GR{KNOW} | 4 Grand Rapids Diners You Must Try

It’s no secret that the dining options in Grand Rapids are e n d l e s s. One aspect we’d like to spotlight – local diners! Check out our mini guide featuring 4 Grand Rapids Diners you MUST try.


Dan’s Diner

Location | 6503 28th St SE | Cascade Neighborhood

Hours | TUES 8A – 2P | W – SA 8A – 8P | SU 8A – 2P

Formerly known as Pal’s Diner, experienced chef Dan Chudik took over the space in May of 2018. Set in a classic 1950’s rail car, the restaurant has a fun, casual atmosphere and prides itself in offering a ‘finer’ dining experience with locally sourced fresh foods. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Dan’s serves classic comfort items with a unique spin. 

Choo Choo Grill

Location | 1209 Plainfield Ave NE | Creston Neighborhood

Hours | M – F 7A – 4P | SA 7A – 2P

Choo Choo Grill is a great breakfast and lunch destination. Their old-fashioned malts, classic burgers and nostalgic atmosphere take diners back to a simpler time. Be sure to try stand out items like their Big Red Caboose Breakfast, Depot Burger Cheddar and Ham, or Chocolate Peanut Butter Malt.

Cheshire Kitchen

Location | 2162 Plainfield Ave NE | Chesire Village

Hours | M – CLOSED | T – SA 7A – 8P | SU 8A – 4P

Located in charming Cheshire Village, this 50’s style family owned restaurant prides itself on serving comfort food with a twist. Their menu includes sweet bread served with delectable jams and jellies, specially seasoned burgers and salads with hand cut vegetables and homemade dressings. Be sure to save room for one of their old-fashioned shakes and malts! They also host events in their private room that holds ups to 35 guests.

The Grand Coney Diner

Location | 809 Michigan Street NE

Hours | M – SU 24 HOURS

The Grand Coney Diner serves comfort foods, breakfast items, and (you guessed it) Coney Dogs. You can customize these babies with just about any toppings you’d like. Choose from signature selections like the Chili Cheese, the Calder City, the Junkyard Dog and more. Be sure to check out their additional locations in Allendale and Cascade

Fleetwood Diner

Location | 2211 S. Cedar St | Lansing, MI

Hours | M – F 24 HOURS | SA & SU 5A – Midnight

Yes, we know Fleetwood Diner is located outside of Grand Rapids, but we promise this diner’s Lansing location is worth the drive. They serve a wide variety of food including burgers, milk shakes, salads and Greek pitas. Their main attraction? The Hippie Hash – homemade hash browns topped with grilled tomato, green pepper, onion, mushroom, broccoli and feta cheese. Not to mention they have a terrific menu and fun, upbeat atmosphere. 

With so many great dining options, your next major decision will be where to eat next!