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Blue Cow Cafe

119 N Michigan Ave, Big Rapids, MI 49307-1401
+1 231-796-0100
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
119 N Michigan Ave, Big Rapids, MI 49307-1401
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Reviews (227)
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Reviewed yesterday

We have eaten at the Blue Cow on several occasions, most recently on father's day, the Cajun blackened whitefish we awesome, we eat out often and I commented to my wife that this was the best meal I have eaten in recent memory. We love...More

Thank Matt L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Elegant white table cloth dining, attentive service and food that will delight your palate. The tomato bisque soup had chunks of tomato. I added some of their delicately light croutons to my soup and WOW number 1. The champagne chicken was served over orzo and...More

Thank Arlene32182
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food and drinks were amazing! Drinks were a little pricey, but strong. Service was great!! Love this place! Definitely will go back.

Thank Kelsey S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here as a group of 20 and it was fantastic. Great food, great service and a lively atmosphere, and we could still hear well enough to have a conversation.

Thank Family464
Reviewed 9 May 2017

If you stick to the meats and cheeses, and cheesecake, it seems that you can't go wrong here. However, I found that the scallops special was really nothing that special to me. One of our party had a Thai dish with tofu and he wasn't...More

1  Thank JJTrouble
Reviewed 8 April 2017

We stopped in for lunch. I had a great croquet monsieur and my wife had a Caesar Salad. We both enjoyed a glass of Pinot Grigio, wonderful!! The atmosphere is wonderful.I can't wait until they are open in Cadillac!

Thank Latty
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The Blue Cow is always satisfying! Beautifully prepared food, comfortable atmosphere. The menu offers a great variety of apptizers, salads, soups, seafood, vegetarian options and desserts. The beer and wine selection is outstanding, as are the cocktails.

Thank Packard A
Reviewed 18 February 2017

some couples were very loud. the food was worth it and it wasn't a romantic dinner. the witress was a little slow.

Thank shirley t
Reviewed 15 February 2017

I went with a friend and we both had the Filet Mignon. Mine didn't come out when hers did, but that was fine. Why, do you ask? The waitress explained that the chef didn't like the look of my steak and wanted to make sure...More

Thank SharonSmith2013
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Melt in your mouth beef, fancy, romantic atmosphere . Right downtown park in front or back. Good breakfast lunch dinner or just for a drink! you feel special here.

Thank dmva1959
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Jan H
I don't see the usual brunch menu posted.
14 April 2017|
Response from Latty | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I cannot speak to that I would contact the restaurant. Regards Latty
Do you allow dogs on the patio and is there a dress code?
30 July 2016|
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Response from tropicaltravelslhvc | Reviewed this property |
I was hoping the restaurant would answer my questions. We have gone in very casual as well, but wondered if they were just letting us "slide". We've also seen a dog on the patio, but wondered if it's against their rules.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 119 N Michigan Ave, Big Rapids, MI 49307-1401
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Mecosta County  >  Big Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 231-796-0100
  • E-mail
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