Salt and Pepper Pub

3 stars out of 5

We tried Salt and Pepper in Holland a couple years ago when they opened and were in the paper. We couldn’t tolerate the 1 1/2 hour wait. We finally got around to trying it again in May 2011. Except we overlooked the fact it was Tulip Festival !!   Fortunately we were there REALLY early so we could make it back to GR for some live music and we were actually able to get a table without a wait.

The first impression was of a typical chain restaurant menu. However turns out every thing definitely above chain quality. The italian sausage stuffed mushrooms are excellent. We were all feeling a bit poor and so I had a reuben which was pretty good and had a slightly sweet thousand island that was quite good. Friend Mary got the Santa Fe Turkey burger and said it was excellent. Linda got the Blackjack burger and reported it was also very good, although it could have used a little more of the sauce.   Sadly, we didn’t have time for dessert, so anybodies comments would be welcome.

Small number of beers on tap, but some pretty good ones including an Amber from the local Dark Horse brewery. I have always loved Tanqueray Martinis, but got talked into trying a Vodka martini. Decided to go Grey Goose to give it the best shot. Pretty good, but not Tanqueray.   They do a have a half dozen of the designer martinis that are poppingu up everywhere.   Nice variety of wines by the bottle and by the glass.

Pleasant. Low lighting. A little tight, but nice.

Our waitress was friendly. Really friendly. Bordering on Manic friendly. She was once a dancer in wooden shoes, which might have something to do with it.

Prices were pretty much mid range , west michigan standard.

Website is and it is located at just 1/2 mile east of US31 in Holland, 11539 E Lakewood Blvd, Holland, MI. Phone: 616-355-5501

 Well run local restauarant with good food and reasonabl prices. Nothing special, but very solid.  Reminds us of Malarky’s in Grand Rapids.

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