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“Southern meets German/Polish”
Review of The Old Goat

The Old Goat
Ranked #22 of 996 Restaurants in Grand Rapids
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 29 February 2016

What an interesting place. Slightly cavernous but attractive; the light fixtures are in old oil drums and the walls hold an amusing collection of artwork featuring goats. The Saturday lunch hour that we were there, tables included everything from romantic couples to families with small children. There are collections of books for the kiddies to peruse. Service was good despite the crowd. The menu: many southern dishes, such as a catfish po'boy, dishes with grits, etc. melded with stolid German style offerings - wiener schnitzel sandwich, sausages -- but always in done in slightly unusual ways. For a starter we had deviled eggs that were mustardy and topped with jalapenos. The beer menu lacks a little variety but includes top artisanal brands. It is difficult to describe it -- you simply have to experience it. Across the street from Real Food, a great breakfast place, Old Goat serves breakfast too.

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Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

Adorable place. Creative menu. Lovely food presentation. Unfortunately our server was very rude. One of our hamburgers was undercooked (purple inside) and we asked her if it could be cooked more. Our server, told us we were wrong and it was cooked Medium. When we said nothing she finally took it to back to the kitchen. She did not return with it for 30 minutes. Everyone else had finished eating and was ready to leave. She literally brought the burger and then returned seconds later with the bill and a to-go box (no thanks). She has long brown hair with bangs and a bad attitude. Beware.

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Reviewed 23 February 2016

Get atmosphere! Yummy food with a twist. Porker in a Pot was delicious as was the TV dinner. Beer selection a bit limiting. Super server, Ben. He was friendly, fast and informative! Will go again.

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Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is fabulous. We have eaten there a few times now and every time is delicious. Love the atmosphere too! I love the entree Hold Your Grits Doris!

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Reviewed 21 February 2016

Food and service was excellent! It was a night out with friends, from the hamburger to Jambalaya to the Chicken Stew with biscuits (their version of a chicken Pot Pie) to the T.V. Dinner. Yep, that's right a T.V. Dinner, Salisbury Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Corn and Peas mixed and even the Brownie! The food was delish! Of course, we had to have dessert, an Almond Joy Bar, YUMO! It was big enough to share. I'm ready to go back real soon.

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Thank Cheryl L
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