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The Kirby

294 W Center St, Douglas, MI 49406
+1 269-857-5472
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (4 reviews)
“tuna poke” (3 reviews)
“veggie pasta” (2 reviews)
5:00 PM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
294 W Center St, Douglas, MI 49406
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Reviews (51)
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1 - 10 of 51 reviews

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

Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

We visited on a rare date night without the kiddo...very impressed with the wine list. The whitefish pate and beef carpaccio were outstanding, and I want that salmon for dinner every day! Thank you Mindy and Kim! It was a perfect night! Service was super...More

Thank kelly a
Management response:Responded 3 October 2017

Thank you for the wonderful review Kelly. We are very happy you came in and hope to see you again on your next date night. Call anytime.

Reviewed 9 September 2017

We had a nice dinner at the Kirby. The had a nice menu offering a variety of interesting choices. The service was very good and the atmosphere was pleasant. We had their crab cake appetizer, almonds and olives, tomato & Mozzarella. I had the pasta...More

Thank TomFromBellaire
Management response:Responded 10 September 2017

Thanks for the nice review Tom from Bellaire. We hope to have you back soon. Give us a call anytime.

Reviewed 5 September 2017

My husband and I had a delicious dinner and excellent wine at this beautifully restored historical b&b/restaurant. This is the perfect stop after a day at the beach, exploring the nearby sand dunes, shopping in nearby towns. The elegant yet relaxed setting is lovely. Great...More

Thank Gretty M
mtrafman, General Manager at The Kirby, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Gretty M, Thanks for the wonderful review. We hope to see you back soon. Upcoming Happy Hours on Thursdays coming soon.

Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for drinks after dinner at home. The drinks were so good and the dinners I saw coming out looked so fresh I wish had room for dinner. I will be back with a empty stomach to fill. Great staff and inviting atmosphere. Come...More

Thank Paul G
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for cocktails after already eating dinner. Intimate setting. Attentive staff. The menu looked good and the chef is willing to create vegan options with advance notice. Will definitely return to try out the foodMore

Thank Sampson0214
mtrafman, General Manager at The Kirby, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Thanks, Sampson0214. We would love to have you back at The Kirby to enjoy a full dinner. You can order a few small plates and some wine or order a full 4-course dinner, whatever you like. I am happy to accommodate any dietary needs...never an...More

Reviewed 10 July 2017

My husband and I were there with another couple. The restaurant in the B and B is really lovely. Wonderful ambience with a small bar area. I believe you can also eat on the porch. We had a lovely server who took good care of...More

Thank Beverly T
mtrafman, General Manager at The Kirby, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Thank you for your feedback, BeverlyK. It is through good feedback from which we can strive to improve our entree selections and preparations.

Reviewed 17 May 2017

The Kirby was a lovely place to celebrate a birthday dinner. This renovated house oozes charms and combines contemporary details with vintage bones. The salmon was an excellent choice for an entree. Service was polite.

Thank Joan R
mtrafman, General Manager at The Kirby, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

Thanks for the great review, Joan R. Give us a call anytime if you'd like to make a reservation. Check out our Happy Hours on Thursday nights from 5-8.

Reviewed 21 April 2017

We have dined at J. Paul's @ The Kirby several times. We have always been impressed with the quality of food, the beauty of the food presentation, impressive wine and cocktail list, and top-notch service. The grandeur of the space only adds to what is...More

Thank glenellynguy
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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, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene
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
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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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