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The Kirby

294 W Center St, Douglas, MI 49406
+1 269-857-5472
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“tuna poke” (5 reviews)
“lamb” (5 reviews)
“charcuterie” (3 reviews)
American, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
294 W Center St, Douglas, MI 49406
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in town for a Labor Day weekend getaway so this was to be a special meal. The Kirby is a lovely old home with a lot of charm. We both ordered the pork chop and it was chewy with not much flavor. Our...More

Thank siebe2014
Reviewed 6 August 2018

We made a reservation for dinner here. Nice enough meal, and everyone there was very pleasant. It just didn't quite live up to the "wow" comments that we've heard from different people. The Kirby House itself is beautiful. All of the original woodwork along with...More

Thank gapoi99
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

My husband and I are staying in Saugatuck and decided to go J Paul's restaurant in The Kirby in Douglas for our anniversary dinner. We were excited about the menu but the food was just average unfortunately. We had the tuna poke and beet salad...More

Thank TinaJ2273
Reviewed 25 July 2018

Only 2 of the 6 of us were happy with our meal. Beside one other table, we were the only ones there. They knew that it was a special occasion, but really didn't do anything about it, or even mention it. We had a nice...More

Thank Michigancritter
Reviewed 2 July 2018

The Kirby and J. Paul's were recommended to us by family members and I didn't how much they loved me until I was sitting there loving every plate that was set before me. We were told it would be amazing and we were not let...More

1  Thank EKE67
Mindy T, General Manager at The Kirby, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2018

Thank you for the stellar review, EKE67. Give me a call next time you would like to come in. We would love to have you back and promise to make it special.

Reviewed 8 June 2018

We had a memorable meal at J. Pauls' at The Kirby last night as part of Restaurant Week. I think the spring pea and mint risotto was my favorite but we also had the tuna poke and the key lime cake and brulee and it...More

Thank Julie A
Mindy T, General Manager at The Kirby, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2018

Thanks for the great review. When we hear this, it makes it all worthwhile. Much appreciated.

Reviewed 29 April 2018

We had dinner here with our son and daughter-in-law who are both vegetarians which often offers challenges. We were seated by the fire place in what was the living room and warmly greeted. We had a French white for a starter and ordered a cheese...More

Thank Dennis C
Mindy T, General Manager at The Kirby, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2018

Thanks for the kind review. Give me a call personally to set up a reservation next time you are in the area.

Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

I hosted my wedding dinner for 20 guests at The Kirby Hotel Restaurant. It was fabulous in every way and all my guests raved about how wonderful it was. They were very willing to work closely with me on planning and I highly recommend them...More

Thank Sharon M
Mindy T, General Manager at The Kirby, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2018

Sharon, It was our honor to host your wedding dinner. We enjoyed everyone and were happy to be part of the big day. Thank you for the wonderful review. Mindy

Reviewed 10 October 2017

Enjoyed the atmosphere and food at a reception for friends. Crab cakes were AMAZING. Buffet dinner was lovely out on the back patio and atmosphere was perfect for a small gathering. Can't wait to come back and check out menu and drinks on our own.

Thank AFM33
Mindy T, General Manager at The Kirby, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Thanks for the review AFM33. We can't wait to have you back. Check out our Thirsty Thursday Happy Hour from 5-8 pm on Thursdays... live music and a special $5 menu. Mindy

Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

My friend and I spent two nights at The Kirby while visiting ArtPrize in Grand Rapids. I can't even begin to explain how incredibly helpful, kind, and genuine the staff were. We had booked a reservation over the phone months ahead (recommended) and spoke with...More

Thank Alex G
Mindy T, General Manager at The Kirby, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Thank you for the wonderful review, Alex G. We enjoyed having you at The Kirby and hope you will visit again soon. It is beautiful out here in the winter season. Thanks, Mindy

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11 January 2017|
Response from mtrafman | Property representative |
Yes, ahi tuna poke, crab cakes, smoked whitefish crostini, crispy skin salmon and local lake trout.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 35
Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Private Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 294 W Center St, Douglas, MI 49406
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Allegan County  >  Douglas
  • Phone Number: +1 269-857-5472
  • E-mail
The Kirby is a hotel, restaurant and wine bar. The restaurant offers a global menu using Michigan's freshest ingredients. There is a large section of cheese and charcuterie as well as small plates, large plates and desserts. The wine bar offers intersting glass pours and flights of wine, whiskey and Amari. Have a light snack and a glass of wine or come in for 5-course wine pairing dinner. We have indoor seating in our cozy dining room and wine bar and outdoor seating on our back decks surrounded by lush trees, a beautiful garden and pond. The Kirby is great for weddings, rehearsal dinners and all types of events.
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