feature locally sourced menu options, which are specially created by our Corporate Executive Chef. Freighters is owned and operated by Meritage Hospitality Group, headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan. All Meritage restaurants invest in the growth and sustainability of this great state. Our Chef and Culinary Team work with local farmers, vendors and suppliers to provide the freshest, most flavorful menu options to our guests, while also supporting our local economy.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
American, Bar
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
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Reviewed 3 days ago

i really like the view of the water service is friendly coming here alot some new staff but always a great meal and drinks

Thank spereztraveller
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is my second trip to this hotel, so i have been at Freighters many times (10+ times for breakfast, and a couple dinners). The food is reasonably, but the service has been getting worse; the staff is nice, but very short handed. They need...More

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My Husband and I were on a road trip and we stopped into this restaurant on the recommendation of the clerk at the hotel we were staying in. The dining room was big, and we were seated by the window where it was decidedly drafty....More

Thank SueO30
MeritageHospitality, Guest Relations Manager at Freighters Eatery & Taproom, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Sue, Thanks for letting us know about this experience. I would like to start with an apology, as we know we can do better. We would like to make this right and will reach out to you as soon as possible. If you would, please...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The view while having lunch of the Blue water bridge to Canada was pretty inside the restaurant. The food was good, a bit pricey and the server was slacking. I can understand if they had of been busy but they were not. We had to...More

Thank 1,092
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here to visit family and close family friends in November. The view of the Bluewater Bridge was glorious and if you get to see a freighter, even better. We had a party of 10 including an infant. At 1:30 on a Tuesday only...More

Thank srqemily
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great staff! Waitress was friendly and courteous and very attentive. The atmosphere is nice with great views of the river. The food was average, nothing to rant and rave about. Decent prices. I would try it again.

Thank MSH2017
Reviewed 4 November 2018

This place is a bit pricey for what you get but it is located in the hotel so you don’t have to drive and the lights at night are pretty.

Thank FarAway39590056570
Reviewed 2 November 2018

The reason I say this is the best restaurant ever is because I accidentally left my purse behind when I left. Several hours later, I called and they were holding it for me--Everything was there! OMG, what a relief! I sincerely appreciate that! Great service,...More

Thank 985JulieG
Reviewed 31 October 2018

We ordered the fried pickles for an appetizer. Although we did not taste the maple flavor they were good. For dinner we ordered the perch sandwich with fries, Diablo Burger with fries and coleslaw, macaroni and cheese and the pot roast dinner. Everything was presented...More

Thank alwaysfun2travel
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

We stopped in for drinks early in the evening. Draft beers are available and the selections are nicely varied. I had a glass of wine. Nice pour and reasonably priced. We asked for and received long thin warm baguette slices with a flavorful herbed spread....More

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Dave B
19 October 2016|
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Response from Mw_wallace | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure. They will probably have it posted on their website or give them a call.
6 November 2015|
Response from Bellyrub1 | Reviewed this property |
Yes,it's a great venue for special occasions. call the restaurant
kathy g
2 April 2015|
Response from Mary Ann G | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they still have the all you can eat brunch. You can walk in, but if you don't want to wait I would make a reservation. I don't know if they are doing anything special for Easter--you'd have to call. You can pull up... More
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