The Cottage Bar, originally “The Cottage” first opened in 1927 and is the oldest operating bar and restaurant downtown Grand Rapids. We like to call it one of GR’s hidden gems, located off LaGrave Avenue just South of Fulton, tucked away behind its sister restaurant - One Trick Pony. With the Art Deco mahogany bar, and the warm/casual ambiance, you can feel years of history within the walls.
Enjoy an array of mixed drinks or a local brew with one of their many mouthwatering burgers or sandwiches. Our top pick is the classic pulled pork sandwich with a side of homemade slaw, and their crunchy sweet potato fries... For extra "yum factor" make sure you get them with a side of cinnamon yogurt dipping sauce :) Other popular menu items include their wet burrito, the cottage burger, and the cottage wedge fries. A great place for a casual lunch or dinner, a gathering with friends, or a late night burger while you hop around town. Their convenient location near the heart of downtown puts you within walking distance of many of GR's popular bars on Ionia Street, Van Andel Arena, as well as the Urban Institute for Urban Art, and the Civic Theatre.
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Schnitz Deli, located at 1315 Fulton Street SE, nestled near popular uptown neighborhood spots and nearby to some of our most favorite places downtown like the Fulton St Farmers Market and Hillcrest Dog Park. A perfect location to pick up a quick meal or your picnic essentials while you're in route to your favorite GR park! You may also dine-in and enjoy their casual atmosphere and welcoming staff. The design of the dining area is classic deli style with a bit of a creative twist, making all you sandwich lovers feel right at home.
Schnitz offers a large variety sandwiches such as the BLT, ruben, and a philly cheese steak. Our team's top pick is the chicken salad sandwich on sourdough bread with a hearty tomato basil soup on the side. You can choose from one of their many sandwich creations or, if you're feeling frisky, create your own!
Their sandwiches are offered in half or full sizes with rotating specials offered every day. You may choose from a variety of sides such as crispy potato chips, a cup of their delicious soup or a fresh side salad. Check out their menu below and consider this place when you are looking to cater your next Grand Rapids party or event! For all of our food allergy friends -> Gluten free wrap options are available! :)
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