The Winchester

The Winchester

Pub, American Restaurant, and Sandwich Place$$$$
Grand Rapids
  • Dan G.
    "Get the Naan club for lunch or dinner."(4 Tips)
    Heather L.
    "Yummy! Get the ginger peach cider with the soft shell crab blt."(3 Tips)
    Jennifer K.
    "always a fan of Vandermill Cider and the Ginger Peach"(2 Tips)
    "Add awesome open mic with Lucas Wilson....always a great atmosphere."(2 Tips)
124 Tips and reviews
  • ginger peach
  • sandwiches
  • burgers
  • naan club
  • Bloody Marys
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  • Don W.
    Don WozniakJune 19, 2016
    The naan club and the appetizer mushrooms. Both tasty and ample portions. But the real game-changer was Jessie, our server. We'll return if we can have her take our table. She deserves a raise!
  • Katy
    KatySeptember 30, 2015
    Been here 100+ times
    Steak and eggs is the best dish on the brunch menu, closely followed by the Green Eggs 'n' Hamms. Skip the Royal Bee cocktail, it's overpoweringly gingery. And I love ginger.
  • Kathleen V.
    Kathleen VanderVeldeAugust 27, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Most delicious caprese ever-- Thai caprese salad, with heirloom tomatoes. Ruby red grapefruit added extra kick!
  • Torrence M.
    Torrence McAlister 🍀March 25, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Best local food and Beer in Grand Rapids. But the Mimosa and Bloody Mary Bar for Sundays is a "must go"
  • Megan
    MeganSeptember 16, 2012
    This gastro pub uses homegrown herbs and veggies, and has tons of great local beers, plus great burgers! Be sure to sit outside on the patio
  • John W.
    John WheelerJuly 15, 2015
    Blue/Bacon burger was really good. Not the best in the city, but still excellent. Get some fries with their amazing Ranch dressing too.
  • Gerardo M.
    I liked everything, from the distribution of the pub to the drinks and deli food, awesome!!!😀
  • Eric B.
    Eric BrownJune 29, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    The menu changes all the time, so ignore all the tips that recommend a specific dish that no longer exists. This place has a creative kitchen, so try whatever looks good.
  • Andrew
    AndrewJanuary 2, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Everything is great here, but must mention that the music is better than a playlist than I'd have at home. Props to the dj or pandora station.
  • LMarieA
    LMarieAMay 1, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Monte python holy grail ale, and a Winchester burger is perfection. Add awesome open mic with Lucas Wilson....always a great atmosphere.
  • Benjamin B.
    Benjamin BlackmerAugust 7, 2014
    Outdoor seating is fantastic. Great beer selection. Wings are very good but actual wings, not like BWW wings.
  • Sylvie L.
    Sylvie LNovember 10, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Menu and beer list changes frequently. Everything is great! Sit at the bar. Have Dara as your Bartender!
  • Dan B.
    Dan BantaJanuary 24, 2014
    Upscale pub in urban environment with great atomosphere, food and outdoor capability in warmer months.
  • Katy
    KatyJanuary 31, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Servers recommend hovering by tables as they're finishing if you want to grab one. Slightly awkward but when it's busy you gotta do what ya gotta do...
  • Lisa
    LisaMay 25, 2014
    Great place for a Saturday afternoon...service, chicken meatballs and of course, beer, were all fabulous!
  • Richard R.
    Richard R.January 13, 2015
    Took me 30 minutes before I realized it shared the same name as the Shaun of the Dead pub. Also good food and nice staff.
  • Geoff F.
    Geoff FletcherApril 9, 2016
    Wife loved the bloody Mary. Great food, moderately priced.😁
  • Kara H.
    Kara HeysMarch 12, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    The Winchester Bar Cheese is amazing...and make sure to check out the daily dinner specials! Unique and delicious!
  • Awesome Mitten
    Awesome MittenMarch 13, 2012
    “Open mind, open palate,” is Paul Lee’s main philosophy in maintaining his tremendous success as founder and owner of The Winchester in Southeast Grand Rapids. Read more
  • Heather L.
    Heather LoseyMarch 6, 2012
    Yummy! Get the ginger peach cider with the soft shell crab blt. Your mouth will thank you :)
  • Jennifer K.
    Jennifer KayFebruary 15, 2012
    I'm always a fan of Vandermill Cider and the Ginger Peach is awesome! Get it while it's on tap.
  • Lizzie M.
    Lizzie M.October 14, 2012
    Everything and anything is amazing. Seriously. Make your own mimosas and the grilled cheese blt are great!
  • Douglas M.
    Douglas M.June 20, 2013
    Located in the trendy SoGay (South of Gay) area of Grand Rapids, they have a delicious menu featuring locally grown foods..
  • Christine H.
    Christine HadamikSeptember 11, 2011
    Awesome bean dip and the egg sandwich is so good! Great service and great bloody marys!
  • Megan C.
    Megan CalkinsMay 24, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    French dip is to die for . Along with ginger peach beer. Heaven 🙌
  • Ryan N.
    Ryan NoslerSeptember 24, 2013
    The deviled eggs have more mayo than an entire Jimmy Johns sandwich in one egg.
  • MJ D.
    MJ D.December 17, 2011
    Explore your inner foodie. Pass on the hummus for something more adventurous. Tonight (12/16) was lengua and beets. Fantastic.
  • Frankenmuth Brewery
    Great tasting food matched with great tasting beer...Great combination here.
  • Nathan G.
    Nathan GatesAugust 7, 2014
    The Roasted Cauliflower is ginormous!
  • Amis ✩
    Amis ✩January 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the deviled eggs! An interesting twist to the original. :)
  • Ben R.
    Ben RisingerMay 23, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    French dip and chips is delicious.
  • Chris A.
    Chris ASeptember 20, 2013
    Kristen is sure to sit in her section.
  • Jonathan T.
    Jonathan TasmanJune 1, 2013
    The classic double burger was delicious. Try it!
  • Scotland G.
    Scotland GourleyApril 27, 2015
    The cheeseburger is a must
  • Dan G.
    Dan GibsonOctober 5, 2011
    Get the Naan club for lunch or dinner. This is my grandwich.
  • Adam S.
    Adam SmallmanFebruary 11, 2013
    Karla is one sloppy girl. Give her a go, you won't be disappointed.
  • Abby A.
    Abby Anderson JonesAugust 23, 2012
    Try the fish tacos - As pretty as they are delicious!
  • Alex G.
    Alex GeorgeAugust 29, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Winnie the Pub is a great place for craft brews and food. Good Happy Hour prices.
  • Jeff R.
    Jeff RipleyFebruary 11, 2012
    Order the Winchester chips & Salsa in an outstanding atmosphere.
  • Carly D.
    Carly DeskovichDecember 31, 2015
    Bring back the steak and frites with chimichurri sauce!
  • Rick T.
    Rick TreurFebruary 14, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Braised Bacon sandwich. You won't be disappointed.
  • Craig R.
    Craig RichardsSeptember 13, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The Mecklenburglars Bicycle Gang meets here weekly on Wednesdays. Bike there and have a drink. Meet some peeps.
  • Adrian H.
    Adrian HannahMay 16, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Pasta salad is light, refreshing, and tastes delicious
  • Katy
    KatyMay 13, 2015
    Been here 100+ times
    Get a burger and cry about the naan club being gone forever. Yes, I'm still upset.
  • Arika S.
    Arika SmithAugust 2, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The bacon cheddar meatballs are awesome.
  • Katie D.
    Katie DangerfaceNovember 3, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    BYO Bloody Mary and Mimosa bar on Saturday and Sundays, $5 food menu!
  • Katie D.
    Katie DangerfaceMay 17, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Go get some delicious food from my gorgeous boyfriend in the kitchen.
  • Kellysue H.
    Kellysue HornsbyOctober 29, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Can get very busy but good food and good beer. Not to pricey.
  • Scott K.
    Scott KuderikNovember 10, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't order the sausage and kraut special. It's more like an appetizer than a meal. 1 sausage and a 1/4 cup of kraut for 11.00, really?
  • Cathy W.
    Cathy W.March 3, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    I order a cup of the Boulder Pork Green Chili every time I'm here.
  • William T.
    William TemplinFebruary 20, 2014
    Oysters on Wednesday. Always a delicious mid-week distraction.
  • Jake B.
    Jake BraggAugust 24, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Two words: Naan Club. You're welcome.
  • Stacey K.
    Stacey KidderJanuary 5, 2013
    Boulder creek pork green chile is bomb.
  • Mike H.
    Mike HughesJune 9, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Great stuff from the Winchester Garden. Cool concept
  • SuperDre
    SuperDreSeptember 24, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    I don't even like beer but the blueberry apple cider by VanderMill is amazing!
  • Amis ✩
    Amis ✩June 19, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the lettuce wraps. A nice starter.
  • Forrest
    ForrestJuly 16, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Perfect for a date night.
  • Stephanie B.
    Stephanie BishopFebruary 27, 2015
    Great food. Great drinks
  • Forrest
    ForrestApril 3, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Drink away your sorrows with a nice glass of Satan's Whiskers.
  • Brittany L.
    Brittany LeighMarch 27, 2014
    Order the brussel sprouts!
  • Goldie W.
    Goldie WeidemanJuly 11, 2012
    Try the fish tacos. Delicious!
  • Brian R.
    They have board games here. Four copies of Connect 4.
  • Luis M.
    Luis MartinezOctober 22, 2014
    The daily market fish and the autumn ale
  • Amis ✩
    Amis ✩June 19, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Lucky Star Chardonnay is a sweet chardonnay! Its very light and enjoyable.
  • Paul K.
    Paul KortmanJune 20, 2011
    Fish Tacos or Burger. Must haves! Read more
  • Arika S.
    Arika SmithMay 31, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Love the bacon and cheese meatballs
  • Scott M.
    Scott MillerMay 19, 2011
    Great food - try the bone marrow!
  • Carice 🐱 W.
    Carice 🐱 WalshAugust 5, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    the mongolian beef.... to die for
  • reggie g.
    reggie greenJanuary 24, 2014
    Shrimp Shrimp Shrimp
  • Ryan
    RyanApril 15, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    They need an old Winchester Rifle above the bar like in Shaun of the Dead
  • Terence F.
    Terence FrixenApril 11, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    $3 bloodys and $5 foods. Definitely the place to be on Sunday!
  • Samir N.
    Samir NazirFebruary 28
    hip hop and blood mary's
  • Sarah C.
    Sarah CooleyJuly 28, 2015
    The fries are amazing
  • Jenn B.
    Jenn BurkhardtSeptember 19, 2012
    Awesome dessert!
  • Arnie L.
    Arnie LeeMay 4, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    6 new beers on tap including Widowmaker from the UP
  • Heather D.
    Heather DarlingSeptember 2, 2010
    Love the yucca fries but it's always LOUD!
  • Amis ✩
    Amis ✩June 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Calamari Pad Thai is tasty!!!!
  • Blaine
    BlaineFebruary 9, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Rare place in GR.
  • Jesse H.
    Jesse HorenburgNovember 30, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the Bibimbap! It's awesome!
  • Jake G.
    Jake GreenfieldAugust 8, 2010
    Great pub with a nice selection
  • Tim B.
    Tim BoelmanApril 29, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the pad Thai bowl that they have. Its very good.
  • ⓖregglesMI
    ⓖregglesMIApril 26, 2014
    Is this like the Winchester from Shaun of the Dead??
  • Leslie L.
    Leslie LiuzzoFebruary 23, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the Bibimbap.
  • Michelle J.
    Michelle JokischJanuary 6, 2013
    table by the front right window
  • Mark G.
    Mark GrevengoedDecember 27, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    The chips are great, but you have to get the yucca fries!
  • Alex L.
    Alex LeeJune 10, 2015
    Great atmosphere!
  • Heady B.
    Heady BroseveltAugust 18, 2012
    Bring your own ketchup.
  • Shawn A.
    Shawn AveryOctober 22, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    So, they just enacted a no vaping policy here this week. Later bros.
  • MattB
    MattBNovember 3, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The French dip was amazing!
  • Karina C.
    Karina CarterOctober 9, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    tuna salad = delicious.
  • Deirdre H.
    Deirdre HonnerOctober 15, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Fish tacos. Amazing.
  • Tamie H.
    Tamie HendersonApril 5, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Fun small menu
  • Kristopher M.
    Kristopher MurdockJuly 31, 2011
    I love the French dip.
  • Paul 5.
    Paul 5178819837June 13, 2010
    Specials are really hit and miss. Mine was miss.
  • Michael C.
    Michael CornApril 30, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Mind Erasers: Yes. Bear Fights: No, only if you're brave.
  • Dïck 🇺🇸
    Dïck 🇺🇸December 21, 2011
    Enjoy the BM bar on Sundays.
  • Samantha F.
    Samantha FarmerMay 10, 2010
    The left hand stout is amazing!
  • Dennis K.
    Dennis KellermeierJuly 8, 2010
    Support local restaurants that serve locally grown & raised food.
  • Benjamin R.
    Benjamin RobertNovember 26, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Tell Chris to play the Walkmen.
  • Stephen R.
    Stephen RichardsonMay 12, 2012
    Food good, but inconsistent, servers seem disinterested if you ever come back.
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