About Sandy Point Beach House
Sandy Point Beach House is a casual restaurant featuring gourmet burgers and a market driven rotating feature menu. These features will showcase Chefs ingredient focused fusion cuisine that the lake shore knows and loves. The beach house atmosphere is best described as modern Chicago loft space meets lake-shore cottage.
American, Seafood, Steak
Hours of Operation:
Sunday: 11AM to 8PM
Monday-Wednesday: 11AM to 9PM
Thursday-Saturday: 11AM to 10PM
Lakeshore and Butternut
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Sandy Point Beach House can accommodate all your special event needs.
Sandy Point Beach House Ratings and Reviews
Costs were high for all items. Whitefi ...
Costs were high for all items. Whitefish was ordinary and dry. Waitress was EXCELLENT and so was the whole staff. It was a special birthday and the restaurant knew this but..... gave us a card--- not a complimentary dessert or a card for a drink or dessert in the future. Might try again for lunch but it was not a $65 per person dinner!!
The food is just not that good. 4 out o ...
The food is just not that good. 4 out of 6 people we were with were not happy. It is our fourth time taking people there and no one wants to return. We will go back for drinks and a burger only.
Sandy Point has been our "go to" place s ...
Sandy Point has been our "go to" place since moving to the lake shore area, however, it seems like it has taken some turns recently that are causing us to go elsewhere when given the choice. The menu has not changed much in the past year -- even though they offer specials, they are frequently out of them. This latest time they had listed "crab cakes" but never actually had them (?) and had just stamped "sold out" on all of the menus. The "specials" have also not been very special in that they are always the same thing. We go there frequently, so we do look for the specials for variety. I also find it odd that the hosts never recognize us or realize that we are regular customers. This restaurant is in a high vacation area, so I understand that there are a lot of people who go once or infrequently at best, but we visit Sandy Point regularly in all seasons and have for some time. Many of the servers do know and recognize us -- in fact, Bree gave me a hug when we were seated in her section this last time. I also held my 50th birthday party at the restaurant less than a year ago. I think the staff could do better with this since the regular customers are there all year and as well as in the off season. We are very happy to see that the specialty "mule" cocktails that were tested over Mother's Day have become part of the summer menu. These are excellent and we will be back for those all summer long. For the first time ever, my open table reservation was not recorded by the restaurant, so I received an email saying that I had not honored it, which was incorrect. This was rectified and not a big deal, but I didn't like feeling like I didn't uphold my end. I have never let a reservation lapse and don't intend to in the future.
Found the indoor dining to be very noisy ...
Found the indoor dining to be very noisy, but the manager went out of his way to accomadate us to outdoor seating upon request. Food overall was good, and service topnotch.
Noisy and bustling, but very good food, ...
Noisy and bustling, but very good food, with both large and small plate options. Lots of outdoor dining space. Good "date night" venue, and nice place to visit with friends. Smart but informal atmosphere.
Incredibly, in 2 visits, this restaurant ...
Incredibly, in 2 visits, this restaurant was out of hamburgers, french fries, most of their desserts, one bottle of wine we requested, and certain specials. Food is quite ordinary in any event but i have never seen a restaurant that so poorly manages its inventory.
Great service! Our server was very respo ...
Great service! Our server was very responsive to our requests and provided excellent recommendations.
The food is always good, the price reaso ...
The food is always good, the price reasonable, though not inexpensive. Service good, fun place. This time, there was a very noisy party of 12 that drowned our conversion.
The best part of the dinner was the cock ...
The best part of the dinner was the cocktails; I tried the Serrano Mule and the Limoncello Collins, both were excellent.
Vastly improved from experience last mon ...
Vastly improved from experience last month-booked on Open Table and we were greater and seated immediately. Waitress (Stephanie??) was fast, friendly and helpful Grazed on scallops, pate, cheese bread , salads, and cheese board
We had an unfortunate experience all aro ...
We had an unfortunate experience all around. The food ( whitefish) was extremely dry and basically not eatable. The service was poor. The server failed to return to our table until food was served and then we did not see him after that, until he dropped the check without checking to see if we were interested in another drink, coffee or a dessert prior to leaving. We waited nearly an hour for our food. the wait person recognized this and did adjust 20% off our bill for the inconvenience. All in all a poor dining experience at a restaurant that could and should be great as they have a wonderful menu and a great location with an outside venue. So disappointing.
Nice pace, great service, great food!
Nice pace, great service, great food!
Great food, very good service, beautiful ...
Great food, very good service, beautiful setting. Would like a small house salad or a side of seasonal vegetables or cup of soup included in the price of the meal. Would like to see some entree salads offered. The Key Lime Pie and the Almond Cherry Bar were both outstanding. Hope they offer seasonal desserts when the local fruit is in season-- strawberry shortcake or cheesecake and blueberry desserts!
Best restaurant in Ottawa County.
Best steaks in Ottawa County. Great service. Very nice, upscale cottage like atmosphere. A gem that always leaves us full and happy. Great whiskey selection.
Food preparation and presentation were first-rate, but service was not as attentive as we had hoped.
This was my first time at this restaurant. My husband and I took my mom and dad here last Thursday. The service was good but I thought the food was overpriced for what we received. The presentation of the food was average. I think this place would be fine for a burger and a beer but I don't think it lived up to it's billing for fine dining.
This is a great place to dine, especially in the summer as you can sit outside and enjoy the surrounding area. The Mussels on the starters menu are GREAT and are plenty for a meal. We shared a grilled Caesar salad in addition to each getting Mussels. I got the traditional dish with wine and my husband got the spicier rendition. We both loved what we chose. The wine and Bloody Mary was good but pricey. Do not expect to get out of there for under $50, especially if you have drinks.
The staff was friendly. It did however ...
The staff was friendly. It did however take a while about 3 minutes to be acknowledged by host even with a reservation. One of the whitefish dishes was well overcooked and was offered to be replaced which we did not do as we were getting ready to leave. Bill was adjusted.
Fabulous atmosphere and food! Looking fo ...
Fabulous atmosphere and food! Looking forward to enjoying dinner outside this summer.
This is a great out of the way place. Ve ...
This is a great out of the way place. Very relaxing and inviting. It's a great place to sit back have a few cocktails enjoy your meal then a few more cocktails. No rush here.
Having heard that this was a good local spot for dining, I had high hopes for an enjoyable experience. However, the results did not meet my expectations. The drinks were not made well. The baked chicken was overcooked. The beef stroganoff seemed as if it had been held over since the night before and tasted like leftovers. The young server was eager to please and did his best to overcome the shortcomings that we encountered. He should be commended for his efforts. Maybe we made wrong menu choices, but I will not be returning soon.
Love Sandy Point Beach House
Such a great option. Wonderful food, good service, and comfortable elegance!
Our fav!!! Heather is amazing!!
Our fav!!! Heather is amazing!!
The Beach House is a "comfort place," both inside and out (when the weather warms)! It makes you feel good!
This restaurant is conveniently located for us, and has a great atmosphere. Like most places, it is busy on Friday at dinner, but not too bad the rest of the week. Also a nice place to have a drink in the summer, with the outdoor patio.
Food ok. Pricey
Disappointed with lamb dinner. The mash potatoes were very dry. Vegetables were hard to cut. Lamb was cooked medium well.
Maryanne, our waitress was wonderful. We had one bad experience at this restaurant last summer and we were reluctant on returning. The service has greatly improved. The hanger steaks were perfect and the fig salad outstanding. You will never go wrong with the fancy Bloody (we prefer virgin) Mary's. I am delighted with the improved service and highly recommend SPBH, especially if you get Maryanne as your waitperson.
Could be a habit
Latest "dinner out" is for W and I to go for wine, split a classic carmelized onion hamburg and fries with a key lime pie split for dessert....just right . Delicious, relaxing and good for a light change. Food, service and cottage ambiance...semi-rustic.
We had a great dinner, food was amazing, ...
We had a great dinner, food was amazing, we will be back many more times 👍🏻
What more is there to say -- they were out of some dishes, overall Just OK.
The ambience of Sandy Point is relaxing ...
The ambience of Sandy Point is relaxing and quaint, unfortunately this time the food and service wasn't that great. We started with the cheese board, but when our server delivered it she didn't explain the different cheeses so we were left guessing. My husband ordered a salad before his entree and before he barely cut into it the main courses were on the table. We felt it was poorly timed and were rushed to eat the salad so our entrees weren't too cold. I ordered the filet, which was cooked to order, but didn't have much flavor and could have been better prepared with a hard sear. It also would have been nice to have some kind of sauce to tie the dish together with the rainbow carrots and smashed potatoes. My husband ordered the whitefish, which was very good. Overall, the food was just ok, but not worth the drive for us to go anytime soon.
We made a last minute reservation for Va ...
We made a last minute reservation for Valentines Day as my husband had just returned from a week long business trip. The menu had many choices for him, but I am celiac so that always presents a challenge when eating out so I stick to roasted chicken, mashed potatoes & veggies. The kitchen ran out of mashed potatoes (which I can typically have) and substituted au gratin potatoes - when I suggested to the young man who delivered our plates that they typically contain flour, he tried to convince me that they didn't - I had to insist that he check with the chef - ugh, I hate being that person. My plate came back sans potatoes and the yummiest veggies - my only negative comment is that someone should have made me aware of the switch prior to serving me. Steph, our waitress was outstanding - she has been our server before and never disappoints. Great atmosphere, great service and really good food. My husband ordered the Beef Stroganoff and said it was delicious!
love this place
Love this place, the food is always amazing. Great atmosphere and attentive staff.
Sweetheart of a failure
Valentine's Weekend Menu - warn clients in advance of a LIMITED Menu - first time guest we're disappointed with not knowing full menu wasn't available on top of the pre-fix menu. Then we ordered the Brazed Short Rib with mashed (came with fingerling) potatoes which does not match up at all with that entrée. Our waiter acted like she wanted to be anywhere other than at work that night however we have had her in the past and she acted the same each time. It will be a while before we return. There are far too many choices out there to be disappointed and return anytime soon. Good help - is hard to find.
My husband and I recently had our date night there. We had lennie as a server. She was very friendly and knowledgeable Of the menu specials and drinks. Defiantly a top notch server. We ordered Pierogies For an appetizer And they were amazing! We also ordered bloody Mary's defiantly a worthy recipie. Our burgers were tasty as well.
My husband and I both ordered bleu cheese burgers. The burgers tasted as if they had been premade. They were cold. We were seated for at least 10 minutes before anyone came to our table but once Bri, sp?? did arrive, she was very sweet and attentive. The ambience was nice but I had to keep my coat on through the duration of our visit because it was very cold.
Good food but...
Food was terrific as usual. The downside? NO DESSERTS! This was NYE - ok, so the pastry chef was not in that day. But no prior prep? No backup desserts? No back up pastry chef? Desserts there have always been terrific so it was disappointing that we could not indulge for the holiday celebration.
Pleasant Dining experience
Enjoyed the friendly service, knowledgeable recommendations, table was ready on arrival, went with group of seven, all meals prepared as anticipated, great plate ptesentation, would recommend and certainly go back again😃
not our best meal
we have been to the beach house several times and have enjoyed the food and service. My husband had the aged Ribeye-- and they did not trim it properly and it wasn't very good. My filet was very good. The Ribeye was very expensive and not worth it-- that was disappointing.
Great West Coast of MI gem.
My wife and I love to dine out at different types of restaurants and when we go out last minute this is always our go to. They continually have chef specials that are incredible and you can never go wrong with any of their fish entrees.
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