Wendy’s

1185 M 89
Plainwell, 49080
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I've been coming to this Wendy's for the last 3 or so years. The food has always been good and the staff here has always been friendly and helpful. For example today I ordered the chili. The cashier let me know that they currently had a 2 for one on chili. I had no idea. Cool an extra chili free! Later, a staff member went around asking if everything was good and if anyone needed anything else. not usually the kind of thing you see at fast food restaurants. These folks get top marks from me for years of good service and a proactive approach at constant improvement.

(269) 685-1472

Burgers, Fast Food

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Plainwell Ice Cream

621 E Bridge St
Plainwell, 49080
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Good ice cream!
Best Ice Cream ever! Always have to make stops on our way past Plainwell to get some. Just 5 min off the highway it's easy to get to. There are couple of good restaurants nearby to, so you could have dinner before dessert if you want, but why would you. Life is short eat dessert first.
Have not had a bad flavor yet. Blue moon: excellent French silk: unreal Blueberry marble: so good The list goes on and on.. We don't buy our ice cream from grocery stores anymore and drive 45 minutes to buy their half gallons here. So much better. If your in the area stop here.. Well worth it! Staff is friendly and helpful.

(269) 685-8586

Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt

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Old Mill Brewpub & Grill

717 E Bridge St
Plainwell, 49080
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Happy food and happy service. After one visit, I'm hooked and this is officially our go-to spot for Gun Lake-weekends. Beer, solid. Burger, solid. Cuban, solid. "The Big Pig", awesome. AND, it's a great atmosphere in a cool building. Especially considering the lack of options within a 20-25min drive, this place shines brightly. Can't wait to hit it back.
First of owner was extremely nice and talkative and gave us a tour of the entire place. Very impressed with his friendly demeanor and attitude. Now to the food and service. Service was a 5 - Abby was friendly attentive fast and cute! Food was a 4.6 - Had the depot dip which was very good tender especially with the onions and mushrooms. Only thing held it back was the fries which were a bit overcooked for me. So overall? 4.8 but I rounded up to a 5 not down to a 4 for the stars.
Living in Allegan Old Mill is the best choice in a brewery without driving to Kalamazoo or Grand Rapids. If you eat at Old Mill id suggest starting with the artichoke dip as an app and then a burger for main course- other options arent so great.. The beer is pretty good ive enjoyed the IPAs but the crazy beaver cream ale is my favorite.. Overall a solid brewery that you should give a try...

(269) 204-6601

Pubs, American (Traditional)

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The Lost Raven

200 E Bridge St
Plainwell, 49080
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The Lost Raven gets 5-stars for being 'Michigancentric' can't give them enough credit for that. This was my first visit, and overall I will for sure return. Food was good, well portioned and modestly priced for the quality. (We had an App, Salad, 2 burgers and 3 drinks=$65 before tip) Service and drinks still need a little fine tuning. Service was good but lacking in food knowledge and perhaps a little too eager to clear plates without interrupting the diners. The cocktails don't yet live up to the quality of spirits being used, but where there's a will there's a way. Plainwell has limited offerings like The Lost Raven, so that is working in their favor. I went with a friend. We were greeted quickly with a smile. It was only 4:30-5p and there were a few tables but a lot of staff. The open kitchen was nice, but in walking through the restaurant, which is fairly close quarters, only the host made eye contact and/or said 'hello.' There were 2 guys on the line and at least 6-7 servers/host/floor managers that we walked shoulder to shoulder past and not one made eye contact, smiled or was otherwise inviting. They were simply getting out of 'our way' as we were being sat which I can understand but it sets a tone. We sat outside, the patio is lovely, but it was a brisk July evening and they were very nice in accommodating us to move to an inside table. We were sat and quickly greeted by Sam. He was good, but seemed a little green as a server overall. I ordered a Manhattan with Traverse City Whiskey, I love that you get to pick from ALL Michigan spirits. The Manhattan was automatically served up, which was fine but not expected. Overall the cocktail was a little too sweet, so if you prefer be sure to ask for it light on the sweet vermouth. They also use a candied cherry. I asked the server what kind of cherry it was, who didn't know but turned to the bartender who told us it was a luxardo cherry. It was unique, tasted good on its own but only increased the sweet level... and I expected a Michigan cherry (it is michigan cherry season) from the Michigancentric place. I ended the dinner with their version of an Irish coffee with Valentine Whiskey. I was sitting by the bar and the bartender confirmed directly with me that I wanted the brown sugar with the whiskey muddled with coffee and layered with heavy cream. The drink was delivered in awkward glassware (forgivable but form over function is a problem)... the problem was it wasn't layered at all, and was delivered with the apologies coming from the bartender saying he 'only had half & half, not heavy cream' I drank it and it was fine but I'm sure they don't want guests to just say 'it's fine.' My friend has a glass of Michigan white... I don't recall which one. She asked if they had a moscato, but he didn't seem to know what moscato was, but she said she liked sweeter wines he recommended one for her and she liked that one. The Smoked Gouda Dip with bread small plate was delicious. Pronounced smoke flavored but NOT overwhelming at all. The charred ciabatta was good counterpoint. The only problem... we ran out of dip... it was that good! It'd be good to dip veggie in too if your gluten-free or just want something other than bread. The arugula & kale caesar was quite good. I am not a seasoned kale eater, and it wasn't too chewy. The balance of tender arugula with the kale was perfect. It was a good size side salad and dressed lightly. The dressing itself was pretty good, a little stronger flavor with the stronger flavored greens wouldn't have been bad. I ordered the Pomelo Burger and my friend ordered the Raven Burger. The burgers both came with a mountain of slaw. The slaw was good. My friend really loved the Raven Burger. It looked very juicy, juicier than the Pomelo. The Pomelo was just ok for me. It basically tasted like a meatball sandwich (not a bad thing at all) but the balance of meat to sauce to cheese was off for me. I would've wanted more sauce but that would make a very messy burger. A couple service notes: we weren't asked temps for our burgers, so I don't know if you can pick your temp or not. Both burgers that came to our table were medium-well. We were told you could order fries instead of slaw for an up-charge, which we forgot to ask for and our server didn't ask for the upsell. Like I said, we'll for sure be back. It's a nice addition to downtown Plainwell. I love the local focus, and am looking forward to them getting everything up to the same 'level' as it seems their sourcing is at.
The atmosphere was nice, small space but intimate. We did not sit on the patio but it looked really cute. The acoustics in the building were a bit loud. The tables were quite small for a 4-top but perfect for 2 people. We had 4 people in our party so we felt the table was small and cramped. The wait staff was attentive and others came to our table to check on us throughout the night. 3 people in our party ordered from the "plates" selection, the lamb, and 2 sirloins. The lamb was tender and overall excellent. The sirloin was very good but they pre-sliced the steak before serving which was different. Overall the food was wonderful!! Well worth the price! Only complaint is that the plates were extremely large for the table size and all our plates were touching and the table was cramped. We would totally go back.
Second visit, last night. Very busy, nice to see, service was great. Soup was good - a "gazpacho" of asparagus, cucumber and onion. Very refreshing. Smoked whitefish cakes still the hit. My daughter and I shared the cassoulet. Meat - sausage and duck - was very good, but overall dish very dry. This should be more like a stew, with liquid to sop up. Caesar salad had such bitter greens that we couldn't taste the dressing. Husband's "peachy pig" sandwich superb! Again, so glad they're open, some dishes work, some don't. We are totally supportive of them, and will continue to provide feedback, as I hope others do, also. BTW, the raven head made out of shredded tires does freak me out a little.....

(269) 204-6655

Gastropubs, Bars, American (Traditional)

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Fly Inn

626 10th St
Plainwell, 49080
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Excellent breakfast and lunch restaurant, grew from a dilapidated afterthought at the local (tiny) airport to a bright, clean and comfy place with wood tables, seasonal decorations (actually, over the top for Halloween and a couple other holidays) and a grill on the other side of a partition often staffed by the owner. Who, by the way, has a great menu sense. More creativity than you'd expect in a place like this, including veggie scrambles with everything from asparagus to sun dried tomatoes. The menu is limited but the real treats are on the whiteboard and get taken off as they run out. Including freshly made pies and an occasional cake, and local fruits and vegetables when in season (think strawberry shortcake and blueberry pancakes and rhubarb pie). Avoid weekend mornings if you want to linger - there is often a line and reading the paper over breakfast on Sunday isn't part of the culture here (which is to say there are only ~10 tables). And don't be shy about sharing your table with others when a line starts to form. Staff is generally friendly and quick. Coffee ordinary but food (breakfast and lunch) terrific. I only regret they're not open for suppers.
One of my favorite local places. Breakfast is terrific - cook puts a good crust on the corned beef hash. Burgers are very decent, BLT has cheese plus they mix the mayo with chopped lettuce to be different. If the special is the pork patty sandwich with BBQ sauce, cole slaw and frizzled onions, GET IT! Soups are home-made and great. Good, basic food in a friendly place at good prices. Sit at the big table to make new friends. What's not to like?
We came in with 15 people as our last meal together after a weekend-long family reunion. While the place was small, they worked hard to make space for all of us and were so nice about it. I had a vegetable and cheese scramble with bacon in it and it was really tasty. Everyone seemed to like their food as well. The coffee was a little weak, but not everything is perfect. The owner soon realized that our guest of honor was Grandma who celebrated her 94th birthday the day before. He told us that he would buy her breakfast for her in her honor. So nice! The airplane photos and history were fascinating. There were tons of those wooden signs with paints sayings on them, which can look overwhelming or hokey, but somehow worked. They had ones that appealed to women in the ladies room. My 7-year-old daughter now has "well behaved women rarely make history" as her motto. And watching the antique and collector planes take off right out the windows at the Plainwell airport was a real treat. This was the kids' favorite part. Hope we come back here next year for the next birthday celebration/reunion breakfast.

(269) 685-1554

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Biggby Coffee


Plainwell, 49080
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Rhino’s Hometown Pub

107 S Main St
Plainwell, 49080
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This place is a nice mix between a sports bar and casual restaurant, depending on when you come here and where you sit. Although it's an entirely open area, the back wall feels a bit more private. You'll find great food, keno, digital trivia, attentive servers, tons of TV's, and even karaoke on some nights. That last one might be a good or bad thing depending on your perspective :) Definitely try this place out!
Bragging to my daughter about the bacon ranch cheese fries. Finally got a chance to share the experience with her and what a major let down!!!!!! Waitress never acknowledged we had even been sitting waiting. She served Three different tables that walked in after us!!! Yes THAT is right 3 different tables two being obviously regular customer just getting beer.. the whole time never gave a glimpse of acknowledging we still hadn't been served or greeted! Never had such rudeness not even at the worst whole in the wall you could imagine. .
Wow! Just wow! This place will blow the hair off your nuts! Rhinos has the best food, and oh my lawd they got delicious beer. I would highly recommend this place even without the cockroaches running around. Oh and dont mind that wierd dude across the bar eyeing your girl. His real target is you. Oh and last but not least, they hate getting tipped! Psssh more money in my pocket

(269) 685-2220

Sports Bars, American (New)

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Applebee’s

1243 Hwy. M-89
Plainwell, 49080
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Good prices, great service. If there is ever a problem it is always taken care of :D It's Applebee's, so what else would you expect?
Well, for starters, there was a dead fly on the back of their drink menu, that my wife discovered when it came partially off onto her hand. Not a good way to begin one's dining experience. The waitress took the menu and apologized; she brought it back, after presumably cleaning it and put it in its rack on the table. No visit from the manager. Very poor for from a customer service/experience point of view. Food was good. Hot. Plenty of flavor.
Basic chain restaurant- I usually always order the bourbon street steak which i actually do enjoy. The 2 for 20 isnt a bad deal. Upon Checking in here i received a free bar snack appetizer. As of now Kids eat for 99 cents on Tuesdays(but they might not tell you that).. So if you know what youre doing you can eat a lot for a reasonable price.

(269) 685-9238

American (Traditional), Sports Bars, Burgers

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Salvinos Ristorante

1290 M-89
Plainwell, 49080
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Our first time there we ordered pizza and bread sticks. It was very good and tasty.. would go back and try something else on the menu.
The service saturday night was horrible. They sat several couples that came after us before they sat us, because they skipped a page. The manager blew us off when it was mentioned to him. Took 40 mins. Another 10 for wait staff, 15 to get a bottle of beer,and an hour to get our food. Horrible!! I will say the food was great, but not worth over 2 hours there. Wont go back.
I go up here open minded. Sauce was horrible crust was decent. Finished product looked great. But the sauce made it one of the worst pizzas ever. The girl said they have a chicago style pizza. The menu said stuffed. If they do one that is truly a stuffed chicago. I would recommend stayimg away from a stuffed. It tasted like canned spaghetti sauce. Now acceptable is all that is expected by me. The chain places blow this out of the water. Next just fyi execpt for deep dish, and stuffed, or a place selling it by the slice. I have never seen triangles. In a place that knows how to make pizza. Keep in mind, fromerly from the Chicago area. It looks like a lot of money was spent here. Now they just need a good cook.

(269) 685-4800

Italian, Sports Bars, American (Traditional)

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Plainwell Diner

142 S Main St
Plainwell, 49080
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Stopped for a Saturday breakfast. I thought the prices high for the quality and quantity of food received.

(269) 204-6365

Diners

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